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My tutorials are all copyright compliant and created for those with a working knowledge of PSP. All tutorials are of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence. I strive to be 100% copyright compliant, so if you see something of yours on my blog that I haven't given credit for, please notify me immediately so I can give credit or take it down. Do not take my tutorials and claim them as your own or place them on another site. Direct people to my blog instead. I hope you enjoy my tutorials!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

PTU Tutorial ~ Trick or Treat




For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Spooky Stories by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Tube: The Fabulous Art work by Elias Chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use his work (I used 2 tubes if you use 2 tubes,
make sure you use them from the same artist)

Template by Stormy at Stormy's Tutorials and More HERE

Plug-ins:
Eye candy 4000: Gradient glow

Font Used: FTU font Addams Capital and regular

♥ Let's Get started! ♥

Open the template in psp, delete the copyright.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 3, Horizontal: 3, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 1 (resize 75%)
Paper 3 (resize 75%)
Paper 9 (resize 75%)
Paper 12 (resize 75%)
Paper 13(resize 75%)
Bow 2 (resize 62%)
Button 1 & 2 (resize 26%)
Halloween doodle (resize 68%)
Skull (resize 68%)
Spider (resize 26%)
Spider web 4 (resize 68%)
Swirl 5
Witch tube: Blend to Luminance (Legacy) drop opacity to 48%(Effects, plugins, xero,
radiance on these settins: Strangeness 128, Charm 50, Truth 128, Beauty 200)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Click on the triangle 1, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste
paper 3, arrange over the triangle and hit delete on the keyboard.
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow. Delete the grey triangle.
Click on the Oval, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 12
arrange over the oval and hit delete on the keyboard.
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow. Delete the grey oval
Click on triangle 2, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste
paper 13, arrange over the triangle and hit delete on the keyboard.
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow. Delete the grey triangle.
Click on square 1, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 9.
Arrange over the square, copy and paste the witch tube, arrange where you like, then
hit delete. Select the paper layer and hit delete again. Selections, select none. Delete the grey square
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow.
Click on square 2, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 1.
Arrange over the square, and hit delete. Selections, select none. Delete the grey square
Duplicate the witch and mirror. Drag over to square 2 and position in the square.
Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black for the color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow.
Copy and paste the tube, add drop shadow.
From here all you do is add the elements where you choose, follow my example for placement
if you want it to look exactly like mine.
Using the dropper, Take the color from the orange square for the name. Type out
the name, effects, plugins, eyecandy 4000, gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use black. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add dropshadow
I resized mine to 500 pixels. Add your copyright.
Save and you are done! Simple and easy.
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial! If you have any questions please email me at
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Here is a preview of the scrap kit I used for this tutorial


Saturday, September 18, 2010

PTU Tutorial ~ Falling into Autumn


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Falling for Autumn by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Tube: The Fabulous Art work by Elias Chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use his work

Template by Kelly at Creative Misfit Creations HERE

My Supplies: HERE

Plug-ins:
Eye candy 4000: Gradient glow

Font Used: FTU font Nicholas

♥ Let's Get started! ♥

Open the template in psp, delete the copyright and all the stars.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 3, Horizontal: 3, Opacity: 70, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 2 (resize 53%)
Paper 3 (resize 53%)
Paper 4 (resize 75%)
Paper 9 (resize 53%)
Paper 11(resize 75%)
Bow 2 (resize 74% and free rotate 90%)
Berries (resize 60% erase the vine on the bottom. Flip and free rotate to the lft 40%)
Leaf (resize 14%)
Leaf 2 (resize 12%)
Leaf 3 (resize 12%)
Leaf 4 (resize 16%)
Leaf 5 (resize 10%)
Twinkles (resize 68%)
Close up tube: Blend to Luminance (Legacy) drop opacity to 75%(Effects, plugins, xero,
radiance on these settins: Strangeness 128, Charm 50, Truth 128, Beauty 178)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!
Open the supplies and copy and paste below the last layer on the template.
Add drop shadow. select the bottom ring, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste
paper 4, hit delete on the keyboard. With your dropper tool pick up the dark red/brown color
from paper 3. Effects, plug ins, Eye candy 4000, gradient glow.
Now add your gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use the red/brown color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok.
Click on the top grey box, selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 9.
Arrange over the square, copy and paste the tube, arrange under the frame where you like, then
hit delete. Select the paper layer and hit delete again. Selections, select none. Delete the grey square
Follow the same steps for the middle and last squares, using paper 3 for the middle and
paper 2 for the last.
Click on the first white frame, Using the red/brown color click on manual color correction
and change to the red brown color. Adjust, add noise, use these settings:
Uniform, monochrome, Noise 45%. Effects, gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use the red/brown color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add your dropshadow. Apply the same steps to the other 2 frames.
Copy and paste the berries, drag under the frames, See the sample for placement. Add dropshadow,
duplicate, flip and drag below the grey rectangle.
click on the grey rectangle, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste
paper 3, arrange above the rectangle, hit delete on the keyboard. Delete the grey rectangle.
Add the drop shadow. Copy and paste the leaves, and arrange them where you like. See sample
for placement otherwise.
Copy and paste the twinkles, place where you like, add drop shadow.
Copy and paste the tube, add drop shadow.
Using the dropper, Take the orange color from the bottom square for the name. Type out
the name, effects, plugins, eyecandy 4000, gradient glow on these settings:
Glow width 3.00
Soft Corners 25
Overall Opacity 100
Draw only outside selection checked.
Under color tab, use the red/brown color. Drag one slider half way across the bar.
Click ok. Add dropshadow
I resized mine to 500 pixels. Add your copyright.
Save and change pixels to 72 DPI and you are done! Simple and easy.
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial! If you have any questions please email me at
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Here is a preview of the kit I used

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