Wednesday, May 18, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ Tropical Breeze

I am showcasing the beautiful kit called "Tropical Breeze". What a gorgeous tropical beach themed kit. It contains 85 elements, 12 frames and 12 papers. It has a pretty color palette of shades of orange, peach, pink, blue .. all sorts of colors! It has very rich elements to design with! You can purchase it at the following stores:

ELF
Magical Moments
PFD

I am also featuring a stunning art tube by Verymany called "Coconut 2" available at Very Many Tubes. I livened up the tag with a brilliant animation from "Beach Time Pack 1" by Kiya Designs. You can purchase it Kiya Designs. Click on the tag to full sized and see animation.




Sunday, May 15, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ Prince Charm

I am showcasing the adorable art tube called "Prince Charm" by Vi Nina. What a cute little guy he is! The tube contains 2 different colors for the frog tube with separate crown layers. You can purchase it at Vi Nina Tubes. I am also featuring a matching kit called the same by Kizzed by Kelz. It has 144 elements and 14 papers. It has a color palette of shades of yellow and green with a hint of brown. It has all kinds of fun elements to design with. You can purchase it at Kizzed by Kelz. I brought the tag to life with 2 brilliant animations from Sophisticate Simone from "Animation Pack 75" available at CDO and "Animation Pack 130" available at CDO. Click the tag to see full sized and animated.











Thursday, May 12, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ Red Passion

I am showcasing the beautiful scrapkit by LaReina Designz called "ScrapLRD_RedPassion-mini". What a lovely love/passionate kit. It contains 30 elements, 6 papers, 3 frames and one word art. It has a gorgeous color combination of reds and blacks. What a great combo! Very nice elements to work with. You can purchase this kit exclusively at CDO. I am also showcasing a stunning art tube by Verymany called "Eleanor". It is a mult-layered tube with different options for the dress and hair layers. You can purchase it at Very Many Tubes. I added a brilliant animation by Kiya Designs from her "Animation Pack 51" available to purchase at her store Designs by Kiya. Click on the tag to see full sized and animated.




Tuesday, May 10, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ ScrapWD_IB-KeithGarvey-87-1

I am showcasing the gorgeous scrapkit by Wicked Diabla called "ScrapWD_IB-KeithGarvey-87-1". What a beautiful pirate themed kit. It contains 20 elements, 6 papers, 2 frames and 1 wordart. It has a pretty color palette of shades of red, green, brown and black. All sorts of fun elements to design with! You can purchase it exclusively at CDO. I am also featuring the stunning art tube that the kit was designed for by Keith Garvey. You can purchase it also at CDO. I livened up the tag with 2 brilliant animations by Sophisticat Simone from "Animation Pack 162" available at CDO and "Animation Pack 71" available at CDO. Click the tag to see full sized and animated.




Sunday, May 8, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ Linda

I am showcasing the stunning art tube by Vi Nina called "Linda". What a gorgeous tube! It has 6 different colors for the swimsuit, 8 different colors for the beach skirt, 3 colors for the swimsuit jewel, 4 different colors for the hairflowers and includes a closeup layer with 4 colors for hairflowers. You can purchase this beauty at Vi Nina Tubes. I am also featuring a matching scrapkit by Wicked Diabla Designs called the same. The kit has 80 elements and 12 papers. It has a lovely color palette of shades of blue, white, green and brown. It has all sorts of beach/nautical elements to design with. You can purchase it at Wicked Diabla Designs. I added 2 brilliant animations by Sophisticat Simone from "Animation Pack 137" available at CDO and from "Animation Pack 246" available also at CDO. Click the tag to see full sized and animated.








Thursday, May 5, 2022

PTU CT Tag ♥ Steam and Stripes

I am showcasing the beautiful kit called "Steam and Stripes" by Starlite & Soul. What a wonderful Steampunk kit this is. It contains 118 elements, 9 frames and 20 papers. It has a rich color combo of shades of red, black, white and gold in it with vibrant elements to design with! You can purchase this kit at Starlite & Soul. There is a 65% sale off and you get the free kit that is on the home page with just a  $5.00 purchase! I am also featuring a stunning art tube by Verymany called "Steampunk Girl 2" available at PFD. I added a couple of Steampunk stamps from Kiya Designs "Vintage Steam Stamps - Pack 1", available  HERE and from "Vintage Steam Stamps - Pack 2", available HERE. I livened up the tag with 2 brilliant animations from Kiya Designs "Animation Pack 35" available HERE and from "Animation Pack 102" available HERE. Click the tag to see full sized and animated.







Monday, May 2, 2022

PS TUTORIAL ♥ Mermaid Kisses

My first tutorial in many many years!

Please do not claim this tutorial as your own. This creation is purely out of my 
own head so any resemblence is purely coincidental. 

I am using Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2.1 for this tutorial. 

You can download the 7 day trial HERE.

Tube of Choice: I am using the beautiful tube of Alex_Prihodko which you can get at PFD
Kit of Choice: I used: Mermaid Kiss Bundle by Deedles Dun It which you can get at Deedles & Doodles
Animation I chose: Animation 157 by Kiya Designs which you can get at Designs by Kiya
She does have one freebie pack on her site HERE
Font of Choice

Ok...let's begin now ... Don't forget to save often!! Already did the tag to shorten the tutorial.

ANIMATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Open up the tag in Photoshop, make sure it is saved in PSD format!
2. Find the animation you want to use. The one I used has 25 layers. Open up the animation PSD file. Click on Frame 1, hold down the shift key and click on Frame 25) until they are all highlighted. (See below). Then click Layer - Group Layers. Right click on layers pallet under "Group 1", then Duplicate Group and make sure your tag file is listed under destination file. (See below)

  


Close out of the animation file as it will be on your tag now. Use the move tool and move animation to above the paper layer. Look for the arrows, hold down the shift and push upward towards the left as it gets smaller. Size to fit the frame layer. Then hit Commit Transform (checkmark icon).


Click on the down arrow on the animation and make sure only frame 1 is open. Look for the "eye" on the layer palette. 


Click Windows, Timeline and click on create animation. In the timeline bar you should see your tag. While on frame 1 at the bottom, go to layers palette and make sure layer 1 of animation is the only layer open. Then duplicate frame again at the bottom which will be frame 2, go to layers palette and make sure layer 2 is only layer open. Do this until all layers (25) are done. Go the Timeline Panel (at the bottom), click each frame to hightlight all of them (holding down the shift key). While all frames are selected, click on "once" and change to "forever". (See below)


Click play animation on the timeline bar. Click back on Frame 1. Click file save to save it, then click save for web, use my settings below. Then save file to computer.

If you want to do other names with the tag, make sure you have your font loaded, then open up the tag and find your name layer; make sure you are on Frame 1 in the Timeline Bar, double click on the name and type new name and it should appear. Save as above!



Volila ~ All done!

Thank you for trying my tutorial!

Click tag below to view full sized.