Monday, May 19, 2014

Beautiful Days





This tag tutorial was created by myself 5/19/14 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or steal my tags/ tutorials or claim them as your own.

This tag tutorial was made with the kit called Spring Festival by dnscraps and can be found HERE

Artist tube is from Keith Garvey  and can be purchased HERE
LET'S BEGIN

Open new image, 600x600 transparent background checked.

Open watter...  resize 50%
place lower center of canvas
Open ... frameflowers resize70
rotate slightly to the right
place in the middle of the water
Open...paper I chose paper 2
using your magic wand, click inside the frame and click under the little branch at the 
bottom or it will not catch it all.
selections, modify, expand 9
resize if you like and copy your paper
right click and paste, new layer,
selections, then hit delete. Selections, select none.
Drag this under your frame layer. 
Get your tube, resize if needed,
copy and paste under the frame layer.
Open... ribbons (white)... resize 50 
paste at bottom of frame
Open ladder.... resixe 30 
rotate right a little
layers duplicate, use the pick tool and grab it
move it off the other adjust the size by pushing in the edges at the nodes and rotate.
Open little blue garden flowers,,, resize 15 and place right side of the water, duplicate and place in several places, rotate if you like.
Open rocks... resize 30
place under front of frame, layers, duplicate,
image mirror adjust to where you like it on the side. Layers duplicate and do the same on the other side. You can fill in with more if you like just duplicate it again.
rake resize 40. image mirror copy and paste 
leaning agains the ladder layer
Open bowl.. resize 15 place at the bottom of the ladder,
Open mouse... resize 15 place on the bowl


Open...garden resize 15
place at the bottom of the ladder
Open...flower resize 7 copy and paste on the lower left on the rocks
Open...flowers 2 resize 10 paste on the lower left on the rocks 
Open...flower resize 7 copy and paste on the lower left on the rocks
Open your tube of choice
If you have a full size of your tube place on the left side.
Layers, new raster layer.
Chose Elipse shape from the side bar and create a circle in th upper right side foreground black background null
After the circle is the size you like,
Layers, new raster layer,
Choose text from the side bar,
Hover on top of the circle, when you see the A with a half circle under click and write Beautiful Days or what you like in your font of choice. 
Wken you are done you can position it.
then delete the vector layer that the original circle was drawn on so it does not show anymore.
I added drop shadows to everything but the tube in the frame and the words.  (V 1 H2 Opa 30 Blur 6 color black.
Add your artist credits, merge and save.


Thank you for trying my tutorial
xo Des xo


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

China Mermaid

CHINA MERMAID




This tag tutorial was created by myself 4/10/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental. 
Please do not copy or steal my tags/ tutorials or claim them as your own.

This tag tutorial was made with the kit called China Doll by Tootypup and can be found HERE
Artist tube is from Gaetano Di Falco and can be purchased HERE

LET'S BEGIN
Open new image, 600x600 transparent background checked.
On the right go to you rpaint brush tool, select soft fuzz brush , 
On the color palet, make it to a soft blue color I used #7796a7 Using the soft fuzz brush
go around and make a background of blue lightly by clicking and moving the mouse and letting up.
Make it to your liking.
Open tree 3, resize 30%, copy and paste to left of center. Go to layers, duplicate, go to image and flip. Drag this over to the right
to where you like it.
Open tree 3 resize 50 %  copy and paste to the right of center over lapping the other tree.
Open tree 2 resize 30%,  copy and paste to the right of center lower than the first.
Open bird 1, rezise 5%, copy and paste as new layer up in the trees, do this as many times as you like.
Oopen bridge 3, resize 80%, copy and paste, center of image. Arrange trees and birds at this time if you chose to make them different.
Open deco1, resize 20%, using the pick tool, you can rotate by grabbing the little node and turning with your mouse
place it where you like it, then go to layers, duplicate, and rotate and drag to where you like. I did this to accomadate my tube choice.
Open your tube resize as necessary, copy and paste as new layer.
Open flowers 3, resize 20% copy and paste as new layer at the bottom near the middle and on both sides of the bridge..
Open leaf deco2, resize 10% copy and paste lower right bottom.
Open BlossomTreeLarge, rezise 10%, copy and paste lower right bottom.
Open your choice of fern leafs, resize 10% copy and rotate, and  paste to your liking. I did this to cover the bottom of my tube,.
Add artist credits and merge all layers, save as png and you are finished.
Thank you for trying my tutorial
xo Desert xo





China Doll


China Doll





This tag tutorial was created by myself 4/10/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental. 
Please do not copy or steal my tags/ tutorials or claim them as your own.

This tag tutorial was made with the kit called China Doll by Tootypup and can be found HERE
Artist tube is from Gaetano Di Falco and can be purchased HERE





Open new image 600x600 Transparent background checked

Open tree 3, resize 40% copy and paste to the right near the first tree,
go to layers, duplicate, go to image and flip.
Open tree1 resize 30% copy and paste as new layer in the middle on the right side,
go to layers, duplicate, go to image flip. Using the move tool , move them to where you like them best.
Open garden 1, resize 50%, copy and paste as new layer in the center.
Open bird 2, resize 5%, copy and paste as new layer on the garden room where you like him.
Open bird 1, resize 7%, copy and paste as new layer a little bit behind bird 1.
Open your tube, resize if necessary, where you like. With mine I used some of the leafy elements, umbrella  and resized them
to put around the bottom of her.
Open gong 1, resize 25%, copy and paste as new layer on the left side of the garden building
Open fan7, resize 15%, copy and paste as new layer, in front of the gong.
Open butterfly 1, resize 7% or to your liking, copy and paste as new layer
Open butterfly 2, resize 7%  or to your liking, copy and paste as new layer.
Open vase 5, resize 20%, copy and paste bottom on the stand of the gong.
Open deco 5, resize 25%, copy and paste as new layer over the vase and gong bottom right side. 
Add your artist credits and save as png. Add your name and this tag tutorial is now complete!
Thank you for trying my tutorial.
xo Desert xo

Thursday, March 21, 2013

! HAZARDOUS ! FTU TUT

! HAZARDOUS !

FTU TUTORIAL


 This tag tutorial was created by myself 3/21/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental. 
Please do not copy or steal my tags/ tutorials or claim them as your own.

This tag tutorial was made with the kit called Tough Love by Gimptatic Scraps and can be found HERE
Artist tube is from Jose Cano

Let's get started!

Open Frame1, paste as new layer in center of new image.
Using your magic wand, Mode>add, click inside all the boxes of the frame.
Go to Selections, modify, expand 3
Open paper 4, copy and paste as new layer, selections, invert and hit the delete key.
do this for all boxes of the frame. When you are done pull them UNDER the frame layer.
Open WA (hazardous) resize 85%, copy place as new layer centering in the top box of the frame
Go to Layers, duplicate, and drag that layer down to the 2nd box and center. Continue to do this for all the boxes of the frame.
Open Bottle, resize 70% copy and paste as new layer bottom left side.
Open Flower1 resize 40%, copy and paste bottom left side near the bottle.
Open Flower2, resize 10%, copy and paste as new layer bottom left side over the bottom of the black flower.
Open your tube of choice, resize if necessary, copy and paste where you like it.
Open candle holders, resize 40% copy and paste as new layer bottom left side.
Open label resize 85%, copy and paste upper left corner, using the pick tool, rotate it slightly to the left.
Go to layers, duplicate, using your pick tool, rotate this layer a bit more than the previous layer.
Open staple, resize 50%, copy and paste as new layer over the label layer so they look stapled together.
Open chain, copy and paste as new layer on the right side over the frame.
Open Explicit, copy and paste at the bottom of the chain. Using the eraser tool set to a small size, erase just a spot on the sign at the top
so it looks like the hook is coming through the sign. Layers, merge down these two layers. Move them up placing them where you like and erase an 
over flow on the top.
Open nailpolish, resize 20%, copy and paste as new layer, lower right side.
Open blade, resize 40%, copy and paste as new layer lower right side.
Open cuffs, resize 50%, copy and paste lower right side, using the pick tool, rotate them to the left a little.
Open necklace, resize 40%, copy and paste as new layer, upper right corner of the frame. Erase the outer part so it looks over lapping the labels already there.
Open bracelet, resize 20%, copy and paste lower right side.
Open tickle whip, resize 40%, copy and paste bottom of frame, using the pick tool rotate it slightly to the left.
Add your tube credis,  save as png. image.
Thank you for trying my tutorial
xo Desert xo



Thursday, March 14, 2013

~Lucky~

~Lucky~


This tag was created by myself 3/14/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or steal my tags / tutorials or claim them as your own 


Nice freebie kit from Horseplay's Pasture 
can be found HERE
Artist tube by Keith Garvey 
can be purchased HERE
xo Desert xo

Fresh Start

Fresh Start


This tag was created by myself 3/14/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or steal my tags / tutorials or claim them as your own 




This tag was done with the beautiful kit FRESH START by Stina
and can be purchased HERE
Artist tube is from Jessica Dougherty 
and can be purchased HERE
Mask from Weescottlass HERE



This tutorial was written by myself 3/19/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or steal my tutorials or claim them as your own.

Let's Begin
Open new image, 600x600, transparent background checked
Open DBS Paper08 copy and paste as new layer
Open WSL-Mask 
layers, new mask layer, from image and select WSL mask
Layers, merge, merge group.
Open DBS Floral03, resize 30%, copy and place on the right side of the image,
Go to Layers, duplicate,  go to Image mirror.
Open DBS Chair02 resize 70% copy and paste in center of image.
Open DBS Bow02, resize 50%, copy and paste in center over the chair
Open your tube, copy and place in center, resize if necessary.
Open DBS FLoral06, resize 40%, copy and place bottom left side, keep this layer active
go to layers, duplicate, go to image mirror.
Open DBS Flower3, resize 20%, copy and paste bottom right side of chair.
Open DBS Flower04, resize 10% copy and paste bottom a little to the left
Go to layers, duplicate then using your pick tool, drag it inward a little to make it smaller than the first and blend it in the previous layer.
Keep this one open we use it again at the same size in a minute.
Open DBS Flower1, resize 20% , copy and paste over the previous flower move a little to the left
Copy again and paste DBS Flower04 and place over the previous layer a little to the right.
Open DBS FLoral04, resize 30%, copy and paste on the left side of the chair.
Open DBS Flower02 resize 10, copy and paste at the bottom of the flowers of the previous layer.
Open DBS Duck01, resize 25%, copy and paste bottom a little to the left of center. Keep this open and resize him again 20%, 
copy and paste go to, image, mirror and drag him over to the right side.
Open DBS Duck02, resize 15%, copy and paste lower left side.
Open DBS Butterfly01, resize 10%, copy and paste where you like it,
Open DBS Butterfly02, resize 10% copy and paste where you like it as well. you can make as many as you like.
Drop Shadow on all layers is V 1, H 2 OPacity 17, Blur 3. You can adjust these settings if you like.
Add your artist credits, license number and your designer name if you chose to
Go to FILE, SAVE AS and save as (nameofyourtag).PSD saving as psd allows you to go back and fix it or change the tube 
if you want to at a later time.
Layers merge, merge all visible 
Now go back to FILE, SAVE AS and chose to save as a PNG. 
You should have two tags, one solid finished tag to share with friends and an original PSD.
Thank you so much for trying my tutorial
xo Desert xo






Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Melody of Love




This tutorial was written by myself 2/20/13 for this blog Desertsplace.
Any other similar is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or steal my tutorials or claim them as your own.

This tag was made using the beautiful kit called Melody of Love by Tootypup
and can be purchased  HERE Thank you TootyPup for allowing me to work with this kit.
Artist tube is from Amy Matthews and can be purchased HERE


Let's Start 
Open new psp image 600x600 click the transparent box.
Open TP_Windowframe04 resize 40%
Copy and paste as new layer in the center.
Using your magic wand setting set to add, click inside the frame sections.
Open TP_Paper03 copy and paste as new layer, selections, modify, 3, selections,
invert, and hit the delete key. Drag this layer under the frame layer.
Open TP_Bow2, resize 50%,  copy and paste as new layer upper left of the frame
Open TP_Flower2 using the selection tool, make a box around the flower on the left. Copy and paste as new image.
Erase any parts of the other flower using the eraser tool. 
Copy and paste as new later lower left of the frame.
Do not close this we use it again.
Open TP_BarMusisc02 Resize 30%, copy and paste as new layer 
on the frame so the end is at the edge of the frame.
Image duplicate and pull it over to the other side and place.
Open TP_Violin04, resize 75%, copy and paste on the left side of frame.
Open TP_springMelodyGrass01, resize 30%, copy and paste as new layer on the right bottom of frame.
Image, duplicate, and place it again drag it to where you like it close to the first. Image, duplicate, resize
a little if you like and place again near the first 2.
Open TP_HeartCluster01, resize 20%, copy and paste at the bottom, front of the violin.
Open your tube of choice, resize if necessary and paste center of the frame.
Open TP_Flowers03,using the selection tool, make a box around the flower on the left. Copy and paste as new image.
Erase any parts of the other flower using the eraser tool. 
Copy and paste as new later lower right of the frame.
Open TP_Bird, resize 30%, copy and paste as new layer upper left sitting on the bow.
Open Butterflies of your choice, resize to your liking and paste them around the frame in various places.
Open TP_Squirrel, resize 30%, copy and paste lower right of frame and flowers.
Add your copyrights and license number save as psd or png. 
Thank you for trying my tutorial

xo Desert xo