Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My First Tutorial

This is my very 1st tutorial, hopefully they'll get better as I go along. :-)

This tag was made with the FTU kit called My Fantasy by Larcolita's Designz. Get the kit here, it's near the bottom. She has some truly amazing kits!


First you will need to open the My Fantasy frame. Click on the magic wand & click inside the frame in all open spaces to get the marching ants.
Go to Selections, modify & expand by 2.
Leaving the selections on that layer, open a new layer & flood fill with color of choice.
Selections, select none.
Move this layer below the frame layer.

Open the Decoration 1 image, copy & paste as new layer onto tag. Position as desired.

Open the Bird 2 Image, resize by 50%, copy & paste as new layer onto tag. position as desired.

Open the Dust 1 image, copy & paste onto tag. Position as desired.

Open the Dust 2 image, & do the same as with dust 1 image. Position as desired.

Open the Faerie image, copy 7 paste as a new layer onto the tag. Position her as you want her. Some of the image can be out of the frame, it will be removed later.

Click on the eye on the Faerie layer to disable it. Find the frame layer, choose the freehand selection tool. Trace the inside edge of the frame where the faerie is and covering the part of where the faerie is that needs to be removed. Go back to the faerie layer and click the eye again to enable the image. Now hit delete on your keyboard, this should remove the part of the image that isn't inside the frame. Adjust the image as needed.

Add a new layer, and choose the size, font, & color you wish to use. Add your name. I made mine with two separate layers, both with a different color to give a little more depth.

Now go through each layer and give them all a dropshadow. Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Dropshadow. You can use whatever setting you prefer, but my setting were:
vertical / horizontal - 0
opacity - 50
blur - 6.00
color - black

Now just be sure to add credits to your tag before saving! :-)


Hope you enjoy & let me know how I did on my 1st tut! Hugs!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Where has the time gone!

Already the middle of January already! I gotta get some designing done. I have just released three new zencart templates at Fairy Dreams, Starlight Scraps & Dezigns By Amanda. Working on some blog layouts to match those too. I was hoping to get a Valentine's kit finished up too by the end of the month.

For those who have been asking how my dad is and how school is going.....My dad's doing alot better than he was, we almost lost him on Christmas Eve, so we had a horrible Christmas around here. I was driving back & forth to North Carolina almost every day til they had him stable. He's home now, but under hospice care. Seems to be doing pretty good though! As for school, I'm really liking it! I love the fact of it being online! :-)

I'll try to get back with some kind of freebie for ya soon!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Freebie at Fairy Dreams

I am hosting this week's freebie at Fairy Dream Designs. You can get this bow script for free this week only! Get it here.

I am having the biggest sale at all of my stores to celebrate my birthday tomorrow (6th), my 11th wedding anniversary on Friday (8th) , my hubby's birthday
on Sunday (10th), and my dad's birthday on Tuesday of next week (12th).
My stores have almost all items marked at ONLY 79 Cents. Sale ends January 12th. Visit one of these stores for this amazing deal! Fairy Dream Designs , Starlight Scraps , Dezigns By Amanda.

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who have sent their kind words & prayers for my dad. He is back home now but under hospice care. Keep us in your thoughts & prayers that he will keep recovering. Everyone's kind words have meant so much! :-)

I would also like to announce that Starlight Scraps has just opened and is holding a Designer & CT Call. Spaces are limited, so if you are looking for another great store to sell at then visit the store for more details. Starlight Scraps.