Sunday, May 2, 2010

You Can't Be Me Tut

This tut was written by me, Lisa G on May 1, 2010. Any similarities to any other tut is purely coincidental. I used PSP 9 for this tut.
Supplies- kit of choice, I used a kit by AWDesigns, which is exclusive to members of
Her blog is here You can use any kit you like. Thanks Anna!Tubes- You will need two close ups and one full tube. I am using the beautiful work of Gennadiy Koufay. You must have a license to use this work, which you can purchase here.Please do not use this artist's work without a license.Template- template_136_Beth_09 which you can get here Thanks Beth.
Mask-Vix mask 147 you can get here Thanks Vix.
**remember to add drop shadow of choice to each element**

--Open template_136_Beth_09 in PSP. Delete the copyright layer.
--Activate horizline1-go to selections-float-defloat-modify-expand by 1

--Add a new raster layer-fill with color of choice-I used #50af37; go to effects-xenofex 2-crack with these settings:24.71, 27.56, 4.03, 54, 49, 135
deselect, delete horizline1 layer.

--Activate Horizline2-select all, float, defloat, expand by 1, new raster layer, fill with color of choice-I used #c02d85-effects xenofex 2 cracks-same settings-deselect, delete horizline2 layer.
--Activate black circle layer, select all, float, defloat, expand by 1, new rater layer, fill with color of choice-I used #ffd604, delete black circle layer, apply inner bevel using these settings:--Activate black circle frame 2, select all, float, defloat, expand by 1, new raster layer, fill with color of choice, I used #f06d17, apply same inner bevel as before, delete original circle layer.

--Activate blackrectframe layer, select all, float, defloat, expand by 1, new raster layer, fill with color of choice, I used aecc2e, deselect, apply same inner bevel as before, delete original rectangle frame layer.
--Using magic wand, select inside frame (raster 4, make sure this layer is active) expand by 3, paste close up as a new layer. Selections, invert, press delete on keyboard, select none. Move tube below frame.

--Using magic wand, click inside second frame (raster 5, make sure this layer is active) expand by 3, paste second close-up as a new layer. Selections, invert, hit delete on keyboard, move below frame layer.
--Activate greyrectbg, select all, float, defloat, fill with pattern of choice, select none.

--Delete background layer, add new raster layer, fill white, move to bottom. Add new raster layer above white layer, fill with pattern, apply Vix_mask147. Merge group, resize by 115%, all layers UNchecked.
--Paste full tube, move rect frame and bg up to tube (frame above tube, bg below tube). Erase any of tube that overhangs frame.

--On each words layer, select all, float, defloat, adjust, hue & saturation, colorize, hue 248, sat 252. Add any elements you like.

--Resize by 90% all layers checked. Add copyright-I put an ellipse over the first frame layer, added text around the circle, and closed visibility on ellipse. Add gradient glow on copyright to make more visible.

--Add name, I used Stereofidelic size 72 with pattern as fill.

Thank you for trying my tut!

Here is another example I made using different colors.


I have not been a very good blogger! But I have now decided to try my hand at tutorial writing. I have written one, which I will post in a moment. I hope you enjoy trying it. Please feel free to send me any results to If you don't mind, I would love to post your results on my blog. And I will really try to be a better blogger!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another contest!

I must be on a good luck streak, cause I won another contest! Maybe I should hit the casinos!! Sticky Kisses designs had this contest here. This one was to choose a color palette, and I won the kit she made from my color palette! It is a beautiful autumn kit! Here is the palette I chose:
and here is the kit she made:Thanks hun! Now I just need time to play with it!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I won!

I entered a tag contest here and I was a runner up! I am so excited! Here is the tag I made
it is animated, which doesn't show on here. This is a beautiful kit, which was alot of fun to work with! Thanks to Lou for the kit and the contest!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween kit freebie!

Hello!! Today I have made up a freebie for you all. I hope you can find some use for it. If you do, I would love to see what you create! Not all items are shown in preview, personal use only! Enjoy!
Download here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

RIP Michelle

I do not have many local friends, so i make up for that in online friends. I lost one of these dear friends on Friday. Michelle Shoemaker-Kain was a 30 year old mom of three beautiful girls. She was a wonderful person, who truly cared about others. I have known her online since around January of 2004. We met on an AOL message board for moms due in September 2004. I became very close to many of the ladies on the message board, and am still in touch with most of these. We have all suffered a great loss in Michelle. She was such a happy person. Always there with a hug to lift our spirits, and always in good spirits herself, even when her own life was rough. She lived her life for her family, they were always number one to her. You can read more about her death here. Rest in peace Michelle, you will be greatly missed.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

easter miscellaneous

Here is a bunch of stuff I made using different scripts. Hope someone can use some of it. Not all is shown in preview.