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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CT Page Layout - Welcome to Spooksville

I made something friggin adorable!!!
Once again, I am using the fabulous kit by Kitties Sinful Designz, "Off to Spooksville" which you cana get exclusively at Mystical Scraps.
I super duper heart this kit!!!! The colors are so vibrant and fun and perfect for a friendly halloween! I think perfect for scrapping pics of your little monsters in their costumes!!
Since I have no lil human monsters of my own, I used 2 of my furry ones in this layout here:


Isnt that adorable? I love the little skull people in the van! :)

Ok that's it for now! 


Sunday, October 13, 2013

PTU CT Tut - Spookyville


For this tutorial I am using the tagger sized kit "Off to Spooksville" from Kittie's Sinful Designz, the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis (I purchased these tubes from the now closed PTE but you can find his tubes now at Elias Art Shop) & a mask (any will do, it's up to you)

This tutorial was written using Gimp but I'm sure any graphic design program will suffice.

Lets get started!!!

Open a new canvas 600x600, background white (you will delete this layer later)

Open as new layer element 68.png and scale down to 465x465
Move to the bottom left hand side of your canvas

Open as new layer papers 1, 2 & 3
Move these layers below  element 68.png

Using the magic wand tool, select inside one of the frames. Expand the selection by 6px and then make one of the paper layers active
Select the inverse and cut. Repeat this for the other 2 frames with the remaining papers.

Open as new layer element 78.png and move this layer to the bottom

Open as new layer element 30.png and scale to 370x370. Place this element towards the top left hand side of your canvas and move the layer to the bottom of the stack, but above element 78.png

Open as new layer element 3.png and scale down to 204x307. Place to the lower right hand side of the frames, slightly overlapping

Open as new layer element 7.png and scale down to 95x171. Place to the lower left hand side of element 3.png

Open as new layer element 33.png and move this layer right above the frame layer & place at the bottom of the frame

Open as new layer element 15.png and scale down to 188x106. Place to the right hand side of the tree

Open as new layer element 16.png and scale down to 160x118. Place above the right-most frame

Open as new layer your mask of choice. colors > invert. layer > transparency > color to alpha.

Open as new layer paper 4. fit to canvas
Make your mask layer active again and go to layers > transparency > alpha to selection
Making the paper layer active again, select the inverse and cut
Delete mask layer

Now it is time to add your tube(s)

Open as new layer your first tube & scale to your liking. This tube will be placed in the top most frame and stick out the top.

Move your tube layer below your frame layer. Use the eraser tool to remove bits of the tube that stick out on the bottom and sides

Now duplicate your frame layer and move one copy below your tube.
On the top frame layer, use the eraser tool again to remove the top of the frame to give the effect of the tube popping out.

Open as new layer your second tube and place this layer below the bottom frame layer.
Place inside the bottom-most frame and delete bits sticking out of the frame
Repeat this with your third tube in the last frame.

Add drop shadows to all elements except the top frame layer (and papers)

Add copyright and name.


Delete your white background layer & save as a .png file

Tada!!!! yay taggie!!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!