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Hi my name is Sharon, i am a single Mum of three beautiful girls and a grandma to the best wee boy in the world. I live in a small place just outside Glasgow though am originally from Aberdeen. Having moved around all my life i have made Wishaw my home and we have lived here for 9 years now. I am disabled so the computer is my place to go out of reality. I started writing tutorials at the end of last year and love it when i get the chance. Huggles Gem xx

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

PTU Once Upon a Time PTU


PTU  Once Upon a Time  PTU
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This tutorial was written by me Sharon/Fairygem on the 24th March 2015 and is all my own creation. Any resemblance to other tutorials is purely coincidental and not intended.
For this tutorial you will need to have a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro and using layers.
You will need:-
Scrap Kit I am using a beautiful new Kit by Ginnibug Designs called Once Upon a Time You can get this kit HERE or HERE
Tube of Choice I am using a beautiful tube by Joanne Schempp called Daisy Fairy which you can buy and CDO HERE
Mask of Choice I am using Gems Mask 171 which you can get HERE
Font of Choice I am using Aphrodite Slim Pro which you can get HERE
Plugin:-
Eye Candy Impact Gradient Glow
Ok Lets Begin

1. Open new image 600x600
2. Open Paper 17 and Resize by 75% then 85%. Copy and Paste as a new layer. Layers Load Mask and find the mask you are using, Delete and Merge Group.
3. Open Element 51 and Resize by 50%. Copy and Paste as a new layer. Mirror and Move to the right side of the image. Sharpen then add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 50, 5.92 black.
4. Open Element 11 and Resize by 45%, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the middle right of the image. Sharpen and add drop shadow previously used.
5. Open Element 39 and Resize by 85%. Copy and Paste placing at the bottom of the image. Sharpen.
6. Open your Tube, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the left side of the image. Add a drop shadow previously used.
7. Open Element 36 and Resize by 50%, Copy and Paste placing bottom right of the image. Sharpen and add Drop Shadow.
8. Open Element 52 and Resize by 20% then 70%. Copy and Paste as a new layer placing at the bottom right side. Duplicate and move it slightly higher, Duplicate and Resize again by 80% moving slightly over to the right, Duplicate and move to the centre. See my tag for placement if you get confused, its alright am confused and I just did it lol. Merge all the roses together, Sharpen and give Drop shadow previously used.
9. Open Element 9 and Resize by 15%, Copy and Paste as a new layer placing to the left side of the tube, duplicate and move it slightly more over to the left. Merge Down and Sharpen, giving the same drop shadow previously used.
10. Open Element 57 and Resize by 15% then 85%, Copy and Paste as a new layer placing bottom right of tube, duplicate and resize again by 90%   moving to the left side of tube. Merge down and Sharpen and give drop shadow previously used.
11. Open Element 37 and Resize by 25%, Copy and Paste as a new layer placing to the right of the tube in between the unicorn and tube. Sharpen and give Drop Shadow previously used.
12. Open Element 41 and Resize by 50%, Copy and Paste as a new layer placing over the unicorn. Sharpen and give same Drop Shadow.
13. Open Element 10 and Resize by 80%, Copy and Paste so that its central in the image. Sharpen.
14. Add your Copyright and License.
15. Add your name using colour # 991741 and give a Gradient glow with settings below. Add Drop Shadow.
 photo Gradient Glow Once Upon a Time.png
Save as a PNG.
Thats it were done hopefully you followed the tutorial ok and didnt have a problems. I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions please Email me, i would also love to see your creations and put them on my blog too so again please email me your results.
Hugs
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

PTU Slumber Love PTU


PTU  Slumber Love  PTU
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This Tutorial was written by me, Sharon/Fairygem on the 18th March 2015 and is all my own creation. Any resemblance to other tutorials is purely coincidental and not intended.
For this tutorial you will need:-
Scrap Kit of Choice I am using an Awesome kit by Tiny Turtle Designs called Love Slumber and you can buy it HERE When Laura is having a sale on her kits go have a lookie shes got some crackers and best time to buy as her prices are outstanding.
Tube of Choice I am using Good Night by Arthur Crowe. You can get his awesome artwork HERE
Mask of Choice I am using a beautiful Mask by Brutal Designs which you can get HERE Set 9-96.
Font of Choice I am using Shalimar Swash by Rob which you can get HERE.
No outside Plugins used in this tutorial.

Ok lets Begin:-
1. Open Image 600x600.
2. Open Paper 23 and Resize by 85%   twice. Copy and Paste as a new layer.
3. Layers Load Mask and find your BD Set 9-96, Load Mask, Delete mask layer and merge group. Duplicate and Merge down.
4. Open Element 66 and Copy Paste as a new layer.
5. Take your Magic Wand and click in the middle of your Heart Frame. Expand by 10.
6. Open Paper 3 and Resize by 85%   twice. Copy and Paste as a new layer, Invert and Delete. Move this layer under the frame.
7. Take your Magic wand again and click inside the frame.
8. Open your Tube and Resize by 65%   Copy and Paste placing in the Heart. Make sure you have the parts of the tube you want to use in the heart a slightly above. Invert then take your Erazer and Erase the parts of the Tube you dont want to use. See my Tag for Placement. Add a Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 24 and 5.92 Black.
9. Back onto the Heart Frame, Add a Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 65 and 3 Black.
10. Open Element 14 and Resize by 65%  . Copy and Paste as a new Layer moving to the right side of the Heart Frame. Sharpen and Add a Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 24, 5.92 Black.
11. Open Element 3 and Resize by 25%   then 85%  , Copy and Paste as a new Layer placing the flower in the middle bottom of the heart. Sharpen and add previous Drop Shadow.
12. Open Element 110 and Resize by 35%  , Copy and Paste as a new layer. Sharpen and move to the far left side of the frame. Add Drop Shadow previously used.
13. Open Element 73 and Resize by 35%  , Copy and Paste as new layer placing to the Left side. Sharpen and give previous Drop Shadow.
14. Open Element 128 and Resize by 50%  , Copy and Paste as a new Layer placing to the right side of the image. Sharpen and give previous Drop Shadow.
15. Open Element 2 and Resize by 20%  , Copy and Paste as a new Layer placing to the top of the frame on the left side. Sharpen. Rotate, Free Rotate 17%   left.
16. Duplicate and Resize by 85%  , Move slightly down. Merge down. Sharpen and give previous Drop Shadow.
17. Add a New Layer and give the image a Sparkle brush. There are some cracking Sparkle brushes out there just google.
18. Add your Copyright and License Numbers.
19. Add your name, for colour I used # 3c0256.
Save as a PNG.
Thats it we are done hope you found this tutorial easy to follow. Any questions or concerns please dont hesitate to contact me. I would love to see your results and hear your views.
Hugs
Sharon xxx
Monday, 9 March 2015

PTU Irish Festival PTU

PTU  IRISH FESTIVAL  PTU
 photo Jenn Irish Festival Avi.png
 photo Jenn Irish Festival Fs.png
 photo Jenn irish festival tag.png
This tutorial was written by me Sharon/Fairygem on the 8th March 2015 and is all my own creation. Any resemblance to other tutorials is purely coincidental and not intended. This tutorial is for a Forum Set and Tag, I will be starting with the tag then onto the forum set. Please be patient with the length of this tutorial but the end results will hopefully make it all worthwhile.

For this tutorial you will need:-
Paint Shop Pro I am using PSPX5 but any version will work
Tube of Choice I am using the awesome artwork of Barbara Jensen for which you need to have a license to use her artwork. You can get her work HERE
Scrapkit of Choice I am using a wonderful kit called Irish Festival by Ginnibug Designz. You can buy this kit HERE
Mask of Choice I am using a beautiful mask by Gem Gemsmask 16 which you can find HERE
Font of Choice I am using Aquarelle which you can get HERE

Plugins:-
Mura Meister Copies
Eye Candy 5 Impact Gradient Glow
Andrews Filter 56 Block Out
L en K Landksiteofwonders -:
L en K Katharina
L en K Zitah
Penta.Com Colour Dot

Ok lets Start with the Tag:-
 
1. Open a new image 600x600
2. Open Paper 6 and resize by 75%, Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your canvas.
3. Layers Load Mask and find Gemsmask 16, Delete the mask layer and merge group.
4. Open Balloon Element and resize by 35%  , Copy and Paste moving up the the top left corner. Give a drop shadow of 1, 4, 85 and 13.95 Black.
5. Open Horseshoe Element and resize by 35%   then 65%  , Copy and paste onto canvas moving to the top right corner. Add the same drop shadow previously used.
6. Open the Gem Element and Resize by 65%, Copy and Paste onto your canvas.
7. Effects Plugins and find your Mura Meister Copies. Use the settings below.
 photo irish festival copies settings.png
8. With your magic wand click inside the frame we have just made, selections modify and expand by 7.
9. Open Paper 2. Resize by 65% then copy and paste as a new layer, invert and delete the excess. Add a drop shadow to the frame.
10. Open the Harp Element and resize by 25% then 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left side of the canvas above the frame.
11. Open the LM Flower element and resize by 55%, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the right side of the canvas.
12. Open your tube and if using the same tube as me pick your layers to match the tag. Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the centre of the canvas. Resize by 85% then give a drop shadow with the settings previously used.
13. Open the Shroom element and resize by 15% then 55%, copy and paste as a new layer moving to the bottom left side of the canvas.
14. Open the PotofGold element and resize by 25% then 60%, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving slightly to the bottom right side.
15. Open the Speaker element and resize by 55%, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the bottom Middle
16. Add your copyright and license number, using a pixel font gives the best way of adding the copyright.
17. Add your name using Aquarelle with colour # 1a3c18. I put the name at a slant on the skirt of my tube.
18. Add Gradient Glow with settings below, then add previously used drop shadow.
 photo irish festival gradient glow settings.png
19. Save as a Png.
Ok time for a five Minute break so go grab a coffee and take some deep breaths lol.

Forum Tag

Ok lets begin
1. Open a new image 600x250.
2. Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer. Duplicate.
3. On the orginal go to Effects Mura Meister Copies and use Wallpaper Rotate with the settings below.
 photo Irish festival copies wallpaper rotate settings.png
4. Go to Adjust Blur and Radial Blur and use the settings below.
 photo irish festival radial blur settings.png
5. Go to Effects Plugins Andrews 56 Blocked Out and use the settings below.
  photo irish festival andrews blocked out settings.png
6. Go to Effects Plugins L en K Landksiteofwonders Katharina with the settings below.
  photo irish festival l en k katharina settings.png
7. Go to Effects Plugins again and use L en K only this time Zitah with the settings below.
  photo irish festival l en k zitah settings.png
8. Open the Rainbow Sparkles Element, Resize by 55%, Copy and Paste as a new layer moving to the left side of your canvas and under your tube layer.
9. Open Flower Curtain Element and resize by 55%, copy and paste onto your canvas moving to the left side of your tube. Duplicate and move next to your tube. Merge down.
10. Crop your canvas back to 600x250.
 
11. Add a new layer, Select all then modify contrast by 6 invert and flood fill with colour # 609a44. Effects Plugins Penta.com Colour Dot, Default Settings.
12. Add a drop shadow to your tube layer same as previously used.
13. Add some Wordart to your tag or use mine below right click and save. I changed the Blend Mode to Overlay but you can use your own. Place the Wordart between the tube and curtain layer.
  photo Irish Festival Wordart.png
14. Add your Copyright and License
15. Add your name using Aquarelle with the same colour we used for the name in the tag. Add the same Gradient Glow.
Save as a PNG

Avatar
I find this a really easy way of doing the Avatar and wont take as long as the other parts of this tutorial.

1. Staying on your Forum tag, Shift D so that it duplicates.
2. Mirror your main tube, and resize by 80%.
3. Move your tube over to the left side of your set.
4. Take your crop tool and place it over your tube. Crop the tag down to 150x180.
5. Sharpen your tube.
6. Add a New Layer, Select and modify Contrast 3. Invert and flood fill with the same colour used for the frame on the forum tag. Effects, Plugins Penta.com Colour Dot Default Settings.
7. Add Copyright and License Number.
8. Add your name then add gradient glow with previous settings.
Save as a PNG

Thats it we are done, hope you found my tutorial easy to follow if you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask. Would love to hear your 

views and see your results so give me a quick shout and I will get them added.
Hugs