Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Working On New Tags

So, I've been working on some new tags and thought I would share the previews with you today. These tags will be offered in one of the groups I am currently tagging in including my own tagging groups.















Friday, April 17, 2020

Paint Shop Pro group

I created a new group for sharing supplies needed to make tags. We'll be sharing tubes, brushes, gradients, masks, patterns & textures, frames, cluster frames, fonts and much more. The only things we won't be sharing are scrap kits, email stationery and PTU artwork.

The group link has been added to my sidebar and the name of the new group is called; Paint Shop Pro. I figured since there were so many of us that use that graphic program, we really needed a group where we could share those things we use everyday.

Besides creating the new group I have also been making some new tags using all the wonderful tubes I purchased over the last few weeks. Apparently, I can never have enough tubes to use when making tags. So, when I see a sale going on somewhere, you can bet if I have the funds, I will be there with bells on buying as many tubes as I possibly can, lol.

Below are a few of the new tags I made:





Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Spring Blush Tag Tutorial

This is a pretty simple tag tutorial and should be easy to follow however, you'll need some experience using Paint Shop Pro.

Here's the tag we'll be making:



For this tag challenge you'll need my Spring Blush tagger kit which you can find in my shop HERE.

We'll be using the following elements from this kit:

stk_spring-blush_ep11.png (flower)
stk_spring-blush_ep33.png (frame)
stk_spring-blush_ep23.png (foliage)
stk_spring-blush_ep36.png (foliage)
stk_spring-blush_ep37.png (pink denim pocket)

You'll also need a photo (resized to fit inside frame).
The font I used can be downloaded from HERE.

Optional:

I also added 2 pieces of Baby's Breath foliage. Adding the Baby's Breath was a last minute decision but you don't need it for this tutorial. However, if you find some you might want to use it. (FYI - I've looked for the Baby's Breath on my computer but I can't find it.)

Now let's get started:

Open PaintShop Pro.
Create a new layer that measures 800 x 800 pixels.
Open your frame (stk_spring-blush_ep33.png).
Copy and close frame.
Paste as new image.
Resize frame to 500 pixels in width and 269 pixels in height.
Select all and copy.
Close frame.
Paste into layer.
Rotate image left 90 degrees.
Select all and float.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (screen shot below).



Select none.
Create a new layer and move to bottom.
Open photo.
Copy and save as new image.
Resize photo to around 510 pixels in width.
Select all and copy.
Close image.
Paste into layer.
Move photo around until it lines up under the frame perfectly.
Create a new layer and move to top.
Open the pink denim pocket (stk_spring-blush_ep37.png).
Resize pocket to 50% in size.
Copy and close.
Paste pocket onto top layer.
Move pocket around so it sits nicely onto the right side of the frame.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Create a new layer and move it below the pocket.
Open foliage element from the tagger kit and resize to 50 percent before adding to the layer.
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move foliage pieces around until you get them how you want them.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Repeat this process for each piece of foliage.
Create a new layer and move it to top.
Open your flower and resize (35 percent for larger flower).
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move around flower until you have it where you want it.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Open the same flower and resize (30 percent for smaller flower).
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move around flower until you have it where you want it.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

After you've got the tag the way you want it, MERGE down all layers.
Using your Magic Wand, click anywhere on the blank space outside of the frame (screen shot below):



Image, crop to selection.
From here, you can add any text you want to your tag.
Save your tag.
You're done!

Tag Show Offs

I made some new tags to offer in my new tag group (Greatest Tags On Earth) and joined a couple of tag groups to offer some of my tags to others who may not have ever seen my tags before.

Besides all that I am creating some challenges for our Taggers World members to do so they can practice their tagging skills. Plus the challenges are always fun to do and that's always a good thing, lol.

Anyway, below are a few of the new tags I just made and if you are in one of my own tagging groups you might see one of these tag offers pretty soon.


Thanks and hugs,





About this blog

So, this blog will be where I will show off any new tags I've made and where you'll learn about any new updates I have for my tagging groups too.

At the moment I have 2 tagging groups. Taggers World is where all members can share and we have a MOTW each week, weekly tag challenges, tag games, tag tutorials, members can share tag extras, blank tags, etc... You know, anything "TAG" related. Taggers will be the only ones allowed to send tag offers in that group so if anyone is interested in tagging for that group please let me know AFTER joining.

Greatest Tags On Earth is for requests only where the taggers send tag offers and the members request them. Now, that is a brand new group and we ARE looking for taggers. However, the tags we offer in that group are tags you won't see everywhere else. And any member looking to tag for that group, must be an experienced tagger who can turn out some exceptional tags. We don't want any "run-of-the-mill" tags offered in that group.

All my groups are Copyright AWARE groups so any tags shared in both of my groups will need to have credit added to them if they used any licensed art when making them. The same goes when using any FTU and/or GP art on your tags too. (FTU = Free To Use artists & GP = General Permission artists)