Leather-look Jeans Tag

Leather-look Jeans Tag
by PCArt

Open New Image 3 inches x 2 inches 300 pixels per inch
fill with colour #c08f5e

Select tag area with magic wand - keep selected and apply effects texture effects fine leather
colour black angle 246 blur 34 transparency 253 number of furrows 59 length of furrows 10 OK

On a New Layer - Pen tool line style dashed width 5 colour #a67c52
Draw a straight line across the top
Convert to Raster and duplicate and flip
Duplicate and rotate 90 left all layers UNchecked
Duplicate and mirror. Use mover tool to move stitches into place.
Merge visible Use selection tool to select and delete stitches at corners
that you do not want. Apply effects drop shadow Horizontal 1 Vertical 1 Opacity 54 Blur 2 Colour Black

On a New Layer apply Brush pattern of your choice in same colour as patch and apply effect 3D effect cut out
Vertical 2 Horizontal 2 Opacity 70 Blur 4 Shadow Colour #6f5137 Fill interior with Colour #c08f5e

On a New Layer - Add Text of your choice in same colour as patch and apply effect 3D effect cutout
Vertical 2 Horizontal 2 Opacity 70 Blur 4 Shadow Colour #6f5137 Fill interior with Colour #c08f5e

On a New Layer - Add Text of your choice in same colour as patch and apply effect 3D effect Bevel
Bevel round Width 1 Smoothness 9 Depth 1 Ambience 0 Shininess 0 Colour white Angle 315 Intensity 50 Elevation 30

Made with Paint Shop Pro XI

Getting Rid of Those Ugly Jagged Edges!!

Morning everyone. Today I am offering a very benificial tutorial. We all see those nasty jaggies on so many things we make. This can happen at any time and doing the simplist things that you wouldn't think would leave a jaggie ... but it does! It also happens after using the warp brush tool, and many other tools too.

In my examples I am using the Ball and Bubbles Filter I use to make some of my beads. This leaves an unsightly very prominate outer edge I do not want showing, especially because I am a designer and need things to look perfect, lol. I am going to teach you my way of getting rid of these ugly edges and jaggies. You'll end up with much nicer, smoother edges.

What you need:
  • PSP, any version
  • Gold Ball Preset (if you don't already have it) Download
  • or follow this link - https://www.4shared.com/s/fv6CzCd_Zca
  • Put the "Preset_BallsAndBubbles_Gold ball.P_.PspScript" in your Preset Folder of PSP in My Documents\MyPSP\your version here\Presets.

Let's get started making a bead :)

New Image 300 x 300 > Transparent > 300 PPI Ellipse Tool set to circle Set color of your choice for Fill Draw out a circle about the proportions as below > Objects/Align/Center in Canvas. Selections/Select All/Selections/Float/Selections/Defloat. (Here out known as Select/Float/Defloat) You should now have something similar to this:
Now we'll apply Balls & Bubbles effect to it. Effects/Artistic Effects/Balls & Bubbles In the Preset drop down list select Gold Ball (attached if needed - put in Preset folder)/Click OK. You should now see this:
See that red outline? (This technique works for those jagged pixels as well) We are going to get rid of that outline left over by the Balls & Bubbles effect (UNLESS - you want to keep it). Select/Float/Defloat > Selections/Modify/Smooth. Use Default Settings (click the curved arrow to make it default) > Click OK > Select/Float/Defloat > Selections/Modify/Contract by 5 > Click OK > Invert/Delete/Select None.
This should now be your end result.
Of course you can play with these settings on anything you make. As you know, not everything will have this large of an edge to remove. You may need to adjust settings, even drop your smooth settings from 10 to 5. **This technique works equally well on those flower petals/objects you have used the Warp tool on!!** Two more examples: These two images are the same. I made a circle using the ellipse tool. Applied a SuperBladePro Preset to it. See how it gave it an ugly white outline? I used the exact method above and the second image is the result. Much cleaner and smoother.
Have fun experimenting!! ~Debb: http://shadedezines.blogspot.com

Decorated Tags

Decorated Tags

I would like to see you creating all kinds of beautifully decorated tags or labels for your scrapping creations. These can also be made to artfully decorate gifts.

Tags are handy additions to scrap pages and are useful for writing your journalling or information on your layouts.

How you decorate your tags is up to you!

Your tags can be the traditional packaging tag shapes, or circular, heart shapes, any shape, torn, whatever you like!

Decorate your tags with ribbons, buttons or beads, stitching, flowers, leaves or abstract designs, word art, or paint them.

Why not share some of your examples at Art & Digital Art Friends on Facebook?

Below are a few links to help get your creative juices flowing.



Here's a tutorial for making gingham and with a little creative work, plaid. It's the simplest means I've found for making gingham but one of the more complicated and least effective plaid tutorials I've done, and with the way I love plaids, I assure you, I've done more than my share! Almost every kit I make has at least one plaid in it. But I've not played with gingham for a long time so I'll probably add some in one of my many upcoming kits.

Those of you familiar with the common means of making checkerboard patterns will find this altogether too familiar. Remember, this tutorial is not for scrap kit making originally but with a little tweaking it can very well be. I would start with a six inch image and work from there. The tile is seamless so you can use it as a fill so long as your stripes are wide enough. Here's the link, I hope you all enjoy it.


Be Witched!

Endora Aphrattos
"Life's a Witch, yeah? So am I!"

Diploma Seal

Diploma Seal
by PCArt

Open New Image 800 x 800 pixels at 300 pixels per inch

Preset Shape PCArt Starburst

Fill Colour of your choice I used #9f2123
Effects 3D effects Inner bevel
Bevel round Width 2 Smoothness 9 Depth 2 Ambience 0 Shininess 0 Colour white Angle 315 Intensity 50 Elevation 30

New Layer - Preset Shape Circle Fill Colour of your choice I used #9f2123
Effects 3D effects Inner Bevel
Bevel round Width 2 Smoothness 9 Depth 2 Ambience 0 Shininess 0 Colour white Angle 315 Intensity 50 Elevation 30
Click on circle with magic wand, effects plugins and use Gregs Pool Shadow
Settings - Diagonal 55 Center 113 Horizontal 39 Diagonal 50 Horizontal 30 Vertical 60 Intensity 9 Lightness 127 OK

New Layer - Add wording and detail of your choice - same colour as seal
Apply Inner Bevel as before.

Add Ribbon of your choice

Made in Paint Shop Pro XI

Font Aierbazzi

Using the Font Aierbazzi
by Roberto Cecchi

Find Aierbazzi.ttf at this link

Create your own masterpiece, it can be a tag, or paper, or "painting", a tree, bouquet, accent, underwater scene, jungle scene, fantasy, grunge, overlay, picture frame or anything you want. There is a different image for each letter of the alphabet, you will need to increase your font size to at least 200 points or 800 pixels to get the sizes above. The owl is from AEZ Owls for Traci also available at dafont.com.

Please feel free to show off your results at Art & Digital Art Friends on Facebook 😁😁😁

xoxoxo pat/PCArt

Scrapbook Page Ideas

Scrapbook Page Ideas

By Rebecca Ludens

Get inspired to create fabulous pages by checking out the work of scrapbookers just like you.
These scrapbook page layouts were created by forum members,
designers, and article contributors to About Scrapbooking.

Learn Scrapbook Techniques

Learn new scrapbook techniques, find step by step instructions, and get ideas for your scrapbook pages in these articles.

Free Trendy Scrapbook Patterns

Designs from nature are currently very popular in scrapbooking. This new gallery contains free paper piecing patterns for a bird, a tree branch, and a tree that you can use for scrapbooking and card making.

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