KatNKDA has tagged me with this survey - so here goes...
1. How long have you been using PSP, PS?
I have been using PSP for about 5 yrs - have never used photoshop.
2. How did you get into making tags, scrap kits?
I used to belong to a trivia group on MSN and people in there used to post 'tags' and I was fascinated by them and how they done them...so I got myself a trial version of PSP...joined a tutorial group...and before I knew it I was hooked!
3. Who's your fave artist?
Oh there are so many to choose from, I love the pin-up artists - some of my favs are David Boller, Michael Landefeld, Brian Rood, Jessica Dougherty and of course Ismael Rac!
4.Who`s your favourite Scrap Designer?
Well thats an easy one....Kat of course...lol I love her kits and am always waiting in anticipation for her new releases!!
5. Which three blogs do you visit everyday?
I visit quite a few blogs everyday, mostly scrap artists to see if they have any new kits up....too many to mention again....
Tube of choice - I am using a beautiful tube by KatNKDA called 'Black Widow' which is available to purchase from NK art shop Scrapkit - also by KatNKDA this fantastic ptu kit called 'Nightmare' available from NK art shop Mask of choice Font of choice animated spider here OK - open a new image 700x600 floodfill white Copy element 13 from the kit, resize and paste as a new layer click in centre of frame with magic wand & expand by 6 Copy Paper3, resize & paste as a new layer, selections, invert, delete drag the paper layer below the frame and select none add a drop shadow to frame 0 0 70 5 resize element 40 and paste above the paper layer Copy element 02, resize and paste to the side of frame, tilt slightly using your deform tool resize element 25, sharpen and paste at opposite side of frame copy element 39 overlay, resize and paste as a new layer, sharpen Add your tube and apply a drop shadow 5 5 70 9 resize some bats from the kit and paste as a new layers, position at top of frame Type the words along the top hide white background layer & merge visible all other layers resize by 85% and sharpen, crop your tag unhide background & add a new raster layer above it, select all Copy a paper of choice from the kit, resize & paste into selection, select none Apply your mask, delete & merge group Add your name & copyright info Animation Open the spider in animation shop resize all layers by 65% copy merged your tag and paste as a new image in ani shop duplicate until you have 4 frames click on the spider, edit, select all, edit copy click on your tag, edit select all, edit paste into selected frame place the spider on the web you can now view your tag and if happy save as a Gif!
Supplies Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Anthony Guerra available to buy from CILM Scrapkit - a beautiful ptu kit from Kat called 'Chardonnay' which you can purchase from NK Art Shop here Mask of choice - I am using Kat's angelic mask01 which you can find here Thanks Kat! Font of choice Xenofex constellation (optional) OK - open a new image 700x600 floodfill white Copy element 1, resize and paste as a new layer click inside with magic wand, expand by 5 and paste a paper of choice as a new layer selections, invert, delete and drag below frame, select none merge these 2 layers visible Copy element 13, resize and paste as a new layer on top click inside each frame one at a time and expand by 5 paste a paper of choice in each frame, invert, delete and bring below frame layer add a drop shadow to the frames 0 0 70 5 Copy element 6, mirror and flip, resize and position on the frames Resize bow 4 and paste along the top of frames Copy element 22, resize and position at the bottom resize the wine glass 02, wine bottle 27, and cork 25 position these elements at the bottom, sharpen all and drop shadow Copy tag 20, resize and place in middle of frames, sharpen & drop shadow use your deform tool to turn it slightly Add your tube and apply a drop shadow Type your name in the tag Add your words of choice along the bottom of tag Hide white background and merge visible all other layers resize & crop to your liking unhide background and add a new raster layer above it, select all Copy a Paper of choice into selection, select none Apply mask, delete and merge group Apply constellation to mask layer, settings: small star field, default settings keep original image ticked Add your copyright information Delete the background layer & save as a Png!