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Hello, I am Sami, the Girl behind Guilty Pleasures. I have been writing tutorials since May 22, 2009. My first tutorial was called Twilight Obsession. How I got my name is simple. I found tagging to be my Guilty Pleasure. I thought it fit perfectly. I am a designer as well. You can find links to my blogs on my top menu. If you have questions please feel free to ask. Other wise you can read more about me on my ABOUT ME PAGE!

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Monday, August 31, 2009


Scrapkit is Zirconia by Tammykat @ Pimp My Tags W/ Scraps
You can check out Their Blog Here
Artwork is by Elias Chatzoudis. Do not use unless you have a proper license to do so.
You can purchase his tubes here
Mask of choice. i am using Mask 81 by Weescotlass Creations

This tutorial was written by me Samantha using Corel Paintshop Pro X2 on
31 August 2009. All similarities to this is completely coincidental.

Create new raster layer 600x600
Flood fill white

open frame of choice
I am using acrylicframe2
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80% and center

copy and paste tube of choice as new layer
mirror and resize up by 115%
Move to the right of the frame and below the frame

go to selections, Modify and expand by 10
highlight your tube layer
selections invert and hit delete

Take the settings on your tube to luminance legacy
opacity down to 69%

Now open up the paper of choice
I am using solidblack paper
Copy and paste as new layer, move below your tube layer

highlight your frame layer
grab your magic wand and click inside the frame
Go to selections, modify expand by 10
highlight your paper layer, selections invert and hit delete

Copy and paste your tube layer once again
Moving above your frame layer to the left

Open up another paper
I am using purple solid paper
copy and paste as new layer
Moving above your white background

Open up your mask of choice I am using Mask 88
Go to layers, New Mask layer, from Image
Merge group

Now to your elements
Open up purpleblue flower copy and paste as new layer
Resize by 65%
Duplicate, Mirror and flip
Move below your tube layer

Open up your bluegemstar
copy and paste as new layer
Moving right above your mask group

Add your copyright, name, save and your done
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Keith Garvey - KG1044
Roman Zaric - RZ161
Elias Art Shop - EAS10361
Bonnies Creations - BC-Samantha08
Indie Zone - iZ-5150
ART - ART134
Michi Art - MA0156
Gary Rudisill - GR0134
The Hunter - APSS0109
Arthur Crowe Factory - AC019
The PSP Project - TPP00427
Lorenzo Di Mauro- LO1240DM
PSP Asylum PA0149
Dreamscape Imaging - DSI1135
CDO - CDO-2216
PTE - PTE-0058
Barbara Jensen - BJ1635
Scraps and the City - SATC46
MPT - MPT4535(closed)
CILM - CI2428LM(closed)
AMI - AMI4903 (closed)
Ismael Rac - IRS111F
Zindy - ZZT1401
Suzanne Woolcott - SW1232
PFD - PFD_SweetSami or PFD_SK289012
Upyourart - Upyourart3303
Tosh - Toosh1682
Sweet Pinups - SPU-20SamFL27f477
MyTubedArt - MTA-0577
Artistically Inclined - AIL0172
Lady Mishka - LM_018713

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