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Templates for the 4th of July

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I made a few templates for the 4th of July.
These are, of course, available for PU only.
Previews are smaller than actual templates (700 X 700)
You may share by directing others to my blog for download

Download Template Files here

Includes both psp and psd versions.

Download Template Files here

Includes both psp and psd versions.

FTU Tutorial: Puppy Love

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Puppy Love Thank you by Marie's Designs

Puppy Love Tutorial


C/P = Copy Paste / D/S = Drop Shadow default settings: 3 -3 58 7.92
bg: background, / S/F/D: Select All, Float, Defloat / E or el: Element
R: Resize / Unsharp mask Settings: 3 30 3 (Use after resizing if the image looks grainy or blurry )

I try to write my tutorials as plain and clear as possible, but if I get you confused (and, if I do, I am sorry) you can always refer back to the image we are making for reference. Also, this is just a guideline (I write where I place the elements ) but feel free to move them around, or add different elements. Have fun and experiment, it is the best way to learn new things.

This tutorial was written by me on 06-12-2018 and is purely of my own making.
If there is any resemblance to any other tut it is purely coincidental. Please do not claim as your own.

Please refer to my TOU on the right sidebar.

Puppy Love

Supplies & Filters Used

  • Tube: Barking Chocolate by ©Laguna available at PFD here
  • Template: Puppy Love by Fired by Flammin Here
  • Font: Puppy Bellies Here
  • Mask: Miz_Mask-211 Here

Filters Used

  • Filter: Kang 3 – Mercedes Jelly Bean (This filter comes with the newer versions of Paint Shop Pro
    1. Settings: size x: 182, size y: 129, shape: 229,
    2. Light Forming 1: 18, Light Forming 2: 245 Light Forming 3: 112
    3. Shift light: 206 control , 87
  • Crescent Moon (I used with Filter’s Unlimited 2, but it is available as a stand alone filter)
  • Fade Out Settings 212, 121, 123, 0
  • Xero filter available here   Fritillary – Default Settings
  • Coraline and Sensibility   CS Dots Default Settings

All of these filters are available here. Except for the Xero filters (the link is Here

Colors used for manual color correction: Colors: #ae523a #753727 #4d251a

If you do not know where or how to access this tool: (Go to View> Customize >at the bottom of the category tab choose all commands on the right hand side find Manual Color Correction highlight it and drag and drop it on your toolbar or another place of your choosing.
Once you start using this tool you will wonder how you got along without it.

  • Open Template Puppy Love by Fire by Flamin Shift D to duplicate – Close original
  • Delete credit layer
  • Working from the bottom layerup
  • First color listed is the original template layer color, second color is what we are changing the color to.
  • If you are using s different tube or image please adjust your colors accordingly
  • Layer 1 – Manual Color Replacer – Back Circle: from #e0bba0 to #b8551a
  • Apply Xero – Fritillary filter with default settings
  • Layer 2 Manual Color replacer: from #90a7d8 to #b78662
  • Apply Coraline and Sensibility CS -LDots default settings
  • C/P tube (If using the same one I am Resize by 40%) place image over layer 2 circle to your liking (See my tag for reference)
  • Change Blend Mode to Soft Light or one that you like better
  • Layer 4 : If using the same tube I am C/P bg1 from the tube image resize by 40%
  • Select all, float, defloat, on layer 4. Make paper layer active > choose promote selection to layer.
  • Close paper layer for now (Not the one promoted) and send to bottom layer.
  • Back on promoted layer: Apply Kang 3 Mercedes Jelly Bean with above stated settings.
  • Layer 5 (The 3 tiny hearts ) Manual Color Replacer: from #f8dbe9 to #ae523a
  • Apply Inner Bevel with these settings:

  • Add drop shadow and move hearts under the word art – puppy love
  • On layer 7 use the same manual color replacer with the previous setting
  • Apply Crescent Moon – Fade Out with above settings
  • Back on Layer 6 Manual Color Correction: from #c0c0c0 to 4d251a
  • Add the Kang 3 filter with same settings
  • Duplicate (This is important or the heart layer won’t turn out right)
  • On the Larger heart add a nice double glow (I used EC 5 with these settings:
  • Now back to the duplicated heart apply the same gradient glow setting (Make sure it is on the duplicated layer) Change Blend mode to soft light
  • Apply IB with previous settings changing color to: #ad7850
  • Copy/ Paste the Woof from the tube Resize by 30% Move to left Apply Unsharpen Mask Settings 3 30 3
  • On the word art layer change Puppy Love from #707070 to #ec7a22
  • Apply a nice IB and a soft white gradient glow
  • On the other word art layer change the color to a darker color: I used #4d251a
  • Back on your tube image close off everything but the decoration in the lower left corner.
  • Copy merged > Copy / paste onto the tag (You won’t be able to see it at first – go to objects – align – top)
  • Resize by 30% place to left lower corner under the word art.
  • Open the paper layer apply a mask of your chose I used Miz Mask 180
  • close or delete the white background layer
  • Add your copyright info and name save as PNG and you are done.

Puppy Love Welcome by Marie's Designs

Puppy Love Thank you by Marie's Designs

Puppy Love Love it by Marie's Designs

Puppy Love I Voted by Marie's Designs

Making an Easter Egg

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This tutorial was written by me on 02/27/2018.
Any resemblance or similarity to any other tutorial is coincidental. ® All rights to tutorial are mine.
You results are yours to do with as you will. Please do not copy my tutorial and claim it as your own.

This tutorial assumes that you have a working knowledge of PSP. I used PSP X7 to write this tutorial but it should work with other versions of PSP as well.
Legend: C/P = Copy/Paste E = Element R = Resize S/F/D= Select All, Float, Defloat D/S = Drop Shadow Settings: 5 -5 52 7.92 Unless otherwise stated.

Needed Supplies:

Oval Preset Shapes Available Here
Go down 5 rows and there are oval preset shapes (if you don’t already have this shape)
download file and extract to your PSP preset shapes folder.
Paint Brushes Easter Eggs here
Download them to your computer (remember where)

How to install your brushes
In PSP go to File – import – custom brushes.
Open the brush file you just downloaded – click on the ABR file – Add all. Now the brushes should be installed.
While you are here you can look around for free backgrounds, papers, etc you may want to use on your Easter Eggs.

Eye Candy 6 glass (If you don’t have ec6 you can use any of the EC plug ins You may just have to use a different glass setting)


    • New canvas 400 X 400 bg transparent
    • Find your Oval Preset shape (I used SK Ovals 5)
    • Close your foreground color Set your background as the pattern or gradient you want to use
    • With your preset tool Start drawing at X30 Y15 Draw out to x:272 y:326 (It doesn’t have to be exact.
    • Objects – Align – Center in canvas.
    • Convert layer to raster properties: link set 1
    • Select all – Float, Defloat. Apply gaussian blur setting 3 30
    • Create New layer name this layer glass properties: linkset 1
    • Open EC 6 Glass Use Clear -Use the preset No Drop Shadow setting that comes with the program. Make these changes in the settings:
    • Bevel Width: 36.96 Bevel Smoothness 25.87 round selection corners 45
    • Glass color: white refraction: 80 Inner Shadow opacity 50 shadow offset 50
  • Do not deselect – On your paper layer contract 3 invert clear
  • Create a new layer above your glass layer.
  • Open up your foreground color choose a nice gold colored gradient or pattern
  • Open paint brush – find your egg brushes change brush size to 360 choose which pattern you like and apply to your canvas
  • – once you the pattern you like go to objects align center in canvas
  • If the pattern you use has a slight tilt on your egg and glass layer go to image – free rotate all layers unchecked Setting: Right 5.00
  • Add noise guassian 70 monochrome checked or
  • Effects – edge enhance (Choose whichever you prefer)
  • D/S 2 2 90 .99 use a darker color from your egg – what I do is select a color then in the color palette I slide the color bar down for the darker color
  • Save a png and you are done.

Create to your hearts content – try different patterns or gradients, as well as your brushes as see what you come up with.

I made these Easter eggs for a CDO challenge in their Valentine Event; Which has led to this tutorial.
You are welcome to use them for PU only.
Please do not claim as your own.
Thank you, Marie.

Scrap used is KISS14 Created by Dee's Sign Depot

She has fantastic scrap kits and offers original blog designs.
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