Sunday, October 9, 2011

Death by Candy Corn II - Mini tutorial

Death by Candy Corn II.
A tag, the swirls are See D's Rubber Stamps, Candy Corn is from the little mini two packs from Michaels. The Dancing Skeleton is from either Mrs. O'Leary's or Stamp Camp.

The rest of the post is a mini tutorial on what "brushes" are on PhotoShop Elements. ( Very BASIC!)






Open an image in your Photoshop Elements program. Add a new layer. ( You'll find "layer" on the tool bar at the top of the page. Click on it and a menu drops down, select NEW.) You don't have to do this, but adding the layer makes it easier to edit.
I took these with my iPhone, just wanted to get some images up so you could see what it's all about.

On the tool bar to your left you will see a picture of a paint brush, click on it.


Select the brush tool on the left
After selection brush tool, select the type of "brushes" you want to use, then select the specific brush. Your program comes with basic brushes, you can find free brushes online and pay a small fee for licensing.
Mark or brush hovering over the image. When you click the mouse it adds the color.
You can see the brush tool over to the right and the colored image it will leave when you click on the mouse.
another tool brush on the top tool bar allows you to change the angle and orientation of the tool brush, you can also change the size and color of your tool brush, as well as opacity.

You can find great "paint brushes" at http://www.obsidiandawn.com/ .
I took a couple of classes here http://www.shabbycottagestudio.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=1420
Gail's classes are great! This one gives you the bascis of layers and shows you how to use a lot of different tools. It's a great jump start if you are trying to muddle through Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I took another one of her digital classes as well. Worth the time and money.

Thanks for visiting. See you tomorrow!

18 comments:

ike said...

FAB image and thanks for the mini TuT - I'm going to try this :-) xxx

Steph said...

Amazing tag! I love the colors and the images, he looks so happy dancing with the candy corns. Great ribbon too!

Kristina said...

Love your tag girl! Great job! I hate the taste of candy corn, I'd die too if I had to eat it! lol!
Peace,
KristyLee

monique said...

great tag, love the skellie stamp

Sharon Sahl said...

Beautiful vibrant tag! The candy corn is a cute stamp I've never seen. I'm glad you took the time to do a tutorial. I've been thinking about it but it's nice that you did it in PS Elemnts.

Jane said...

Love your tag the mini tutorial was great
Luv Jane

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A great tag and I'm going to have to have a go at using the brushes as in your tut. TFS

jennifer said...

wonderful tag, reminds me of some a friend of mine makes and sells a lot of.

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Wow... Donna... I love your tag!!! It looks awesome! I am loving the swirls and of course the title is perfect!!! Thanks for a peek into your PSE program!! It will be on my to try list!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous tag! Looks like he's having a ball! wish I understood more about Photoshop, but thanks for trying. LOL xxD

Scrap Vamp said...

Fabulous! I love the tag and that skeleton stamp is awesome!

MaRyKaY said...

that is a cool tag. and thanks for the tutorial as well. I have photoshop and dont know how to use it. never took the time. Thanks for the pointers

Susan said...

SUPREMELY awesome Tag!! I do not have PS and certainly do not know anything about it (DAMN IT!, LOL) wish I did
I love everything about this tag, that skeleton stamps is so adorable!
Susan

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome project! Thank you so much for the mini tutorial and the links to the brushes. I am still in the process of learning PSE8 so this was incredibly helpful to me!

Sugar said...

oh goodness! how creative! love the tag

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Love your creation, and thanks for the link to the classes as well. I have both Photoshop and PaintShop, but because I know what I'm doing in PaintShop but don't in Photoshop, I get so frustrated. I need some tuition :D

ldfdesign said...

lovely tag! wonderful job on it! and thank you so much for the tut, photoshop and i don't get along to well

I Don't Do Straignt said...

FAB tag!, I have this stamp.....now I know what to do with it LOL