>> Saturday, November 20, 2010
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This tutorial was written by me on 20 November 2010. Any similarity to other tutorials is not intentional.
Tube and close up of Choice. The art I am using is ©Mark Wasyl. In order to use the same tube you must purchase it have the appropriate license to use it from CILM
I used a gorgeous kit called Christmas Angel, which you can purchase HERE
Filters - Xero Porcelain and Radiance, Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow
Template - I used a Dee and Dreamy collab, which you can download HERE
Font of choice, I used Point Dexter.
Open your template. Delete the wordart and credit layers.
Working from the bottom up, select the black rectangle layer, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 10, selections, invert, delete. Select none. Delete the original rectangle layer. Effects, Eye Candy 4000, gradient glow, width 3, and choose the fat setting on the colour tab. Drop shadow.
Repeat with a different paper on the pink rectangle layer. I used paper 7.
You might want to recolour the blot layers to match your tube.
On your black circle layer, float, defloat. Selections, modify smooth, 10 in both boxes, tick both options! Layers, new raster layer & fill with a gradient to suit your tube. Delete original layer.
Copy and paste your close up, duplicate. On the copy, change the blend mode to luminance. On the original, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, and change the blend mode to soft light. Play around with the blend modes to get something different if you like!
On the circle frame layer - adjust, add/remove noise, uniform 80, monochrome checked. Drop shadow.
Float, defloat on the gradient rectangle & copy and paste a paper of choice, I used paper 8. Selections invert delete. Copy and paste your close up tube again. Re-sizes 85%. Delete. Duplicate the tube. On the copy, change the blend mode to luminance. On the original, adjust blur, gaussian blur 3, and change the blend mode to soft light.
On the black rectangle frame layer - adjust, add noise using the same settings used earlier. Drop shadow.
New raster layer above the stars layer, floodfill with a colour to suit your tube. Float, defloat on the stars layer, selections, invert delete on the floodfilled layer. Drop shadow.
Add your main tube. Effects Xero Porcelain. Use the default settings but lower the blue channel. Drop shadow.
Copy and paste ribbon 4, re-size 60%, drop shadow.
Copy and paste the white tree, move it just above the background layer and over to the right & top of tag. Drop shadow.
Copy and paste the mini tree, re-size 70%, drop shadow.
Copy and paste deco ornament 2, re-size 50%, drop shadow.
Copy and paste lights, re-size 85%, drop shadow.
I copied and pasted frame 5 under the circle frame, just to get that bit of effect underneath.
Add some sparkles!!!
Add your name. I used gradient glow on mine choosing a colour from my tube.
Close your white background layer & crop merged opaque. Re-size tag to whatever you like, I usually use just under 600 x 600.
Now, add your artists credits and you are finished!!