>> Thursday, November 4, 2010
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This tutorial was written by me on 4 November 2010. Any similarity to other tutorials is not intentional.
Tube and close up of Choice. The art I am using is ©Legends Art. In order to use the tube you must purchase it and have the appropriate license to use it from MPT.
I used a gorgeous mini kit by Cora, called Midsummer Night Dream, which you can purchase HERE
Filters - Xero Porcelain and Radiance, Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow
Mask of choice
Font of choice, I used 2peas Beautiful.
Open a new canvas 700 x 700, floodfill white. Copy and paste Frame 02. Using your magic wand, click inside the three frames, selections modify, expand by 12. Copy and paste paper 1. Selections, invert, delete. Move the paper under the frame layer. Don't deselect yet.
Copy and paste your close up tube and place below your frame layer. Mine is inside only two of the frames, but that's ok, my main tube will be over the other frame. Work out what looks best for the tube you use. Select none. Effects, Xero Porcelain, with the default settings, but change the blue channel to 0. Duplicate. On the copy adjust blur, gaussian blur 3. Change the blend mode to soft light. On the original, drop shadow. Change the blend mode to luminance legacy.
Copy and paste your main tube. Effects, Xero Radance with these settings:
Copy and paste heart 1 as new layer. Re-size 60%, drop shadow. Duplicate, re-size 80%, drop shadow. See my tag for placement.
Copy and paste flower 3, re-size 70%, drop Shadow. Place bottom right of tag.
Highlight your bottom/white/background layer. Layers, new raster layer, selections, select all. Copy and paste paper 2 into selection, select none. Layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, select your mask. Merge group. You might want to duplicate your mask once or twice to give a darker effect.
Copy and paste the light, re-size 95%, drop shadow.
Copy and paste flower 1, re-size 40%, drop shadow. Duplicate, re-size 80%, duplicate & re-size again. Place as I have or where you like!
Copy and paste flower 4 and colourize to match your tag. Drop shadow. Place it above your mask layer.
Copy and paste sunburst, re-size 50%. Duplicate & place where you like!
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!!