Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Calling all Minx
For this tut you will need: Template 87 by Melissa at Melissaz Creations. Scrap kit Minx Attitude by Tami at Addictive Pleasures. Unfortunately the kit is no longer available but there are several free PTU or FTU kits out there that you could easily replace it with. WSL Mask 6 by Chelle at Weescotslass Creations Please leave these ladies some nice comments to let them know you're downloading their stuff, and show appreciation for their work! A tube of choice. I am using the wonderful artwork of Ismael Rac which you need a license to use, and can be purchased at AMI. Plugins: Xero Radiance Font of Choice: I used Scriptina Ok, let's make our tag! Open your template and go to Image, canvas size, and change to 700 x 700. This just gives you room to work, and you will crop it down at the end. Delete the following layers: Raster 1, Raster 5, and merged. You can use any papers or elements of your choice, mine are just guidelines, so feel free to change it up a bit! Open the wire element, resize it by about 80%. Copy and paste it onto your template and drag it to the bottom. Open your mask in your workspace and then go to Layers, new mask layer, from image. Find the mask in the drop down box, source luminance checked, invert mask data unchecked, click ok. Delete the mask layer, and merge the group. Click on Raster 4, selections, select all, float, defloat, resize paper 7 by 80%, copy and paste as a new layer, selections invert, and on the paper layer, hit delete. Deselect. I like to put a drop shadow on my tube before I paste it onto my canvas so that after I get done erasing the bits that hang over, I don't have to erase the drop shadow that hangs over, so apply whatever drop shadow you'd like to your tube. I used 1 1 60 4. Resize if necessary, and paste as a new layer. Erase the bits that hang over the two rectangles (see my tag for reference). I always find it easier to lower the opacity of my tube so I can see the layer below it and it helps me decide where I have to erase! Go to adjust, hue and saturation, and change them both to zero to make your tube black and white. Duplicate your tube. On the top layer, go to adjust blur, gaussian blur, change it to 3. On your layer pallete change it from Normal to soft light. On the original layer which should be on the bottom, go to your plugin Xero Radiance and apply the default settings. If you don't know if it's on default, just click reset, then it will be on the default. Click ok. Delelte the original Raster layer 4. On Raster 3 click selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 3 as a new layer, selections invert, hit delete on your paper layer, deselect. On Raster 7 click selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 1 as a new layer, selections invert, hit delelte on your paper layer, and then paste your tube as a new layer, position how you want it, hit delete on your tube layer, deselect. Delete the original Raster 7 layer. On Raster 6, click selections, select all, float, defloat, selections invert, and paste paper 3 as a new layer, on that layer hit delete on your keyboard and deselect. On Raster 11, take your magic wand and holding your shift key, click inside all the large dark colored lines, open paper 10, copy and paste as a new layer, selections invert, delete, deselect. Now go back to Raster 11 and holding your shift key, click on all the lighter colored lines. Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, selections invert, and delete, deselect. Delete the Raster 11 layer. Merge both the layers you just made down together, add your drop shadow you used on your tube. Mine was 1 1 60 4. Click on your Copy of Raster 2 layer. Click inside all the larger dark colored lines while holding down your shift key. Copy and paste paper 9 as a new layer, selections invert, and hit delete, deselect. Now hold down your shift key and click on all the smaller grey colored lines. Copy and paste paper 8 as a new layer, selections invert, hit delete, deselect. Merge those two layers down together, and add your drop shadow. Add whatever elements you'd like. I just added bow 5 which I resized and rotated to fit on the little rectangle, and the laceup element which I also resized and placed to the left of my tube. You may have to erase some of your tube layer. Add your name and © info and you are done!