Sunday, September 20, 2009
Good Girls Go
For this tutorial you will need the folowing: 2 tubes: I used the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac which you have to have a license to use. You can purchase it at AMI. Brushes: I used zig001 and Arrow right by Brushes by Pang on Magitek Designs. On the right, click on "brushes," click on "download by set," and the sets are there. I truthfully don't know what set each of them were in because I downloaded them all and installed them! ;-) 3 Fonts of choice: I used Bitch Cakes for the good girls part, Cajun Boogie for the bad girls part, and Freebooter Script for my name. Filters: Tramages ~ Tow the Line Penta.com ~ Color Dot Eye Candy 3.1 ~ Glow Ok, let's get started! Open a new canvas about 700x700, and if it's too big, you can resize later. Grab your preset shapes tool, rectangle with the foreground set to black, background null, line width set at 8. Draw out a longish rectangle, convert to raster layer, then duplicate it. Situate them so they look like mine in my example above. Click inside the left rectangle with your magic wand, selections>expand 2. Change your foreground to #a70000 and your background to #ec0303 then click on your foreground and change it to gradient, Style>linear>angle 43> repeats 3 Add a new raster layer and fill with this gradient, drag below the black rectangle frame, selections>deselect. Now click inside your right rectangle and do the same, but open your gradient and click the "invert" box. Leave selected and copy your angel tube and arrange her in there how you'd like her, selections invert> and erase the bits that you don't want hanging over, deselect and add a drop shadow to the tube, pull her down below the rectangle layer. Click on the right gradient layer that is under your angel tube. Go to your effects and apply penta.com color dot using the following settings from top to bottom in your pop up box 90, 2, 255, 255, 255. Add a drop shadow to your rectangle. I then merged my rectangle, tube layer and right side gradient layer. Click on your left gradient layer. Go to your effects and choose Tramages Tow The line, apply that using the following settings top to bottom in your pop up box 80, 54, 48, 9. Click on selections, select all, float, defloat, invert and open your devil tube and paste her as a new layer, arranging her where you'd like her. Take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over. Deselect and then add a drop shadow to your frame and tube. Then, merge the left rectangle, tube and left gradient together. Now, if the rectangles are not quite where you'd want them, you can arrange them around a little bit. I applied a new raster layer and dragged it below my rectangle layers and then applied the right arrow brush. Arrange it where you'd like it then duplicate the layer and image> mirror> image> flip, then arrange that arrow where you want, and merge those two brush layers. Then, add a new raster layer on the very top. Add whatever squiggle or grungy brushes you'd like, I used the Zig001. Add your text. I wrote Good girls go to HEAVEN in Bitch Cakes font. Convert to raster layer, then add Alien Eye Candy 3.1 Glow, and I changed the width to 3 and left everything the same. Then add your drop shadow. I used Cajun Boogie to write Bad girls go everywhere. Use the same glow settings and drop shadow. Add your name, I used Freebooter Script for mine and no glow, just a drop shadow. Add your © info, crop and resize. To save as transparent, go to File> Export> PNG Optimizer> click Ok and save wherever you'd like. Hope you liked it, and please feel free to leave any comments. You can email me copies of your tags if you'd like! I'd love to see them.