Monday, January 11, 2010
Love me, love my pet
For this tut you will need the following: Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac which you must have a license to use and you can get at AMI. Scrap kit Pet Shop which you can purchase at Addicted 2 Scraps. Font of choice. I used Pricedown and Scriptina Plugin Xenofex 1.1 Shower Door, Alien Skin Eye Candy 3.1 Glow Ok, lets get started! Open a new canvas about 700 x 700, flood fill white. Open element A2S_PS33 (the polaroid)copy and paste as a new layer, resize about 65%. Take your magic wand tool and click inside the square part. Selections, modify, expand by 5. Open one of the papers, I used PS15, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, drag the paper below the polaroid frame. Leave selected. Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, take your eraser tool and erase the parts that hang below the frame. Deselect and add a drop shadow to your tube and your polaroid. I used 1, 1, 60, 5 as my drop shadow throughout this tut. Open element PS35, (or another similar one of a different color)copy and paste as a new layer, drag it below your paper layer (that you made your background in the polaroid. Resize by 75%. Click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 5, selections, invert. Open a paper of choice, copy and paste as a new layer. Click delete on your keyboard, drag that layer below the round frame layer. Open some of the bubble elements (PS38, 39, 40)copy and paste as a new layer, drag them below the circle frame/paper. Place them around the circle frame until you get it how you'd like. You might want to duplicate some and resize them smaller. See my tag for reference. Open one of the ribbons, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%, arrange where you'd like it near the bottom of the polaroid, take your eraser tool, and erase the parts that hang over the edge. Copy and paste some of the other elements that you like, resizing as necessary. Merge the round frame and it's background, and then duplicate it. On the bottom layer, drag it to the very bottom, go to adjust, blur, gaussian blur, set at 10. Apply Xenofex Shower Door plugin with the following settings: Dot size 7, random seed 50. Apply it again, but this time, change the random seed to 70. Using a wide font (I used Price down) type out Love me Love my pets, using #375370. Now apply Eye Candy 3.1 glow with a width of 5, white set at fat. Apply it again, changing the width to 2 and the color to #375370. Add your drop shadow. Now with a thinner script style font, add your name, and apply a drop shadow. Add your © info and credits. Crop and resize as necessary. If you want it to be transparent, delete the white background layer and save as a .png. You're all done!