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Saturday, September 24, 2011

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This Tutorial was written on September 24th, 2011 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

Remember Tutorials are just a guideline.  Add your own spin on it and make it your own!!!

 ~*~ Supplies Needed ~*~
Program of choice
I am using Photoshop CS5 Extended

Tube of Choice:
I am using an Exclusive tube from Pics For Design by Anna Marine
You MUST purchase a license to use this tube do not use without doing so.
You can purchase the license HERE
And you have to subscribe to the Exclusive club to be able to download it.
You get 4 tubes with the one month subscription

Kit Used:
Eternal Twilight by Alikas Scraps
You can get it HERE
It's an awesome kit with 14 Papers and 80 Elements
Countless Possibilities for tags!!!

Mask used:
WeeScotsLass Mask 128
You can get it HERE

Filters Needed:
Xero, Radiance & Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow

******Let's Get Started****

Open up a blank document 600px x 600 px
Flood Fill with white

Open as75
Copy and paste
Hit Ctrl +T and scale down to 55%, make sure that the chain is linked between them so it scales with the same proportions, rotate -15 degrees (along the tool part it looks like a triangle where you'll enter this in), Hit Enter and then move the frame towards the left.

Duplicate the layer and go to, Edit ---> Transform ---> Flip Horizontal.
Reposition this layer towards the bottom right.

Open paperas06.
Edit ---> Image size ---> 600px x 600 px
Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, go to tag canvas and hit Ctrl + V.
Drag under your frames.

Get your magic wand tool.
Click inside of each of your frames.
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand.
Expand by 5, Okay.

Invert Selection (Ctrl + Shift + I)
While on your paper later, click delete.
Deselect (Ctrl + D)

Go to your tube and copy and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize and position.
Duplicate the tube later and drag the bottom later below the frames.

Erase anything at the bottom of the bottom tube that may be outside the frame.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube layer.

Select the top tube layer.
Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All default setting except change the blue channel to 0.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Do something subtle that fits your tube and doesn't make it to dark or to bright.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
Use Default settings.

Now click on your frame layer that she's over.
Ctrl + Right mouse click on the thumb in the layers pallate (this'll select the frame)
Use your eraser tool to erase any of the bottom of the tube that should be 'behind' the frame.
Deselect and erase any bits that are extended beyond it as well.
Duplicate this layer.
Edit ---> Transform ---> Flip Horizontal
Move the layer below the bottom tube layer and then adjust her so she's below the other frame.
You may wish to resize a little as well.
Ctrl + Right click on the thumbnail of the frame background layer.
Invert Selection and on your new tube layer delete.

Duplicate the Tube.
On the bottom tube change blend mode to Luminosity.
On the top change the blend mode to Soft Light and apply
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur, with the radius at 5.0 pixels.

Select all the layers, except the white background in the layers pallate.
Edit ---> Transform ---> Scale.
Scale to 90% (make sure you do both Horizontal and Vertical)
Take your move tool and adjust position slightly.

Open up aspaper14.
Rize to 600px x 600px
Copy and paste
Move to just above the white background
Apply Mask.

Add any elements that you'd like to along with a drop shadow.
I used the following:

(I added a thin gradient glow to each of this with Eye Candy 4000)


Add your name.
I added a stroke, soften bevel and drop shadow to mine.

Image ---> Trim
Top Left Pixel Color selected, along with all boxes checked, click okay

Resize if you'd like to.

****Most Important***
Add your copyright information

Hide the white background layer
Save as a .png if you want to keep the transparency and you're done!!

Awesome Job!!
I'd love to see results.


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