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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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This Tutorial was written on October 25th, 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.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
It'll work best if you have one that has a full body as well as a close up
You must purchase a license to use his work and you can do so HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a kit called “Totally Zirconia” by Alika's Scraps
You can find this kit HERE
Along with all her other amazing work!

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask141 by Weescotlass
You can Download that HERE

Filters Needed
Xero – Porcelain
Xero - Radiance

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

Open up a new canvas
600px x 600px.
Flood fill with white

Open as57
Copy and Paste into your canvas
Scale down to 80%

Open paper03
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
use your magic wand and select inside your frame
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand, by 4
Invert selection and then on the paper layer press delete.
Add a drop shadow to your frame

Open paper 05
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste onto your canvas
Drag to just above your white background layer
Apply your mask here.

Go to your close up tube and copy and paste into your canvas.
Resize and position as desired.
This layer is going to be between your frame and the frame background paper layer.
I also flipped mine horizontally.
Once you're happy with where it's at.
Ctrl + right click on the thumbnail in the layers pallate (select your paper background)
Invert the selection and press delete on your close up tube layer
Change the blend mode to luminosity.
Duplicate the layer
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur, radius of 5.0 pixels, click okay
Change the blend mode of this layer to soft light.

Now go to your fully body tube
Copy and paste this onto your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking
add a drop shadow

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All at default except the blue channel, slide all the way to the left to 0

Filter ---> Xero ---> Radiance
Do something subtle that just brightens the tube back up a bit.

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
All at default

Now we're just going to embellish to our liking.
Resize, reposition and add a drop shadow as you'd like.
You can use mine as an example.

I used the following, in this order:

Above the mask layer but below the frame background layer:

as40 (don't add a drop shadow to this one)
Duplicate the as40 layer once it's where you like it
Image ---> Transform ---> Flip Horizontally
Image ---> Transform ---> Filp Veritcally
Repostion this layer

as30 (no dropshadow on this layer either)

Between the frame background layer and the bottom close up tube layer:
as44 (no drop shadow here either)

Above the top fully body tube layer:

as60 (no drop shadow here)
as13 (I also added a pink outer glow)
as14 (I also added a yellow outer glow)

Add any word art if you'd like to

Add your name to your tag.

Image ---> Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you want to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright info to the tag.

If you're happy with what you've done hide the bottom white layer and then save as a .png
and You're done!

Thank you for trying my tut!
I'd love to see any tags made from it!

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Thanks again and Huge hugs!


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