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Monday, January 30, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on January 12th, 2012 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.
Do not translate or script.
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 a limited edition tube by Barbara Jensen
It's not longer avaliable but, she has plenty of amazing tubes which you can find in her store HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “Smexy EMOstyle” by Alika's Scraps
You can find this kit for use HERE

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask180 by Weescotslass
Which you can find HERE

Filters Need
Xero - Porcelain

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
flood fill with white

Open as24
Add to your canvas, resize down to about 75%
Add your drop shadow

Open paper12
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame
use the magic wand tool to select inside of the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer, press delete.

Open paper03
resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Drag below your frame background layer
Apply your mask here.

Merge together the various layers you want used from your tube
Add to your canvas.
Resize and reposition to your liking.
Duplicate this layer.
Drag one just above the frame, one just below
Hide the top for now.
On the bottom, erase any parts of the tube that are sticking beyond it
add a drop shadow.

Unhide the top tube layer, erase any parts beyond the frame and over the frame

Filter → Xero → Porcelain
All at default, except the blue channel to 0.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default

Now add the elements you'd like to with a drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated.

As74 (no drop shadow)
as23 (no drop shadow)
as23 (no drop shadow)
as79 (no drop shadow)
as88 (no drop shadow)
as88 (no drop shadow)

Add your name (I have added it twice, two different fonts)

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

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

If you're happy with your results save to your liking and you're done!!


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