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Sunday, February 19, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on February 19th, 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 the artwork of Amy Matthews
This is one of her limited edition tubes for February but, she has plenty of other beautiful work
Use must purchase a license to use her gorgeous artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the cute scrapkit, “Puppy Tails” by Alika's Scraps
Which you can find to purchase for use HERE
I also used some sparkles from another of her kits this is optional

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask362 by Vix
Which you can find for download to use HERE

Filters Needed
Xero - Porcelain
Xero - Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 – HSB Noise (for animation)

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open as102
Copy and paste into your canvas
Scale down by 80% and rotate 10 degrees.
Add a drop shadow

Open as64
Add to your canvas as well
Add a drop shadow to this frame as well
Position the two frames similar to mine.

Open paper04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
in between the two frames
Select inside the smaller heart using the magic wand
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and press delete

Add the same paper to the canvas again, this time under the bigger heart frame
Select as you did before and expand the selection and invert and delete.
Select all but the white background layer and scale down to 90%
Open paper07
Resize to 600px by 600px
Drag to just about the white background in the layer pallate.
Add the mask here.

Now add your close up of your tube to the smaller heart frame, flip horizontally and erase any parts that are outside of it.

Change the blend more do overlay.

Add the full body tube onto the right side of your canvas

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

Filter → Xero → Radiance
Hit random a few times until you find something subtle that you like that fits with your tube.

Filter → Sharpen → Unsharp mask
All at default.

Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Add the full body tube again and have it between the bigger heart and the paper layer in your pallate.
Erase any parts that are outside the frame.
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 20%

Now just embellish the tag to your liking, repositioning and resizing as you'd like with drop shadow of choice.
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated.


If you want the sparkles then add them here with no drop shadow I lowered the opacity to 80% on mine as well.

Add your name to your tag.

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

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

If you don't want to animate then hide your white background layer and save to your liking and you're done!

If you want to animate let's continue.

Go to you bigger heart frame layer

Duplicate it 3 times so that you have a total of 4 layers.

On the very bottom one of the 4 add the following filter

Filter → Eye Candy 4000 → HSB Noise
With the following settings:

Add this to each of the other 3 layers, hitting random seed each time.

Go to your animation window and have the delay set to .15sec, set to go on forever.

Have four frames in the animation pallate.
Hide all but the first one on the first layer.
All but the second on the second layer
All but the third on the third
All but the fouth on the fourth

Press play to see your animation, if you're happy with it then you're done!

Save and a .gif!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Here is a sample of this tag unanimated :)


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