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Sunday, March 11, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on March 11th, 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 Elias Chatzoudis
Use must purchase a license to use his artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using the PTU scrapkit, “Emo Candy Central” by Alika's Scraps
Which you can find for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask99 by Weescotslass
Which you can find for download to use HERE

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

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

Open as55
Add to you canvas
Resize down by 65%
Add a drop shadow

Open paper15
Resize to 600px by600px
Add to your canvas below your frame
use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert and on the paper layer, press delete

Open paper05
Have just above the white background layer
Apply your mask to this layer.

Add your fully body tube to the top of your layers pallate.
Resize and position.
Duplicate, on the bottom one add a drop shadow
One the top
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0px.
Change the blend mode to soft light.

Add the close up to your canvas in between the frame and paper frame background we made
Adjust, position and resize, flip horizontally as well.
Change the blend mode to luminosity, opacity to 30%

Now add which elements you'd like
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated:

as26 (no drop shadow)
as87 (no drop shadow)
as26 (no drop shadow)
as87 (no drop shadow)
as72 (no drop shadow)
as16 (no drop shadow)
as88 (no drop shadow)

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information

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


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