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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on March 28th, 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 Steve Baier
Use must purchase a license to use his artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using a PTU Kit, “Serenity Park” by Jackie's Jewels
Which you can find for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using BigMask005 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

Additional Filters
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow
VanDerLee - Unplugged-X

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

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

Open Frame4
Add to your canvas
Scale down to 70%
Position a bit to the right side
Add a drop shadow

Open Paper5
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas
Have it below the frame
Use the magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection
On the paper layer press delete
Duplicate this layer

Filter – VanDerLee → Unplugged-X, Pattern offset
Change the blend mode of this layer to soft light

Open Paper9
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas below the other paper layer
Apply the mask to this layer

Open your tube to your canvas
Resize and position to your liking
Duplicate this layer
Drag one below the frame and add a drop shadow
Have one above and erase the bits of the legs that are over the frame
Duplicate this layer
Select your frame and then on the middle tube that you erase part of
Filter → Lokas Software → 3D Shadow
Something light that just give a bit of a shadow that matches the other that you've added already

On the top tube layer
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0 px
Change the blend mode to overlay

Add your tube once more to your frame
position and resize as you'd like
erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
change the blend mode to luminosity
Lower the opacity to 20%

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

GrowingVine (no drop shadow)
Vines3 (no drop shadow)
Floating Petals (no drop shadow, outer glow added)
Branch1 (some of this erased)
Optional Sparkles from another kit, no drop shadow added to them

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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