Sunday, 21 June 2009

4th July

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Steve Baier available from UpYourArt
Scrapkit - 'Stars & Stripes blog train' by Vella at Wench Designs HERE
Thanks Vella!
Mask of choice
Font of choice
Eye Candy Gradient Glow
OK -Open a new image 600x600 floodfill white
Copy Frame 2 from the kit, paste as a new layer and resize
Click inside the frames, one at a time and expand by 4 and paste a different paper in each frame, selections, invert, delete and move the paper layers below the frame layers, select none
Click on the frame layer and add a dark blue gradient glow
Paste your tube as a new layer, position so it looks like she is coming out of the frame, erase any overhang with eraser tool
Copy a bow of choice and paste as a new layer on the top frame, resize and drop shadow
0 0 70 5
Copy & resize one of the stars and position, sharpen & add same drop shadow
Copy the 3 flowers from the kit, resize and position along the bottom of frame
Copy & paste the butterflies and position, resize and drop shadow
Hide white background layer & merge visible, resize by 85% and sharpen
Type '4th July' in red in the frame, add noise at uniform 45 then add a white gradient glow
Paste the 2 doodles below the tag, resize and position
Add a new raster layer above white background layer, select all, copy Paper 2 and paste into selection, select none and apply mask of choice, delete and merge group
I lowered the opacity of the mask layer slightly
Add your name using dark blue as the background colour, foreground nil
Add a white gradient glow then add a red gradient glow
Add your copyright info and save as a jpeg!