Tuesday, 12 January 2010

New Beginnings

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Steve Baier which is available to purchase from UpYourArt
Scrapkit - a beautiful freebie kit called 'New Beginnings' by Heza which is free for one month only so go grab it quick!! It is part of the blog train and you can find it here
Thank you Heza
Mask of choice - I am using Babes Mask16 here and 0mask046 here
Font of choice - I am using French Script MT
Xero porcelain (optional)
eye candy gradient glow
OK - Open a new image 700x600 floodfill white
Copy & paste Frame3 from the kit as a new layer
click inside the centre of frame with magic wand, selection, modify, expand by 5
Copy Paper 10 from the kit and paste as a new layer
selection, invert, delete and select none
drag the paper layer below the frame layer
add a drop shadow to the frame 0 0 60 5
Copy & paste wrap2 and position over the frame
use your deform tool to position it
if you hold the shift key down you can angle it so it fits around the frame
Copy flower 3 and position to the bottom left of the frame, resize by 65%
duplicate and mirror then move the mirrored flower over beside the original one
resize flowers 1 and 2 and position to the bottom right of the frame
paste your tube as a new layer, resize if necessary and drop shadow
I applied xero porcelain to my tube at default settings
copy glitterspill 1 and paste as a new layer below the frame layer
resize and position, sharpen
paste the buttons on top left of frame, resize both, sharpen & drop shadow
copy heart 2 and position on top right of frame, resize by 65%, sharpen & drop shadow
resize string 2 and place over the heart
copy bow 3, resize and place over the string
copy & paste flowers 5 & 7 and position at bottom of tag
add one of the butterflies and position
open the globe and paste a closeup of your tube as a new layer below it
move into position and then erase any overhang outside the globe
merge down, copy & paste as a new layer, resize and position on your tag
hide background layer, merge visible all other layers
resize by about 80%, sharpen and crop
unhide background & add a new raster layer above it, select all
Copy paper 3 and paste into selection, select none
apply babes mask 16, delete & merge group, duplicate & merge down
add another new raster layer below the mask layer, select all
copy & paste Paper 7 into selection, select none
apply the 0mask046, delete & merge group
copy & paste glitterspill 3 as a new layer above the masks layers, resize, position & sharpen
Now add your name
I used #966f7a as both foreground & background
apply an inner bevel - width 6, depth 20, smoothness, ambience & shininess all at 0
angle 315, intensity 40, elevation 57
add a gradient glow using #f2e8d2
add any copyright info, delete background layer & save as a Png