Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
December 20 2010
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
The art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen
You can purchase her artwork at
her website

Tube of choice.
Scrap of choice.
I’m using one by Gothic Inspirirations
Called Christmas Memories
It is a PTU kit.

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open your tube & scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
Resize 70%
Paste on the main image.
Add a drop shadow
2,2,50,5 Black

Click inside the frame with
your magic wand tool.
Hold shift down to select
mulitple areas.
Selections modify expand 3

Paste your paper of choice
as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move paper under the frame.
Keep selected.

Select your tube.
Paste as a new layer between
paper & frames layer.
Duplicate once
Move the copy tube layer to the top
in the layer palette.

Back on the original tube layer
press delete.
Select none.
Add a drop shadow.

On the copy tube,
lower the opacity and delete any part
of the tube showing past the bottom of the frame.
You want the tube to "appear" to be coming
out of the frame.

Open a pine needle branch
Resize 85%
Paste behind your tube layers.
Duplicate once & mirror.
Arrange both layers behind the tubes.

Open gloves.
Resize 50%
Paste under bottom corner of the top frame.
Arrange so that they appear to be hanging from
the frame.

Open reindeer element.
Resize 50%
Paste at bottom of the tag.
Add a drop shadow.

Open a button.
Resize 25%
Paste on the corner of the frame.

Open a ribbon star element.
Resize 30%.
Paste under the button.
Add a drop shadow,

Open wordart of choice.
Resize 70%
Paste near bottom of tag.
Add a drop shadow.

Merge the layers together.
Duplicate once
On the bottom layer,
Adjust blur Gauassian Blur 15

Merge the layers visible again.
Resize 88%
Add copyright info & name.
Save as jpeg or png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

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