Monday, 22 March 2010

Venus Tutorial

Scrap Kit used Venus by Athena Designs available HERE
I also used the awesome artwork of Myka Jelina 
which is available from CILM. Please remember you need 
a license to use this artwork.

Font of choice. I used LD Forget Me Not available HERE
New image 600x600
Open frame of your choice, I chose Athena_Venus_Frame1
Paste as a new layer.
Select inside the frame, expand selection 10
paste paper of your choice as a new layer below the frame layer.
I used Athena_Venus_Paper6
Selections, invert &gt, select paper layer and delete.
Paste your tube layer, resizing as needed.
Copy and paste elements of your choice, resizing to fit your tag
I used:
Add drop shadow of your choice to your tube and element layers.
If you want the feather popping out of the frame like mine
duplicate your frame layer, drag it above the feather layer
and erase all except the part you want over the feather.
Add drop shadow to only the bottom frame layer.
Add copyright information and your watermark.
Add text of choice.
If you don't want to animate you can now
save your tag as a JPG or PNG
To Animate
Merge Visible your main tag layers.
Duplicate this layer twice so you have 3 layers of it.
Select around the flame using lasso tool.
Select the top tag layer
Eye Candy 4000, Fire

These are the settings I used but you can change them to suit.
Close off the top layer and open up the next.
Change only the random seed
Close this layer and open the 3rd changing the random
seed on Eye Candy again.
Opening and closing these animated layers as you go copy merged
each layer over to AS. Paste the first as a new animation and the
rest paste after current frame.
Select all and adjust frame properties to change
the animation speed if you wish.
Save and you are done.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Irish Eyes Tutorial

I used the awesome kit Irish Gold from Digicats (and Dogs)
You can get it HERE 
 and for one week its totally free!!!!
After that it will be available as a PTU kit in the store
I also used the awesome artwork of Walter Girotto
You need a license to use his artwork from MPT
Ok lets gets started!
Open DCD_IG_Frame01
Select inside the frame and expand selection by 10.
Add a new layer beneath the frame layer
Using a paper of choice (I used paper 11)
copy and paste it into the selection.

Add a drop shadow to the frame on its own layer.
I used 4,4,60,12 and repeated -4,-4,60, 12.
Paste your tube as a new layer above the paper, 
resizing if needed. Select inside the frame again,
expand by 10, invert, and delete any
parts of the tube ouside of the frame.
Add drop shadow of choice.
Open DCD_IG_hanging shamrocks
paste as a new layer, resize 50% position and add shadow,
erase anything showing outside of the frame.

Increase canvas size to 1000x1000, we can crop it later.
Add elements of your choice resizing as needed and
dont forget your drop shadows as you go.
I used these elements:
DCD_IG_Pot O Gold 01
Add your text of choice. I typed 'Irish Eyes' using
DJLuck and positioned above the rainbow layer
but below the horse.
Merge visible, add main text and any copyright 
information and save!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Rock Star - Crazeds Creations

I used the awesome kit Rock Star from Crazed's Creations.
You can get it HERE
I also used the awesome artwork of Alayna Magnan
You need a license to use her artwork from MPT
The mask I used is one by Jazzy Designs called 3D Wall
I can't find a link so if anyone knows where to find it please let me know.
Font is Most Wasted available at Da Font.

Ok Lets get started:

Make a new image 500x500. Flood fill White.
Select all and add a new layer.
Paste the paper of your choice into the selection.
I used Crazeds_paper8_RST.
Layers, New Mask layer and apply your mask
and merge the group.
I then duplicated my mask layer to make it more defined
but you might not need to if you use a different mask.

Copy Crazeds_drums1_RST and paste as a
new layer, resize 75%
Copy and paste the tube also resizing 75%.
Position the tube so it covers the front drum.
See my tag for guidance.

Add elements of your choice, resizing and
adding shadows as required.
There are lots to choose from but I used these elements:
Crazeds_tag4_RST and Crazeds_ball1_RST 
both of these I recolored to match the pink from the tube.

Add the text "Rock Star" to the tag and apply the
following cutout in the same color as your text
-20,-20, 78, 100.
Then apply a drop shadow of 2, 2, 40, 2 in white.

Do the same adding the text of your choice to the pink drum.

And that's it, save your tag and you are done.