This tutorial was created with Photoshop CS6 or CS2 depending on what filters I use. Some older filters will no longer work in CS6. Can be done with other versions and/or programs.
Artist's Tube of choice: I am using the gorgeous PTU Poser that our scrap kit was inspired by, and her name is Raine. It is the gorgeous work of GraphFreaks. Please DO NOT use her images without the proper license or permission. You can find this tube here
Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the gorgeous PTU kit Fantasy Raine by Scrappin Krazy Designs You can find this kit here
Mask of choice: I am using mask ARZMN_Mask%02 by yours truly :) Click for full size then save image. Please do not change file name or claim as your own. Please do not share. May use in other tags and tuts of your own, but must have a link back to me.
Fonts of choice: I am using Celtic Bitty for the © and Cafe Lounge 19 for the name/text.
Filters of choice: Xero - Softmood
Ok, grab a cuppa, and a munchie, and let's go!!
Please remember to SAVE your work often, RENAME your layers, and if you feel you have really messed up.... Remember that UNDO is your bestest friend!!
C/P = Drag and Drop OR Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy>Edit>Paste
DS = Drop Shadow
MV – Merge Visible
Create a new image 900 x 900 , transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name the file whatever you wish and hit ok.
Prepare and apply your mask. C/P paper 6 above your mask layer, and create a clipping mask. MV, duplicate and set the layer blend mode to either hard light or multiply.
C/P element 39 to the center of your canvas.
With you magic wand click inside the frame. Select>Modify>Expand and expand by 5px.
Click on your very bottom layer, which should be a blank layer.
Open Paper 7 Select>All Edit>Copy. Back to your main canvas Edit>Paste into.
Now you should see that a layer mask has been added. Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Apply.
Duplicate the paper layer and change the blend mode of the layer to multiply.
Hide your frame layer and MV.
C/P element 41 to the center of your canvas. Resize down so that it fits inside the frame, and drag the layer under your frame layer in the layers palette.
C/P your tube to the center of the canvas above the frame.
C/P element 55 and place at the bottom of your tubes feet. Duplicate twice. Drag one of the duplicates over to the right a bit, then with a soft eraser brush, erase just enough to blend with the original..
With the second duplicate place the layer under the frame layer but above the pathway and rotate it to match the angle of your frame.
C/P element 61. Resize to your choice and place above the grass, at your tubes feet.
C/P element 32 Resize down to your choice and place on the top upper left of the frame.
C/P element 21. Resize down and place on the bottom lower right. Drag the layer below one of the grass layer.
Now keep going, add and layer more elements until you are happy with it.
Add DS and glows to any or all layers.
Close off the crow and the cat. MV the rest of the layers and apply Xero – Softmood at the default settings. Unhide the crow and the cat.
Trim and resize your image's longest edge to 750px.
Apply your name with any effects that you wish to add along with your © info.
Save for web as PNG=24 and you are finished!! Oh so pretty!!
This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 00/00/2014. Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please abide by my TOU and the TOU of Artists and Designers that you may use.
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope that I did not do too bad of a job writing it. If you have any problems, questions, comments, or suggestions just give me a hollar in my Cbox, or connect with me on FB. I will get back to you as fast as I can.
Don't forget to grab your freebie cluster frame! TOU included in the zip file. Click on the preview to download and enjoy!!
As always, Happy PSPing.... and Photoshop too :) !!