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 adorable Izzybella, PTU art of Heather Valentin. 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 wonderful PTU kit Breathe No More by Black Widow Creationz. You can find this kit here
Mask of choice: I am using mask ARZMN_%StarMask which I myself created and you can find it below. Click to make full size, then save.
Fonts of choice: I am using FFF Harmony for the © and Bumblebees Demo for the name/text.
Filters of choice: Penta.Com – Color Dot
MuRa's Miester - Copies
*TUTORIAL NOTE* at some point I forgot to record a step where I selected all layers to resize a bit... soo.... just take note that you may have to do that at some point. Whatch your elements, if they seem to large then that is when you should have resized using Free Transform.
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 700 x 700 , transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name the file whatever you wish and hit ok. Minimize for now.
Create another new image 1000 x 1000 transparent background. Place el 2 in center of canvas. Resize down to 60%. Filters>MuRa's >Copies with the following settings.
C/P to your 700 x 700 Image and then reduce it down to 80%. You can now close out the larger image without saving it.
Click on Raster 1 layer. Open and prepare your mask, C/P it to the center of your canvas.
If you do not know how to prepare your mask, please see HERE.
C/P PP4, right click on the layer in the layers palette and choose Create Clipping Mask. Close off your frame layer and layer 1 and MV. Open all layers.
C/P el 34 and reduce to 50%. Place on the bottom left of the frame.
C/P el 33 reduce to 50% and place bottom left on top of the stump.
C/P el 35, reduce to 45% and place on at the bottom of the stump.
C/P el 27, reduce to 75%, rotate it slightly to the right if you wish. Drag the layer below the frame layer in the layers palette.. Click on the top layer to make sure it is active.
C/P el 29, reduce to 80% and place in the upper right on top of the frame and leaves. Erase any bits with your Eraser Brush that you don't want to be seen.
C/P el 37, reduce size to your preference. Place at the bottom right.
C/P el 5, reduce 50% and flip horizontal. Place at the lower right on top of the mushroom cluster.
C/P el 26. Erase the stem and drag the layer under all the other layers in the layers palette. Position at the very bottom so that it looks like everything was sitting on the leaf.
Click on your frame layer to make it active. With your Magic Wand tool click inside the frame. Go to Select>Modify>Expand and expand the selection by 35 to 40 pixels. Again with your Magic Wand, Shift+click inside all the little openings of the frame where the petals meet. Zoom in to make sure you don't have any holes.
Create a new layer and flood fill the selection with white. Deselect and drag the layer under the frame layer, in the layers palette.
C/P pp 3, right click and choose Create Clipping Mask.
C/P pp4, go to Edit>Transform>Rotate 90°CW. Set the layer's Blend Mode to what ever looks best to you. Right click and create Clipping Mask. Close off all layers except the white, and the two paper layers, and MV. Open the rest of the layers.
C/P your tube. Resize down to what you like best. Erase any bits of the tube that stick out of the frame.
Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation. Use 45 for saturation and -11 for lightness. Right click and create clipping mask. Close off all layers but your paper layers and the tube layer, and MV. Open up all layers and then Go to Filter>Penta.Com>Color Dot, with the following settings.
Take a last look at your tag, and make any adjustments that you wish to make. Add DS(s) to any or all layers.
Add your © info and your name with any layer styles that you wish to use.
Crop the transparent pixels around your image and resize to 600 X 600 pix.
Save for Web as PNG-24 and you are finished..
This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 01/22/2015. 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.
As always, Happy PSPing.... and Photoshop too :) !!