Monday, March 16, 2015

☮ Lady Sweets ☮

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 art Budding Beauty by Barbara Jensen. This is a free tube IF you purchase Layered Package 68. Better hurry though cuz you only have about another day to grab it!! Please DO NOT use this image without the proper license or permission. You can find this tube here

Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderful PTU kit Lady Sweets by Mysterfeerie. You can find this kit here


Mask of choice: I am using mask ARZMN_Mask%011 by me. You can get it by scrolling down to the end of the tutorial. Click on it to bring it to full size and then save it to your hard drive.

Fonts of choice: I am using Pixel – Noir Skinny Caps for the © and Always Black and Aquarelle for the name/text.

Filters of choice:
MuRa's Meister – Copies
Alien Skin 5 – Perspective Shadow
Xero – Porcelain

Brushes of Choice: Some swirly brushes. You can find all kinds HERE.

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
MD – Merge Down
LS – Layer Style/Blending Options

Create a new image 1000 x 1000 , transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name the file whatever you wish and hit ok. There is no need to save it anywhere as you wont be keeping it.

C/P element 76 to the center of the canvas. Resize down any where between 40 to 50%. Filters> MuRa's Meister – Copies. With the following settings

C/P element 96 to the center of the canvas. Erase the stem with your eraser tool. Resize the flowers down anywhere to 40 to 50%. Apply the same MuRa's settings. Adjust the position of the flower frame it looks off center. With your eraser brush erase the ivy that shows within your new frame. Add a DS/LS of your choice to the flowers layer then MV

Create a new image 700 x 700, transparent background. Name the file what you wish and choose your directory. This file will be our main image file.

Prepare and C/P your mask to the center of your working canvas. If you do not know how to prepare your mask, please go HERE for a short tutorial.

Resize your mask down a bit, maybe to 80% or so, C/P paper 16.
Hover your cursor between the paper layer and mask layer and while holding ALT key click to create a clipping mask.

C/P your frame to the center of the canvas and resize to your liking.

Click on the very bottom layer to make it active. C/P element 16 and position where you would like the flowers to show through.

C/P element 4 and position where you would like the swirls of the element to show. With an eraser brush, erase the part of the swirl element that is within the inside of the frame.

Create a new layer, click on your frame layer to make it active and using your magic wand, click inside the frame to make a selection. Selection>Modify>Expand. Expand by 30 px. Click back on the layer that you created and flood fill this layer with white. Set the layers blend mode to Soft Light. Selection>Deselect.

C/P paper 11. Postion the paper how you would like it inside the frame and erase the outer edges a bit. Image>Adjustments>Vibrance. Pull both sliders all the way to the right.
Position your cursor between the thumbnails of the paper layer and the white filled layer, and ALT+click to create a clipping mask. Set the paper layer blend mode to Multiply.

Create a new layer. Choose a couple swirl brushes and stamp the layers with each brush, changing colors that fit your scheme. Change the layer blend mode to what ever you like best. I chose Hard Light. Then give it a slight blur.

Click back on your frame layer to make it the active layer again.

C/P element 93, resize down and place near the lower left of the frame.
C/P element 30. Resize down to your liking and place at the bottom of the ice cream cone..
C\P element 08. Resize down and place near the daisy.
C/P element 1. Resize down and place with the rose and daisy.
C/P element 31 and position to the upper right of the frame.
C/P element 114 resize down and place almost to the center right of the frame.
C/P element 36, resize down and place to the right of the sundae.
C/P element 27 and place over the bottom of the Sundae and the cupcake.

C/P your tube to the center of the canvas. Duplicate it 2x's for a total of 3. Place 1 on each side of the inside of the frame. Drag the layers below the frame layer and erase the parts that stick outside of it. Change the layers blend mode of each one to Luminosity. Lower the opacity of one of the layers to 40% and the other to 20%.
Resize the last layer if needed and position over the frame so that it looks like she is popping out of it.
Now we are going to make it look as though her legs are inside the frame.
Way down at the bottom of your layers palette there is a button that looks like a rectangle with a circle in the middle of it. When you hover your cursor over it, it will say Add Layer Mask. Click on it. A white box should appear to the right side of your tube in the layer palette. - Optional - Duplicate your tube. On the top tube apply a soft gaussian blur and reduce the opacity to around 55%. On the second apply Xero – Porcelain at the default settings. Then apply Alien Skin 5 – Perspective Shadow. Setting of your choice.

Right click on your frame and choose Select Pixels. Click on the white square next to your tube. Look at your color palette and make sure that your Forground color is set to Black. Choose a soft brush from your Paint Brushes and brush over her legs. Do not brush over any parts of the tube that you want visible over the frame. If you do, simply change your color to white and brush over that area. When finished go to Select>Deselect. Now right click on the white box next to the tube and choose Apply Mask.

Take a last look at your tag. Add or remove any elements. Resize your tag if you wish to.
Apply any DS/LS to some or all layers if you wish.

Add your name/text phrase and © info.

Save for Web as PNG (24) and you are finsihed!

This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 03/14/2015. 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 :) !!
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