Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Class of 2009


Class of 2009

This tutorial was written by Jenny on 5-19-2009. Resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. I am using the artwork of Lacy Clagg. You need a license to use her artwork. I am licensed to this image through LCTS.
You can now purchase her tubes at Creative Design Outlet.

Supplies Needed:
LilGrad Tubes by Lacy Clagg
Graduation PTU Scrapkit by Just A Girl's Designs
Font of choice (I'm using Scrap Cursive)

Open a new canvas 600 x 600. Flood fill white.

Copy & Paste BKG3 as a new layer, resize 65%, add drop shadow.

Copy & Paste frame1 as a new layer,resize 75%.

Copy & Paste BKG6 as a new layer, resize 60%, move below frame layer.

Copy & Paste Grad tube of choice as a new layer, move below frame, add drop shadow.

Copy & Paste balloons, move below tube layer, see my tag for arranging, ad drop shadow to each.

Using your selection tool, draw out over the frame, selections,invert and click delete on each layer below the frame except for BKG3, select none, hide BKG3 and background, merge visible, unhide.

Now on the frame layer, free rotate 15 degrees right, move upward on your canvas, resize again by 75%.

Copy & Paste another grad tube of choice, add drop shadow and place on the left of the canvas.

Copy & Paste award, add drop shadow, type out year onto the award (I used Reservoir Grunge), add drop shadow to text, merge text layer and award layer together, resize 50%, free rotate 15 degrees right and place on the frame.

Copy & Paste books as a new layer, resize 50%, add drop shadow, place at the bottom right corner of the canvas.

Copy & Paste frame3 as a new layer, move below all layers and above BKG3 layer.

Copy & Paste BKG1 as a new layer, resize 50%, move below frame3, use the magic wand and select inside the frame, selections, modify,expand 3, selections, invert,delete on paper layer, select none.

Copy & Paste close up grad tube, move below frame3, again use magic wand and repeat steps above.

Copy & Paste diploma as a new layer, resize 65%, add drop shadow and place on top of the books.

Copy & Paste flower2 as a new layer, resize 50%, place below frame layer, duplicate, mirror,flip.

Copy & Paste balloons, duplicating and arranging them so that they are "floating" behind the standing tube outside of the frame, add drop shadow to each.

Resize or crop to your liking. Add copyright info and text and you are done.
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