Saturday, June 22, 2013

America The Beautiful 3 Piece Forum Set




America The Beautiful 3 Piece Forum Set
This tutorial was written by Jenny on  June 22, 2013. Resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. I am using the licensed artwork of Francis Mary. You can find her tubes at Cloud9Ink. You need a license to use her tubes.

Supplies Needed:
1 tube of choice
Scrapkit of choice (I'm using a FTU by Topcats Tagz "Happy 4th of July" over on the Creative Misfits Creations blog HERE)
Font of choice- I'm using CloudsAndBlue
Mask of choice for the tag- I'm using Vix_Mask147
(click on goodies then masks and scroll down)
Born in the U.S.A. Template by Dees'Sign Depot

First lets start on the tag. 

Open the template, shift d to duplicate and close the original.

Select the background layer, new raster layer, select with magic wand, copy & paste paper1 into selection, select none, apply mask.

Add element28 (glitter and stars), resize if needed, place above mask layer and up toward the top, duplicate, flip.

Select teal circle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy & paste paper10 as a new layer, selections, invert, delete, select none, hide original layer.

Repeat on large grey rectangle using paper 11.

Again on left and right blue rectangle using paper12.

Repeat again on each swirl layer using papers or colors of choice.

Add element24 (star swirls) as a new layer, resize to your liking, place above the new left blue rectangle, duplicate, image mirror so that the duplicate will now be on the new right blue rectangle.

Add balloons, place to either side of the canvas, resize to your liking, duplicate, image, mirror.

Add your tube of choice, resize to your liking, place upward like mine, add drop shadow.

Select teal circle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy & paste paper of choice as a new layer, resize if needed, selections, invert, delete, select none, hide original.

Add element25, resize to your liking, place below the new teal circle layer.

Select taupe stars, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy & paste paper of choice, selections, invert, delete, select none, hide original.

Add flower layer, resize to your liking, place to the right, add drop shadow, duplicate, image, mirror. Repeat using the other set of flowers and resize them just a little smaller than the previous flowers.

Add pinwheel, resize to your liking, add drop shadow, place to the right.

Add butterfly, resize to your liking, place to the left.

Add American flags, resize to your liking, add drop shadow, see my tag for placement.

Select taupe circle, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy & paste paper of choice as a new layer, selections, invert, delete, select none, hide original.

Repeat on stamp choice 2 using a different color or paper.

Add hat, resize to your liking, add drop shadow, place toward the bottom left side.

Hide stamp choice 1, pixel words and grey stripe.

Now add cupcake, place down next to hat, see my tag, resize to your liking, add drop shadow.

Now it's time to merge all layers, crop down your tag, resize if needed.

Add copyright/licensing info and text and you're ready to save.
Be sure to save a blank for future use.

If you'd like to save as a transparent PNG layer be sure to hide the white background layer first.


NOW FOR MAKING THE SIGNATURE TAG: 

Open a new canvas 600 x 250.

Add paper of choice, resize if needed.

Add whichever embellishments you'd like to add, resize them as needed, add drop shadows.

Add tube and place either to the left or right, resize if needed, add drop shadow.

Add flowers and any other embellishments you'd like to the opposite side add drop shadow to each.

To make the outer border- Select raster 1, selections, select all, float, defloat, copy & paste paper of choice into selection, selections, modify, contract by 6, delete, select none, add noise if you'd like then a drop shadow.

Add copyright info, merge visible, crop 600 x 250 just to make sure there's nothing on the edges.

Now you're ready to add text and save. Don't forget to save a blank for later use.
Don't close though!

For the avatar, just open a new canvas to the size you'd like. Mine is 150 x 175.

Back on the signature tag, undo text, undo merge, hide border and copyright layer, copy merged, go back to avatar and paste as a new layer.

Resize the image if needed, crop like before.

Repeat the same step above for adding the border.

Add copyright info and merge visible.
Now you're ready to add your initial or name. Don't forget to save a blank!


I hope you've enjoyed my new tutorial. Please show your appreciation by leaving some love in my C-Box and/or voting for me at 1Award (link to the right). I'd love to see your results.



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