A Country Autumn

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This tutorial was written by me on September 14, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended and can easily be converted to PSP

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS/PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Ismael Rac. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU A Country Autumn kit by Inzpired Creationz. You can purchase it here.

DD_Autumn Template by Dees’Sign Depot. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Art Brewery.

Note: PS users, make sure your move tool has ‘show transform controls’ checked so you can resize each element easily. Press shift + drag to resize them without distortion. PSP users, resize as necessary. Please use my tag for a reference.

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Open your template. Image size, 600 x 600. Delete the credits layer and all the text layers, including the wordart back, and d/s layers. Also delete the background layer & doodle layers.

Add your papers to each layer. I have used, from the bottom layer to the top:

Paper 1
Paper 12
Paper 4
Paper 12
Paper 1
Paper 5
Paper 13
Paper 8
Paper 10
Paper 4
Paper 10
Paper 2
Paper 8
Paper 1

Add the elements of your choice. I used:

Splatter 1 – place to the top, duplicate. Transform, flip vertical and place to the bottom. Move this layer just above the green oval layer.

Hay Stack – place to the right. Move this layer behind the small square layers.

String 1 – place to the top.

Scattered Acorns – place to the left side, move this layer above the small square layers.

Grass 1 – place to the bottom.

Scattered Gems – place to your liking.

Branch 3 – place to the bottom.

Branch 4 – place to the bottom, flip horizontal.

Ladder – place to the lower right, flip horizontal.

Flower 10 – place to the lower right.

Wheel – place to the lower left.

Bubbles – place along the left side.

Bag – place in front of the wheel, flip horizontal.

Acorns 1 – place to the right of the bag.

Flowers 1 – place to the bottom left, flip horizontal.

Open your tube, duplicate, and place the bottom copy over the top small square. Ctrl + click over the thumbnail for the top square. On the tube layer, select, inverse. Deselect. Duplicate the tube for this layer. Filter, blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to overlay. On the bottom tube layer, set the blend mode to screen.

You should have one copy of your tube still left untouched. Place this tube in the center or to your liking. Move the tube above your scattered acorns layer.

Add your name (I used noise on the name), copyrights, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers if desired.

Merge visible. On the outside edge of your canvas, you may see a black border on two sides from adding the drop shadow. Just take you eraser tool and erase the shadow.

Save as a PNG.

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Whimsy

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This tutorial was written by me on September 2nd, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended and can be easily converted to PSP versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS & PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful art of Alex Prihodko. You can find his work here.

FTU kit Whimsy by Inzpired Creationz. This is only available as a fan freebie from Pimp My Tags w/ Scraps. You can grab it here.

Mask 3 by Alexis of the Creative Misfits. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using KG Call Me Maybe.

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Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600. Open paper 5 and drag onto the blank image.

Open your mask and apply your mask. If you don’t know how to to this in PS, you can find instructions here.

Open Frame 2. Image size 500 x 500. Drag this on top of the mask layer.

Use the Polygonal Lasso tool and make a selection along the pink flowers, making sure you won’t be able to see the edges of the selection through the frame. Add a new layer.

Open paper 3. Copy and paste the paper. Selections, invert and press delete. Ctrl + D. Move this layer below the frame layer.

For the rest of the tag, you will work from the layer just above your frame to the top, using my tag as a guide for the placement. After each element I will note the pixel size to resize to.

Tube – resize as necessary
Grass 1 – 419 x 211
Ribbon 1 – 550 x 502
Butterflies 2 – 271 x 410
Butterflies 1 – 298 x 196
Jar – 181 x 243
Mushrooms 1 – 183 x 168
Bow – 132 x 129, rotate slightly to the left
Wordart – 550 x 463
Fairy – 210 x 270, flip horizontal

Add your name, copyrights, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers and merge visible.

For PS users: To ensure there are no stray pixels, increase your canvas size to 700 x 700. Add a layer, floodfill with a dark color and move the layer below your tag layer. Use your eraser tool to erase anything that isn’t part of the tag (you may see extra paper at the edges or a thin line). When you’re done, delete the dark color layer.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.