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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Guardian Angel




In this tutorial I am using the art of Eos Sparks.
You require a license to use Eos’ art,
you can get one here.

I am using a gorgeous kit by Schnegge’s Scraps called
“Guardian Angel”.
This kit is really beautiful
and there is so much more in it than I have used .
You can get the kit here.

You will also require a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask,
which you can get here.

I used a Jellyka font called Cutty Cupcakes, here.




Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness (effects – sharpen – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50).
I used different drop shadows in this tutorial depending on the element, you can use mine or you can experiment with your own.


 Open a new transparent canvas 550 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open p18_GA_Schnegge and copy. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 90% and lower the opacity to around 65.

Open p09_GA_Schnegge and copy.  As before, make a new layer, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%.

Open glitter01_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 85% and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 50, blur 5.

Open moon_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down below the glitter layer and position towards the top, right hand side as in my tag.

Open glitter02_GA_Schnegge and paste as new layer. Resize 85% and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 50, blur 2.

Open staircase_GA_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the first glitter.

Open cloud_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Place in position over the staircase using my tag for reference.

Open sparkles_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 60, blur 2.

Open bow04_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the same drop shadow as the first glitter and staircase layers.

Open angelball01_GA_Schnegge and pate as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position below the bow layer and apply the last drop shadow.

Open angelball02_GA_Schnegge and paste as  new layer. Resize 35%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open unicorn_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and place in position. Apply the last drop shadow.

Go back to the staircase layer and erase the part that shows on the right hand side of the unicorn.

Open flower03_GA_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 50% and apply the last drop shadow. Drag down below the unicorn and place in position so that its showing on the left hand side of him.

Open flower04_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Go to Effects – Photo Effects _ Black and White film, change the brightness to 50 and click on ok. Resize 50%, apply the last drop shadow and place in position behind the unicorn. Erase the part of the stalk that is showing below the unicorn.

Open leaf02_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Apply the Photo Effects, Black and White film with the same settings as before. Resize 40%, apply the last drop shadow and place in position over flower04.

Open flower01_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, apply the last drop shadow and place in position so that its showing on the right hand side of the unicorn.

Open twig03_GA_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, apply the last drop shadow and position so the leaves are showing at the bottom of the unicorn.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required. I applied a deeper drop shadow to bring the tube out more and give her the appearance of floating - vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 50, blur 10.

Crop your tag and resize if required.  Choose a nice dark grey for your font, apply your text and copyright information.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.











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