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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Equinox




In this tutorial I am using the art of Jessica Galbreth.
You require a license to use Jessica’s art,
I purchased mine from CILM.
Jessica now sells licenses to her Vintage Angel Collection at

I am using Schnegge's Scraps' part of a very pretty collab kit called 
“An Autumn Romance".
You can get the kit here.
I love this time of year with all the autumn and Halloween kits,
this is a lovely kit, thank you Schnegge.

Plugin used – MuRa’s Meister copies.

You will require a mask, I used weescotslass’ mask 260, here.

Font I used is DS Celtic 1, which is a free font, here




Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing and rotating, essential for a good looking tag (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50).
Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used Paper18_AAR_Schnegge. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all and paste the paper into the selection. Apply the mask and resize 90%.

Open Ivy02_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Don’t move it from the centre of your canvas. Apply MuRa’s Meister copies plugin with the setting as my screenshot below, apply the drop shadow. 




Open Frame04_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used Paper14_AAR_Schnegge. Make a new layer below your frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not de-select.

Open your tube, duplicate and close the original. Mirror the tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Position inside the frame, resize as required, invert the selection and delete the excess tube, lower the opacity, I set my opacity on 30. De-select.

Go back to the tube and undo the mirror, copy and paste again as a new layer on your canvas, resize as required and place in position so she is coming out of the frame. Apply the drop shadow. I did my shadow on a separate layer and erased the part around the flames as I thought that part looked better without a shadow.

Open Ivy01_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 70% and rotate 70 degrees to the right. Place in position along the bottom of the frame. Duplicate this layer, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the left and drag down below the tube layer. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open FloralVine01_ARR_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Mirror, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Branch_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Candle02_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower05_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Mushroom_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, drag down below the Floral Vine layer and place in position, apply the drop shadow.

Open String_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 60%, rotate 10 degrees to the right, bring the layer up to just below the flower05 layer and place in position. I used the unsharp mask twice on the string to sharpen it up nicely. Apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower07, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Butterfly01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate. Place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open Horse_ARR_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any problems, you can email me here. I would love to see your creation and feature it on my gallery!







 


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