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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Just Boyz






In this tutorial I am using the awesome art of Arthur Crowe.
You require a license to use Arthur’s art,
you can get one here.

I am using a fantastic kit called “Machine” by
I loved this kit, thank you Cora!

You will also require a mask.
I used Monti’s circle mask here.

Font used is Last Words Thin,
which is a free font, 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 30).



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pd-pp-04. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply your mask. Resize the mask 80%.

Open pd-gears and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, move a little higher and to the right and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open pd-wire and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position over the gear and apply the same drop shadow.

Open pd-gears2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and position a little to the left. Select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, open another of the papers and copy, I used pd-pp-09. Make a new layer on your canvas below the gears2 layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not deselect.

Open pd-bike, resize 80%, copy and paste as a new layer. Position the bike inside gear2  towards the top, duplicate the layer and position the duplicate at the bottom. Don’t worry about the join, it will be covered. Invert the selection and delete the excess on each of the bike layers. Merge the two bike layers together and reduce the opacity to around 45. Go back to gears 2 layer and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-meter and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, position on top of gears2 and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-tire and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, place in position on the right hand side and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-frame-04 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-sign and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, place in position covering the bikes join and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-screw-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30% and duplicate. Place the screws over the screw holes on the sign and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-chain-04 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd-screw-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required and apply the last drop shadow. Position your tube, erase the bottom part so that it looks like its coming out of frame 04.

Open pd-ribbon-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Check the position of all your elements.

Open pd-splatter-02 and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 85%, drag down so its just above your mask layer and place in position. Apply a drop shadow, this time vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 70, blur 3.

Open pd-splatter-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize also 85%, place in position and apply the past drop shadow.

Open pd-metal-bits-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and move up (you will need to bring this layer to the top to place in position and then move it back down again). Duplicate this layer, mirror the duplicate and move down. Apply the original drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5 to each layer.

Open pd-fence-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the last 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 questions or would like your tag featured on my gallery, please email me here.










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