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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Zindy's Angel



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In this tutorial I am using an awesome kit specially designed for Zindy
The kit is called after Zindy and is exclusive to Dreamscape Imaging.

I am using two pieces of Zindy’s art but one tube will be fine.
You need a license to use Zindy’s art,
you can get one here.
There are also some free to use tubes available on Zindy’s site,
(although free you will still require a license).

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 160, here.

Font used is Dreamer One.
This is a free font and you can get it 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).

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 60, blur 5.


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used CBJ_ZindyPaper8.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%.

Open CBJ_Zindy_Starshower and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and place in position towards the top. Duplicate this layer, mirror and flip the duplicate. Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open CBJ_ZindyBranch and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ZindyClkFace and paste as a new layer. Resize also 65%, move up and over to the left a bit and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ZindyStar and paste as a new layer. Again resize 65%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBJ_ZindyFlutFrm and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, rotate 70 degrees to the right and adjust the position. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open CBJ_Zindy_Paper2 and copy. Make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not de-select.

Open one of your tubes or your main tube and mirror. Paste as a new layer on your canvas, resize as required and position in the frame, invert the selection and delete the excess tube, de-select. Change the blend mode to overlay then go back to the frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ZindyRibbon2 and paste as a new layer. Rotate 20 degrees to the left, resize 40%, place in position on the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Now open some of the flowers, resize as required and position around the frame below the tube. I used :

CBJ_ZindyFlw5, resized 15%.
CBJ_ZindyFlw1, resized 30%.
CBJ_ZindyFlw3, resized 50%.

Apply the drop shadow to each flower layer.

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

Check the position of your elements and adjust if necessary. Erase any of the stalks from the plant and branch layers that show.

Open CBJ_ZindyBird and paste as a new layer. Resize 20%, position him sitting on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ZindyCloud2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, drag down so the cloud is just above the clock face and place in position over the bottom part of the clock.

Paste the cloud2 again and bring to the top. This time resize 60% and place in position over the bottom part of your main tube so it looks like she is sitting in a cloud.

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 a questions, please email me here and dont forget, I would love to see your result and put your tag in my gallery!










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