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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Aphrodite


In this tutorial I am using the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’s art,
you can get yours here.

I am using a custom made for the tube collab kit by
“Aphrodite”.
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 177, here.

I used the font Cleopatra,
a free font, here.



After resizing/rotating, elements get a little blurry and need to be sharpened, to sharpen them up go to adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask with the values radius and clipping 5, strength 50.

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 pd11-pp-04.  Make a new layer on your canvas and select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%.

Open pd-frame-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. 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 pd-pp-10. Make a new layer on your canvas below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not de-select.

Open the close up of the tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas. Resize and position in the frame to your liking, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, de-select.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the frame layers.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_laurel leaves and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position on top of the frame, apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-sparkle-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, position on top of the laurel leaves around the frame. Close out your white background and mask layers and merge visible, re-open the closed layers. Move the merged layer slightly over to the left.

Open pd-burst-02, paste as a new layer and drag down below the merged layer.. Resize 85%, move slightly up and to the right.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glitterspat1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and move up a bit. Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move down.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glittersplat2 and paste as an new layer. Resize 90% and position between the first two splats.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_column2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%, and position on the right hand side, apply the drop shadow.


Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glitter smear and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and position at the bottom below the frame.

Open pd11-flower-02, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-cloud and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and lower the opacity to around 75.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_flower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-flower-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_golden apple and paste as a new layer. Rsize 50%, drag down below the last flower layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-ribbon-02, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 45%, place in position 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.

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, please email me here. I would of course love to see your result!




 

 

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