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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Colour Me Happy





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

I am using a wonderfully colourful kit called
“Colour me Happy” by
Check out the links on the right hand side of Schnegge's blog
to see where she sells her kits.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 209, here.

Font used is 2 peas weathervane. 


 
Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating, this is essential for a good looking tag as otherwise it will be blurry (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50).

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, 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 p08_cmh_Schnegge. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask.

Open bracketframe_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the right.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pp05_cmh_Schnegge. Draw a selection through the centre of the green part of the frame with your freehand selection tool, make a new layer below the bracketframe layer and paste the paper into the selection, de-select. Go back to the bracketframe layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open flower04_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open leaves03_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open leaves02_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open crayon_cmh_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 50% and rotate 40 degrees to the right. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open beads01_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 65%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open candy_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the right. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dragonfly01_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dragonfly02_cmh_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize also 25%, 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.



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