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Friday, 23 March 2012

Easter's Coming





In this tutorial I am using the beautiful “Easter’s Coming” collection by
You can get the collection at Zindy’s site, here.
Thank you Zindy and Jo.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 496, here.

I used the font Big Fish Ensemble, here.




Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing and rotating, check out my Tips and Tricks section for more info.

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_SCPaper6.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.  There was a little bit in the top right hand corner I didn’t think should be there so I erased it.

Open CBJ_SC_PlainFrame and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 80 degrees to the left.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used CBJ_SCPaper11.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not de-select.

Open the close up tube, mirror and paste as a new layer. Resize as needed and position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and frame layers and set the opacity of the tube to around 50.  Close off the white background and mask layers and merge visible, re-open the closed layers and move the merged layer over a little to the right.

Open CBJ_SCButterflyTrail and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and place in position. No drop shadow on this element.

Open CBJ_SCFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  You will need to erase the bottom of the stalk of this flower when you have the main tube in position.

Open CBJ_SCSweetPeas and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCBird1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCBird2 and paste as a new layer.  Again resize 50%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in position.   If you use the tube with the grass as I did, tick the box to apply the drop shadow on a separate layer.  The grass is semi transparent and the drop shadow doesn’t look good on it but by doing the shadow on a separate layer you can erase the part of it around the edge of grass.  I rotated this tube 10 degrees to the left.   

Open CBJ_SCOrchids and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, drag down below the tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCSnowdrop and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCEEgg and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCRibbon and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 10 degrees to the right and resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCEEgg2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Open CBJ_SCEEgg3, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize also 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCBunny and paste as a new layer. Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCDuckling and paste as a new layer.  Resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_SCBeads and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and drag down so its just above the mask layer. Place in position on the left hand side and then duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right. There is already a drop shadow on the beads so no need to add another.

Check the positioning of all your layers. When I was happy with everything, I erased the part of the mask that showed below the grass at the bottom.  Crop your tag and resize as required, add your copyright information and text as 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, as always, love to see your result and include it in the gallery!


 


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