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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Firecracker





Firecracker


In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of Alicia Mujica.
You need a license to use Alicia’s art,
you can get one for this tube here.

The kit I used is a freebie kit called “Celebration of Independence” by
HorsePlay’s Pasture.
You can get the kit from her blog here.
If you dont have a tube for this tut, there is a really cute little chap 
comes with the kit you can use!
Thank you Bevie, this is a gorgeous kit!

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

You will also need some sparkles.
If you don’t have any, you can get the ones I used, here
(bottom, left hand corner). 

Font used is 4 Stix DNA, here.


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Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing as otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


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

Open hpd_COI_paper 6 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open hpd_COI_11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.

Open hpd_COI_paper 5 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper layer.

Open hpd_COI_8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, move over to the left a little and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open hpd_COI_17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open hpd_COI_18 and paste as a new layer.  Again, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (you will need to bring to the top to resize otherwise it will be hidden by the tube).

Open hpd_COI_19 and paste as a new layer.  Again, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your sparkles,  copy and paste as a new layer.  If you are using your own, resize as needed, I didn’t resize the ones I used.  Drag right down until they are just above the mask layer, duplicate twice and place in position around the mask. 

Open hpd_COI_16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 90%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open hpd_COI-14 and paste as a new layer.  Again resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open hpd_COI_15 and paste as a new layer.  Again resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag 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 and include it in the gallery!



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