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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Artist's Muse



In this tutorial I used the gorgeous art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
available from her store, here.

The kit I used is called “Paint it Blue” by
and is also available at Barbara’s store.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 141, here.

Font is Ammonite, here.



Your elements will need to be sharpened after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry, for more info, check out my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 pp9.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%.

Open your tube, duplicate and close the original, select your layers, copy merged, paste as a new layer on your canvas, mirror, resize 85%, apply the drop shadow and position inside el15.  Activate the element and click anywhere on your canvas outside of it with your magic wand, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 45 and apply the drop shadow to the element.   Close of your white background and mask layers, merge visible, re-open the closed layers and place the merged layer into position.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube again as a new layer and bring to the top, this time resize it 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 95%, drag down below the tube and position behind her, erase the bottom part of the post as its too tall.  Apply the drop shadow but check the box “Shadow on new layer” then erase the part of the shadow that is around the glow of the lamps.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position over the lamp and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 90 degrees to the left, mirror, resize 75%, place in position over the leaves and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 75 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, duplicate and close off the duplicate for now.  Rotate the original 70 degrees to the left, drag it down so its below el11 (the leaves), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the duplicate of el9, rotate 80 degrees to the right, position on the right hand side of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 again, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 75% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position along the bottom of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 110 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 again and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place I position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, 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 add your copyright information and text, then 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, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!




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