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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Fun in the Sun




In this tutorial I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art, available here.

I used a beautifully colourful kit called “Dots of Fun” by
This kit is packed full with elements, many more than I have used.
I love, it, thank you Vicki!
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 133, here.

Font is 5th Grader Bold, here.


Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating! This is essential for a good looking tag, if you not familiar with it, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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 gemini_dotsoffun_p4.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask, resize 80%.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used gemini_dotsoffun_p1.  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.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the frame and paper layers and position so its showing on the right of the frame.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e36 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 79% and  position on top of e30.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e16 and paste as a new layer.  Apply the drop shadow.

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

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e24 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the tube, place in position to the right of her and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e31 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 69%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e64 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e59 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e29, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e54 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, duplicate and resize the duplicate 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e49 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e34 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e43 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_dotsoffun_e20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, 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, please email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery.





 



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