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Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Magic of Reality




In this tutorial I used a tube called “Blanche” by
You need a license to use this tube, available at

The kit, also called “Blanche”, was custom made for the tube and is by
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used
Gems’ mask 22.

Font is 5AM Melfina.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting on the tutorial, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.



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

Open snp-blanche-papers08 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper in the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open snp-blanche-elements06 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements21 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 70% and place in position.  Select the interior of each part of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5.  Open snp-blanche-papers05 and paste as new layer, drag down below the element and resize 40%, position inside the selection, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess paper, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements29 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, drag down below the tube and position along the top of the frame element.   Duplicate and move the duplicate down and to the right so it shows on the right of the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open snp-blanche-elements16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements02 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements17 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements04 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements36 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements18 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements09, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements26 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements08 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Go back to element 21, that’s the frame and activate it.  Again, select the interior of each part and expand the selection by 5.  Open the close up tube and paste as a new layer below the frame,  resize 70% and place in position, invert he selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 80.

Open snp-blanche-elements24 and paste as a new layer.  Drag it up so it’s just below the mushrooms.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open snp-blanche-elements14, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Carefully erase out the hard line at each end of the element, resize it 50% and then place in position at the bottom of the tag roughly centred horizontally.    Now open your “pick” tool (called the "deform" tool in older Jasc versions).  You will see nodes appear around the element, pull out the centre node at each end until the cloud is stretched all along the bottom of the tag.  Lower the opacity slightly to 90.  I have done some screen shots below.


Pick tool in Corel versions



Deform tool in Jasc versions



Nodes to pull to stretch out 

Open snp-blanche-elements13 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, drag down below the cloud and place in position. 

 Again, check the positions of your layers and when you are happy, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.



















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