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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Summertime Sadness





In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of Enamorte.
You need a license to use Enamorte’s art,
available at

The awesome kit I used is called “Summertime Sadness” by
and can be purchased at

I used two masks in my tag, mask 565 by
and mask 1 by

I used the font



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I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and fill with white.

Open Paper11-GI_SummertimeSadness and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, apply Insatiable Dreams’ mask and resize 95.

Open Paper9-GI_SummertimeSadness, make another layer and paste this paper into the selection, deselect, apply Mellisaz’ mask and resize 95%.

Open Moon-GI_SummerSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and drag down so it's between the two mask layers.

Open CornerGrid-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and bring to the top, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Frame1-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer (it’s very big, you wont see it), resize 40% and place in position. Select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  We will come back to this later.

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

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open Dress-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, drag down below piano and place in position, erase the part that shows below piano and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower3-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.  Resise 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open Leaves3-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Drag the original copy down below the black layer under the frame and position on the left, drag the duplicate below piano  and position on the right.  Erase the bottom part on both copies and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open Books-GI_SummertimeSadness, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Rose-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Open Whistle-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open Clock-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.  Drag down below the books, place in position, erase the ribbon and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, go back to the frame, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection as before, paste the tube as a new layer and position in the frame resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  I used the close up resized 80%.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 50.

Open Light-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and position above the frame, duplicate, drag the duplicate up above piano, erase the parts of both layers that overlap hiding the join behind the tube.

Open WordArt3-GI_SummertimeSadness and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and place in position above the copy of light which is above piano, apply the drop shadow and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Open Ladybug-GI_SummertimeSadness, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Again, check the positions of your layers, then check again on a black background paying particular attention to the two Light layers.   When you are happy, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a png.






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