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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

How Many Frogs?






In this tutorial I used a gorgeous tube “Charlotte”
from the special edition Saint Valentine set by
Alicia Mujica.
You can get the tube from

I used a really fabulous kit called “Toad-ally In Love” by
This is such a fun kit and can be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used big mask 001 by
Vix.

I used the font 



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting if this is the first tutorial you have followed of mine.

I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


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

Copy Paper-4, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Duplicate the mask and merge the top copy down onto the original.

Paste Frame-1 as a new layer, resize 70% and move into position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below it, copy paper 4 again and paste it into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste Element-52 as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element-53 as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_47 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element-5 as a new layer,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element-43 as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_45 as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag below the log  and place in position.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 40%.

Paste Element_42 as a new layer.  Resize 35% and drag below the log, duplicate, resize the duplicate 90% and drag it below the first copy, mirror the first copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Element_14 as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element _7 as a new layer and drag up until just below the tube.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_54 as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_51b as a new layer and bring to the top, resized 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_62 as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste two of the single chocolates as a new layer, resize each 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any necessary adjustments. 

Paste your tube again, drag it down below the frame, resize as needed and place in position, select the interior of the frame and expand it as before, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 55 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste Element_1b as a new layer just below the main tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_17 as a new layer on the top, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17b as a new layer.  Resize 40% and duplicate, resize the duplicate another 90%.  Duplicate the smaller frog again and mirror it.  Position these frogs around your tag, one on the log, one behind the log and one on the stones.  Duplicate the larger one again, mirror it, rotate it 40 degrees to the right and position it peeping around the right of the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to all the frogs.   Duplicate one of the smaller ones again with the shadow on it, drag it to just above the water, with your erasor on size 50 and opacity set to 10, erase around the bottom of the frog until just his eyes are above the water and you can just see a bit of his body in the water.

Paste Element_39 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_67 as a new layer just below the main tube,  resize 60% and place in position.

Paste Element_4 as a new layer, resize 30%, duplicate and resize the duplicate 80%. Mirror the original and position it behind the tube so it shows a little on the right of her, position the duplicate on the stones and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Element_30 as a new layer on the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 When you are all done, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.









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