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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Pink Dream





In this tutorial I am using the art of Eos Sparks.
You require a license to use Eos’ art,
you can it here.

I am using a really pretty scrap kit called
“Pink Dream”
by Schnegge Scraps.
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Schnegge!

You will also need a mask.
I am using Monti’s circle mask,
which you can get here.

I used a beautiful font Jellyka Castle’s Queen,
which is a free font.



Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing otherwise they will be a bit blurry (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

I am going to be using various drop shadows in this tutorial to complement the various elements.  You can use the same as me or experiment yourself. 


Open a new transparent canvas 600 x 500 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy it, I used P11_PinkDream_Schnegge. Make a new layer, select all and paste the paper into the selection. Apply your mask.

Open Frame03_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%.

Open another of the papers and copy it, I used P14_PinkDream_Schnegge.  Select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection.

Go back to the frame layer and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 60, blur 5.

Open Drapery_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and position on the left hand side of the frame. Duplicate and mirror, position the duplicate on the right hand side. Don’t worry about getting them exactly in position yet, you can adjust them when you have added other elements. Apply a subtle drop shadow to each layer, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 20, blur 5.

Open Wing_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 85% and position on the left hand side over the drapery. Duplicate and mirror, position the duplicate on the right hand side. Again don’t worry too much about positioning at the moment. The wings already have a nice shadow on them so we don’t need to apply another.

Open one of the bows and paste as a new layer. I used Bow01_PinkDream_Schnegge resized 45%. Place in position between the wings and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 50, blur 5.

Open Drops_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 25%. Drag the drops down below the bow and place in position. Apply the last drop shadow.

Open one or more of the butterflies or dragonflies, resize and position as required. I used Butterfly01_Pink Dream_Schnegge resized 35% and a duplicate resized another 90%. Apply a drop shadow to each butterfly the same as you used for the drapery.

Open HeartLine02_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, drag down to just above your frame layer and place in position.  Apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 50, blur 5.

Open one or more of the flowers, resize and place in position. I used Flower09_PinkDream_Schnegge resized 40% then a duplicate resized another 90%. Apply the same drop shadow to each flower as you did for the bow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, bring the layer to the top. Resize as required, place in position and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the frame.  Now you can check the position of your elements.

Open Bubbles_PinkDream_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and mirror, drag below the tube layer and position towards the right hand side.

Crop your tag and resize if required. Apply your copyright information and text.

I applied an inner bevel on my text with these settings:

Bevel – 2                     Smoothness – 10                     Color - white

Width – 8                     Depth – 2                                 Angle - 315

                                    Ambience – 0                           Intensity - 30

                                    Shininess – 10                          Elevation – 60

I then applied a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 40, blur 3.

When are done, export your tag as a jpeg with compression set to 5.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.

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