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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Whispers



 
In this tutorial I am using the art of Sara Butcher.
You need a license to use Sara’s art,
you can get one here.

I am using a beautiful kit called “Whispers” by
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Sarah, my favourite colours!

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 228, here.

Font used is Jellyka, CuttyCupcakes,
a free font, here.


Resizing and rotating causes elements to become a little blurry so you need to sharpen them up after (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Drop shadow used is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_whispers_kit_pp2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 80%.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_frame4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used sb_pmt_whispers_kit_pp3.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection.   Do not de-select.

Open your tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as required and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube. Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the paper layers and then lower the opacity of the tube to around 50.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_greenery and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, drag down below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_swirl1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, drag down below the greenery, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_greenery2, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Flip, rotate 10 degrees to the right, resize 70%, place in position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_flower4 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_flower1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_tree and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_grass and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube again, undo the mirror, copy and paste as a new layer, resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_jar and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_whispers_kit_bird, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and place both birds into position, apply the drop shadow to each.

Check the positioning of all your elements and make any necessary adjustments, crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as 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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