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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Time Traveller



 
In this tutorial I used the art of Rossana Castellino.
You need a license to use Rossana’s art,
available here.

I used a scrapkit called “TikTak” by Crazy Carita.
This is a fabulous steampunk kit with some really cool elements and papers.
You can get the kit here.

You will need a mask for the background, I used Weescotslass’ mask 133, here.
You will also need the 20/20 mask which I have uploaded for you here.

Font used is Black Chancery, here.

For the optional steam I used Industrial Smoke brushes by Andrei-Oprinca, here.
These are free photoshop brushes but they can be used in PSP with ABR Viewer.
I have written a mini tut on converting PSD brushes for use in PSP
with ABR Viewer in case you are not familiar with the technique.
You will find it on my Tips and Tricks page.



  
Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing as it makes them a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pp2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open el32 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, move up and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize also 75%, position to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el29 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it again 90%. Please both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open your tube again, copy it and paste it as a new image, use a close up if you have one.  If you don’t have a close up, crop the tube around the head.  Apply the 20/20 mask, once, twice or even three times until the tube is nicely faded out, then copy it and paste as a new layer on your canvas.  Mirror, drag right down until its just above the mask layer, resize if needed and place in position, lower the opacity to around 55.

Apply your steam brush if you are using one.  I used brush 12, you will need to resize it. I positioned it below el7.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I certainly enjoyed writing it!  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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