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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Gothic Love





In this tutorial I used the beautiful art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.
You need a license to use Zindy’s art,
they are available from her store here.

The kit is a brand new kit called “Gothic Heart” by
This a lovely kit perfect for many of Zindy’s tubes and
is also available from Zindy’s store, here.

You will also need a mask, I used mask 11 by Brutal Designs, here.

Font of choice.


 
Remember that your elements will need sharpening after resizing/rotating, otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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



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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used CBJGothicHeartP11.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open CBJGothicHeartFrame3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%.

Open the paper again or choose another, I used the same one.  Click with your magic wand anywhere outside the frame,  invert the selection and contract it by 3.  Make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Open CBJGothicHeartLoveWords and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, drag down so its just above the mask layer and place in position.

Open CBJGothicHeartTrail and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 50% and place in position.

Open CBJGothicHeartIvy and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and place in position on the left.  Duplicate this layer, flip the duplicate and rotate it 40 degrees to the right, place in position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open CBJGothicHeartOrchidBranch and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its above the frame, resize 55%, flip and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position on the left of the frame.   Erase any that shows on the right of the tube and then apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJGothicHeartStars and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and place in position.

Open CBJGothicHeartRose2, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJGothicHeartFlower3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open CBJGothicHeartRingRose and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJGothicHeartLantern and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBJGothicHeartLoveSplat1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJGothicHeartCharmLock and paste as a new layer. 

Open CBJGothicHeartFlutter and paste as a new layer.  Resize 15% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!






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