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In this tutorial I used the "Ocean Love Collection"
which comprises a tube by Zindy S.D. Nielsen and an
exclusive kit by Creationz by Jo.
You will need a license to use the tube.
The Collection can be purchased here.

You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask, here.

I used the font Dreamer One, here.



 Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 CBJOceanLove_Paper5.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open CBJOceanLove_Frm2 and paste as a new layer.  Its very large, you wont see it until you resize it.  Resize the frame 23% and duplicate it. Close out the duplicate for now while we work on the original.  Rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.  Open CBJOceanLove_Paper7 and copy.  Make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper layer, move over a little to the left.

Open the duplicate and rotate it 10 degrees to the right.  Copy the paper again, select the interior of the frame and expand it by 20 as before and paste the paper into a new layer below it but this time do not deselect.

Open the close up of the tube and paste it as a new layer, resize 70% and position it inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  The opacity on the close up is set to 40%, leave it at that opacity, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the tube and then again onto the paper.  Place in position on the right.

Open CBJOceanLove_Plant2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag down so its just above the mask layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Branch and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Ring, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Plants and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Grasses and paste as a new layer.  Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Bottle2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Splash and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and place in position.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Now is a good time to adjust the positions of your layers if you need to.

Open CBJOceanLove_LightRays and paste as a new layer.  Resize 69%, drag down below the tube and place in position

Open CBJOceanLove_StarFish1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_BallGem and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Shell2, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Flower2 and paste as a new layer. .  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Flower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJOceanLove_Cloud and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, drag down so its immediately above the tube layer and place it in position to cover the hard edge at the bottom of the tube.  If you can still see the hard edge a little, use your erasor brush size 50 and opacity 10 to blend it out.

Open CBJOceanLove_Swirl and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and place in position.

Ioen CBJOceanLove_Bird, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Again check your layers and make any necessary adjustments to their position.  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, please email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!






 

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