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Friday, 10 May 2013

Strawberries and Cream







In this tutorial I used the art of Amy Matthews.
You need a license to use Amy’s art,
available at

I used a delicious kit called “Ice Cream Strawberry” by
The kit can also be purchased at
The kit comes with a bonus strawberry alpha.

You will also need a mask,
I used mask 172 by Gems.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open pp5 and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. 

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, move over to the right 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.  I resized my tube 75%.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, drag down below the tube and move up a little.

Open pp1 and copy.  Select the interior of both parts of el23 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 4, paste the paper as a new layer below the element,  resize it 65%, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.   I used the close up resized 75%.  Position in the left hand part of the element and again hit delete to remove the excess.  Mirror the tube/close up, copy and again paste as a new layer, resize as before, position in the right hand part of the element and hit delete.  Deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tubes to “Overlay” and lower the opacity. I lowered the opacity on the left tube to 30 and the right one to 60, it depends how you positioned the paper.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror and flip,  resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and position behind the tube.  Duplicate this layer and bring it to the top, duplicate again and mirror, position on either side of the tube and then apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position making sure its on the top and apply  the drop shadow.  

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position on the right had side, duplicate. mirror and position on the left, duplicate that copy, drag down below the tube and position so a bit shows behind her.  Apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position on the right, duplicate, mirror and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, 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 el2 again and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open the alpha and draw a selection around the first letter of your name, copy it and paste on your tag.  Do the same with rest of the letters. Resize them to fit and place in position behind the basket, apply the drop shadow to each letter.  If your name is too long, put el19 in position here and write your name with a font.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.















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