Sparkle (pay to use kit)

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Sparkle (pay to use kit)

Post by ladyqueen on Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:30 pm

This is the tag we'll be making and what you'll need:

• Breath of Fresh Air scrapkit available at Nitwits. However, you can easily use a FTU kit if you wish not to puchase the kit.

• Tube I used was by Myka Jelina and is available for purchase with license through CILM, but any tube will do also.

• Filters I used were Xero Porcelain, Super Blade Pro, and Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow.

• Font used was Parsley script.

Okay ready, let's go!

1. Open up a blank canvas with a white background. I like to use a starting size of 700 x 700, but that is just a preference. We will be re-sizing later.

2. Open up the scrap bits you wish to use. I then re-size the DPI on them, as it's important that if you are using PTU tubes, you may not exceed 72 DPI. I tend to re-size each item before putting on my tag, so I don't need to worry about it later. If you do not know how to re-size the resolution, check on my tips and tricks board and you'll see an easy peasy way to do that.

3. Take frame scallop (black and blue circular one) if you are using the same kit I did. Re-size as needed to fit your canvas. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the frame (be sure to get all of the inner parts) and expand by about 5, invert your selection.

4. Paste whatever paper you wish to use in a layer below your frame, I used bg_bluedots paper for this tag. Press delete to remove the excess. Select none. At this point, on the frame scallop layer I gave it a little bit of a drop shadow, just enough to make it pop out a little.

5. Now we want a background for under the frame. Choose whatever paper you wish, I used bg_striped. On the layer above (the circle for inside the frame), select all, float, defloat, invert selection, then paste the paper as a new layer below that circle, then press delete to remove the excess paper and then select none. Resize this layer by about 111%, we want it a little bigger than the frame for the effects we are going to do to show up.

6. With the circle we just made highlighted, go to radial blur (in X it is in Adjust, Blur, Radial Blur). See my screenshot for my settings:

I then grabbed my deform tool to make it peek behind just a wee bit more, but that is just a preference. This effect gives just a little bit of a blurred zoomed effect in the background.

7. Now we want to add the tube to this beauty. Position and re-sized your tube to your liking. I sharpened the tube and then applied the Xero Porcelain filter. This just gives the filter a pretty glow. Give a slight drop shadow to the tube.

8. Now add and place any of the scrap bits around the tag, I leave that up to you however you wish. Give a drop shadow to whatever bits you feel apropriate.

9. If you like, add some wordart, I used the Sparkle wordart piece from the kit. I didn't like how it didn't really pop off the screen though so I added a gradient glow to the wordart, just a simple of 3, 0, 100 and on the second screen, I used black, but whichever setting you prefer.

10. Re-size your tag to the size that you prefer most if you started with a bigger canvas. At this point, I'd also sharpen each layer. That just keeps things clear so colors don't bleed so much.

11. Add your copyright and watermark, making sure that the copyright information is clearly visible at first glance.

12. Now it's time to add your text, I chose to use Parsley script size 90 on this one. I chose a color from my tube's shoe, #4caed7. Then I applied Super Blade Pro Glass (coconut ice) setting, followed by Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow setting. My setting I used as just the 'Fat" setting. On the first panel, it's 3, 0, 100 and on the second panel, just choose your color, and for this tag, I chose Black. Apply a drop shadow of your choice. I like mine to be subtle, so I used 0, 0, 65, 8 and #4caed7.

13. Save as a png file and that's it voila! I hope you found this very easy to do and I didn't confuse you too much along the way.

If you would like to show me your results, I'd sure love it! Click HERE to get to the Show Off Thread for this tut.

This tutorial was written by Tonya on September 22, 2008 and absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my expression permission.

bg by LadyQueen
bg code by Missy


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