August 26, 2014

Solitude

CT tutorial/tag made for Mystical Scraps Store using Foxys Designz scrap kit Solitude. You can find it here.
I used Wendy Gerbers matching tube Solitude.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Solitude scrap kit from Foxys Designz. You can find where to buy it here at Mystical Designs.

I’m using the tube Solitude from Wendy G. You can get it here.

Mask: AquaRebel315 Mask 76, you can find it here. Her masks are on the left side of the page. Download Masks 1-110 (all) to get the one I used. Please leave some love if you download.

Font used is Great Vibes Regular. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 550x550

Create your mask using Paper 6. Place to your liking on your canvas.

E10: Reduce 77.93%. Place centered at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E4: Reduce 64.29%. Place to your liking on your canvas.

E19: Place in the center of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E2: Reduce 11.4%. Place to the left of the gate, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E11: Reduce 24.5%. Place on the left side of the gate, towards the top long rod. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.

E17: Reduce 30.9%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Duplicate. Reduce 92.8%. Place next to the original. Duplicate and place over the original, to your liking.

E24: Flip horizontally. Flip Vertically. Reduce 33.0%. Rotate 133.7. Place in the top right corner of your canvas.

Frame2: Reduce 39.9%. Place towards the top of your canvas on the right side. Activate your magic wand. Click inside the frame. Go to Select/Modify/Expand. When the box opens type in 15 and click okay.

We’re going to make the mirror part of the frame.
Leaving the marching ants inside the frame, create a new layer. Activate your paint bucket. Using the color D8D8D9. Fill inside the marching ants. Deactivate.
Open your blending options. Check Gradient Overlay.
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 96%
Style: Reflected
Angle: –52
Scale: 100%
Click on the box that says Gradient. Another one will open. It looks like this.


 Gradient Type: Solid
Smoothness: 100%.
For the colors on your stops. (Those are the boxes at the bottom of the gradient bar.)
The first stop is F9F9F9.
Middle stop: C5C5C5
Third stop: FFFFFF
Click okay and it should look like mine.

Once you have this done, activate your frame and add a drop shadow. Do not merge the frame and mirror image.

E14: Reduce 30.4%. Place near the flower on the left to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E23: Flip Horizontally. Reduce 52.4%. Rotate –53.4. Place under the frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate. Flip horizontally. Reduce 69.6%. Rotate –34.1. Place on the left side over the lace, to your liking.

Open your tube, reduce and place on the mirrored frame. Duplicate and add a drop shadow on the original copy only.

Take your tube duplicate reducing to your liking. You want to create a mirror image. Once you have the tube to your liking.
Activate the frame then click on your magic wand.
Click on the inside of your frame. Go to Select/Modify/Expand. Type in 5 then click okay.
Now go to Select/Inverse.
Activate your duplicate tube. (The one you’re using for the mirror image) Hit Delete and the only thing you will have left is the image in the mirror. Lower Opacity to 77.

E8: Reduce 17.4%. Rotate 22.1. Place towards the bottom of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E6: Flip horizontally. Reduce 70.5%. Place to the right bottom of your canvas.

E22: Flip horizontally then vertically. Reduce 28.6%. Place as if it’s in the hands of the tube. I erased part of the handle over her thumb. This gives the illusion that she’s holding it.

E9: Duplicate. Take your first copy flip horizontally. Reduce 14.9%. Place in the lower right corner to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy: Reduce 21.8%. Place in the lower left corner to your liking. Duplicate and place at the bottom of your canvas towards the middle.

E5: Reduce 15.8%. Place in the lower left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E16: Reduce 20.3%. Place to the left of the fan, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E18: Reduce 24.8%. Place to the left of the tube sitting on the gate. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

E2: Reduce 9.6%. Place to the left of the mask to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place to the left of the raven.

E25: Reduce 28.9%. Place at the bottom of your canvas to the right. Add a drop shadow.

E21: Reduce 14.5%. Place in front of the bottle to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are 75A9A2.  Size 54.2 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 032331.

Place the name on the top left of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

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