Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rustic green

This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own
ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorials
are registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need
A tube of choice.I am using the work of Caron Vinson. I purchased these images from CILM when they were around, but now In order to use Caron Vinsons work you must purchase it
Filters: eye candy 4000(optional)

Mask of choice

Scrap kit- I am using an awesome kit called Green Look, by Fantasy Dreams Designz. you must purchase this kit from
The Creativity Box. You can visit her site here
A Note: Anytime you need to resize something,such as an element or paper, you may do it one of two ways. The first method is by going to image-resize. Under pixel dimensions, make sure the drop box says percent, Lock aspect ratio should be checked and all layers unchecked, then change the width and height under the pixel dimensions to the percent you think will work. I usually start with about 80 percent. If it is still too big, you can repeat the steps, adjusting the percent if needed. If it is too small you can undo by going to edit undo, and adjust the percent as needed.
The second way to resize something is to grab your pick tool, the little arrow, click on the layer you wish to resize and as long as you have clicked the pick tool, you should see a type of box around the layer or element or whatever you are resizing.
Grab the box by a corning and drag it to the size you want. Keep in mind that most artisits do not allow you to make the tubes bigger, and be sure to check the tou for scraps as well.

New image-600x600 transparent

Copy and paste the frame labled El85. Resize it using the image resize method, 85%, all layers unchecked.

Paste one of the papers as a new layer, I used paper 6. Drag this layer below your frame layer.

Click on your frame layer and grab the magic wand, mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0. Click in the center of the empty space on both sides of the frame. Selections, modify, expand by about 4. Make your paper layer active by clicking it in the layer palette. Go selections invert, and hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. You should now only have paper showing through your frame.

Paste El78, the bronzish colored roses, as a new layer. Resize using the pick tool about like mine and then rotate it like mine. If you dont like using the pick tool to rotate then just go image, free rotate, 90 degrees left. Position toward the top of the frame to the left of the tag. See my tag for placement.
Duplicate this layer by right clicking it and choose duplicate. then go image mirror and if needed reposition slightly.

Grab your eraser tool with a size of about four and on both rose layers, carefully erase the part of the stems that go over the silver pare of the frame.
This will make it look as though the stems are sticking through the frame.

Open El64 and paste as a new layer. Resize it and position at the bottom center of the frame. Duplicate this layer and resize the duplicate. Postion it slightly to the right, then duplicate this layer and position to the left of the bigger flower. See my tag for placement.

Paste El130, the green leaves with the lillies, as a new layer and resize about 70%. If needed resize a little more using the pick tool. Position in the center of the frame and make sure this layer is below the flowers layer. Once you have it positioned, grab your eraser tool, size about 6, and zoom in on the silver metal parts of the frame in the center.
Make sure your green leaves is the active layer. Erase only the bits of stem that are above the silver metal pieces. Do not erase any of the leaves. See my tag for how it should look when done.

open El50 and El51, the orange and green butterflies. Paste the orange one,El50, as a new layer and resize it. Place on the left side of tag about where I have mine. Now paste the green one as a new layer and resize, make it a little smaller than the first one. Position this one just under the orange one and rotate it slightly using the pick tool. Duplicate this green one and place at the bottom left corner of the frame. Now duplicate the orange butterfly layer, resize it so it is about the same size as the green ones, and position in between the two green ones, rotate it slightly in the opposite direction using the pick tool. See my tag for how these should look.

Paste your tube as a new layer. Move this layer below the frame layer and postion the part you to show through one side of the frame. Duplicate this layer and go image mirror, if needed reposition just a little. Make your frame layer active and grab your magic wand tool, same settings as before, click in the center of both sides of the frame. Selections, modify, expand by about 4. click on one of your tube layers and go selections, invert, hit delete on your keyboard, now click on the other tube layer and hit delete. Now the only part of the tube that should be left is the part showing through the frame. Select none.

Give your frame layer a drop shadow by going effects, 3d effects, drop shadow, 0,0,100,10, black.

Click on your very bottom layer. If it is not blank, add a new layer and drag the new one to the bottom. Either paste a paper of choice as a new layer or flood fill with a color or gradient of choice.
Add your mask by going layers, load/save mask, load from disk. Find your mask in the drop down box, click source luminance, click fit to canvas, click hide all mask.
once happy with the mask, right click the mask layer and go merge group.

I then added another tube and resized it so that it looks as though she is sitting on the flowers. Give this tube a drop shadow of choice.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag if you wish to make it smaller. Go to image resize, all layers and lock aspect ratio checked, pixels instead of percent and choose your size.

Now add your copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name in a font and color of choice. I added a gradient glow from eye candy 4000 to my name, but this is up to you. Add a drop shadow of choice, i used 2, -2, 100,2, black.

Thats it save and you are done.