Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring in Bloom

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 Jose Cano. I purchased this tube when he was with MPT, You must now purchase his work from PTE in order to use it.

Filters: eye candy 4000(optional)

Scrap kit- I am using an awesome kit called Spring Flowers, by Rebellious Scraps, you must purchase this kit here 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 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

Open tree2 and paste as a new layer onto your canvas. Resize it by about 70 percent. Slide it up slightly to the top of your canvas.

Open grass2 and paste as a new layer. Again resize by about 70 percent. Move this layer toward the bottom of your tag.

Open flowers1 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 70 percent, then use the pick tool to make it even smaller. See my tag for about what size or just judge how you think it looks good. Place to the right of the canvas and position them in the grass.

Right click on this layer and duplicate it, then go image mirror. If needed repostion slightly. Duplicate this layer and move it over slightly and down
toward the bottom of the grass. Duplicate one more time and go image mirror. Move this layer right next to the one we just placed. Now it should look
like you have a row of flowers.

Open the garden frog and paste as a new layer. Resize by 70 percent then use the pick tool to make it smaller. Place to the left of your tag at the end
of the grass.

Paste your tube as a new layer and resize as needed. Position how I have mine if it is laying, or how you think it looks best if it is standing or sitting.
Now we are going to make it look like she is laying in the grass.

Duplicate your grass layer and move above your tube layer by dragging it in the layer palette. Use the pick tool to resize it to about half the size it is.
Duplicate it and go image mirror. Duplicate it one more time and position in the center of the two we just placed. See my tag for how it should look.

Paste flower5 as a new layer and resize by about 70 percent, then resize as needed with the pick tool. Position to the bottom right of the tag.
Duplicate and mirror this layer and position if needed.

Paste flower4 as a new layer and resize as you did the other flowers. Position in the bottom center of the tag.

Open the hanging birdhouse and paste as a new layer. Resize by about 50 percent, then resize it smaller with the pick tool. Position it to the left of the tree so it appears to be hanging off one of the branches. See my tag to get an idea of how it should look.

Open one of the birds, I used number 4, and paste as a new layer. Resize it with the pick tool. I had to go to image mirror for mine, and positon so it looks
like it is sitting on the birdhouse in some way.

Open all three lanterns. Paste one of them as a new layer. Resize it with the pick tool. Position so it looks as though it is hanging on the right side of the tree. Zoom in a few times, i went to 250 percent, and grab your eraser tool with a size of four. Erase only the part of one side of the handle that is on the branch. This will make it look more like it is actually hanging. Zoom back out when your are done. Repeat these steps for the remaing lanterns.

Paste the dandelions as a new layer. Resize by about 70 percent and place to one side of your tag. Duplicate and mirror this layer.
If you want, grab the eraser tool with a size about 15 and erase the parts of the dandelions that are on the body of your tube.

Open the rainbow and paste as a new layer. Resize by about 70 percent. I mirrored mine and placed it to the top right of the tag. move this layer below your tree layer.

Get one of the clouds and paste as a new layer. Resize aobut 70 percent and place so the end of the cloud is at the end of the rainbow. I then duplicated the cloud and made it smaller and placed it at the top left of the tag.

The last thing I did was I pasted another bird and resized it, then positioned it on the right branch of the tree.

Now is the time if you wish to resize your entire tag to do so. Go to image resize, make sure all layers and lock aspect ratio is checked, use pixels and choose the size you want.

Add the copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name. I added a gradient glow of 3 to mine with eye candy 4000. Add a drop shadow of choice. Now double click the layer in the layer palette and change the blend mode to luminance legacy and lower the opacity to 70.

Thats it save and you are done.