Monday, December 23, 2013


Written by Gwenda on December 22nd 2013
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Sex Pistols, found

Scrapkit is Lady Rasta - a lovely PTU kit by Nika at Devilish Dezines
You can purchase this kit at Scraps and Company

Tube of choice. I used the matching tube called Lady Rasta by Danny Lee
You can purchase these beautiful tubes through Scraps and Company

Mask of Choice. I used WSL4 by Wee Scots Lass

Open a new canvas size 700 x 700
Floodfill white

Layers – new raster layer. Selections – select all.
Paste Paper 4 into Selections – select all Deselect.
Adjust Hue & Saturation H = 231  S = 229
 Layers – load/save mask WSL4
Merge group.
Pull mask out to all edges.

Element 4 (Wire mesh) – Resize 85%.
Paste above mask layer.

Element 18 (scatter) – Resize 80%.
Paste above wire mesh layer and slide to bottom left corner.
Duplicate – mirror. Merge both scatter layers together.
Duplicate – flip.

Frame 2 – Resize 75%. Paste above scatter layer.

Paste closeup tube under this frame and position as desired. We will tidy up excess in a minute.
Element 3 (frame) – Resize 120%. Sharpen.
Paste above Frame 2.

Click inside Element 3 with magic wand. Selections – modify – expand 2.
Layers – new raster layer. Paste Paper 3 into selection. Selections – invert. Click on tube and hit delete.
Dropshadow Frame 2 and Element 3 frame.
In layers palette, make sure paper circle sits below tube.

Duplicate closeup tube.
On bottom copy right click in layers palette. Properties – luminance legacy. Effects – Texture effects – weave with settings 1  6  30
Drop opacity of top tube to 40

Element 29 (glass) – Resize 85%. Paste between Frame 2 and Element 3 frame Sharpen. Duplicate. Merge both copies together.

Element 17 (grass) – Resize 80% twice.
Paste above Element 3 and slide to bottom left corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 40 (flower cluster) – Erase flowers on left and right sides, so you have mainly just the two taller flowers and 3 daises.
Mirror. Paste above Element 17 layers. Slide right and up.

Element 11 (blue flower branch) – Resize 70%. Erase most of stem.
Paste above Element 40 layer. Slide right.
Duplicate branch, and resize 80%. Slide down.
Duplicate this copy again, and mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 40 (flower cluster) – From original copy (not the one you have already used), resize 50%. Paste above element 11 layers and slide to bottom right corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 31 (grass) – Resize 80%. Paste above element 40 layers. Slide to the bottom centre.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 26 (mushrooms) – Resize 40%. Paste above Element 31 layer. Slide to bottom right.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Tube – If using the same one as me, resize 75% twice.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.

To add text on a curve:

Set foreground to a colour you can easily see, stroke width 1 or 2. Set background to null.

Draw a circle using the ellipse tool, to the size you want.
Objects – align – centre in canvas. Adjust size if necessary, but realign again if you do.

Layers – new raster layer

Set your foreground and background to the colours you want to use, and select the text you will be using.

Hover over the circle near the top, and you should see +A. Once you get close to the circle line, it should change to +A on an angle with a half-circle under it.
Sounds a bit confusing, but if you follow the steps properly, you will see what I mean.

Once you see the +A change to the angle, you can click and start typing.
You will see your words appear on a curve.
To centralize them, click at the beginning of the words in your text box and hit the space bar a few times to move them into position.
Once you have applied the text, you cannot change the spacing of it, so make sure you get it right at this point!

When you have finished your words, click Apply.
Add dropshadow if you wish.
Now – most importantly, remember to close off the coloured circle by clicking the little eye in the layer palette.

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.

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