Monday, April 12, 2010

Summertime Friends

You will need:

3 tubes from the same artist - I used tubes from
You have to register to join her site then click on the
Png Button to download the tubes.

My supplies including my template & word art
Font of choice
Plugin Filter-Two Moon

New white canvas 750x750

We will resize later

Open up my supplies - minimise the Word Art for now. Copy
& paste my template as a new layer - resize 85% Bicubic-all layers unchecked.
Magic Wand - click the outside frame of the template - select a nice colour from
your tubes as your foreground colour in your Materila Palette. Flood fill the selected
frame. Selections-None. Inner Bevel these settings

Magic Wand, click inside each of the diamond shapes. Selections-Modify-Expand 5
Now select another colour from you tubes as the background colour in you Material Palette,
Gradient with these settings

New Raster layer - flood fill with your gradient. Selections-None. Bring this layer below
the template layer.

Make template layer active - Magic Wand, click inside one of the diamonds - copy & paste
one of your tubes - you may have to resize the tube. Selections-Invert, hit delete. Select-None.
Click inside another of the diamonds with your Magic Wand, do the same as before with another tube.
Continue with the 3rd diamond the same. When you have the 3 diamonds with your tubes, cross out eyes on
bottom layer (white), the filled template layer, template layer & merge your tubes visible. Move merged
tube layer below the template layer. Uncross the eyes on all the other layers except bottom layer, merge visible.
Give the merged layer this drop shadow

Move your merged layer across to the left of your canvas - duplicate-Mirror-Merge Down
This is what you should have

Make bottom layer active, copy & paste one of your tubes as a new layer. Place the tube centre
of your merged layer. You may need to resize. Give the new tube layer the same drop shadow as before.
Make top layer active - Merge Down - resize 85% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Duplicate & make bottom merged
layer active - Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur 25. Effects-Plugins-Two Moon-Rotor Blades with the default settings.

Copy & paste my word art - recolour it to match your tubes.
Add your name & correct copyright - Crop Tool - crop excess white background. You may need to resize again - I resized
mine 76% Bicubic-all layers checked.
Save as a *Png

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 12th April 2010.


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