Monday, May 17, 2010

I Am Me Tutorial

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You will need:

A tube - I used one from PinUpToons.
You need to be a registered member of CILM to
purchase the tubes, but any tube will do.
My shape & Mask 88 by Vix you will find in my supplies
Scrap kit called 'Softonique' from FantasyMoments Scraps

New white canvas 800x700

We will crop & resize at the end.

Copy & paste my IAM Image as a new layer. Magic Wand, click inside the image,
Selections-Modify-Expand 4. Open up a Paper from the scrap kit that will match
your tube - copy & paste it as a new layer - Selections-Invert, hit delete.
Selections-None. Move the Paper layer below the Image layer.
Magic Wand once more, click on the outline of the IAM Image - open another Paper
from scrap kit - copy & paste the Paper as a new layer, Selections-Invert, hit delete.
Give this drop shadow

Copy & paste one of the Ribbon Elements from scrap kit as a new layer. Resize 65% Bicubic,
all layers unchecked - Adjust-Sharpen. Move the ribbon down a little so it is near the bottom
of the Image (see mine for example). Eraser Tool, carefully erase any of the ribbon protruding
outside the Image. Give same drop shadow as before.Delete the original Shape layer.

Copy & paste one of the Flower Elements from the scrap kit. I resized mine 80% Bicubic- all
layers unchcked. Place it to the lower right over the Ribbon - duplicate-Mirror & move up to top
left of the Image. At this stage, you can add any of the other Elements you like.I duplicated the
Flower once & resized it 70% Bicubic-all layers unchecked - Mirror & moved it down to the Ribbon
on the left side

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer. I made the Ribbon layer actived, Select All-Float-Defloat,
then went up to the tube layer & carefyull erased some of the tube to make it look like she
is behind the Ribbon. That choice is yours.
When you have finished - cross out eyes on bottom layer (white background), Merge Visible all
other layers. Resize your Image layer 85% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Add your name & correct copyright.
Uncross the eyes on your white background - Select All - new Raster layer, copy & paste one of the Papers
Into Selection - Selections-Select None. Open up the Mask 88, minimise. On your new paper layer, New Mask Layer,
Add Mask From Image with these settings

Merge Group. Make top layer active - Merge Down.
Crop Tool - crop excess white background. I resized mine once more 80% Bicubic-all layers CHECKED
Have your image layer active - Copy & Paste As A New Image on your work space.
It will now have a transparent background. Save as a *Png

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 17th May 2010.


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