Friday, June 4, 2010

Sweet Surrender Tutorial

You will need:

Tube - I used one of Valarie Wade's.
You need to be a registered member of TagMyArt
to purchase her tubes - but any cute tube will do.
Font of choice
Scrap kit called 'Surrender' from FantasyMoments Scraps
Plugin Filters:-
MuRa's Miser- Copies
Filter Factory-Q-Flat Grid

New white canvas 750x750

It seems big but we will resize at the end.

Copy & paste one of the frames from the scrap kit
(56,57,58,59,60) as a new layer.
Resize 70% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Magic Wand, click inside
of frame - Selections-Modify-Expand 4.
Copy & paste a paper from the scrap kit as a new layer - Selections-Invert,
hit delete. Move paper layer below frame layer. Choose a nice simple font
( I used Arial-size 16-background colour a dark colour from your tube) type out SweetSurrender
anywhere on your canvas-convert to raster layer. Go to your Plugin Filters-MuRa'sCopies-Tiling
with these settings

Now, make the frame layer active-Magic Wand, click inside-Selections-Modify-Expand 3. Selections-
Invert - make your text layer active - hit delete. The text should now be inside the frame. Move text
layer below frame layer. Selections-None. This is what your image should look like

Make top layer active. Copy & paste one of the Flower Bunches from scrap kit as a new layer - resize 50%,
all layers unchecked. Mirror & move to side of frame - Adjust-Sharpen.
Copy & paste another Flower Bunch from scrap kit - resize 60% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Move this
layer below Flower Bunch layer - Adjust-Sharpen-Duplicate-Image-Free Rotate-Rotate 90 right, move onto
bottom of frame.
Copy & paste one of the Curled Ribbons as a new layer - resize 45% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Move to top right
corner of frame - duplicate-mirror, move duplicated Curled Ribbon over to original one. Merge Down. Adjust-sharpen.
Copy & paste one of the other Elements from scrap kit (I used 2 butterflies) as a new layer. Resize 35% Bicubic-
all layers unchecked. Move this element over the Curled Ribbons. Add any other elements you like. Once you have
done that & happy with your results, cross out eyes on bottom layer (white) Merge Visible all other layers. Uncross
the eyes. Copy & paste your tube as a new layer - place it where it will fit & look nice. Add your name & correct
copyright. Merge your tube layer down. Duplicate, make your original merged image active-AdjustBlur-Gaussian Blur 25.
Plugin Filters-Filter Factory-Q-Flat Grid with default settings. Resize this layer 95% Biucubic-0all layers unchecked.
Make top layer active - Merge Down
Crop Tool-crop excess white background.Cross out eyes on bottom layer, make your merged
layer active - Copy your merged image & paste as a New Image on your workspace. You should have a transparent background.
I resized mine 78% Bicubic-all layers CHECKED. Save as a *png

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 4th June June 2010.


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