Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mystic Tutorial

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You will need:

A close up tube. I used one from Ismael Rac
You need to be a registered member of Ismael Rac's site
to purchase his tubes, but any tube will do.
Scrap kit called 'Mystic Gothic' from FantasyMoments Scraps
Font I used is called 'Moonstar' from

New white canvas 800x700

Copy & paste element 76 from scrap kit as a new layer.
Copy & paste element 58 as a new layer. Resize 80% Bicubic-all layers unchecked.
Selection Tool-Circle, settings: x382-y342 (almost the centre of the bead frame), draw
out a circle about the size of the bead frame - copy & paste a paper from scrap kit as
a new layer.Selections-Invert, hit deleted -  Selections-None. Move the paper layer below
the bead frame layer & centre the paper within the bead frame.

Duplicate the paper layer - on bottom layer of paper layer, go to Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur 25
Make top layer active - copy & paste element 3 from scrap kit, resize 70% Bicubic-all layers unchecked.
Move down to bottom of the bead fram & a little to your left

Duplicate - Image-Mirror. Move Down. Adjust-Sharpen.
Paste element 3 once more - resize the same - Image-Free Rotate-Rotate left 90. Image-Flip, move across
to the right - duplicate-Image-Mirror, Merge Down. Adjust-Sharpen.

Copy & paste element 14 or one of the flower bunch elements from scrap kit as a new layer. Resize 70% Bicubic-
all layers unchecked. Adjust-Sharpen, move across to the left of the bead frame, duplicate-Image-Mirror. Merge Down.
Give the flowers this drop shadow

Copy & paste element 37 or one of the single flowers as a new layer. Resize 60% Bicubic-all layers unchecked. Move
across to the left - Duplicate - Image-Mirror. Duplicate once move & move 3rd duplicate flower to centre. Give each
flower layer the same drop shadow as before.

Copy & paste your close up tube as a new layer. Move the tube layer down below the flower layers. Give tube the
same drop shadow. If any of the tube is sticking out below the flowers, carefully erase the bottom of the tube.

Add your name & correct copyright. Cross out the eyes on bottom layer (white) MERGE VISIBLE all other layers. Have
the merged layer active - click COPY & paste it as a new image on your work space. Resize 75% Bicubic-all layers CHECKED.
Your merged image should now have a transparent background. Save as a *Png

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 7th April 2011.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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