Please read my "About my Tutorials" page before starting, thank you.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Just a lick!




In this tutorial I used the art of Amy Matthews.
You need a license to use Amy’s art,
they are available here.

The kit used is called “Island Luau” by
This is a lovely summery kit, thank you Sarah!
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask, here.

I also used an optional lensflare brush by Neonescense.
These are Photoshop brushes and free to use,
you can get them here.
Thank you Neonescense, I love these brushes!
I have a mini tutorial on my Tips and Tricks page
giving instructions on how to use Photoshop brushes in Paintshop.

Font of choice, I used "Arid".

 
Your elements will need to be sharpened after resizing/rotating; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau-pp14 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_frame 3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau-pp2 and copy.  Make a new layer below the frame, paste the paper into the selection, deslect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Close off your white background and mask layers and merge visible, reopen the closed layers and move the merged layer over a little to the right.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_beach drinks 1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_sun and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, drag down below the tube and place in position.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_tiki and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_palm tree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_wave 4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_sunblock and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_flower 7 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 25%, place in position on the right of the tube.  Duplicate and rotate the duplicate 20 degrees to the left, place in position on the left of the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_watermelon and paste as a new layer.    Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_island-luau_sunglasses, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of all your layers and make any necessary adjustments. 

Set your foreground colour to white and apply the lens flare brush on a new layer, tapping a couple of times to give more opacity.  Resize if needed and place in position.

Add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I you have any questions, you can email me here.  I would, as always, love to see your result and include it in the gallery!



  

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