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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Ruby Red



In this tutorial I used the art of Barbara Jensen.
This tube is from her awesome new pack 35 and is available
at her store here.

The equally awesome kit I used is called "Ruby Red" by
The kit is also available from Barbara's store.

You will also need a mask, I used Vix Big Mask 18.
I love these new big masks, thank you Vix!
You can get it here.

Script font of choice.




Remember to sharpen up the elements after resizing/rotating as it makes them a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow unless otherwise stated of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pp1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. Duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate and merge down onto the first layer. 

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%.

Open pp2 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper layer and move over a little to the left.

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag down below the merged layer, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5. 

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow, remembering to change it back to the original settings.  If you are using one of Barbara's tubes, open it, duplicate and close the original, choose your layer options and then copy merged and paste on your canvas.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%, drag down below the tube, position on the right of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open el22 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, rotate 80 degrees to the right and mirror, place in position, erase the bottom of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Close off your tube layer so you can see better what you are doing and draw an oblong selection around the right hand part of the element something like my screen shot below.  Hit delete then right click on your canvas and "paste as a new layer", the part you deleted will paste back on your canvas.  Deselect, line the two pieces of the element back together and then drag the piece you cut off below el5. You can now reopen the tube layer.



Open el28, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 55% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 250 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el32 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, when you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.  

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

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