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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Andalusion- PTU

Supplies-
Kit- Andalusion by Dee'Sign Depot. You can find this great kit at Twilight Scraps here, and it's on sale!! Yaayy!!!
Tube- I'm using the work of Amy Matthews which you can buy at CDO with a valid license. 
Mask- MC_Mask11 from Melissaz Creationz here
Font- Some Weatz Swashes or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I'm on a Mac, so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Open a new canvas 700x700 on a transparent background.
Choose your frame and place in center of canvas. I used element 50.
Place paper of choice below frame. 
With frame layer active, click inside it using your Magic Wand Tool (w).
Select>Modify>Expand by 5. Select>Inverse.
Hit Delete on the paper layer. Deselect. 
Add the following elements to the top right corner of the frame-
37- angle so it's vertical
44
Add element 41 below the paper layer so the end of it peeks out past the lower left corner of the frame.

Now we are going to cluster some elements in the lower left corner of the frame.
Refer to my tag for placement, and add the following elements from bottom to top:
14
54
19
26
32
53
You should now have something that looks somewhat like this:
Now resize and angle element 21 over your little cluster of elements..
Add element 28 right on the lower left corner, on top of everything else.
Resize and add element 20 to the top of frame. 
Position tube how you like directly above frame layer. Command+J to duplicate.
Move copy of tube below frame. 
Erase bottoms of both tube layers so it cleanly looks like the tube is coming out the frame.
Using Layer Styles, add a drop shadow just to the bottom tube layer. 
Go ahead and add a drop shadow to the rest of your elements too.

Now let's get our mask ready! Open your mask on a new canvas.
Add a new layer above it, and flood fill with color of choice, 
or use a paper from kit.
Make sure your mask layer is activated and Command+A to Select All, Command+C to Copy.
Activate the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode.
Command+V to paste the mask..it should now be tinted red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode and there should now be marching ants on your canvas.
Hit the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of the layer palette (rectangle  with the circle in it)
Right click- convert to smart object
Right click- Rasterize layer
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer
Resize it if needed.

With your Rectangular Marquee Tool (m), draw out a selection around the entire
tag, just slight smaller than the canvas. Image>Crop.
This will get rid of any stray pixels or drop shadows you don't see.
Image>Trim>Top Left Pixel Corner to remove the excess space.
Add your license and copyright info to the tag.
Add name and any other text of choice.
Merge, save as PNG and enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut. If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me (bananas_68@yahoo.com) or post them on my Facebook :)

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