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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn Fox- FTU


Supplies:
Kit- Amazing Autumn by Gimptastic Scraps. Visit her blog here to grab it!
Tube- I'm using a cute tube by Max-13-Tulmes which you can find at PFD here
Mask- HorsePlay's Pasture Mask 27 here
Font- Quickier  or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I use a Mac so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Start with a new canvas 700x700
Place Frame 5 in center of canvas.
Add close up of tube below frame. Position to either side of frame.
Add paper of choice below the tube. I used Paper 5.
Once positioned how you want, Click inside the frame with the magic wand tool (w).
Select>Modify>Expand by 5px. Select>Inverse.
Hit Delete on the close up tube and paper layer. Deselect.
Change blend mode of close up to Soft Light.
Add Frame 4 below the paper so the leaves peek out the top and sides.
Above the frame, add tube of choice to the opposite side of frame from the close up.
Now above the tube, place the following from bottom to top-
Refer to my tag for placement.
leaf 4- Command+J to duplicate. Edit>Transform>flip horizontal. Reposition
duck
berries
flower 5- duplicate, flip, reposition
flower 1
pumpkin- duplicate 2x, resize, reposition
tomato
flower 4
ball 
mug
bird 1
hedgehog
Now add drop shadows to each of the elements.
To do this, double click one of the elements to bring up Layer Styles. Apply DS of choice.
Right-click element, Copy Layer Style.
On the remaining elements: right-click, Paste Layer Style.

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 (I used paper 7).
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.
I duplicated a few times to make it darker.

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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