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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

postheadericon Cottontail Tutorial- PTU

I'm so excited. I've written my 1st real tutorial! I've used the absolutely gorgeous work of Gina's Gem's Orange Ya Glad it's Easter? Orange is my favorite color, so I knew I had to snag it and play. This is what I've come up with. I hope you enjoy.

COTTONTAIL This tutorial was written by HezaTuts on April 5, 2011.

Any similarity to any others is purely coincidental.

Template #180 by Missy. HERE

Mask by Sabine. HERE

Font Odessa LET. HERE

Outside filters- Xero Soft Vignette (optional)

Artwork by Elias Chatzoudis. You need to purchase it and obtain a license to use his work. PSPTUBESEMPORIUM

Scrapkit PTU by Gina's Gems- Orange ya glad it's Easter? HERE

Program. I use Photoshop CS3. I"m sure everything works in higher versions, but not in older versions.

Let's begin.

Open papers 12 & 17. Got to edit, Define pattern for each paper. You will be using these as stroke patterns later.

Open paper 19. Resize to 600 X 600. Transform into a layer.

Open mask, make sure it's resized to 600 X 600 and change to a layer from background..
Go back to paper.

In the layer palette, add a layer mask, go to channels and click the mack channel to visible.

Go back to mask. Select all. Go to edit, choose copy. Go back to paper, Go to Edit, choose paste. You'll see the mask and a red transparency. If it looks correct, unclick the layer mask visibility in the layer palette.

Go back to layers in the layers palette. Right click, apply layer mask. Duplicate 4 times. Merge visible .

Open your template document, resize to 600 X 600. Delete credit la yer and background layers. Drag your mask into document. resize if needed. I also rotated mine 180. I go from bottom to top when designing, so that is how the order is from now on.

Circle Layer - choose Paper 16, resized to 400 X 400. Drag on top of Circe, Right click on layer in layers palette and choose create a clipping mask. Merge Down. Apply Stroke, paper 17 Size 6 Outside. Scale 30 Apply inner shadow. I have settings pictured. These will be the default settings throughout the project.

Apply dropshadow. I have settings pictured. These are the default settings throughout the project.

Thin rectangle 1= Paper 15, resize to 550. Drag, create clip mask and merge. Stroke- I chose a green from the paper, inside, size 5. Apply drop shadow and inner shadow.

Thin rectangle 2 layer = Green Add ON paper 5. Resize to 550, Drag, clip and merge. Repeat with thin rectangle layer 3. Merge both thin rectangle layers. Apply drop & inner shadow. Stroke, pattern, Paper 12 Inside, scale 45.

Circle background layer = Paper 22. Resize to 600, drag, clip and merge. Ensure foreground color is same green from the earlier paper.

Apply Xero Soft Vignette filter, following the setitngs pictured. This step is optional because much is covered, so it's a matter of personal preference to use it or not.

Circle Frame 1= paper 17 Pattern. Go to Layers, add layer style, Pattern overlay. Settings pictured for scale.

Go to layers, convert to smart object. Go to edit, transform, rotate 180. Apply Drop shadow & bevel. Settings pictured.

Circle Frame 2. Repeat Frame 1 procedure, but no need to convert to smart object and rotate. Apply drop shadow & bevel.


Select closeup and drag into document, move to just above the circle background layer. Use eraser tool to erase any part of tube that shows through circle frame #2. Clip mask tube. Duplicate la yer. On bottom layer of tube, set blending options to Luminosity, on top layer of tube set blend to Soft Light. Merge bottom layer with circle background, then merge top layer with circle background.

Select mid size layer of tube, drag into document. Repeat of all top steps but inside circle frame #2, make sure to erase any part fo tube that show through circle fame #1.

Choose full size tube, slide onto back circle layer,flip horizontally and repeat all of above steps. Slide full size tube into document and resize if needed and place on right side of tag. Apply drop shadow.


Botanical Flower 1- drag into document, free transform size and place in middle of circle frames. Add DS "dropshadow"

Brown egg & Ribbon 2- Flip horizontal, resize as needed, and place below circle frame. Add DS Flower Spray 1, place under Egg and resize to suit. Add DS. Duplicate and rotate 180,and place in upper right hand corner below main tube.

Flower Bunch- add, resize and place under egg too. Add DS. You might need to adjust the distance on this since it's a thin piece, so the DS isn't too far away.

Curled Ribbon 3- resize to 550, add and place under flower bunch, flip horizontally. Add DS,and adjust if needed.

Duckling- add and resize and place as desired. Add DS.

Add copyright info, license and and watermarks and MERGE VISIBLE.

TEXT ODESSA LET 72. Same green as previously used. Apply Stroke- White- Outside- Size 2. Apply DSApply Bevel with pictured settings.

Save as a PMG-24 file.
You are finished!

Thank you for completing my tutorial!



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