Irish Eyes was written by myself on 1st March 2013. Any similarity or resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.
Tube of Choice. I have used Patricia. A stunning tube from Artist Alex Prihodko. Available from Pics for Design HERE
Fantastic FTU Scrap Kit, Saint Paddy's Day By Kittz @ Kittz Kreationz. You can download this from Kittz blog HERE
Mask Wsl 75 By Chelle @ Weescotslass Creations HERE
Plug In's Used
Open a new image 700 x 700. Paste element 3-Heart as a new layer and resize 150%. Using your freehand selection tool. Draw a selection around the top inner of the heart. Not easy but try to get as neatly to the edge as possible. As you can see, my hands not too steady :)
Paste a close up of your tube and move slightly to right of heart. Selections- invert and hit delete to remove excess tube from outside selection. Select none. Change blend mode to hard light and apply Xero-Porcelain. Settings I used below.
Paste and drop shadow your Main tube and place centrally at the bottom of tag. Work your Chosen elements around the tube layers. Drop shadow to your liking. I used.....
Element 35. Harp. Image mirror. Place top left of tag behind heart.
Element 5. Hat. Re size 50%. Bottom left of tag. Above heart. Beneath tube.
Element 23. Horseshoe. Resize 30%. Rotate left by 28. Place bottom left of tag above tube layer.
Element 19. Butterflies. Resize 60 %. Top left of tag. Above close up. Beneath main tube.
Element 34. Lips. Place centrally and move down slightly. Above butterflies. Beneath main tube.
Element 8. Clover Border. Re size 105. Image-Mirror. Place along bottom of tag. Beneath Heart and tube layers. Vertically it will be on the right of the tag. Use eraser tool to remove excess that shows above heart element on top right.
Element 18 Name Tag. Re size 65%. top right. Above Heart.
Element 4. Clover Bunch. Re size 35%. Place above Name tag slightly to right.
Finally the mask layer. Add a new raster layer at bottom of layer palette. Flood fill with colour, paper or gradient of choice. Re size by 97%. Load mask from disk - Fit to layer checked. Back in layer palette, delete mask and merge group.
Merge Visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking and add name and copyright info. save as PNG. All done. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your pleased with your results. Sal :)