Tuesday, 22 August 2017

FTU Mirror Mirror

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu Scrap kit 'Sweet Gothic Pirates' by GOFDesigns  HERE
Side facing Tube. I have used the beautiful artwork of Laguna available to purchase at Pics For Design  (you will need to obtain a licence)
Word Art by Me (optional) If you would like to use it  HERE
Mask of choice. I used Mask Wsl 414 by Chelle  HERE
Font Used - Pirata One.

Filters Used
EyeCandy4000 - Gradient Glow and Shadowlab.

Open a new image 700x700.
From kit c/paste element 54 Oval resized to 80%. Centre of canvas.
C/paste element 88 Rose cluster resized to 80%. Position top centre, behind Oval.
Duplicate. Image - Flip copy to bottom centre, again behind Oval.
Duplicate bottom copy. Rotate right by 90 degrees. Position on the left side behind Oval.
Duplicate this copy and Image - Mirror to the right. 
4 copies in total.
In layer palette move  the top and bottom copies above the left/right side copies.
When happy with placement merge all 4 layers.
Apply Eyecandy - Gradient glow. 
Color - White - Thin.

Then apply a Shadow. I used Eyecandy - Shadowlab 
Settings below.
Once applied, repeat but change the offset direction to 135.

C/paste and position your tube to left of your image. Above Oval layer.
Now go back to your Oval layer. Using magic wand tool click in the centre to float the black inner. Duplicate your tube and resize to 85%. Move behind original tube layer.
Position within the floating selection so that it resembles a reflection. 
Go to Selections - Invert - Delete. Select None.
Change blend mode of tube copy to Luminance Legacy. Duplicate and change blend mode of this copy (top copy)  to screen.
Go back to your original tube layer and shadow.

Lets add some elements. d/shadow as you go. On certain elements I used Eyecandy Shadowlab ( settings as before only no repeat/direction change) 

91 Open Book - 50%. Bottom of tag above tube layer. Once positioned use eraser tool to remove any Rose Cluster that shows beneath the book.

99 Crow - 30%. Sit on/above the book layer.

94 Candelabra - 50%. Place behind book/crow/tube layers. Shadowlab.

111 Book Stack - 40%. Bottom right behind candelabra. Shadowlab.

75 Mouse - 30%. Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize. Both set at 0. Position on top of book stack.

70 Roses - 40%. Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize - Hue 130 Saturation 255. Duplicate. Change blend mode of top copy to Screen. Merge layer down. Place bottom right of image, behind open book above book stack. Duplicate, position copy a little further up behind crow.

17 Sparkle - 50%. Position above the Oval behind the tube layers.

42 Cobweb - 25%. Duplicate - blend mode Screen on top copy, merge down. Place bottom right behind book stack. Duplicate and Image - Mirror copy to left. Move up slightly.

C/paste the Word Art and position bottom left.

Mask Layer - Paper 9 resized to 95%. Go to layers - Load mask from disk. In layer palette, delete mask and merge group. 

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo

Wonderful version of Mirror Mirror by Patty.

Beautiful tag by Silvia

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