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The image(s) used in this tutorial is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image(s) in your own personal creation MUST purchase it from Scraps N Crap (SNC) and have the proper license from SNC for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Alexi Li www.scrapsncrap.com




This Tutorial was written in July of 2011. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs and registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.


NOTE
I am very honored to have been accepted on to the CT for a new Store "Scraps N Crap"  I'm very excited to be a part of this team and watch this amazing store grow. There's fabulous new artists and some of the best scrap kit designers involved.  Not only that you can find other goodies in the store as well. Make sure you follow the link to the store in this tutorial and take a look around.    This is my first tutorial for SNC (Scraps N Crap) and I hope you enjoy it.
~Ladyhawwk


For this tutorial you will need

*  The Tube I'm using is the fabulous artwork of Acyd Reflux which you must have a license to use and can be purchased from Scraps N Crap HERE

* Template I used is by Crazy Cakes Scraps (Template - Party Rock) 
HERE

Wordart  and supplies made by me which you can download HERE

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Let's get started.

Open all the supplies from the supplies folder and the template in PSP

1.  Click on the Template to make it active then on your layer palete right click on  each of the following layers individually and
"delete"
*Copyright Layer
*CCWordart

2. We're going to reduce the whole template by 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers
CHECKED.

3.  On you layer palette RIGHT click on Layer "10" to make it active then "merge - down" merging layer 10 and layer 11 together. Go up to "Selections - select all" then "Selections - float" then "Selections - Defloat".  Next go back up to "Selections - modify - expand" and chose "1".  with your flood fill tool flood fill the layer with a color of your choice. I chose to use color
#f55618

4.  Next we're going to give our layer a texture by going up to "Effects - Texture Effects - Texture" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below. 
"Selections - Select None"


5.  On your materials palette change your foreground and stroke properties color to a darker color to match your tube. I used the same color I just used to flood fill and on your Background and fill properties box change the color to a lighter matching color.  Click on your foreground and stroke properties and a box will pop up. Change the "style" to Gradient and use the settings shown in the print screen below



6.   On you layer palette RIGHT click on Layer "8" to make it active then "merge - down" merging layer 8 and layer 9 together. Go up to "Selections - select all" then "Selections - float" then "Selections - Defloat".  Next go back up to "Selections - modify - expand" and chose "1".  with your flood fill tool flood fill the layer with the gradient  you have set.  Go up to "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below.  
"Selections - Select None"



7.   On you layer palette RIGHT click on Layer "4" to make it active then "merge - down" merging layer 4 and layer 5 together. Go up to "Selections - select all" then "Selections - float" then "Selections - Defloat".   Next we're going to go back to "Selections - Modify - Contract" and set the pixels to "20".  Up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" and with your flood fill tool fill your new raster layer with a lighter color to match your tube.  I used color
#ffc16a

8.  Up to "Effects - Texture Effects - Fur" and use the settings I shown in the print screen below. "Selections - Select None"


9.   On you layer palette click on Layer "3" to make it active then go up to "Selections - select all" then "Selections - float" then "Selections - Defloat".  Next go back up to "Selections - modify - expand" and chose "1".  On your materials palette click on the  foreground and stroke properties box and click in the "color" tab changing the color back to a solid one instead of the gradient.  I kept the color the same as I used previously (the darker orange) and flood filled my layer. 

10.  Go up to "Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below.


11. REPEAT the blinds again except click the "horizontal" box this time.  
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


12.  With your layer 3 still selected go to your first tube (I used all 3 tubes that came in this awesome tube package) "edit - copy" then go back to your main image and "edit - paste as a new layer".  Move the tube to the left side of the box and move the part of the tube you want showing.  In my case I wanted just his cute little face LOL.  Go back to your second tube and repeat pasting the second tube and move it over to the right of the inside of the box again showing just the face of the tube.
(Note you may have to decrease the size of your tubes  to 50% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "50%" all layers UNCHECKED.

13. 
On your layer palette "right click" on your top tube layer and "merge down" merging your 2 tube layers together then go up to "Selections - Invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard. "Selections - Select None" On your layer palette change the "blend mode" to "overlay" then reduce the opacity down to about 80%.

14. Click on your main tube then "edit - copy" then go back to your main image and "edit - paste as a new layer" then decrease the size of your tube  to 50% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "50%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move to where you'd like I moved mine down to the bottom left of my canvas
(see my print screen for what I have now)


15.  "Edit - copy" then go back to your main image and "edit - paste as a new layer" the LHDrestraincloud on to your main canvas and move it to where you'd like. I moved mine so it looked like it was over top the left sided cat tube

16.   I then added the mouse from my main tube in the cloud (so it looks like the cat is thinking about it LOL). How I did this was by using my clone tool.
image 

On you layer palette click on the layer with your main tube (the cat and the mouse layer). You can see my print screen below for the settings I used and you can see the circle around the mouse. Using the settings shown below go to the mouse and "right click on you mouse" then "layers", "new raster layer" then "left click your mouse" and you should see your mouse appear. Move your mouse layer into the cloud area 
(print screen below shows settings for clone tool) 
 

17.    "Edit - copy" then go back to your main image and "edit - paste as a new layer" the Ladyhawwkrestraintwa on to your main canvas and move it to where you'd like.

18.  Activate your "text tool" and add your name.  I also gave my name a drop shadow using the color white.

19.  Add the artist copyright information and save as a jpg or png file
(If you'd like a transparent background click on the eye on your layer palette to the left of your bottom white layer to hide it then save your tag as a png file)

ALL DONE!!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~


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