Victorian Charm





This Tutorial was written in January of 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs.


Victorian Charm

For this tutorial you will need


* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Greg Horn. At the time of the writing of this Tutorial Greg Horn was an artist selling his tubes at CILM. Since that time he has left CILM (which is now closed) and is no longer selling his tubes as far as I know. You can substitute the tube with one of your choice. Feel free to drop by Greg's website to take a look at his amazing artwork when you have a chance. He also has a few FTU images for you to download and use for your tags which are fantastic so make sure you visit his site and see what he has available. HERE

* The AWESOME Victorian Memories Scrap Kit I used is from The Quill and Parchment blog which is a FTU kit which you can download from Sabres quilland parchment blogspot HERE


Let's Begin

1. Open a new canvas 600 x 600 white background

2. From the Victorian Memories scrap kit open up the SL_memorieschrissabre4, edit, copy and edit, paste as a new layer on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 75% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED

3. Move down to the bottom left hand side of your canvas.  On your layer palette right click and
"duplicate"

4.  Go to "image" "mirror".  Right click on your top layer and "merge down"
(merging your 2 SL_memorieschrissabre4 layers to 1)
(see print screen below for what I have now)



5.  Right click on your merged layer and "Duplicate", then "Image",  "Flip".  You can now right click on that layer and "merge down"
(see print screen below for what I have now)



6.  From the Victorian Memories scrap kit open up the SL_Victorianpaper1, "Selections", "Select all" then "edit",  "copy" .  Go back to your main canvas and click on your bottom transparent layer.  Got to "Selections", then "select all" "edit", "paste into selection".  You should now have 2 layers.
(see print screen below for what I have now)



7.  From the Victorian Memories scrap kit open up the SL_Victorian memories flowerss abre1, "edit",  "copy" .  Go back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as a new layer".  Move it over to the left hand side of your frame then right click on that layer in your layers palette and "Duplicate" then "image",  "flip" 
Right click and "merge down"

8.  Right click on that layer in your layers palette and "Duplicate" then "image",  "mirror" 

(see print screen below for what I have now)




9.  Click on your paper layer and go to "Selections"  then "Select All"  then
"Selections",  "Modify", "Select Selection Borders"
(see my print screen below if you are having trouble finding where to do this)



10.  Check my print screen below for the settings for the selection borders
Inside-checked, Anti-alias-checked, Border Width-20



11.  "Layers", "New Raster Layer",  then with your flood fill tool flood fill your new raster layer with color #9188af.  "Selections",  "Select none"
(see print screen below for what I have now)


12.  I then added an inner bevel
Inner Bevel settings shown in print screen below


13.  I then added a drop shadow
Drop shadow settings shown in print screen below


**Note** I then did the drop shadow again same settings except the vertical and horizontal I changed to -2

14. 
From the Victorian Memories scrap kit open up the SL_VictorianMemoriesFrame, edit, copy and edit, paste as a new layer on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 75% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED (make sure this layer is your top layer)

15.  Add a drop shadow with the settings shown below in the print screen.

**Note** I then did the drop shadow again same settings except the vertical and horizontal I changed to -3

16.  I then took my eraser brush and erased the flowers and vines showing in the middle of the oval frame (You will have to click on different layers when you erase)  Do not erase any of the paper layer just the vines and flowers.

17.   Open up your tube of choice and paste it on to your canvas and move it into the centre of the circular frame.  I then took my eraser tool and erased around the bottom where it overlapped the frame to make it look like she was coming out of the frame.  On your Layer Palette change your tube layer 
"blend mode" to "luminance legacy"
(see print screen below for what I have now)



18.  Add your name or whatever other text you'd like. I used;
Font "EditInvitation5"  Size 45
Background and Fill Properties color - #efefef
Foreground and Stroke Properties color - #5a8a50
Stroke Width - 2
(see print screen below for settings)


19.  I then added the same drop shadow as previous to the name.

20. Add all appropriate copyright information save as a jpg and you are ALL DONE.


**Note** My preview shows some "noise" added to my tag. If you'd like to do that as well and don't know how to add noise to a tag you can use the "DSB Flux Filter - Bright Noise". I have written a tutorial on how to use this filter if you'd like to try the tutorial to add the noise to your tag.

You can find the tutorial HERE

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

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