Thursday, February 23, 2012

Letters In The Sand Tut

Supplies used:
Mermaid tube by Edward Reed. I bought this tube from CILM which is no longer open. However I did my research and found his art is now available at PTE.
Scrapkit called Splash! By the wonderful Tashas Playground. You can get it at SATC
Filters: Eyecandy 4000 Glass and gradient glow (font)
Fonts used: Grimmy and Redfive (Name)

Open a new image size 600 by 600.
C/P frame 4. Resize by 75%.
Click the inside of the frame with your magic wand. Selections, Modify, Expand by 5. Add a new raster layer and move under the frame. C/P Paper 11 into selection. (I wanted a purple background so I added another layer floodfill with purple under the paper. Then change the layer property of the paper to Luminance.)
C/P sparkle 2 and position over the paper. (use your eraser on any bits outside the frame if desired)
Dropshadow frame.
C/P sand. Position just over the frame. Duplicate and mirror. Merge Down. Duplicate again and change layer property to Multiply.
C/P Seaweed. Resize by 50%. Dropshadow. Duplicate and Mirror. Duplicate again and position at the center of the frame.
C/P Seaweed 2. Resize by 50%. Position to one side of the frame. duplicate and mirror.
C/P Wave. Resize by 75%. Position over the bottom of the seaweed.
Dropshadow. Duplicate and mirror.
C/P Jellyfish. Resize by 30%. Add Dropshadow and duplicate.
C/P Fish 3. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow and duplicate.
C/P Fish 1. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow and duplicate.
Use your deform tool to vary the positions of those elements.
C/P Tube. Dropshadow.
C/P Anchor. Resize by  50%. Dropshadow. Use deform tool to position.
C/P Bottle. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow.
C/P Starfish 2. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow.
C/P Starfish. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow.
(The orange starfish is from my tube...If you like you can always duplicate and mirror one of the starfish from the kit.)
C/P Clamshell. Resize by 20%. Dropshadow.
C/P Marble. Resize by 15%. Position in clamshell.
C/P Shell. Resize by 30%. Mirror. Add dropshadow.
C/P Shell 3. Resize by 30%. Dropshadow.

With the Grimmy font size 24 Create as floating type out your font (for 2 lines like mine you will have to repeat the steps or use spaces to get line 2 in the correct position)
Promote selection to layer. Hit delete. Now you should have only the floating outline with no background.
Add Inner Bevel 2 Times with these settings...
And drop shadow 3 times with these settings....
Now deselect. Use your move and deform tools to position how you want it.
For your name select the red five font. Select a color from your tube as the foreground and a contrasting color as the background. Close the foreground. On your background click the gradient tab and use these settings...
Type out your font as a vector and convert to raster.
Add Glass....
Then Gradient Glow...
The dropshadow.

Don't forget your copyright and watermark :)

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