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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Honey Bee

Scrap kit of choice - I am using the delightful mini kit "Beautiful Day" by Connie's Creative Chaos which can be purchased from Creative Scraps
Tube of choice - I am using the lovely artwork of Rion Vernon and PinUpToons which can b e purchased from CILM
Becky_Mask023 (supplied)
tp_tiger Gradient (supplied)
Plugin: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
My Supplies here
Place the tp_tiger gradient into your Gradients folder
and your Mask into your Masks folder
~ Step 1 ~
Open a new blank canvas 600 x 600 flood filled white
Paste BDFraming2 as new layer (leave in position)
With your magic wand click inside the frame
Selections / Modify / Expand by 10
Paste BDPaper04 as new layer
Resize by 50% and move into desired position
Selections / Invert
Add a drop shadow to your frame:
H & V - 1
Opacity - 25
Blur - 10.00
Colour - #000000

~ Step 2 ~
Paste your tube as new layer
Resize if necessary
Position to the centre of the frame
The clouds and tree should be somewhat visible behind your tube
Add a drop shadow:
H & V - 3
Opacity - 25
Blur - 10.00
Colour - #000000
Paste Beehive1 as new layer
Resize by 65%
Position in lower corner of frame alongside your tube
With your Freehand Tool draw along one of the petals of your tube
Selections / Modify / Feather by 2
Hit delete once or twice
Paste Hearts1 as new layer
Resize by 50%
Position in the upper right corner of the frame
Adjust / Hue & Saturation / Colourise with the following settings:
Set the blend mode to Overlay or Hard Light whichever you prefer
Activate original heart layer and apply a drop shadow:
Veritcal - 0
Horizontal - 2
Opacity - 15
Blur - 10.00
Colour - #000000

Paste some bees as new layers
Resize as necessary
Image / Mirror then resize slightly once again
Apply a slight drop shadow
Crop and resize
~ Step 3 ~
With your Dropper Tool select a colour from your tag by left clicking anywhere on that colour

The colour should now be your foreground in your Materials Palette
Activate your white background layer
Add a new raster layer
Flood will with your foreground colour by left clicking
Layers / New Mask Layer / From Image
Locate Becky_Mask023
Source luminance
Layers / Merge / Merge Group
Effects / Texture Effects / Blinds with the following settings: 


~ Step 4 ~
Select your Text Tool and font of choice - a flowery font would look nice
I am using 2Peas Groovy Bloom
Foreground - #000000 (Black)
Background - Tiger Gradient
With the following settings:

Stroke width - 1.00
Type out the words Honey Bee
Apply a slight drop shadow
Set blend mode to Screen then lower opacity to 70
Change the number of repeats in the Material Properties to 3
Choose another font and type out your name
Objects / Align / Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Effects / Plugins / Eye Candy 4000 / Gradient Glow with the following settings:

Add a drop shadow:
H & V - 1
Opacity - 30
Blur - 3.00
Colour - #000000
Add your © copyright, licence and watermark and you're done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial

© Tutorial written by Stina on 25th February 2009
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