Appleberry

Ali-MC-AppleBerry-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 11th 2016
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Embrolet
Xero – Nostalgia
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Maryline Cazenave Scrap Bundle pkg 58 by Hungry Hill

I used the awesome artwork of Maryline Cazenvae
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Maryline’s work without purchasing a license first

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Vine Heart and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart

Activate the white background layer
Open the Table Cloth
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart Back
Position the parts of the checks you want behind the Heart
Activate the Heart and select your magic wand, with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click inside the Heart
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels, then Selections, Invert
Activate Heart Back and press delete
Selections, None

Activate Heart
Open Berried 2 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Berries
Position over the top right of the Heart
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Open the Bottle and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bottle
Position over the stem of the Berries

Open Ribbon 2 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Image, Mirror
Position the loop to the top towards the neck of the bottle

Open the Birdhouse and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Birdhouse
Position on the left side of the Heart
So the top of the Birdhouse is along the top of the Heart
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Open the Geranium and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower Pot
Position over the stand of the Birdhouse, you want the base of the flower pot level with the bottom of the Heart
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Activate Birdhouse layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized to 45%, all layers unchecked
Position in between the Flower Pot and Bottle layers
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Add the following drop shadow to all layers EXCEPT Heart Back
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 73 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Hide the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – ensure this is the top layer (Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top)
Image, Increase Canvas Size to 400 x 400, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Nostalgia
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Change the blend mode on this layer to Soft Light

Grab your text tool and choose a font – I used Embrolet
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 10%
Add the same drop shadow as used throughout
Drag your text layer below the merged layer (if it’s not already there)

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

 

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