Wednesday, May 13, 2009
All My Tuts Bundled
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I've been asked several times over the last year to package up my tutorials into word format, so here they are. There is 63 psp and 23 photoshop tuts, all with clear pictures and easy to follow instructions. Sometimes, it is just easier to follow a tutorial when it's beside you, rather than having to flip back and forth to a page on the net. So, if you are interested, you can purchase this pack by clicking the link below.

Click here to purchase this tut pack
 
posted by Shawna at 6:30 PM | Permalink | 72 comments
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Problems with 4Shared
I've been hearing all over the net that people have been getting viruses from downloading things from 4shared. Since ALL of my freebies and tut supplies are hosted at my 4shared account, at this time, I would advise everyone to not download anything from my links untill I can figure out what to do about it. I do not want anyone to be getting any viruses or trojans from any of my links. I will let everyone know when I've figured out what I'm going to be doing.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shawna
 
posted by Shawna at 11:37 AM | Permalink | 13 comments
Monday, December 1, 2008
M&M's
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1. Start out by opening a 300 by 300 transparent image.

2. Click on your Elliptical Marquee tool on the left. Should be the very first tool in the tool bar.

3. Drag out your M&M shape onto your canvas, about the same size as in the picture below:

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4. Set your foreground to C00000 and your background to 800000

5. Click on your Gradient tool on the left. It may be hidden behind the paint bucket tool, so if it is, right click on the paint bucket and click gradient.

6. Up along the top of your screen you will see what's called the gradient editor. It's the long rectangular box that is coloured. Click the down arrow on the right and choose the Foreground to Background preset, which should be the very first one.

7. Now beside the gradient editor, you'll see 5 squares, select the Radial option. Make sure your Opacity is 100 %, Reverse is unchecked, Dither and Transparency are both checked.

Now we are going to fill our shape with the gradient.

8. Hold down your Shift key, put your cursor in the center of the shape and click and drag from the center upwards, and when you get to just outside the circle, let go. This is what you should have now:

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9. Go up to the Select tab at the top and choose Deselect.

10. At the bottom of your Layer Palette, you will see the Add a Layer Style icon, it looks like a grey circle with an f in the middle. Click on that and from the flyout choose Inner Shadow and use these settings:
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This is what yours should look like now:
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11. Add a new layer by going up to the Layers tab at the top, then choose New, then Layer.

12. Change your foreground to white (ffffff).

13. Click on your Brush tool on the left. If your brush tool isn't showing, right click the icon and choose Brush Tool.

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14. Up at the top left of your screen you'll see the word Brush. Click the down arrow next to it and scroll through your brushes untill you find the one called Soft Round 65 pixels, and double click to select it.

15. Click once with your brush, near the center but off to the right a little. See picture below:

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* Make sure that the white brush does is not too big. It should be small enough that it has space all around it and it's not close to the top, bottom or side. We are going to blur it and we don't want the white blur going outside of the M&M.

Now we are going to blur it a bit.

16. Go up to the Filter menu and choose Blur then Gaussian Blur. Set the Radius to about 23 and click OK.

This is what mine looks like now

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17. Add a new layer by going up to the Layers tab, then to New, then to Layer.

18. Click on your Text tool on the left. From the font scroll menu, find Arial Black and select it. Set the size to 11-14.

* You may need to adjust the size of the font depending on the size of your M&M.

19. Click once in the middle of your M&M, and type out a small m.

20. Don't worry if it's not centered right now. If it's a good size and looks ok, then hit your enter key on your keyboard to accept it.

21. Click on your Mover tool on the left and with your cursor, move it into place if needed.

* You can use your arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge it one pixel at a time, but you must have your Mover tool selected to do that.

22. In the layer palette, above your "m" layer, to the right you will see Opacity. Change it from 100 to about 75.

23. If everything looks good, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

Here's what mine ended up looking like:

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TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.
 
posted by Shawna at 1:59 AM | Permalink | 19 comments
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Christmas Candles
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Supplies: Download Here


1. Open up a 500 by 500 transparent image.

2. Set your forground to black.

3. Click on your Custom Shapes tool on the left and set it to a basic circle. Drag out an oval for the top of your candle.

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* If you don't have a basic circle, instead, click on your Elliptical Marquee tool and draw out an ellipse, then flood fill it with black. Then deselect from the selections tab.


4. Duplicate this layer by right clicking on it in the layer palette and choose Duplicate Layer. Make sure you are not right clicking on the Icon, but on the layer itself.

5. Click on your Mover tool on the left to activate it, then use your down arrow key on your keyboard to move this second oval to the bottom of your canvas.

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6. Click on your Custom Shape tool on the left and set it to a basic rectangle.

* If you don't have a rectangle, use the Rectangular Marquee tool on the left, draw it out, then fill with black and deselect.

7. Create a new layer by going to the Layers tab, choose New, then New Layer.

8. Draw out a rectangularish square that meets both ends of your 2 ovals.

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* You'll notice that my square doesn't quite meet the right side of my 2 ovals like it does on the left. If you can't get yours to meet properly, hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and hit the t key. This will bring up a bounding box and you can click on the node and pull your square out. This gets tricky sometimes and won't pull to where you want it exactly, so if it goes past the ovals, leave it, and click on your Rectangular Marquee tool, select the portion that is over, then hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

This is what you should have now:

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9. Hide the top oval by clicking the eye icon next to it in the layer palette.

10. Right click on one of the 2 remaining layers and Merge Visable.

* Keep the top oval hidden for now.

11. Hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the ICON of the candle base in the layer palette. You'll get the marching ants all around it.

12. Make a new layer by going up to the Layer tab, over to New, then to Layer. This should be above your black base in the layer palette.

13. Set your foreground to a dark blue 081a50 and your background to a lighter blue 415ba5.

14. Click on your Gradient tool on the left. It may be hidden behind the Paint Bucket tool.

15. Now go up to the top of the screen and you'll see the blue gradient option. Click the down arrow beside it and choose the first gradient called foreground to background. Set the gradient style to Reflected Gradient, Mode is Nornal, Opacity is 100%, Reverse, Dither, and Transparency are all checked.

16. Working on your blank layer, put your cursor in the middle of your black candle base on your canvas, hold down your Shift key, drag left and stop when you get outside the marching ants on your canvas. This is what you should have now:

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17. Go up to the Select tab and choose Deselect.

18. In the layer palette, right click on the black candle base layer and choose Delete Layer.

19. Unhide the top oval layer from the palette, hold down your Ctrl key and click on the icon to get the marching ants.

20. Make a new layer above it, ( layer tab, new, layer) and drag this layer to the top of the pile in the palette.

21. Click on your gradient tool and repeat step #16.

22. Deselect that layer from the Select tab.

23. In the layer palette, delete the black oval layer. This is where you should be now:

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24. Working on your oval top layer, click on the layer style icon at the bottom of your palette. It looks like a grey circle with and f in the middle. Choose Inner Shadow and use these settings:

blend mode: luminosity, black for colour
opacity: 40%
angle: 120 and global light is checked
distance: 5
choke: 0
size: 35

25. Now click on Inner Glow on the left hand side and use these settings:

blend mode: screen
opacity: 30
noise: 0
colour: 4648bd

Elements:

technique: softer
source: edge
choke: 59
size: 5
and click OK

This is how it should look:

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* Now, the top oval looks too large so we are going to scale it down a little.

26. In the layer palette, click on the top oval to make it our active layer. Hold down the Ctrl key and then hit the t key on your keyboard. You will get a bounding box with square nodes on it.

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27. Put your cursor on the node indicated by the arrow and drag it upwards untill it looks like the one in the picture below. You may need to drag it down a bit to fit back on your candle properly as well.

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28. Make a new blank layer and drag it in between the top and candle base layers.

29. Set your foreground to white, and click on your Brush tool on the left, and set it to Soft Round 17 pixels.

30. Hold down your Ctrl key and click on the icon of the blue candle base layer in the palette. You'll have your marching ants around your candle base, but make sure the blank layer is the highlighted layer in the palette.

31. Hold down your Shift key and drag out a straight line with your brush from top to bottom in the middle of your candle.

32. Next, go up to the Filter tab, down to Blur, then to Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 20.5 and click OK.

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33. Open up SK Wick from the supplies folder, resize it in proportion to your candle (about 50%) and place it in the middle of your candle.

34. Click on your Eraser tool on the left, brush size about 13 and opacity around 16% and click once or twice around the bottom portion of the wick, till it's a little see through.
35. Use your paint brush to paint a little bit of blue over the bottom portion of the wick so it looks like it's blended into the candle itself. Do this on a new layer. You may want to try lowering the opacity of the paint layer a little.

36. Open up SK Flame from the supplies folder. With your Mover tool, drag it over onto the top of the wick.

37. Right click on one of the layers in the palette and Merge Visable.

38. Make a new layer and decorate with brushes, wordart, tubes, ect......

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TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.
 
posted by Shawna at 3:34 PM | Permalink | 15 comments
Christmas Ball
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Supplies: Download Here

** It is important that you DO NOT resize the ball template before you do this tutorial because we will be applying layer styles, and it will not turn out looking the same if resize beforehand. You can resize it after it is finished.


1. Open up SK Ball Template from the supplies zip.

2. Go up to the Image tab and choose Duplicate, click OK from the popup then close out your original Ball Template.

3. Add a new layer by going to the Layer tab at the top and click New, then Layer.

4. Set your foreground colour to 800000.

5. Click on your Paint Bucket tool on the left and fill your new layer with the red colour.

* Now we are going to use a very simple clipping mask to merge the red colour onto our round shape.

6. Hold down your Ctrl and the Alt key on your keyboard, and then hit the g key.

* You should now have a solid red circle on your canvas. And your layer palette should look like this.

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7. Click once on the red layer to make it the active layer and then change the Blend Mode to Colour.

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* This is what yours should look like now. Kind of a metalic rose colour.

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8. Right click on one of the layers and from the flyout choose Merge Visable. Make sure not to right click on the icon, click on the layer itself.


* Some other time when doing this tut again, you can experiment by following these next 3 steps to give you different results.
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Create a new layer above the merged layer ( Layer tab, New, then Layer) and fill it with the same red colour as before.
Create a Clipping Mask by holding down your Ctrl and Alt key and hitting the g on your keyboard.
Change the Blend Mode this time to Overlay, Lighten, or Soft Light, then merge visable. Experiment and see what looks good.
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9. Hold down your Ctrl key and click once on the ICON of the merged ball in the layer palette.

* This creates a selection around your image and you should have marching ants all around your ball.

10. Duplicate this image by right clicking on the layer in the layer palette and choosing Duplicate Layer and click yes when you get the popup.

* You should now have 2 layers exactly the same in the layer palette.

11. Go up to the Filter tab at the top and down to Blur, then over to Gaussian Blur. In the Radius section, type in 20.00 and click OK.

12. Go up to the Select tab and choose Deselect. This is what you should have so far:

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* Now it needs a bit of shading so we are going to add a layer style to the outter edges. Make sure the top duplicated copy is highlighted blue in your layer palette. Click it once if it isn't.

13. At the bottom of your layer palette, you will see an icon that looks like a grey circle with an f in the middle. Click on that, and from the flyout click on Inner Shadow. Change your settings to the same as in the picture below:

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* Yours should now look like this:

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14. In the layers palette, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

* Now we are going to put a second burn on it.

15. Click the layer styles icon again at the bottom of the layer palette and choose Inner Shadow. Use the settings below:

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* This is what yours should look like now:

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16. Make a blank layer by going up to the Layer tab, then to New, then over to Layer and click OK at the popup.

17. Right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

* You'll notice that there was a little layer styles icon at the end of your ball layer but it is now gone. That's what merging the ball layer with the blank layer did.

18. You may need to expand your canvas in order to have enough room to put the topper on it, so go up to the Image tab and down to Canvas Size. In the New Size section, click the down arrow to the right of the Width and choose pixels. Change the Height to 650 pixels and click OK.

19. Open up SK Topper 01 from the supplies folder and use your Mover tool to drag it onto the top of your ball.

20. When it is placed where you want it, righth click on one of the layers and Merge Visable.

TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.
 
posted by Shawna at 3:17 PM | Permalink | 14 comments
Rainbow
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Supplies: Download Here


1. Open up SK Greyscaled Strip from the supplies zip.

* You can use mine or you can use a swatch of your own, whether it is plain paper or a pattern, or several patterns. Just make the strip size somehwere around 1800 by 140.
2. Make as many duplicate copies of this strip for as many colours you want in your rainbow. 5 is usually a good number to have. Image tab, then to Duplicate, make 5 copies then colse out the original.

3. Next, we need to recolour them. Go up to the Layer tab, and down to New Adjustment Layer, then to Hue/Saturation and click ok.

4. Put a checkmark beside Colourize and if it's not there already, put one in Preview too so you can see the colour change to your image before you make a final decision.

5. Now, just move the sliders up and down untill you get a colour that your satisfied with.
6. Right click on one of the two layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.

* Repeat this step on all of your strips. Here's what I chose:

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7. Choose one of the strips to start working with and minimize all the others.

8. We need to select our entire image, so to do this you would hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and click once on the ICON of your strip in the layer palette.

9. Now we're going to contract the selection, so go up to the Select tab, then to Modify, then to Contract and put a 6 in there. Make it an even number or when you paste it back in, you will have a space.

10. Now go up to the Edit tab, and select Cut, then back to the Edit tab and select Paste.

* If needed, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge your selection back into it's place.

11. Do this on each of your coloured strips.

12. Now, choose one of your strips to work on, i'm using the purple one, and make sure in the layer palette that the inner portion of the ribbon is highlighted and active.

13. Go down to the bottom of your layer palette and click on the Layer Style icon. It is the grey circle with the f in it. And then click on Inner Shadow and use the picture below for your settings:

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Here's what mine looks like now:

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14. You need to have the same layer style on each of your strips, but you don't have to keep going through the layer styles and doing it manually. On the first strip you put your layer style on, in the layer palette, right click on the icon at the end of your layer and choose Copy Layer Style.

15. Choose another of your strips, right click on the bigger inner ribbon and choose Paste Layer Style. Do this for each of your strips, and after copying the layer style, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

16. Now we need a bigger canvas to place all our strips on, so open up an 1800 by 1800 transparent canvas.

17. Click on your Mover tool from the tool bar on the left, then drag each coloured strip onto your new canvas.

* If you want your rainbow colours to be in a specific order.... let's say you want blue on top then pink, then green. You would place the blue one on the bottom of the pile, below the others, then pink, then green ect.....

Here's mine. I had to shrink my pic down to fit on this page, so your image will look a bit different.

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18. Once you have them placed, right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.

* We are going to make this into one big circle using the polar coordinates function. What that is going to do is kind of scrunch and twist these straight lines into a circle and the 2 ends are going to meet with each other. But, we have some extra space on each of our ends and that is going to make a flat 12 pixel line right down the middle of our circle. We need to chop off the ends so that doesn't happen.

19. Click on the Rectangular Marquee tool on the tool bar on the left. Drag out a long rectangle like in the picture below. Make sure you get all of the coloured strips in the marquee rectangle then hit the Delete key on your keyboard and then do the other side:

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20. Deselect by going up to the Select tab then to Deselect.

* Now you have a bit of space on the sides where we just cut it away. There can't be any space on either side or the next step won't work properly.
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21. Now, go up to the Filter tab, over to Distort, then to Polar Coordinates. Put the green dot in Rectangular to Polar and hit OK.

* You should now have a cute little circle out of your strips. Here's mine resized:

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* We need to cut this in half, so grab your Rectangular Marquee tool from the left tool bar. You'll notice that on the top portion of your rainbow circle, you can see where our two ends meet. There's a slight dark line going down the middle of it. Well, we aren't going to use that yucked up part, we are going to use the bottom half which looks perfect.

22. Starting from the top left of your canvas, make a large selection over the top half of your circle and stop when you get to the middle. The part with the selection over it is going to be deleted, so look at the bottom half, which is going to be your actual rainbow and use that as a guide of where you stop your selection.

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23. Hit the Delete key on your keyboard to get rid of the upper half, then go to the Select tab at the top and Deselect.

24. Now to flip this right side up, go to the Image tab, down to Rotate Canvas, and choose Flip Canvas Vertical. Here's the final product with a background and some clouds done the same way as the rainbow.

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TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.
 
posted by Shawna at 2:57 PM | Permalink | 51 comments
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Flowers n Stems
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Supplies: Download Here

I've supplied several different flower heads and stem pieces in the zip above, as well as, several paper swatches for you to use, but feel free to use your own.


1. Open up one of the flower heads from the supplies zip. I'm going to be using flower head 01 for this tutorial.

2. Go up to the Image tab and choose Duplicate, duplicate it again because we need 2 copies of this, then close out our original.

3. Open up a paper swatch from the zip file or use one of your own. I'm going to be using flower head paper 01.

4. Click on your Mover tool on the left, then in the layer palette, put your cursor on the ICON of the paper swatch and drag it over onto your flower head.

* You should have your paper swatch on top of your flower head in the layer palette.

5. Close out the paper from the zip, we no longer need it.

* Now, we are going to create what is called a Clipping Mask. It's going to mold the paper to the flower layer that is below it.

6. Make sure the paper layer is highlighted blue in the layer palette, hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard, hold down your Alt key on your keyboard and then hit the g key.

* If you did it correctly, your flower shape now has the paper molded to it

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7. Right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and choose merge visable.

* Now we need to make the second black flower for the middle of this one smaller.

8. Click on your black flower to make it active, then go up to the Image tab at the top of your screen. Click on Image Size and put your settings like in the picture below:

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9. Open up flower head paper 04. Since we resized the flower to 65% of it's original size, let's do the same for the paper so that our design isn't too big.

10. Duplicate the paper layer ( image tab, image size, use same settings in above pic).

11. Click on your Mover tool and drag the paper over and onto your black flower canvas. Repeat step #6 to get the clipping mask for this flower.

12. Right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.

13. Close out your resized paper layer.

* Now, let's give these 2 layers a flat bevel by using our layer style options. I have included the layer style in the supplies folder.

14. Click on your Blue flower layer in the palette to make it active. On the far right of your screen, you will see your Styles box. Click on the Styles tab if it isn't showing.

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15. In my supplies folder, you will see SK Flower Head Blue for tut.asl, drag that into a blank space in your styles box. It should appear with all the other small square icons in there.

16. Now all you do is click on it and the bevel will appear on your blue flower. It should look like this:

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17. Click on your smaller pink flower canvas to make it active. Then click on the same layer style as you did for the blue flower.

* You will notice that there is a blue outline to your pink flower now. Because this flower is so much lighter than our blue one, we need to go in and change the colours so....

18. At the bottom of your layer palette, you will see the Layer Style icon. It looks like a circle with an f in it. Click on that to bring it up and then click on Bevel and Emboss.

19. Leave everything as it is except click on the colour box at the bottom besied Hard Light. Change the colour number to 675847.

20. Now click on Inner Glow and click the greyish brown colour box under Noise and change the colour number to 6b6460 and click OK. Yours should look like this:

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* We are going to drag our small pink flower on top of our larger flower, but we need to merge the layer style with it's flower first.

21. In the layer palette, on your flower layer, you will see the layer style icon (a circle with an f in the middle). Right click on the icon and from the flyout choose Create Layers.

22. Right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

23. Click on your other flower and do the same to it.

24. Now click on your Mover tool and drag the smaller flower on top of your larger flower.

25. I want to rotate my pink flower a little bit so hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter t on your keyboard.

26. You'll see a bounding box over your canvas. Hold your cursor above the top right corner of the bounding box untill you see a bent double arrow. Then, just drag downward to rotate it as much as you want. When done, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

* I've chosen to put a button in the middle of my flower, you can put a bow, bead, or anything you choose. The buttons can be found in my Little Girl at Heart kit on my blog HERE. Here's what mine looks like so far:

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* Now we need to make the stem.

27. Open up a new transparent image that is 500 pixels wide by 800 pixels long.

* In the bottom left corner of your new canvas, change 66.7% too 100% and move the canvas to the top of your screen and drag it out untill you can see the whole canvas.

28. From the supplies folder, open up SK Stems.png

29. Click on your Rectangular Marquee Tool and draw out a rectangle over one of the stems that you want to use. I've chosen the 3rd one.

30. Go up to the Edit tab and choose Copy, then click on your new canvas and go up to the Edit tab again and click Paste. Close out the stem png file.

* Use your Mover tool to shift the stem down on the page.

31. Open up one of the green stem papers from the supplies folder. I'm going to be using sk stem paper 01.

32. With your Mover tool, drag it onto our stem canvas. Don't close it out yet. We need it for the leaves too.

* This is optional, but I'm going to put a small texture on my green paper.

33. Go up to the Filter tab and then down to Texture and choose Texturizer, and change your settings to the same as the picture below:

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34. Mold your paper layer with your black stem layer by holding down the Ctrl key and the Alt key and then hit the g key on your keyboard.

35. Right click and Merge Visable your 2 layers.

36. Give it the same Layer Style as you gave the flowers by clicking on it in the Styles box.

37. Again, we need to change the colours, so in the Inner glow section, I changed the colour to a dark green 3a5f37, lowered the Opacity to 42%, and changed the Size to 6. In the Bevel and Emboss section, I left everything the same except I changed the colour to a dark brown 3c2e20. Here's what I ended up with:

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* Now we are going to do the leaves, but since we are going to use the same colours and bevel as we did on the stem, I'm just going to copy the layer style to my clipboard, cause i'm feeling lazy and don't wanna redo them separately.

38. In the layer palette, right click on the icon at the end of your layer and choose Copy Layer Style.

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39. In the layer palette again, right click on the icon and choose Make Layers, then Merge Visable all your stem layers.

40. Open up a leave from the supplies folder. I'll be using leaf 01.

41. Duplicate it and close out the original.

42. It's a bit big for our flower so go up to the Image tab at the top and choose Resize and resize it by 50%.

43. You still have your green paper open from earlier, so drag it onto your leaf canvas and put the same texture on it from Step #33.

* Close out the green paper swatch.

44. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt key and hit the g key on your keyboard.

45. Merge Visable those two layers.

46. Right click on the leaf layer in the layer palette and choose Paste Layer Style.

* Your leaf should now have the same bevel as your stem.

47. Right click on the icon at the end of your leaf layer and choose Create Layers, then Merge Visable the leaf layers.

48. Drag one leaf onto your canvas and position it touching the stem. You can hold your cursor above the bounding box till you see the bent double arrow to rotate it how you want it. Use your arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge it into place.

49. Drag another leaf onto your stem canvas. Go up to the Edit tab, then to Transform, then down to Flip Horozontal and this will mirror your leaf. Rotate and nudge your leaf into place. Here's mine so far:

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50. Right click and merge visable your leaves and stem.

* We haven't yet put any drop shadows on our flower layers to separate them, so let's do that now.

51. Click on the pink flower in the layer palette to make it active. Click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the layer palette and choose Drop Shadow.

* I left everything at it's default settings, but turned down the opacity to 28%. Click OK.

52. For the drop shadow on the button, leave it at it's defaults but change the opacity down to 52, distance to 1, and size to 9 and hit OK. Here's what mine looks like now:

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53. Right click in the layer palette and Merge Visable your layers.

54. Drag the flower onto your stem canvas and nudge it into place

55. Right click and Merge Visable your 2 layers.

We're done yaaaaaaaaaay.

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56. You can resize your flower by going to the Image tab, then to Resize and changing the percentage to something smaller.

TOU:

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