Warped

 

What you need:

Tube. I’m using the art of Ed Mironiuk. You can find his art at CDO.

Kit. I’m using a FTU kit that can be found on the CDO Scrap Designer blog. You can find the download here.

Fonts. I’m using the font Flowerpot, which is a PTU font. You can use any font you want.

 

I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial was written using CS5.

 

Open a new image with the demensions of 600×600.

Copy and paste your tube into the new image. Resize as needed. Name that layer “Tube”.

Open the frame from the kit. Resize by 60%. Copy and paste into the image. Position the layer under the tube layer. Duplicate the frame and set the blend mode of the duplicated to overlay. Merge the frame layers together.

Open paper3. Copy and paste into the tag. Move it below the frame layer. Close off the paper and tube layers. Using your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Expand the selection by 5px. Invert the selection. Reopen the paper layer and hit delete. Deselect and reopen the other layers.

Open element10. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste above the paper layer. Position it so that the glitter is peeking out around the frame.

Open element2. Copy and paste under the paper layer. Position it so that it looks as if you have a mask under the frame.

Open element7. Copy and paste above the paper layer. Create a clipping mask with the element and the paper. You can do this by holding the alt key while hovering between the layers and then clicking. Position the element so that it looks as if the bottom is coming up from the frame. Use my tag as a guide.

Open element 14. Resize by 30%. Copy and paste above the frame layer. Position to the left of your tube.

Open element 15. Resize by 30%. Copy and paste above the last element. Position a bit to the left of that vase.

Open element 13. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste above the frame layer. Position go the right of the tube.

Open element 11. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste above the leaf layer. Rotate 90 degrees CW. Position above the leaves.

Holding Ctrl, click the thumbnail for the leaf layer. Using your eraser tool, erase bits and parts of the ribbon layer. Make it so that the ribbon is weaving between the leaves.

When you get it how you like, deselect. Now here comes the fun part!

 

We are going to create some shadows. Let’s go back to that clipping mask. On that swirly element, give it this shadow:

 

 

Now, copy that layer style and paste it in your frame layer, leaf layer, and tube layer.

Once you have that done, we are going to go back to the swirly element. With the layer effects showing in the layer tab, we are going to right click on it. You should get this menu:

 

 

 

Click the “Create Layer” button.

Now you should have two layers for that one element. Activate the drop shadow layer. Using the free transform button, drag the layer inwards so that it is popping out behind the element. When you get it to where you like it, apply the transformation and then drop the opacity down to about 60%.

On your frame layer, create a layer for your shadow like we just did. Drag the shadow layer down under the paper layer. That way it shadows that entire element. Free transform if you wish.

On the other layers with shadows, use the technique to those shadows. Doing each shadow differently will give more depth. Play around until you get it how you want.

You can add more shadows to the other elements if you wish.

Once you are done, go back to the tube layer.

In the layer style for the tube, create a gradient overlay with the basic black and white. Set the blend mode to overlay.Move the angle so that it seems as if the light is shining on the tube, creating the layer behind it. Drop the opacity down if you wish. Once you get it how you like, hit ok.

Crop down to a smaller size.

Add your copyright information and name. Add any effects to your font you want, I even did the shadow trick on mine 😉

 

Save as a png and enjoy!

 

 

 

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