Thursday, May 15, 2014

CT Tutorial for Monti Scraps -Sew Adorable

Tutorial by Mellie Beans

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Thank you for taking the time to do my tutorial. I hope you enjoy it, and would love to see your results, and receive your feedback! This tutorial was written by Mellie on May 15, 2014 and is copyright to me, the way I word thing's and the images that I use. All other images are copyright to their respective owners, including tubes/art, font, scrapkits and templates and should not be used without purchasing or written permission, nor without reading their terms of use. This tutorial is for education purposes only and is in no way intended to be used as any other purpose. This tutorial was written with the tube and kit in mind that is being shown, therefore, you may have to adjust your setting's should you choose to use images not suggested here, in this tutorial. For this tutorial, you will need to know several things. Photo Shop (I am using version CS3), and a good working knowledge of how to operate it, layer palettes and plug-in filters, masks, templates...etc. I will also assume that you add your desired drop shadows to each and every layer. :)

For this tutorial you will need to purchase the scrap kit that I am using from CDO store, by Monti. I am using the glorious artwork of Caron Vinson, which can also be purchased at CDO.
You must first register with CDO for a license number in order to use their artist's tubes.

Let's get started! :)

First let's open the little frame: Frame 3, duplicate your image, and close the original.
Take the magic wand tool and click all blank areas within the frame, I clicked 3 times, select>modify>expand by 5 pixels and add a new layer. Flood fill this layer with paper 13, or other paper of your choice. Deselect and drag this layer below the frame layer.
Now, open your tube, and copy layer 2. Paste it onto the canvas and grab the move tool, make sure that "show transform controls" is selected on your toolbar. You should be able to form it to fit just right inside that frame area. Just pull, stretch or push to fit, and once it is just right click on apply.
Now, lets make the canvas size larger. Go to Image>Canvas size, and type in 800 X 650 pixels, click ok.
Add the female mannequin element as the top layer, and resize as desired. Drop shadow your layer.
Add the ball of wool 5 as your next layer, resize as desired. Drop shadow your layer.
Add the matching thread spool, and the coordinating needle and thread elements. Repeat resize and drop shadow steps.
Time to add some text! Using your text tool, type out the words "You Make Me Sew Very Happy" I am using Lobster Two 14 pt. I'm going to show you how to make it wavy and larger. Once you type the words out, click the Warp text tool, on your tool bar at the top, in style, in the drop down choose either flag, make sure that the Horizontal is checked and change the bend amount to 65%. Horizontal and Vertical distortion stay at 0%  Click ok. Viola!
Right click the layer in your layer palette and choose "rasterize type". Now grab the move tool and resize, or rotate as desired. Add your name for your sig tag.
Once you are satisfied with your results, merge visible layers and go to Image>trim. Save as and you are done! Thank you for doing this tutorial. I'm glad you stopped by. I hope to have more tutorials in the near future, so keep checking back. :)

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