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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fantastic artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.

You must purchase a license to use his art.

You can find Elias's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Summerlious by Rieka Rafita.

This is a PTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Cheri for the name, Chikita for Summerlious Fun.

I used Photoshop for this tut.


In this tut we'll be animating the sun and sparklies.

If you don't wish to animate, just skip the steps marked with ** in BLUE**.

Open a canvas, white background, 650x650 pixels.

Open RR_Paper12. Center it on white background.

Go to your tool bar and grab an eraser with a soft edge.

Randomly erase the edges of Paper12 to give it a soft look.

Open element RR_Sea.

Center this on top of Paper12.

Open RR_Pool.


Open RR_PalmTree.

Place the tree behind the pool and position as you like.

Resize to fit.

Now place your tube of choice on top of the pool.

To make it look as though she is in the water,

Erase from her hips down to about her knees.

I used a soft edged eraser.

These are the elements I used on top of the Pool:



(I flipped the IceCream horizontally and placed it behind the Octupus.)


(Erase the bottom fin to make it look as though the fish is in the water.)

In front of the Pool, I used:






(I placed the Lollipop behind the Crab.)



Open RR_Sun and position it where you like.


Duplicate the Sun twice.

You should now have three layers of the Sun.

We'll be placing an Outerglow on all layers of the Sun.

I chose a pale creamy yellow, fffbe, for color.

On the first layer, Spread 4, Size 9.

Second layer, Spread 8, Size 13.

Third layer, Spread 12, Size 17.

Now for the sparklies.

(If you don't wish to animate, use only one Sparkle element.)


Open RR_Sparkle1 and RR_Sparkle2.

These should be the top two layers of your siggy/tag.

Now's the time to put a drop shadow on the elements you've used.

I did not put a drop shadow on the Sun layers, Sea, Sparkles or Paper.

Make a new layer on top of all layers.

Type the name you want in the font you want.

I used Cheri.

I colored the font teal, 40caf7.

I also used Stroke, Black, 3, Center.

Size it to fit and position where you like.

For Summerlicious Fun I used the font Chikita.

I used the same effects on this layer.


You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.



Open the Animation Window.

You will need four frames.

Set the time for .02.

For the first frame:

Show only the first layer of the Sun and Sparkle1.

Second frame:

Show only the second layer of the Sun and Sparkle2.

Third frame:

Show only the third layer of the Sun and Sparkle1.

Fourth frame:

Show only the second layer of the Sun and Sparkle2.

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

If you didn't animate, Save as PNG.


I hope you had fun with this tut!


*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Elias Chatzoudis www.elias-designs.gr MPT1608


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