My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

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Alien Skin
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Splashing good time

For this tutorial I used the Slish Splash Splosh Kit from Gemini Creationz which can be found HERE

Lets get started....

  • First I opened my frame of choice which was frame 2
  • I opened a new transparent canvas and flood filled it with what I thought would make a nice 'water' color with a 75% transparency. I then freehand selected (cut) some off of the top to make a water ripple effect. It took me a few tries to get this right so play around with it.
  • I copied the water layer and placed it behind my frame and trimmed off the over hang the same way I did with the ripple waves, then I added a slightly darker blue drop shadow to the water.
  • I found a gravel picture on photo bucket and cut it the same way to make the bottom of my 'fishbowl effect'.
  • From here I just added assorted elements from the kit and placed them where I wanted them all with a slight black drop shadow.
  • Once I had the basic look I desired I wanted to make my word art. To do this I picked a very light grey for my foreground and a transparent background, and using my preset shape tool made a circle around the inside of the frame. Next I stretched it out just a touch so my words would be totally inside the frame.
  • Useing my test tool, I clicked on the circle I had made when I saw the semicircle under the A (font tool) this means you are writing on the curve. I added my text. I had to tweek this a few times as well till I got it where I wanted it.
  • COPY MERGED and place on your background of choice, I picked the light yellow because it seemed nice and sunny to me.
  • I added my mark (dont forget any copyrights you may need to add) and the name for my tag. Resize and SAVE!
All done I hope that you had fun with this. Blessed be dear friends