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26 December 2007 @ 05:00 pm
Header Tutorial  
I felt like writing a tutorial. =)

Learn how to make this:

No selective coloring!
Made in Photoshop Elements 4.0.

1) Open up a blank canvas. Mine was 850x400. Fill it with white.

2) If your pictures are in front of a background you may need to cut them out using the eraser tool or something similar first. Mine were plain white. Position them how you want on the canvas. I used these two pictures:

I arranged them like this:

3) Open up this texture by shoqolad. Position it so only the brown bar is showing. Set it to "Multiply" at 100%

4) The flower brush on the left is from the Butterfly Garden set from www.aethereality.net. Make a new layer and put it in at whatever size you want. Make sure that your foreground color is black and your background color is white. Erase the part of the flower that crosses the brown stripe.

5) Open up the other flower brush used here from the same pack and put it on the other side.

6) Make a new layer and pick a gold-ish color. Click the "Gradient Tool" button and then click "Edit." Click the "Foreground to Transparent" button. Make sure that the "Radial Gradient" option is selected. Make the gradient over the circular flower and set the layer to "Overlay" at 100%

7) Make a new layer and change your foreground layer to a red color. Make a small radial gradient over the center of one of the flowers on the right. Set the layer to "Lighten" at 100%. Make two more layers and do this two more times for the other flowers.

8) Open up a dash texture or brush similar to this. The actual brushes I used are from myrasis. Position it wherever you want.

9) Type out your text. Here I used the font "Pea Missy Cursive." Make the text bold. Then, right click on the layer in the Layers Palette and select "Simplify Layer." Go to Edit> Stroke (Outline) Selection. Make the color black and make it 1px wide. Make the location "outside."

Ta da! =)

Other header using many of the same techniques:

+ This was my first tutorial. Please let me know what you think and feel free to ask questions.
+ I'd love to see everyone's results!
+ Credit is not required, but PLEASE don't claim that you came up with this all by yourself!!
+ Please join sunset_rises if you like what you see! Join!!//Watch!!!

Edit: I left out the gradient part! I didn't even notice that the numbers skipped from 5 to 8. Sorry to anyone who tried it and was confused!
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Music: a postcard to henry purcell
midnighticons68 on December 26th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
neat tut! thanks for sharing. :)
sunrise_sets: Lyrasunrise_sets on December 27th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! =)

...and thanks for joining too!
midnighticons68 on December 27th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
you're welcome. :)
frozen_heat141frozen_heat141 on December 27th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
Very nice <3
sunrise_sets: Corkboard Lizsunrise_sets on December 27th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! :D
oh, wise young judge.: cee & robbiesophie_lizzie on December 28th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I love the result, particularly the gradient over the flowers. KK looks lovely. *admires her manicure* XD

You should post this over at icon_tutorial, if you haven't already. I know it's called "icon" tutorial, but really any sort of PS tut is allowed. :)
sunrise_setssunrise_sets on January 1st, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I know -- it's such a pretty manicure!

*runs to post @ icon_tutorial*
Angie: little mermaidangellemcdowell on December 29th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
great tutorial, thanks for sharing this, my favorite part was the gradient over the flowers.

and here is my result:
sunrise_sets: Orlando :Psunrise_sets on January 1st, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Ooohhh.... wow! I love it! I like how the brown outline on the text looks too. =) Thanks for trying this out!
crazyblonde5240 on December 31st, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
A fabulous tutorial you got here, sunrise_sets.

I'm on my way to test it out!
sunrise_sets: Becoming Janesunrise_sets on January 1st, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'd love to see what you come up with!
random_redshirt: Caperandom_redshirt on December 31st, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Very cool! Nice idea to use the gradient tool that way.
sunrise_sets: Corkboard Lizsunrise_sets on January 1st, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! =) I love the icon you used in your comment, by the way.
You can't tell me this ain't real: HilaryDufftezzie13 on January 1st, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Changed it around a bit with the brushes and stuff, but I love this tutorial!
sunrise_setssunrise_sets on January 1st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
That turned out really good! I love it! Thanks for trying this out! =)
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sunrise_sets: Orlando :Psunrise_sets on January 2nd, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks! =)
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sunrise_setssunrise_sets on January 9th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
No problem!
mcmegan: ME jude oohmeg_n_cheez on January 2nd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
This is so fantastic......here's what I did with it!!

sunrise_sets: Corkboard Lizsunrise_sets on January 2nd, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
That's gorgeous!! I especially love how the red dress looks against the background. =) Thanks for trying it out!
Every dream has her Secret: Keira Knightley // Lady Knightleydreams_secrets on January 2nd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Lovely tutorial!
+memories :)
sunrise_setssunrise_sets on January 2nd, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! I love the icon that you used there, btw. ;)