Trellis Tag

Trellis Tag

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©Tish March 18, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
A tube, colours and font of your choice.
I have included the materials I used in the zip file
Download here

Open a New Transparent Image 650 x 450
Materials Palette Foreground # cfaa8c
Flood Raster one with colour
Apply Blinds, both ways. Width 2, Opacity 20, Colour White

Open the Precious Poppies tube
Resize 70%
Copy and Paste as a New Layer onto the working image
Close the original without saving changes

Duplicate and Hide

Highlight Raster 2
Effects, Texture Effects, Weave
Gap size = 18, Width = 15, Opacity = 100, Weave Colour #633910, Gap Colour White, Fill Gaps Checked

Same Layer
Magic Wand. Add/Shift, RGB, Tolerance = 0
Select all the white squares and Delete

Selections None
Effects 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 7, Colour Black
Change Layer Opacity to 60

Highlight Copy of Raster 2
Resize this layer only 85%
Move to the left of the trellis
Duplicate and Hide Duplicate

Highlight Copy of Raster 2
Change Layer Mode to Dissolve
Layer Opacity to 50

Unhide the top layer, Copy (2) of Raster 2
Resize this layer only 95%
Change Layer Opacity to 70
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Hide Raster 1
Merge other 3 layers visible
Edit, Cut, Paste as New Layer. (this centers the merged layer)

Apply text of choice. Vector checked
Place over or under the trelliswork
Objects, Align, Horizontal Center in Canvas

Convert to Raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 4, Opacity = 30, Blur = 7, Colour Black

Hide Raster 1
Merge the remaining layers visible
Unhide Raster 1
Make sure the merged layer is highlighted

Click on Crop Tool

Click on Snap Crop Rectangle, Layer Opaque

Apply the crop rectangle

Merge All Layers Visible. Copy

Add Borders, Symmetrical = 15, Colour White
Select Border with Magic Wand and Paste into Selection
Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur, Radius = 20
Selections Invert
Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 6, Opacity = 30, Blur = 8, Colour Black
Repeat the Shadow with Vertical and Horizontal at Minus 6
Selections Invert
Apply Blinds both ways, same settings as before
Select None

Add a 1 Pixel symmetrical border, Colour Dark Brown

Add watermark and any necessary Copyright information
Resize using Bicubic Resampling

Be creative, a tutorial is a guideline only so have fun

Page design by Carol

Some of the graphics used are from groups I belong to which share tubes and/or images.
They are used here for the purposes of this tutorial only.

Copyright infringement not intended