Sunday, June 10, 2018

Coded Dragon

This tutorial was written
June 10, 2018
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Sheena Pike.

Supplies Used: 
Mask35 by BrutalDesigns
Available here

Plugins:
Mura's Meister -Wallpaper Rotate
VM Experimental: Every Picture Tells A Story
dsb Flux - Blast
VM Natural: Speed
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 700x700 new image. I like a lot
of workspace when designing tags.
Choose a tube of choice. 

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer.
Duplicate the tube layer once & hide the copy layer
for now.

On the original tube layer, apply the plugin 
Mura's Meister -Wallpaper Rotate. I did the change the 
Number setting to 10 on mine but it is optional.

On your Materials palette, choose black
for the Foreground/Stroke color. Hide or 
X out the Background/Fill color.

Select your Preset shape tool. I chose the 
Rectangle one & am using the Square shape with it.
Width set to 5.00
Draw out your shape to desired size.
Convert the shape outline layer to raster.

Select your magic wand tool. Select inside the
shape layer. Selections - Modify -Expand by 2.
Selections Invert . On the layer palette, select the 
wallpaper tube layer. Press delete. Select none.

Now, unhide the Copy tube layer. Resize if desired.
I resized mine by 87% but it could vary depending on tube.
Select your Selection tool. Select the parts of the tube showing outside
of the shape layer & press delete. Select none or Ctrl D to remove the selection. I did choose to leave the top or head of the dragon as I wanted it to be coming out from the shape. Move the shape layer below this tube layer.

Duplicate the wallpaper tube layer.
On the copy layer, apply the plugin VM Experimental: Every Picture
Tells A Story -Default settings.

On the orignal Wallpaper tube layer, apply the plugin dsb Flux - Blast.
Make sure Percentage is selected & set the amount to 25. Direction Left.

Merge together the layers within your shape. Duplicate once.
On the original merged layer, apply the plugin VM Natural: Speed -Default settings.

Add two new layers below your previous layers.
Fill the top layer with a lighter color from your tube.
Fill the lower layer with black or a dark color from tube.
Apply mask of choice to each filled layer. I used Mask35 by BrutalDesigns.
Merge each group.  On the top or lighter color mask, resize this layer by 95%.

Select a font of choice to fit your tag. Type out 1-2 words. I am using the words
Coded Dragon for mine. Convert to Raster. Position this layer below the shape layers on your tag. I applied the plugin EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow - Fat with width 3.00. Add a drop shadow of choice to the tag.

Crop your tag to desired size. Add artist copyright
& name to your tag. Save as png. Thanks for trying my tutorial.

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