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StarWarsFans
06-25-2011, 02:04 AM
I've had a couple of people ask me how I created this page:

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/649/Budweiser-Clysdales-WEB.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=35155&title=budweiser-clysdales&cat=all)

It was actually way easier than it looks! It just takes a lot of layers. LOL! :)

I started off with a great background paper by PsychoZoe from the GingerScraps Essential Basics: Red (http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerScraps-Essential-Basics-Red.html) kit.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step1.jpg

Then I added my photo. I duplicated it 4 times, hid the top 3 layers, and set the bottom layer mode to "Overlay":

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step2.jpg

Next, I placed a photo mask (from my PSE 5.0 shapes) above my blended photo:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step3.jpg

Make your next photo layer visable and clip it to the mask:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step4.jpg

Depending on what you are doing, you may not need this next step. But I wanted to add some dimension to my photo so it looked more 3D. So I made my next photo layer visable and cropped all but the very bottom of it. That way, when I do the next step, it will look like the horses are standing on a solid surface.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step5.jpg

Finally we come to most time consuming and tedious step. I made my final photo layer visable and meticulously extracted the horses. I also added a small shadow behind them making sure I followed the same shadow angle as the original photo:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/Step6.jpg

Finally, I used a template from PhotoCowgirl's Welcome Gift (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?11429-With-Love-From-Photocowgirl) as a guide for adding additional photos and elements. I had taken a photo of the Budwesier Clydesdales truck, so I extracted the title directly from it. Once again, here is the final layout:

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/649/Budweiser-Clysdales-WEB.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=35155&title=budweiser-clysdales&cat=all)

Lisa
06-25-2011, 02:40 AM
Great tut, thanks!

nutsaboutgabe
06-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Thanks for sharing Tricia!

Harmonystar
06-25-2011, 05:05 PM
Oh nifty! Thanks!

Colleen
06-27-2011, 09:14 PM
Thanks for sharing your tut! I just loved your LO, so I am happy your shared this with everyone! :)

Sniksnak
06-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Gorgeous layout! I usually don't do extractions because it is so time consuming but I will have to try it along with the rest of your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna
07-14-2011, 10:06 PM
love it!

kimmyscraps
07-15-2011, 02:45 AM
Thanks for sharing!!