OK. So for those of you who want to do everything by yourself, here is the tutorial, or should I say – a recipe!
So what we need is:
1. A brand new image sized 400 x 425 pixels (of course, you can make it any size you want)
2. Rockwell font (This one has to be bought, but I recommend dafont.com as a great resource for free fonts so if you don’t have it and don’t want to buy, you can take the one you like from there.)
3. Butterflies Swirls. Those can be bought too, set of 20 or downloaded for free, set of 5.
Now, many of you have asked how to get free version of butterflies. Here is how:
1. Subscribe to my super-dooper newsletter (where I only write about cool stuff!) Subscribe by clicking here –>!
2. You will receive the link to the freebies (43 free sets of Photoshop brushes, Butterfiles are among them)
3. Click on the link (or image with the Butterflies brushes) and – voila, just download them.
(OK, I’d prefer if you buy it. If you can’t afford, drop me a mail.)
So, we’re ready to start.
It all starts with a gradient from blue to black as shown here:
Then well add a elegant glowing line with few sparkles. Line was done with a pen tool. Then, when in a new layer, select Brush tool and select simple good old fashioned Photoshop default brush like this:
Now select Pen tool, position it above the path, right-click the mouse select stroke subpath, make sure Brush is selected as well as Simulate pressure, you can now hide the path with Ctrl+H and – Voila! Nice! In’nit?
Add a few dots using really small brush add some outer glow, here are the settings:
And this is the result:
Now, let’s add text and butterflies and after a bit of playing with the same effects that we used for sparkles and the stroke we get:
And finally, I wanted to add some more color to the graphics:
As you can see this was done by adding two more layers, each of them partially filled with Gradient tool and blending set to color. These layers are positioned above the background and the stroke and below the butterflies and text.
And voila! Here it is! Our new creation:
Thanks for the great tutorial, unfortunately I don’t have Photoshop (Yet!) but I’m sure your tutorial can be adapted for PSP.
Have a wonderful weekend!
ok! Mayb something is seriously WRONG w/me! I cannot find the link 2 d/l the free buttflies! Mayb I am just 2 flustered now?! Can ANYBODY help me??!! The work uv done is awesome & I need 2 get started NOW if I am ever going 2 get close 2 that!!!
o…btw…I’ve already signed up 4 the newsletter (just in case u don’t already know)…….GOL
OK, I got it, was not perfectly clear so I updated the tutorial !
Great tutorial. Just found your website through Entrecard, but I’ll be back. Signed up for your RSS feed. Thanks for the knowledge.
Hiya, Erm i think that you need to make your tutorials more clear because if your a begginer on photoshop.. You wont know where to find your tools.. and how to make it look like yours. Im sorry but i dont think this is one of the best tutorials.
Thank you for your comment Taryn. We took notice. You are probably right, this one is not for beginners. We will mark the user level in our tutorials in the future. Thanks again!
santosh kumar says
good work it helps me
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Thank you everyone!
—> Valeria: you should try this PSP tutorial: How to Convert the Photoshop Brushes to Paint Shop Pro Brushes, Fast and Easy Way
And you can get Butterflies LITE edition after joining our Geen Bulb Gang 🙂
Great tuto Silvia, i think is perfectly clear and understandable.
the photos make it easy to folow it.
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