I have a new tutorial for you this week, this month is all about wrapping curly ribbons around frames (you can use this for any kind of wrapping).
Those that wanna show what they can do with the tutorial can place a link in this blog post. At the end of the month we are gonna pick a winner for a $5 coupon to my store.
As I said, this month we are gonna be working on making wrapping curly ribbons around a frame. I just love that look, and it was requested.
I am using photoshop elements 6 and the Red – White – Blue kit
First off open a new document, and add your frame and ribbon to it, the ribbon should be the top layer.
Try to make your ribbon follow the lower edge, and have it looks the best if you have a little empty space on both on the top and on the bottom of ribbon with the frame in the middle – this makes step #5 easier for you.
So far so good, now you are gonna select the frame and only the frame (Alt gr + Click on the Frame layer – marching ant should appear)
Here come the fun part, pick a hard edge eraser about 25-35px
And start erasing the parts of the ribbon (make sure you are on the ribbon layer now) that should be on the backside of the frame. It will help you to zoom in at about 300% that way you can better see what you are doing – you might have to pick a smaller eraser for finer details
Then you add a dropshadow (mine is size: 15 – Distance 10 – Opacity 55%)
You are done and can add elements as you like