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For this tutorial you'll need:
• This pattern
• A colour scheme.
• Your sign or blank canvas.
Steps 3 - 7 were hard to explain. Please click here
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Select your Pen Tool
Match your Pen Tool
setting's so they match mine.
Do a single click on the outside of the bottom right corner so a tiny square appears. Then click again further up, now whilst your clicker is down move the mouse so the line starts to curve round.
I got this from doing step 3.
Now do the curve again further up so it starts to look like this.
Go a little further up and do the curve again.
When you reach this stage have the line go off through the corner (as shown below).
Select the Brush Tool
and select a hard round brush with the setting's below.
Now go back to the Pen Tool
and do a right click on the actual beam. This menu will appear, press Stroke Path
When this box appears, match your settings to mine and press OK.
You should then end up with this.
Now duplicate the layer and click on the original aka the bottom layer. Using the right arrow key, press it 3 times to move it to the right slightly.
Go to Filter > Noise
. This box should appear, match your setting's to mine and press OK.
Now using the Pen Tool
, do a right click on the beam and press Delete Path
Select the Shape Tool
. I used mine previously so yours may have a rectangle or something as the icon.
Match your setting's to mine. By default you should already have the heart shape in your list.
To draw the heart shapes, hold the left click down and moving your mouse will start creating the shape. Make them a medium size. Do 3 hearts and place them on the 3 rounded corners.
Since we used shapes to create the heart instead of a brush you should see 3 colour boxes to the left of the layer. Double click the colour box to bring up the colour pallete, when it appears make each heart one colour from your colour scheme e.g. if you had a colour scheme of "pink, purple, blue and green" the top heart would be pink, the middle heart would be purple and the bottom heart would be blue. The 4th colour won't be needed unless you added a 4th heart.
Hold down the "ctrl" key and individually click on all 3 of the heart layers so they highlight blue.
Now press "Ctrl + E" at the same time to merge the layers or do a right click and press "Merge Layers".
On the heart layer double click it so the blending options box appears. When it does go to "Stroke" and using the colour #454245 match your setting's to mine. Do not press OK yet. Go straight to Pattern Overlay when you're done here.
Now using the pattern I provided you with, match your setting's to mine and press OK.
Create 3 layers above the heart layer, then drag the heart layer to the top of the layers module so it sits on top of the new layers you just created. Then merge the hearts layer down.
Double click the hearts layer and wait for the blending options box to appear, when it does go to Stroke. Now match your setting's to mine. Do not press OK, go straight to Bevel & Emboss.
Match your Bevel & Emboss setting's to mine, then press OK.
This is my result.