preppy sign frames tutorial
Date Posted: July 17th 2011
Make a preppy sign without the text or the border. I’m using one of my preppy sign premades because I’m too lazy to remake a whole new sign for this tutorial. When you’re done, merge your layers and you should have something like this! (I cropped it to save space for the tutorial!)
So what you’re going to do is make a long square selection with the Rectangular Marquee Tool in the y direction, which means the length. Don’t make the selection very wide.
Make a new layer and fill it with a color from your color scheme.
Duplicate the layer three times, and add color overlays of each of your other colors. (This is for a 4 scheme). Then, move them right with the move tool so that they are in order like this. Merge those four layers ONLY.
Now create three duplicates of the merged layer. On the first duplicate (second layer), go to edit > transform > rotate 90 degrees Clockwise (CW) and move it to the top so that it looks like this.
Now on the third layer, go to edit > transform > rotate 180 degrees and move it so that it touches the right side like this.
On the final layer, go to edit > transform > rotate 90 degrees CCW (counter clock wise). Then move the frame edge to the bottom like so:
Merge those four layers, crop your image to the it’s full size (it gets rid of the extra frame we don’t need) and then press CTRL+T. This allows you to freely transform your layer. Go up to the top to the angle box.
Change your angle to 6 degrees.
Okay, now you’re going to add a dropshadow at distance zero to your frames and if you want to do a pattern overlay, you can do that too. I normally don’t do a stroke but feel free to if you please.
Now, make a new layer and drag it underneath your frames layer. Take a circle brush and color all the exposed places outside the frames.
In the layers palette, hold CTRL and click the layer preview box.
Now your coloring should be selected.
Now fill it with a gradient and some brushes, and you’re done!
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