Here's what I was able to produce. Much closer than I would have accomplished on my own without the advice I received above. Thanks once again and I look forward to more insight into how to get even closer to the original design.
MrTom and Iamsam, you truly are Gurus! I'm implementing these new steps and will post the outcome. Thank you for your advice, I'm excited to be able to move forward with this project.
Ok I'm glad I'm not the only one and I think you're right about the tutorial. Thanks for the advice. I'll try the layer mask and see if I can proceed through the rest of the tutorial using your suggestion Iamsam.
First post. I am following this tutorial ( http://psd.fanextra.com/tutorials/designing/design-an-artistic-watercolor-t-shirt-design/ ) and ran into a hiccup on step 9. I have created a circle with the ellipsis tool as a background to a cat image. I then applies a clipping mask as...