Friday, February 21, 2014

CT Tutorial - Gown

**This tutorial was written using Photoshop CS5. I believe the instructions should work with various other versions, but they are not tested on any other version. This tutorial is my own creation.  Any similarity to any other tutorial is not done purposely or knowingly (aside from the fact that the process is pretty similar in most tutorials).**

Kit- Doyle by Sleek n Sassy Designs.  Available at ScrappinDollars.
Tube- Gown by Ishika Chowdhury.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at Mystical Scraps.
DS – Drop Shadow
OG – Outer Glow

Settings I use:
DS Settings - Blend Mode set to Multiply, Opacity set to 75%, Angle set to 120 degrees, Distance 5, Spread 0, Size 5
OG Settings – Blend Mode set to Screen, Opacity set to 75, Noise set to 0, Technique Softer, Spread 0, Size 5, Default Contour, Range 50, Jitter 0
Helpful tips and tricks:
Resizing tubes and elements – To keep from distorting your images when you resize them use either option below:
1)      Hold down Alt + Shift on your keyboard and use your mouse to select one corner and drag
2)      Increase the scale size up in the action bar by the same percentage (100% is the beginning size).  After you have resized it, click the a on the action bar to commit the change to the image.
Rotating elements – Use “Free Transform” (Ctrl + T) and then use the mouse to select a corner of the image and rotate it in the direction you want.
Mirror images – Use “Flip Horizontal” or “Flip Vertical” to create a reverse of your image.  From the menu select Edit > Transform > and then whichever flip you want.
Open a new canvas (Ctrl +N) 700 x 700, transparent background.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Doyle_Element45 (Moon) and size to fit the canvas.  Add DS and OG.

Add the copy of the tube without the swing.  Resize to fit the canvas and position so it appears she is sitting on the moon.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the lovely elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so fit the proportions of your tag.  Experiment with rotating them and mirroring them for more variety.
Between the empty base layer and the Moon layer from the bottom up I used:
(I made a copy of this element and overlapped them to make the “pool” under her  at the bottom of the tag”

(I made multiple copies of this element in different size and placed strategically around the canvas to create the cloudy sky appearance behind the moon)


(I made multiple copies of this element and staggered them to make it appear a flock of birds was flying through the sky)


At this point I added some sparkles to the canvas to give it some glam effect.  Unfortunately the kit I used did not have much of these, so instead I added FTU standalone elements I have collected over time.  You can choose to leave it without the glam effect or add your own variations.  You could also add a similar effect using the OG option and some good sparkle brushes.

Add your license and copyright info to the tag.

Add name and any other text of choice.

Save as PNG and go share with all your friends!

Thank you for trying my tut! I’d love to see how your tags turn out so if you like what you made, please post a copy here or show me on Facebook!

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