Thursday, February 13, 2014

CT Tutorial Reflective

**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- Summer Lolita by Amy Marie’s Kits. You can purchase the kit at her store  Amy Marie’s Kits.
Tube- Reflective by Ishika Chowdhury.  You can purchase the tube at Mystical Scraps.
DS – Drop Shadow

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
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.

Add Paper pp1 and size to fit the canvas.

Add 56 (Wildgrass) on top of the paper at the bottom.  Resize it so that it fits the scene you are creating.

Next add your tube to the bottom center of your canvas above the Wildgrass layer. 

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 Wildgrass layer and the tube layer from the bottom up I used:
26 – Tuft of grass
71 – Dark flowers
2 – Cluster of butterflies
65 – Flower and sparkle scatter
58 – Pink Butterfly
91 - Sun
79 – Mat
75 – Grouping of flowers (I actually used this twice)
62 – Tree
70 – Pink Flowers

At this point I added a frame.  I used the Rectangular Marquee tool and drew a box around the whole canvas.  Then I used Select > Modify > Border and set a border width of 10.  Added a layer on top and filled the layer in using the paint bucket.  I then applied a style on top of it.

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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