Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CT Tutorial Aisling

**This tutorial was written using Photoshop CC. 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).  If you do not know how to do some of the things I mention here (like mirroring an image, adding a drop shadow, resizing elements, etc.), check out my “Tips and Tricks” tutorial. **

PTU Kit- “Happily Ever After” by Dzinesbymelz and can be purchased PicsForDesign.com.
Poser – Aisling by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com or Scraps From The Heart.

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

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 the Stone Fense to your canvas.  Resize so that it expands the width of the working canvas and aligns to the bottom of it.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and is positioned to look as though she is standing behind the fence with her hands resting on the top of it in the bottom right section.  Add DS.  This layer needs to be below the fence layer.

Add the additional castle elements in layers below the tube layer.  You will need to resize them and strategically place them to give it an appearance that the towers are further away.  Add DS to each element to give it a more realistic look as well.  The elements I used to get the castle look I wanted were:
  • Castle Tower 04
  • Castle Tower 03
  • Castle Tower 02

Add Moon to the layer below the castle elements and resize to take up the empty space between the princess and the castle.  Add DS

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful fairytale 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.  In addition duplicate elements and use multiple times to fill in holes and add more pizzazz.  In this tutorial to indicate when I used more than one of the same element I will add (X#) by the name to indicate how many versions of the element I used. 

Here are all the elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Sparkle 1
  • Sparkle 3
  • Plant 2
  • Plant 3 (x2)
  • Plant 1
  • Love Potion
  • Kitten
  • Key

At this point I added the background a new layer at the bottom of the layers.  I used a background cloud brush sized to fit my canvas and a grey color to create the night sky.  You could also use a mask for your background if you’d like instead.

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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