Sunday, March 2, 2014

CT Tutorial Breathless

**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. **

Kit- “Breathless” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, Scrap Candy, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.
Tube – Amour by Alex Prihodko.  You can purchase the tube at

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 Paper2 and resize to fit canvas.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and is positioned in the right lower corner.  Add DS.

Add Element 42 – Sparkly Bubble.  Resize the bubble so it take up most of the center of the canvas.  Make sure it is in the layer below your tube.

Using your rectangular marquee tool, switch over to the tube psd file and select the head and shoulder area of the tube.  Copy the selection and return to your working canvas.

Paste the selection on the canvas.  Move the layer below the bubble layer and resize the selection until you like the way it looks. Flip the head horizontally and position so that it looks like the face is displaying inside the bubble.  Trim away excess portion of the selection outside the bubble.  I used the Eraser tool to clean it up.  Right click on the face layer and select Blending Options.  Change Blend Mode to darken and click OK.

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

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.
  •  Element 33 – Sparkle columns (x2)
  • Element 42 – Sparkly bubble (x2)
  • Element 40 – Stars
  • Element 50 – Blue lights
  • Element 41 – Green star ribbon
  • Element 1 – Striped leaves
  • Element 31 – Dark leaves (x2)
  • Element 28 – Dark Pink flower
  • Element 25 – Dark flower
  • Element 30 – Purple Lotuslike flower (X2)
  • Element 37 – Dark Pink Lotuslike flower (x2)
  • Element 34 – Stalk of while flowers and branch (x2)
  • Element 22 – White and purple lily like flower
  • Element 43 – Green flower cluster (x2)
  • Element 23 – Green Rose (x2)
  • Element 38 – Green Daisylike flower
  • Element 5 – Wide dark pink flower
  • Element 12 – Purple blooming flower
  • Element 48 – Branch of dark leaves
  • Element 54 – Branch with bird (x2)
  • Element 51 – Purple fluttery flower (x2)
  • Element 44 – Green and bluish lily
  • Element 49 – Dragonfly
  • Element 57 - Cloud

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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