Friday, March 28, 2014

CT Tutorial for Carrie

**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- “Amy Lee Matching Kit For SkyScraps” by Tiny Turtle Designs.  Available at her store “Tiny Turtle Designs”.

Tube - Carrie by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube exclusively 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 up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas. Add DS.

Add Paper 11 and resize to the fit the canvas.  Make sure this becomes your bottom layer.  It will stay the bottom layer of the tag.

Create the center piece over the background of the canvas with the following elements.  Stagger them to look as though the jewels are scattered on the ground and falling from the sky against the rose overlay:
  • Element 46
  • Element 47
  • Element 41
  • Element 54
  • Element 50
  • Element 48

Add Element 14 and resize to your liking so it is slightly behind the poser.  Add DS.

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the top half of the poser in the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize to fit the bottom left of the canvas and position as you like.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the glamorous 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 110
  • Element 106
  • Element 104
  • Element 103
  • Element 111
  • Element 98
  • Element 96
  • Element 94

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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