Saturday, March 1, 2014

CT Tutorial for Gothic Fairy

**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- “Once Upon a Time” by Digicats (& Dogs) which is FTU and can be downloaded here.
Tube – Gothic Fairy by Designs By Norella.  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 the Wolf element from the kit to the canvas.  Resize and place in the bottom left corner of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add your Gothic Fairy to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and is positioned to look as though she is standing beside the wolf. Add DS.

Add the Grassy Border element and resize it to stretch along the bottom of the canvas. Make sure the layer is on top of the wolf and tube layers so it appears they are standing in the grass.

Add Paper01 from the kit and resize to cover the entire canvas.

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.

  • Cloud (x3)
  • Moon-N-Stars
  • Plant
  • Butterfly Swarm
  • Full Moon

 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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