Saturday, March 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for Joy

**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- “Joy” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, Scrap Candy, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

Tube – Jamie Kidd Individual Tube 52-3 (Red Alert) by Jamie Kidd available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.

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 layer 2 of your tube to the bottom of the canvas.  Resize her so she fits in the middle of your canvas. Add DS.

Add Element52 to the top of the canvas and resize. Add DS.

Add Element29 to the bottom of the canvas in a layer behind the tube and position as you like.  Add another copy of Element29 to the bottom so that the grass fills out the entire bottom of the canvas.

Add Element34 and resize so that it fits the entire canvas.  Position between the Spring wordart and the grass.  Make sure it is below the other layers.  Add DS.

Add Element39 to the canvas in a layer behind the wordart and resize to fit the entire canvas.

To fill the background of the rest of the canvas I added a new layer to the bottom.  I then select the Paint Bucket tool and chose to switch the fill method from Foreground to Pattern.  I then selected a cloud pattern and filled the canvas.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the spring themed 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.
  •  Element20
  • Element57
  • Element46
  • Element23
  • Element18
  • Element7 (x6)
  • Element19
  • Element3
  • Element22
  • Element16
  • Element10

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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