Sunday, March 9, 2014

CT Tutorial for March by Bookworm Dezines

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

Tube – Love Angel by Alehandra Vanhek made exlusively for

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 Element14 to canvas.  Resize to fit canvas and add DS.

Open your tube’s PSD file and select the colors and layers you want.  Save a copy of the tube as a png file.  Add the png file of the tube to your working canvas and resize.  Add DS.

Add Element7 to the upper right corner of the canvas and resize.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the vintage tinged 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 22 (x2)
  • Element 26 (x2)
  • Element 25
  • Element 39
  • Element 35
  • Element 29
  • Element 33
  • Element 32
  • Element 31
  • Element 30
  • Element 40

For the background to the tag I added a new layer and moved it to the bottom and then used multiple watercolor and floral brushes in various shades of aquamarine matching the tube and kit.  I dabbed around on the canvas to create the backdrop.

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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