Monday, March 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for Vintage Beauty

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

Tube – “Cool Retro” by Ismael Rac available for purchase at XeracX.

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 Paper7 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Element7 to the canvas and resize it to fit the width of the canvas.  Position toward the bottom of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add layer 4 of your tube to the working canvas.  Resize her so she fits the bench and position her so she looks as though she is resting on the bench. Add DS.

Add grass to a new layer at the bottom.  To do this use a grass brush set and multiple shades of green.  To add some depth add a new layer above the brushed grass and use the paint tool to fill the layer with a grass pattern.  Next apply the grass pattern layer as a clipping mask to the brush strokes.  You can add multiple layers of the grass and clipped patterns until you get the effect you want.

To add the clouds I added another new layer on top of the Paper7 layer and used multiple cloud brushes and various shades of blue and white to paint clouds against the background.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the vintage inspired 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.
  • Element11
  • Element16
  • Element55
  • Element34
  • Element19 (x2)
  • Element17
  • Element15
  • Element12
  • Element2
  • Element51
  • Element48
  • Element58 (x2)
  • Element36

Add a new layer.  Use the rectangular marquee tool to select the entire canvas and from the menu bar Select > Modify > Border.  Set the width to 10 and apply a complimentary style to the layer.  Use the Paint bucket tool to fill the border.

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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