Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Absinthe by Designs by Norella


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Absinthe” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com.

PTU Kit- “Toxic” by PinkParadox Productions.  Available at the designer’s store, PinkParadox Productions.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open a new canvas (Ctrl +N) 700 x 800, transparent background.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Frame 14 to the canvas and resize to fit the entire canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 24 to the canvas.  Resize to fit behind the frame so that the entire opening has the paper behind it.

Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS. 

Switch to the PSD file of your tube. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head area of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas make sure the paper layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize the selection so that the head fits to your satisfaction in the center of the frame.  Use the Eraser tool to erase any overhang of the pasted layer.  To give it the transparent look that mine has, apply the Blend Mode of Linear Mode (Add) in the Blending Options. 

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the toxic 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 153 (x2)
  • Element 146 (x2)
  • Element 128 (x6)
  • Element 138
  • Element 140
  • Element 26
  • Element 3

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!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

CT Tutorial for Egyptian Princess by English Rose Designs

**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. **

Supplies:
Tube – “Egyptian Princess” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Heart of the Nile” by Digicats (& Dogs).  Check out the designer’s official blog to see this and other kits and where they are available.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Frame 06 and resize to the fit the canvas. 

Add Paper 21 in a layer below the frame.  Resize it so that the open part in the center of the frame has paper completely behind it.

Between the paper and frame layers add the following elements to decorate the background.  Resize, rotate, and add DS as you see fit to suit your tastes:

Pyramids
Palm Tree 01

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

Add Anubius 02 to the right side of the canvas.  Resize to fit and add DS.

Behind the poser layer add Chaise.  Resize and position slightly behind the poser.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful Egyptian 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.
  • Fern 02
  • Glitter Leaf
  • Fern 01
  • Water Jug 03
  • Sacred Cat
  • Scorpion

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!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

CT Tutorial for Corinna by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay)


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “8 of 2014” by Amy Marie.  This kit is available for purchase at Amy Marie’s Kits: http://amymarieskits.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=45&products_id=713

Poser – “Corinna” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  Get this hot poser at The PSP Project: http://www.thepspproject.com/designers-artists/kaci-mcvay/corinna

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Element 73 to your canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas. Position in Center.  Add DS.

Add paper 10 to the canvas under the window layer and resize to fill in the open window area of Element 73.  Use the eraser tool to erase any paper outside of the area you want it to show in.

Add the poser to your canvas.  Position the poser so the bottom of the poser is behind the flower box.  Resize so that her head is slightly above the window frame.  Add DS.

Duplicate the poser and move the duplicate layer above the Element 73 layer.  Select both layers of the poser and right click on one.  Select Link Layers.  Left click on the duplicate layer to select only it.  Remove the DS.  Use the Eraser tool to erase the duplicate poser layer anywhere you want the frame element to show through.  It now looks as though the poser is looking out the window.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the 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 26 (x2)
  • Element 66
  • Element 35 (x2)
  • Element 6 (x2)
  • Element 40 (x2)
  • Element 44 (x2)
  • Element 51 (x2)
  • Element 77 (x2)
  • Element 36
  • Element 82
  • Element 86
  • Element 38
  • Element 10 (x2)
  • Element 14 (x2)
  • Element 16
  • Element 88
  • Element 8 (x2)
  • Element 22 (x2)

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!

Friday, April 25, 2014

CT Tutorial for Froggy Land by MistyLynns Creations


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Froggy Land” by MistyLynns Creations.  Available at Scraps N Company, Pics For Design, or Scrap Candy.

Exclusive Tube  – “Lady Spring” by Misticheskaya.  This tube was a PFD loyal customer gift and is not available for purchase.  However, Misticheskaya has several others which would match the kit as well which you can purchase at Pics For Design.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Add Element 44 to canvas.  Resize so it frames the entire canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 01 to canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.  Make sure this is the bottom layer of your tag.

Add Element 53 to canvas.  Resize to fit width of canvas.  Position at the bottom of the tag.  Add DS.

Add Element 51 to canvas.  Resize to fit width of canvas.  Position so that it is over the pond creating a grassy bank.  Add DS.

Add Element 39 to canvas.  Resize to fit proportion of tag.  The tube you add will be sitting on the log so position the log so it is bridging the stream portion of the tag and is sized to fit your tube on top of.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize her to fit the canvas.  Position her so she is sitting on the log with her feet extended to the other side of the bank.  Add DS.

Duplicate tube layer and flip horizontally.  Move the layer below Element 51 layer. Use the menu bar to select Edit > Transform > Free Transform to rotate the tube so her face is reflected under the water area.  Use the eraser tool to erase any part of the tube above the water area.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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 38
  • Element 50
  • Element 47 (x2)
  • Element 55
  • Element 43
  • Element 59
  • Element 35
  • Element 01 (x3)

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!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit Springtime by Dance In The Rain


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Springtime” by Dance In The Rain.  Available at Lollipops N Gumdrops, Pics For Design, or Dzines From the Heart.

PTU Tube – “Spring” by Verymany.  This tube is available at verymanytubes.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Paper 13 to canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Paper 2 to canvas. And resize to fit the canvas.  Right click on the layer and select Rasterize Layer.  Use the eraser tool to erase the bottom part of the paper.  The result will look like a sky on top and grass on the bottom.

Add Element 99 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the proportion of the tag.  Position toward the bottom left of the tag.  Add DS.

Add Element 49 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Right click on the layer and select Duplicate layer.  Drag the duplicate layer below the original and then on the canvas move the grass so it rises slightly above the other layer.  This creates depth in the grass.

Add Element 96.  Resize and position so the steps look as though they are leading away from the tree.  Add DS.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize and position so it looks like she is kneeling in front of the tree stump.  Add DS.

Add Wordart 1.  Resize and position in the sky above the tree stump.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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 95 (x2)
  • Element 104
  • Element 29
  • Element 38
  • Element 16
  • Element 2
  • Element 103
  • Element 39
  • Element 89
  • Element 50
  • Element 94
  • Element 28
  • Element 104
  • Element 98

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!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit Mystic Wonders by Michelle's Myths


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Mystic Wonders” by Michelle’s Myths.  You can buy this beautiful kit at PicsForDesign or Scrap Candy.
PTU Poser – “Mystic” by Designs by Norella.  You can purchase the tube Exclusively at Scraps From the Heart

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Paper 6 and resize to fit the entire canvas.

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the top half of the poser in Layer 0 of the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas make sure the Paper 6 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Transpose the selection horizontally. Resize the selection so that poser’s head fits to your satisfaction in the middle of the sky.  To give it the transparent look that mine has, in the Blending Options change the opacity to 23%. 

Add Frame 3 to the canvas resize so it the leaves forms a frame around the face.  Add DS

Add Element 36 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS.

Under the grass layer, add Element 24.  Resize and position so that the bottom of the keep is slightly below the grass on the left side of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 59.  Resize and position so the edge of the rocks are just above the grass line.  Duplicate layer and spread the rocks to fill up the sky line.  Add DS to both layers.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position on the right hand side so she is standing in front of the rocks on the grass.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the gorgeous elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so they 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 20
  • Element 4
  • Element 6
  • Element 11
  • Element 12
  • Element 7
  • Element 28
  • Element 31
  • Element 33
  • Element 27
  • Element 2

To finish off the canvas, use the rectangular marquee tool to select the entire canvas.  Add a new layer and from the menu bar use Select > Modify > Border set the width to 10.  Select a blue color as the foreground and use the paint bucket tool to fill in the border.  Apply a matching style.

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!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CT Tutorial for February 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. **

Supplies:
Kit- “February” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

Tube – 15-2 Rose by Anna Liwanag available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Element 39 to your canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas and position in the middle.  Add DS.

Add Paper 7 to the canvas below the frame.  Resize so that the entire open portion of the frame has paper under it.

Add the Rose 2 layer of your tube to the working canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right hand side of open area inside the frame.  Add DS

Add a new layer to the bottom.  Select a sky blue color and use a watercolor brush to add blue tint to the sides coming out from behind the frame.

Add Element 22 to the left side of the canvas.  Resize so it stretches the length of the canvas.  The majority of the curl will be hidden by the paper, but tendrils should show on the side.  Add DS.

Duplicate the Element 22 layer and flip it horizontally.  Drag it over to the right side of the canvas so tendrils are showing on that side too.

Above the paper layer, add the following elements to dress up the background of the painting.  Resize each to fit within the frame behind the poser layer.
  • Element 12
  • Element 21
  • Element 20
  • Element 40
  • Element 32
  • Element 44
  • Element 33
  • Element 7
  • Element 6

On top of the frame add Element 25.  Resize to fit the right lower corner of the frame.  Add DS.

Add the CU view of the poser and resize to fit on the face of the brooch.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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 43
  • Element 11
  • Element 9
  • Element 8
  • Element 19
  • Element 17 (x3)
  • Element 16
  • Element 27
  • Element 19
  • Element 35
  • Element 36

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!

CT Tutorial for Wonderland My Way by Disturbed Scraps

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Wonderland My Way” by Disturbed Scraps.  Available at Scraps N Company.

Tube – “Blue Alice” and “Royal Heart” by Danny Lee.  You can purchase the tubes at Scraps N Company.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Element 089 and resize to fit the entire width of the canvas.  Position at the top of the canvas. Add DS. 

Add Element 023 and resize to fit on the left page of the book.  Use the Eraser tool to erase any part of the element which is outside of the page.  Right click on the layer and select Blending Options, change the Blend Mode to Hard Light.

Add Element 019 and resize to fit on the right page of the book.  Use the Eraser tool to erase any part of the element which is outside of the page.  Right click on the layer and select Blending Options, change the Blend Mode to Hard Light.

Add Element 070 and resize to fit in the center of the book.  Right click on the layer and select Blending Options, change the Blend Mode to Overlay.  It should look like the Cheshire Cat is floating in the sky between the castle and the tree.

Add Element 008 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the canvas.  The grass will slightly overlap the bottom edge of the book.  Add DS.

Add Element 051 to the canvas.  Resize and position so it looks like the ladder is leaning against the book and resting in the grass.

Add Element 036 in front of the ladder.  Resize so it is in the center in front of the ladder.  Add DS.

Add your Alice poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas.  Position her so it looks as though she is standing to the right of the table.  Add DS.

Add your Queen poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas.  Position her so it looks as though she is standing to the left of the table.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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 006
  • Element 007
  • Element 002
  • Element 014
  • Element 065
  • Element 067
  • Element 027
  • Element 062
  • Element 012
  • Element 005
  • Element 008 (x3)
  • Element 069
  • Element 072
  • Element 066
  • Element 079
  • Element 060

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!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CT Tutorial for Alice by Designs by Norella


**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. **

Supplies:
Kit- “Alice, Don’t Be late” by Michelle’s Myths.  Available at Scrap Candy and PicsForDesign.com.
Tube - Alice by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Paper 3 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Table2.  Resize and position on the right lower portion of the canvas. Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.  I purposely made her large in proportion to the table to indicate she is in a growth phase after the Drink Me bottle.

Add Bottle1 to the canvas next to Alice’s feet.  Resize to look small beside her and add DS.

Add White Rabbit.  Resize and position so that the rabbit is in front of the table on the right side.  Add DS.

Add Clock3 below the Table2 layer.    Resize so it takes up the center of the canvas.  Position so that the clock dips a bit behind the table.  Right click on the Clock3 layer and select Blending Options.  Change Blend Mode to Vivid Light.

Add Frame 2 and resize so it borders the entire canvas. Make sure the Frame 2 layer is below the Clock3 layer. This gives an appearance of the glittery dots being part of a background.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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.
  • Grass (x3)
  • Bubbles2 (x2)
  • Hearts (9) (x2)
  • Trees (4)
  • Trees (3)
  • Trees (2)
  • Books
  • Books2
  • Hat
  • Clock2
  • Butterfly

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the entire canvas.  Add a new layer.  From the menu bar – Select > Modify > Border > Set the width to 10.  Make your foreground color white and use the paint bucket tool to fill in 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!

Friday, April 18, 2014

CT Tutorial for Roxette by English Rose Designs


**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. **

Supplies:
Tube – “Roxette” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Bloom” by Amy Marie.  Available at her store Amy Marie’s Kits.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Frame 21 and resize to the fit the canvas. 

Add Paper 5 in a layer below the frame.  Resize it so that the open part in the center of the frame has paper completely behind it.

Between the paper and frame layers add the following elements to decorate the background.  Resize, rotate, and add DS as you see fit to suit your tastes:
  • Element 31
  • Element 33
  • Element 13 (x2)

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head and shoulders 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 canvas and position as though she is peeking through the frame.

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

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful spring 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 83
  • Element 91 (x2)
  • Element 45
  • Element 46
  • Element 42 (x2)
  • Element 44
  • Element 38
  • Element 40
  • Element 39
  • Element 35
  • Element 36
  • Element 50
  • Element 51
  • Element 72
  • Element 59
  • Element 63
  • Element 32
  • Element 50
  • Element 27
  • Element 18
  • Element 1
  • Element 4
  • Element 10

 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!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CT Tutorial for Kymber by Shining Star Art


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Under Construction” by La Galerie de Jackie.  This kit is available for purchase at Twilight Scraps: http://www.twilightscraps.com/designers-artists/galerie-jackie/gj-kitunderconstruction-full-size

Poser – “Kymber” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  Get this beautiful poser at The PSP Project: http://www.thepspproject.com/designers-artists/kaci-mcvay/kymber

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 paper 24 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element 15 to the canvas.  Resize so the wide end fits the width of the canvas.  Position it at the bottom of the tag.  Add DS.

Add the Large Close Up layer of the poser file above the paper file.  Resize and position in the upper left corner of the tag.  Change layer opacity to 70%.

Add Element 2 to the canvas.  Position in the bottom left corner.  Duplicate the element 4 times and layer the tufts of grass along the road creating a border around the road.

Add the Fullsize layer of the poser file above the road layer.  Resize her to fit the canvas and position her on the right side of the canvas on the road. Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the 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 12
  • Element 13
  • Element 59 (x3)
  • Element 10
  • Element 3
  • Element 17

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the entire canvas.  Then from the menu bar – Select > Modify > Border and set the width to 10.  Add a new layer and fill the selected area with paint to create the frame.

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!