**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. **
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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 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 7 to the canvas. Resize to fit in the lower left corner. Add DS.
Add Frame 10 to the canvas. Resize to fit in the upper right corner. Add DS. Drag Frame 10 layer below Frame 7 layer. The corners of the two frame should overlap slightly.
Add Paper 9 in a new layer below Frame 10. Resize so the paper covers the entire center of the frame. Right click on the paper layer and select Rasterize Layer. Use the eraser tool to get rid of any paper outside of the frame area.
Add Paper 1 in a layer below Frame 7. Resize so the paper covers the entire center of the frame. Right click on the paper layer and select Rasterize Layer. Use the eraser tool to get rid of any paper outside of the frame area.
Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers. Resize her so she fits on the right corner of the canvas. Add DS.
Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head of the poser in the psd file. Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.
On your working canvas make sure Paper 1 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection. Resize to fit the bottom left of the frame. Right click on head layer and select “Create Clipping Mask” to get rid of any bits outside the paper. Right click on the head layer and select Blending Options. Change Blend mode to Color Dodge to get the ghost like effect shown in the tag.
Add Element 46 and resize to fit screen and position at the bottom of the canvas. Drag this to be the bottom layer. It should now look like the entire tag is resting on grass.
Add Element 98 behind your full size poser layer. Resize to fit proportionally and add DS.
Add Element 62 above the Frame 10 layer. Resize so that the signs are clearly visible above the bottom frame and the rest of the post is completely hidden behind the same frame. Add DS.
Add a new layer at the bottom of the layers. Use the Eyedropper tool to change your foreground color to a pink from the poser. Use a flower paintbrush and dab pink flowers in the background.
Add another new layer below that layer. Use the Eyedropper tool to change your foreground color to a blue from the poser. Use a cloud paintbrush and dab clouds beneath the flowers to create a sky backdrop.
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 88
- Element 38
- Element 44
- Element 43
- Element 11 (x2)
- Element 90
- Element 1
- Element 86
- Element 15
- Element 89
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!