Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CT Tag for New Life 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- “New Life” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, Scrap Candy, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

Tube – 25-1 by Enamorte 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 Element 46 to your canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas and position in the middle.  Add DS.

Add the full size layer of your tube to the working canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the left hand side of the canvas and looks as though she is sitting on the edge of the book.  Add DS.

Add the close up layer of your tube to the working canvas.  Resize and position her so she fits in the right corner of the right side of the book.  Apply blending option – Darken (Right click on layer > Blending Option > Darken).

Add Element 54 to the canvas.  Resize to fit canvas.  Position so that it is across the top of the book.  Make sure this layer is behind the full size layer of your tube.

Add Element 11 to the canvas and resize to fit the middle of the book area. Add DS.

Add Paper 8 on top of the frame.  Resize so it cover the tag completely. Make the paper layer invisible (click on the eye icon on the layer). Use the Magic Wand Tool to select the yellow part of the tag.  Use your menu bar expand the selection by 5 pixels (Select > Modify > Expand “5 pixels”).  Then inverse the selection (Shift + Ctrl + I).  Click on the invisible paper 8 layer.  Make it visible again (click the empty box to make the eye icon appear again).  Right click on the paper and select Rasterize Layer.  Then press the Delete key to get rid of all the paper not covering the yellow portion inside the frame.  Apply a blending option of Darken to the paper to get the muted mixed look like I have in my tag.

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 30 (x2)
  • Element 38
  • Element 4
  • Element 39
  • Element 1
  • Element 55
  • Element 51
  • Element 50 (x2)
  • Element 35
  • Element 34
  • Element 17
  • Element 12
  • Element 29
  • Element 48
  • Element 41
  • Element 37
  • Element 63
  • Element 49
  • Element 43
  • Element 61
  • Element 33
  • 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!

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