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. **

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

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 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!

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