Friday, April 11, 2014

CT Tutorial for Angela by Ishika Chowdhury

**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- Too Cute by Bibi’s Collection.  You can find all her currently available kits at Scraps N Company.

Tube – Angela by Ishika Chowdhury.  This tube is available in 5 different colors all in one file at Mystical Scraps.

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.

Change your foreground color to a sky blue color.  Use a cloud paintbrush and dab over the canvas to create a sky backdrop.  Change shades of blue and which cloud brush you use to create variation as you paint in the background.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits in the canvas on the left side on top the background.

Add Element 53 below your tube layer.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position it at the bottom. It should look as though the tube is standing on the grass.

Add Element 50 below the grass layer.  Resize to fit the proportions of the tag.  Position at the right end of grass so it looks like the flowers are sprouting from the grass and the grass roots blend with Element 53.  Add DS.  Duplicate the layer and move the copy to the other end of the grass patch.

Add Element 92 to the canvas.  Resize so that the big bubble is big enough to encircle the tube face and is in the upper right corner.

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 Element 92 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize to fit the bubble.  Use the eraser tool to get rid of any bits outside the bubble.  Right click on the head layer and select Blending Options.  Change Blend mode to Soft Light to get the ghost like effect shown in the 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 to 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 (although they are sometimes in between layers of the template for better impact.
  • Element 32
  • Element 82 (x2)
  • Element 88
  • Element 57
  • Element 45
  • Element 46
  • Element 80
  • Element 56
  • Element 44
  • Element 21
  • Element 20
  • Element 8
  • Element 42
  • Element 60
  • Element 55
  • Element 2
  • Element 96

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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