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. **

PTU Kit- “8 of 2014” by Amy Marie.  This kit is available for purchase at Amy Marie’s Kits:

Poser – “Corinna” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  Get this hot poser at The PSP Project:

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 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!

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