Sunday, April 20, 2014

CT Tutorial for February 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- “February” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

Tube – 15-2 Rose by Anna Liwanag 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 39 to your canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas and position in the middle.  Add DS.

Add Paper 7 to the canvas below the frame.  Resize so that the entire open portion of the frame has paper under it.

Add the Rose 2 layer of your tube to the working canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right hand side of open area inside the frame.  Add DS

Add a new layer to the bottom.  Select a sky blue color and use a watercolor brush to add blue tint to the sides coming out from behind the frame.

Add Element 22 to the left side of the canvas.  Resize so it stretches the length of the canvas.  The majority of the curl will be hidden by the paper, but tendrils should show on the side.  Add DS.

Duplicate the Element 22 layer and flip it horizontally.  Drag it over to the right side of the canvas so tendrils are showing on that side too.

Above the paper layer, add the following elements to dress up the background of the painting.  Resize each to fit within the frame behind the poser layer.
  • Element 12
  • Element 21
  • Element 20
  • Element 40
  • Element 32
  • Element 44
  • Element 33
  • Element 7
  • Element 6

On top of the frame add Element 25.  Resize to fit the right lower corner of the frame.  Add DS.

Add the CU view of the poser and resize to fit on the face of the brooch.  Add DS.

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 43
  • Element 11
  • Element 9
  • Element 8
  • Element 19
  • Element 17 (x3)
  • Element 16
  • Element 27
  • Element 19
  • Element 35
  • 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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