Friday, April 25, 2014

CT Tutorial for Froggy Land by MistyLynns Creations

**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- “Froggy Land” by MistyLynns Creations.  Available at Scraps N Company, Pics For Design, or Scrap Candy.

Exclusive Tube  – “Lady Spring” by Misticheskaya.  This tube was a PFD loyal customer gift and is not available for purchase.  However, Misticheskaya has several others which would match the kit as well which you can purchase at Pics For Design.

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

Add Element 44 to canvas.  Resize so it frames the entire canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 01 to canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.  Make sure this is the bottom layer of your tag.

Add Element 53 to canvas.  Resize to fit width of canvas.  Position at the bottom of the tag.  Add DS.

Add Element 51 to canvas.  Resize to fit width of canvas.  Position so that it is over the pond creating a grassy bank.  Add DS.

Add Element 39 to canvas.  Resize to fit proportion of tag.  The tube you add will be sitting on the log so position the log so it is bridging the stream portion of the tag and is sized to fit your tube on top of.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize her to fit the canvas.  Position her so she is sitting on the log with her feet extended to the other side of the bank.  Add DS.

Duplicate tube layer and flip horizontally.  Move the layer below Element 51 layer. Use the menu bar to select Edit > Transform > Free Transform to rotate the tube so her face is reflected under the water area.  Use the eraser tool to erase any part of the tube above the water area.

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 38
  • Element 50
  • Element 47 (x2)
  • Element 55
  • Element 43
  • Element 59
  • Element 35
  • Element 01 (x3)

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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