**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- “Garden Party” by Amy Marie’s Kits which can be purchased from the artist’s store.
Tubes – “16-1-Artist” and “47-1-a rose” by Anna Liwanag available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.
Mask – “Mask 01 – Cloud Template” by Aeval Amore FTU and can be downloaded on my blog Aeval’s Art.
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 multiple copies of Elements 102 and 103. Resize and layer the elements across the bottom of the tap to build a backdrop of grass. (In my tag I used 4 copies of Element 103 and 8 copies of Element 102.
Open a new canvas (Ctrl +N) 700 x 700, transparent background. Fill the canvas with a light blue color or style using the Paint Bucket tool. Double click the layer to unlock it (you will know it needs to be unlocked if a little padlock displays on the layer).
Add the Mask png file on top of the background layer. Then drag the mask layer below the background.
With the mask layer selected, select all (Ctrl + A) and copy the entire canvas (Ctrl + C). You will see dashed lines surround the canvas.
Click on the Background layer to activate it, then turn on quick mask (Press the Q key on your keyboard). The dashed lines will disappear and that is ok. Next Paste onto the background (Ctrl + V) and turn your Quick Mask off (Q again).
You will now see a dotted outline of the mask on your background. Press the button on the bottom of layers side bar that is a rectangle with a circle cut out of it. The mask will now show.
Right click on the background layer and select Convert to Smart Image. This releases just the mask.
Add the mask layer to your Working canvas. Resize to fit your canvas. You can also duplicate the mask layer and resize the duplications to add more coverage if needed. I like to use multiple copies of the mask in smaller sizes and layer them, in this tag I used 6 copies of the mask in various sizes to give the coverage I wanted.
Add element 71 and resize to fit your canvas. Add DS.
Add Element 111 and resize to fit across your grass layers in front of the tree. Add DS.
Add Element 101. Resize and position the frame so it looks like it is sitting in the grass in front of the fence. Add DS.
Add Paper pp011 in a layer below the frame. Resize and position so it fills the canvas area of the frame. Erase any part of the paper which is outside of the frame.
Add Element 71 on top of the paper and resize until it fits into the frame and is positioned how you want it.
Add the tube you are using as the focal point of the “painting” in the frame and resize. It is best to use a tube made by the same artist as your main tube and purchased at the same store. That way you only have to add one copyright, if you do you use two artists or purchase the tubes in different places you will need to add the copyright for both.
Add your main tube to the working canvas. Resize her so she fits on the right hand side of the canvas and looks as though she is standing beside the painting frame. Add DS.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful garden inspired themed 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 74
- Element 85 (x2)
- Element 109
- Element 49
- Element 92
- Element 32
- Element 39 (x2)
- Element 12
- Element 83
- Element 7
- Element 42
- Element 61
- Element 119
- Element 15
- Element 17
- Element 29
- Element 100
- Element 97
- Element 96
- Element 95
- Element 94
- Element 98
- Element 99
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!