Thursday, April 17, 2014

CT Tutorial for Kymber by Shining Star Art

**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- “Under Construction” by La Galerie de Jackie.  This kit is available for purchase at Twilight Scraps:

Poser – “Kymber” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  Get this beautiful 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 paper 24 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element 15 to the canvas.  Resize so the wide end fits the width of the canvas.  Position it at the bottom of the tag.  Add DS.

Add the Large Close Up layer of the poser file above the paper file.  Resize and position in the upper left corner of the tag.  Change layer opacity to 70%.

Add Element 2 to the canvas.  Position in the bottom left corner.  Duplicate the element 4 times and layer the tufts of grass along the road creating a border around the road.

Add the Fullsize layer of the poser file above the road layer.  Resize her to fit the canvas and position her on the right side of the canvas on the road. Add DS.

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 12
  • Element 13
  • Element 59 (x3)
  • Element 10
  • Element 3
  • Element 17

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the entire canvas.  Then from the menu bar – Select > Modify > Border and set the width to 10.  Add a new layer and fill the selected area with paint to create the frame.

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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