**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 Poser – “Absinthe” by Designs By Norella. You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com.
PTU Kit- “Toxic” by PinkParadox Productions. Available at the designer’s store, PinkParadox Productions.
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 800, transparent background. This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.
Add Frame 14 to the canvas and resize to fit the entire canvas. Add DS.
Add Paper 24 to the canvas. Resize to fit behind the frame so that the entire opening has the paper behind it.
Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers. Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.
Switch to the PSD file of your tube. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head area of the poser. Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.
On your working canvas make sure the paper layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection. Resize the selection so that the head fits to your satisfaction in the center of the frame. Use the Eraser tool to erase any overhang of the pasted layer. To give it the transparent look that mine has, apply the Blend Mode of Linear Mode (Add) in the Blending Options.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the toxic 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 153 (x2)
- Element 146 (x2)
- Element 128 (x6)
- Element 138
- Element 140
- Element 26
- Element 3
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!