Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit Mystic Wonders by Michelle's Myths

**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- “Mystic Wonders” by Michelle’s Myths.  You can buy this beautiful kit at PicsForDesign or Scrap Candy.
PTU Poser – “Mystic” by Designs by Norella.  You can purchase the tube Exclusively at Scraps From the Heart

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 up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Paper 6 and resize to fit the entire canvas.

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the top half of the poser in Layer 0 of the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas make sure the Paper 6 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Transpose the selection horizontally. Resize the selection so that poser’s head fits to your satisfaction in the middle of the sky.  To give it the transparent look that mine has, in the Blending Options change the opacity to 23%. 

Add Frame 3 to the canvas resize so it the leaves forms a frame around the face.  Add DS

Add Element 36 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS.

Under the grass layer, add Element 24.  Resize and position so that the bottom of the keep is slightly below the grass on the left side of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 59.  Resize and position so the edge of the rocks are just above the grass line.  Duplicate layer and spread the rocks to fill up the sky line.  Add DS to both layers.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position on the right hand side so she is standing in front of the rocks on the grass.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the gorgeous elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so they 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 20
  • Element 4
  • Element 6
  • Element 11
  • Element 12
  • Element 7
  • Element 28
  • Element 31
  • Element 33
  • Element 27
  • Element 2

To finish off the canvas, use the rectangular marquee tool to select the entire canvas.  Add a new layer and from the menu bar use Select > Modify > Border set the width to 10.  Select a blue color as the foreground and use the paint bucket tool to fill in the border.  Apply a matching style.

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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