Thursday, April 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit Springtime by Dance In The Rain

**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- “Springtime” by Dance In The Rain.  Available at Lollipops N Gumdrops, Pics For Design, or Dzines From the Heart.

PTU Tube – “Spring” by Verymany.  This tube is available at verymanytubes.

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 13 to canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Paper 2 to canvas. And resize to fit the canvas.  Right click on the layer and select Rasterize Layer.  Use the eraser tool to erase the bottom part of the paper.  The result will look like a sky on top and grass on the bottom.

Add Element 99 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the proportion of the tag.  Position toward the bottom left of the tag.  Add DS.

Add Element 49 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Right click on the layer and select Duplicate layer.  Drag the duplicate layer below the original and then on the canvas move the grass so it rises slightly above the other layer.  This creates depth in the grass.

Add Element 96.  Resize and position so the steps look as though they are leading away from the tree.  Add DS.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize and position so it looks like she is kneeling in front of the tree stump.  Add DS.

Add Wordart 1.  Resize and position in the sky above the tree stump.  Add DS.

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 95 (x2)
  • Element 104
  • Element 29
  • Element 38
  • Element 16
  • Element 2
  • Element 103
  • Element 39
  • Element 89
  • Element 50
  • Element 94
  • Element 28
  • Element 104
  • Element 98

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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