Monday, April 14, 2014

CT Tutorial for Soft Spring Day by Disturbed Scraps

**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- “Soft Spring Day” by Disturbed Scraps.  Available at PicsForDesign.

Tube – “10-1-Puppy” by Anna Liwanag.  You can purchase the tube at Creative Design Outlet.

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 08 and resize to the fit the canvas.  Make sure this becomes your bottom layer.  It will stay the bottom layer of the tag.

Add Element 024 and resize to fit the entire width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the canvas. Add DS. 

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas.  Position her so it looks as though she is sitting on the bank of the stream.  Add DS.

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

On your working canvas make sure the paper layer is selected and paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Transpose the image by rotating it 90 degrees counter clockwise.  Resize and position so it looks as though it is her reflection in the water of the stream.  Once you have it in position you can erase any part that you don’t like to show using the eraser tool.

Add Element 001 to the canvas.  Resize so that it fits on the right side of the canvas.  Position so that the bottom of the tree is below the grass line of the stream bank.  Add DS.

Add Element 037 to the opposite stream bank as your poser is on.  Resize and position to fit the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 032 and arrange it so that it looks like the Welcome sign is hanging on the tree.  Once you have the size and position to your liking, use the eraser tool to erase part of the chain so that it looks like the sign is hanging on a branch.

Add Element 079 and resize so he fits between the patch of flowers on the left side of the canvas and Element 037.  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 093
  • Element 085 (x4)
  • Element 095 (x3)
  • Element 082
  • Element 080
  • Element 019
  • Element 017
  • Element 083
  • Element 072
  • Element 009
  • Element 023
  • Element 011
  • Element 013
  • Element 012
  • Element 020
  • Element 021
  • Element 025
  • Element 044
  • Element 046
  • Element 045
  • Element 050
  • Element 049

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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