Saturday, May 31, 2014

PTU CT Tutorial featuring "A Foxes Tale" and "Cookie-Edna"

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Cookie-Edna” by Celtic Bairns.  This poser comes with 10 different poses all in one file.  You can purchase this cutie at Treasured Scraps, Berry Applicious, or Digi Fox’s Studio.

PTU Kit – “A Foxes Tale” by Kai Kreations.  You can find this magical kit for sale at Digi Fox’s Studio or Berry Applicious.

FTU Mask  – “Mask 11 - Blurry” available for download from my blog.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 6 in PS.  Double click on the layer to unlock it.

Add the Mask to the canvas and resize if needed so it is the same size as the paper.  Then drag the mask layer below the paper layer.

With the mask layer selected, select all (Ctrl + A) and copy the entire canvas (Ctrl + C).  You will see dashed lines surround the canvas. 

Click on the paper layer to activate it, then turn on quick mask (Press the Q key on your keyboard).  The dashed lines will disappear and that is ok.  Next Paste onto the paper (Ctrl + V) and turn your Quick Mask off (Q again). 

You will now see a dotted outline of the mask on your paper.  Press the button on the bottom of layers side bar that is a rectangle with a circle cut out of it.  The mask will now show. 

Right click on the paper layer and select Convert to Smart Image.  This releases just the mask.  The background layer of the mask will become invisible on its own. 

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 the mask you made above to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.  Right click on the canvas and select blending options, turn on Outer Glow and Drop Shadow using the default settings.

Add Element 46 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the height of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 10 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.

Add Element 43 to the canvas and resize to fit proportionally.  Add DS.

Add Element 60 to the canvas and resize to fit how you want it.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position her in front of the house.  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 to 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.
  • Element 37
  • Element 49
  • Element 17
  • Element 13
  • Element 59
  • Element 53
  • Element 40
  • Element 56
  • Element 51
  • Element 3
  • Element 32
  • Element 18
  • Element 53

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!

Mask 11 - Blurry


New mask created to use for a tag I was working on.  This mask works really well with effects applied to it after combining with paper.  Enjoy!


CT Tutorial featuring "Candace" and "My Tropical Beach"

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Tube – “Candace” by Ishika Chowdhury.  This tube is available in 6 different colors and a bonus layer of glitter to be used with any color all in one file at Mystical Scraps.

PTU Kit – “My Tropical Beach” by Crystals Creations.  You can find this summery kit for sale at D’zines from the Heart.

FTU Photoshop Action – “Z(Burnt Edges)” available for download from the Adobe Exchange website.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 6 to the canvas and resize to fit entire canvas.

Add Element 20 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position the element about ¾ of the way down the canvas.

Add Element 31 to the bottom right corner.  Resize to fit the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 25 to the canvas.  Resize to fit width of canvas.  Duplicate the image and flip the duplicate horizontally (Menu command: Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal).   Move the original layer so it shows slightly above the duplicate.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize to fit and move the tube layer below the Element 25 layers.  Position her so she is in the middle of the sand hills.  Add DS.

Between the Element 25 layers: 
  • Add Element 16.  Resize to your liking and position on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.
  • Add Element 3.  Resize to suit.  Position it so it is in front of the tube layer.  Add DS.
  • Add Element 28.  Resize to suit.  Position to the right of the canvas so it is showing above the sand dune.  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 to 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.
  • Element 13
  • Element 21
  • Element 29
  • Element 17
  • Element 12
  • Element 26
  • Element 1
  • Element 32
  • Element 36
  • Element 42
  • Element 14
  • Element 4
  • Element 8
  • Element 9
  • Element 35
  • Element 15
  • Element 7
  • Element 37
  • Element 40


At this point save your tag as a png file.  Open the png file in PS and run the Z(Burnt Edges) action.

After it is done. 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!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CT Tutorial featuring Classy Tropical Getaway and Summer Grrl



**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Classy Tropical Getaway” by FwTags Creations.  Available at Berry Applicious Store, Scraps n CompanyMischief Designz, Digi Fox’s Studio,  and Sensibility Scrapping.

PTU Poser – “Summer Grrl” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  You can purchase the poser at The PSP Project.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 5 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Element 3 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 1 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position just in front of the pool.

Add Element 48 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position to line up with the middle stripe on the cement tiles.

Add Element 5 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in the lower left corner.  Duplicate layer and position the duplicate layer in the right corner.  Leave the brown pattern strip of the brown tile floor showing.

Add Element 16 to the canvas.  Resize to fit on the wall on the right side of the entry.  Add DS.

Add Element 68 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the left corner on the sand.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize to fit on the canvas.  Positioned on the left side of the canvas under the umbrella.  Add DS.  To get the tanner look, duplicate the tube.  Right click on the duplicate layer and Clear Layer Style.  From the menu Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.  Change the Radius to 2.0 pixels and click OK.  Right click on the layer and Select Blending Options.  Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the elegant 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 18
  • Element 42
  • Element 37
  • Element 64
  • Element 39
  • Element 38
  • Element 14
  • Element 8
  • Element 9
  • Element 10
  • Element 54
  • Element 53
  • Element 36
  • Element 11
  • Element 33
  • Element 19
  • Element 2
  • Element 17
  • Element 20
  • Element 47

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!

Monday, May 26, 2014

CT Tags for Damon Girl and Demon Vampire



Combined CT Tags for Graphics of Fantasy and Designs by Norella.  The tag features eerie PTU kit “Damon Girl" by Graphics of Fantasy and the darkly beautiful PTU Poser "Demonvampire" by Designs by Norella.  

Both the kit and the tube can be purchased at Pics For Design:

Damon Girl kit - http://picsfordesign.com/en/catalogue/id_110182_damon_girl.pix



Demon Vampire poser - http://picsfordesign.com/en/catalogue/id_106710_demon_vampire_poser_tube.pix




CT Tutorial for Dangerous Babe and Nicollette

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Dangerous Babe” by Disturbed Scraps.  Available at Scraps N Company.

PTU Poser – “Nicolette” by Designs by Norella.  You can purchase the tubes at PicsForDesign.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Element 090 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 01 behind the element and resize it to ensure the hole in the wall is covered. 

Add Element 051 to the canvas.  Resize to about three times the original size.  Position so it mostly showing through the hole in the wall on the left side.  Add DS.

Add Element 042 to the canvas.  Resize to about three times the original size.  Position so it mostly showing through the hole in the wall on the right side.  Add DS.

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

On your working canvas make sure the paper 01 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize the selection so that the top half fits to your satisfaction in the center of the hole in the wall. 

Add Element 089 to the canvas and resize the element the width of the wall.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize to fit on the canvas.  Positioned on the left side of the canvas.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the hot 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 104
  • Element 034
  • Element 015
  • Element 009
  • Element 003
  • Element 022
  • Element 021
  • Element 064
  • Element 077
  • Element 083
  • Element 086
  • Element 041

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!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit January by Bookworm Dezines


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “January” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

PTU Tube – Sparkling by Ellie Mlik is available for purchase for Exclusive Club members at PicsForDesign.

FTU Mask – “Mask 10 - Flames” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Use the mask from above and combine with Paper 1 to create a background mask.  If you do not know how to do this, you can find the instructions in this tutorial.

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 your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.

Add Element 27 to the canvas. Resize to fit the center of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 8 to the canvas.  Mover the paper layer below the frame layer.  Resize so that the entire center of the frame has the paper behind it.  Use the eraser tool to get rid of any overlap outside the frame.

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 22 (x2)
  • Element 21
  • Element 31
  • Element 29
  • Element 23
  • Element 18
  • Element 19
  • Element 25
  • Element 33
  • Element 8
  • Element 32
  • Element 36
  • Element 10
  • Element 23
  • Element 34
  • Element 35
  • Element 37

 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!

CT Tutorial featuring PTU Poser "Nova" by Designs By Norella


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Nova” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com.

PTU Kit- “Welcome Spring” by Tootypup Scraps.  Available at Twilight Scraps.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 cameoframe3 to the canvas and resize to fit most of the canvas. Position in center.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Flip her horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontally). Add DS. 

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

On your working canvas make sure the cameoframe3 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize the selection so that the top half fits to your satisfaction in the center of the frame.  Use the Eraser tool to erase any overhang of the pasted layer.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options”.  Change the Blend Mode to Color burn to get the softened faded effect.

Add daisyvine4 to the canvas.  Rotate the element and resize to fit along the right side of the frame. 

Add cornerdeco7 to the canvas.  Resize and position to fit the lower left corner of the frame.  Add DS.

Add cluster3 to the canvas.  Resize and position to fit across the bottom of the frame.  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.
  • Crystaldaisy1
  • Daisy1
  • Glassdaisy6
  • Butterflys5

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!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Posers Garnet & Jake by English Rose Designs


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Posers – “Garnet and Jake” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase these posers at the designer’s store English Rose Designs Garnet and Jake.

PTU Kit- “For My Mother” by Graphics of Fantasy.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at the official Graphics of Fantasy.

Mask – “Mask 10 - Flames” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Use the mask from above and combine with Paper 5 to create a background mask.  If you do not know how to do this, you can find the instructions in this tutorial.

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 the new mask to the canvas and size to fit the canvas.

Add Element 13 to the canvas and resize to about three times the size.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options” and change the Blend Mode to “Darken”.  Duplicate the layer twice.  Spread the roses out over the mask. Background.

Select a Grass brush. Paint grass in bunches on bottom of canvas.  After grass is painted, create a new layer.  Select Paint bucket tool.  Change your fill method from Foreground to Pattern.  Select a grass pattern.  Paint entire layer with pattern.  Right click on the layer and select "Create clipping mask".  Select both layers and then right click on one of them.  Select "merge layers" to create a new combined layer.  Right click on the layer and select blending options.  Select Stroke.  Set Size to 1, Position to Center, and Blend Mode to Overlay.  Select color which compliments the grass texture you used.  Select Filter, Open Filter Gallery, and then select Rough Pastels from the Artistic filter.  Leave defaults as they are and click OK.

Add Element 14 to the canvas.  Resize to fit most of the width of the grass you added.  Add DS.

Add Element 12 to the canvas.  Resize to fit properly on the chaise.  Position on the chaise.  Add DS.

Add the Jake poser to the canvas.  Resize him so he fits on the right side of the canvas and looks as though he is standing slightly in front of the chaise. Add DS.

Add the Garnet poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position so it looks as though she is leaning slightly against Jake.

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 35
  • Element 64
  • Element 99
  • Element 68
  • Element 69
  • Element 38
  • Element 51
  • Element 88
  • Element 24
  • Element 6
  • Element 2 (x2)
  • Element 22
  • Element 4 (x2)
  • Element 75
  • Element 94
  • Element 95
  • Element 21

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!

Mask 10 - Flames


My newest mask.  This one was made using a flame brush. I like the wavy effect!



CT Tutorial for PTU Kit "Sugar Rush" by Crystals Creations

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Tube – “11-1 Forgottenrose” by Enamorte.  This tube is available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.

PTU Kit – “Sugar Rush” by Crystals Creations.  You can find this sugary sweet kit for sale at any of the stores selling Crystals Creations including Whisperd Designz.

FTU Mask – “Mask 09 – Gumdrops” by Aeval Amore.  You can download this FTU mask from my blog.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Using papers 7, 9, and 11 combine each one with the mask template to create a mask background.  If you do not know how to combine masks and papers you can learn how with my mask tutorial.

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 the brown layer mask to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.

Next add the white layer mask and size it slightly smaller than the first.

Finally add the pink layer mask and size it slightly smaller than the white one.

Add Element 24 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position left of center on the working canvas. Add DS.

Add the tube to your canvas.  Resize and position to the left of the ice cream cart.  Add DS.

Add Element 31 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the left lower corner.  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 to 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.
  • Element 32
  • Element 27 (x2)
  • Element 28
  • Element 7
  • Element 11
  • Element 10
  • Element 3
  • Element 1
  • Element 14 (x4)
  • Element 22 (x2)
  • Element 30
  • Element 40
  • Element 38
  • Element 29
  • Element 21
  • Element 13

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!

Mask 09 - Gumdrops


I wanted a candy themed mask for a tag I was making so I used a gumdrop cluster paintbrush to create this mask.  Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for Linda with Matching Kit

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Tube – “Linda” by Ishika Chowdhury.  This tube is available in 7 different mix-and-match colors and a bonus Patriotic dress all in one file at Mystical Scraps.

PTU Kit – “IB Linda Patriotic – Ishika Chowdhury” by MellieBeans.  You can find this patriotic kits for sale at Mystical Scraps.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 Element 24 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.  Position in the center of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 01 to the canvas.  Make sure the paper layer is below the frame layer.  Resize to fit the inside of the frame.  Select the frame layer. Use the Magic Wand Tool to click inside the empty part of the frame.  Inverse the selection (Shift + Ctrl + I).  Select the paper layer.  Right click and select “Rasterize layer” and then hit the delete key.  This will delete all of the paper outside of the frame center.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize her so she extends above the frame.  Move the tube layer below the frame layer. Duplicate the tube and move the duplicate layer above the frame layer.  Select both layers of the tube.  Right click on one of them and select “Link Layers”.

Select the layer below the frame and add DS.   Right click on the layer and select “Create Clipping Mask”.

Select the tube layer above the frame and right click on it.  Select “Rasterize layer”.  Use the eraser tool to erase any part of the upper tube you don’t want to show.

Add WordArt 01 to the canvas.  Resize to about 218%.  Position toward the bottom of the canvas and  center in front of the tube.  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 to 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.
  • Element 30
  • Element 24 (x2)
  • Element 18
  • Element 27
  • Element 14
  • Element 13
  • Element 12
  • Element 10
  • Element 28
  • Element 17
  • Element 16
  • Element 02

To create the background, add a new layer.  Move it to be the bottom layer.  Use the watercolor brushes of various shapes and sizes with red, white, and blue paint, alternating the colors to dab around the edges until you get the desired look.

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!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Poser Jaime by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay)


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Jaime” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  Get this beach beauty for $1 at The PSP Project: http://www.thepspproject.com/designers-artists/kaci-mcvay/jaime

FTU Kit- “EMOLALASONG” by Bibi’s Collection.  This kit is available as a free download from the designer’s website: http://bcftukits.blogspot.com/2013/06/017-ftu-emolalasong.html

FTU Mask – “Mask 07 - Torn” by Aeval Amore.  This can be downloaded from my blog.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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.

Follow the instructions in this tutorial to combine Paper 11 and the mask.

Once the mask is ready, add the final result to the working canvas and resize to fit.

Add Element 83 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire width of the canvas and position in center.  Add DS.

Add Element 67 to the canvas.  Resize to about 187% and position in the center of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 73 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas and position in center in front of the heart.  Add DS.

Add the poser to your canvas.  Resize her to fit the canvas and position her so she standing in front of the canvas on the right side.  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 14
  • Element 15
  • Element 13
  • Element 78
  • Element 2
  • Element 77
  • Element 115
  • Element 63
  • Element 62
  • Element 61
  • Element 57
  • Element 80
  • Element 16
  • Element 81

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!

New Snaggable FB Cover matching my CT Tag "Steampunky"


Matching FB Cover for the Tutorial featuring PTU Kit "Steampunky" by MistyLynns Creations.

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit Steampunky by MistyLynns Creations

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Kit- “Steampunky” by MistyLynns Creations.  Available at Pics For Design or Scrap Candy.

PTU Tube  – “23-2” by Amy Matthews.  This tube can be purchased from Creative Design Outlet.

FTU Mask – “Mask 08 - Focus” by Aeval Amore.  This can be downloaded from my blog.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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.

Follow the instructions in this tutorial to combine Paper 02 and the mask.

Once the mask is ready, add the final result to the working canvas and resize to fit.

Add Element 30 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position in center and add DS.

Add Paper 04 to canvas.  Resize so that it fits behind the left square in the frame you just added.  Move the paper layer below the frame.

Add the close-up layer of your tube.  Resize so that the portion of the tube you want to display shows in the left square.  Make sure the tube layer is on top of the paper.  Right click on the tube and select “Create Clipping Mask”.  This will hide any part of the tube that extends beyond the paper.  Right click and go into Blending Options.  Change Blend Mode to “Linear Light” to get the light look I used.

Add Paper 12 to canvas.  Resize so that it fits behind the right square in the frame.  Move the paper layer below the frame.

Add the close-up layer of your tube.  Flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal from the menu bar). Resize so that the portion of the tube you want to display shows in the left square.  Make sure the tube layer is on top of the paper.  Right click on the tube and select “Create Clipping Mask”.  This will hide any part of the tube that extends beyond the paper.  Right click and go into Blending Options.  Change Blend Mode to “Overlay” to get the faded look I used.

Add Paper 01 to canvas.  Resize so that it fits behind the right square in the frame.  Move the paper layer below the frame.

Add Element 39 to the canvas and resize so it fits in the middle frame.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize her to fit the canvas.  Position her so she on the left side in front of the frame.  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 37
  • Element 36
  • Element 28
  • Element 20
  • Element 15
  • Element 27
  • Element 17
  • Element 21
  • Element 12
  • Element 18

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!