Sunday, May 25, 2014

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. **

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

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

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 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!

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