**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. **
Kit- “Beautiful Love” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.
Tube – 53-1 Parasol by Anna Liwanag available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.
Mask – Mask of your choice.
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.
Open Paper 8 as a new canvas. Double click the layer to unlock it (you will know it needs to be unlocked if a little padlock displays on the layer).
Add the Mask png file on top of the background layer. Then drag the mask layer below the background.
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 Background 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 background (Ctrl + V) and turn your Quick Mask off (Q again).
You will now see a dotted outline of the mask on your background. 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 background layer and select Convert to Smart Image. This releases just the mask.
Add the mask layer to your Working canvas. Resize to fit your canvas. Make it the bottom layer.
Add Element 36 to your canvas. Resize to fit the center of the canvas and add DS.
Add Paper 1 as a new layer behind the frame. Resize so the paper covers the entire center of the frame. Right click on the paper layer and select Rasterize Layer. Use the eraser tool to get rid of any paper outside of the frame area.
Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers. Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas and overlaps the frame. Add DS.
Add the close up layer of your poser to your working canvas on top of the Paper 1 layer. Resize to fit the frame. Right click on head layer and select “Create Clipping Mask” to get rid of any bits outside the paper. Right click on the head layer and select Blending Options. Change Blend mode to Hard Light to get the faded effect shown in the tag.
Add Element 35 to the canvas behind the main tube layer. Resize to fit the width of the canvas. Position so that the Heart in the center is mostly unhidden by the main tube layer. 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 58 (x3)
- Element 43 (x2)
- Element 48 (x2)
- Element 34 (x2)
- Element 22 (x4)
- Element 17
- Element 60
- Element 32
- Element 55
- Element 57
- Element 47
- Element 39 (x2)
- Element 8 (x2)
- Element 42
- Element 56
- Element 45
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!