**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- “Dark Queen” by Michelle’s Myths. You can buy this beautiful kit at PicsForDesign or Scrap Candy.
PTU Tube – “17-1 Medusa” by Gaetano DiFalco. This tube was purchased from Creative Design Outlet, but the artist is now retired. However, this kit will match many other tubes available at your favorite stores.
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 Element 36 and resize to fit the entire canvas. Position at the bottom of the canvas. Add DS.
Add Element 32 and resize to fit the entire canvas. Position slightly overlapping Element 36 layer. Add DS.
Add Element 2 to the canvas and resize to fit the upper portion of the canvas. Add DS.
Add Element 82 to the canvas and position in the upper left corner of the canvas. Add DS.
Add Element 16 to the canvas. Resize to fit on top of the grass area you created. Add DS.
Add Element 103 to the canvas. Resize to fit the width of Element 16. Position so it looks like green flames dancing in front of the structure.
Add Element 108 to the canvas. Resize to the fit the canvas. Position to the left of the structure so it slightly overlaps it. Add DS.
Add the full tube to the canvas. Resize to fit and position in the middle of the flames. Add DS.
Add Element 110 to the canvas. Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position at the bottom of the canvas. It should appear that the Medusa is rising above the brush. Add DS.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the dark and daring elements from the kit. Resize the elements as you add them so they 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 70
- Element 64
- Element 100 (x2)
- Element 92
- Element 76
- Element 75
- Element 37 (x2)
- Element 28 (x2)
- Element 59
- Element 33
- Element 81
- Element 104
- Element 45 (x2)
- Element 56
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!