Friday, May 9, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit "Gothic Maiden" 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- “Gothic Maiden” by Disturbed Scraps.  Available at Scraps N Company.

PTU Tube – “Gothic” by Andy Cooper.  You can purchase the tubes at Scraps N Company.

Mask – “Mask 03 – Jagged” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

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 Paper 14 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add the Mask to the canvas and resize if needed so it is the same size as the working canvas.  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. 

Make the original mask layer invisible.

Add Element 25 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width and position at the bottom of the canvas.

Add Element 83 to the canvas and position on the right side of the canvas.  Duplicate layer and flip it horizontally (instructions for this can be found on the following “Tips and Tricks” tutorial).  Drag the duplicate layer below the original layer and position it on the left side of the canvas.

Add Element 86 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width and position on the bottom of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 71 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 106 to the canvas and resize to overlay most of the canvas from the left upper corner.  Add DS.

Add Paper 6 behind the frame and resize it to ensure the center section is covered.  Use the eraser tool to erase any of the paper that is outside of the area you want covered.

Add Element 69 to the canvas.  Resize and position so it on the left side overlapping the center of the frame and the paper under it.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize to fit on the canvas.  Positioned on the right side of the canvas.  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 18
  • Element 100 (X2)
  • Element 99 (X2)
  • Element 67
  • Element 50
  • Element 10

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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