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. **

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.

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

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!

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