Friday, May 16, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit "Starlit Love" 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- “Starlit Love” by Bookworm Dezines which can be purchased from PicsForDesign, or Inspirations of Scraps Friends.

PTU Tube – 11-2 Scarlet Masquerade by Enamorte available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.

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 6 to the canvas. Resize to fit the center of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas and overlaps the heart. Add DS.

Add Element 10 to the canvas and resize it to fit the width of the canvas. Add DS.  Move the layer to the bottom.  The next several elements will be added between this layer and the heart.

Add Element 70 to the canvas and resize to suit.  Position so the hearts peek out from behind the left bottom corner of the heart.  Add DS.

Add Element 24 to the canvas and position so it is slightly above the left side of the heart.  Add DS.  Duplicate image and flip it horizontally and move the duplicate behind the other side of the heart. 

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 52
  • Element 46
  • Element 45
  • Element 42
  • Element 51
  • Element 50
  • Element 34
  • Element 59
  • Element 63
  • Element 62
  • Element 61
  • Element 60
  • Element 64
  • Element 56
  • Element 53
  • Element 40
  • Element 14

 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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