Saturday, May 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit "Sugar Rush" by Crystals Creations

**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 Tube – “11-1 Forgottenrose” by Enamorte.  This tube is available for purchase at Creative Design Outlet.

PTU Kit – “Sugar Rush” by Crystals Creations.  You can find this sugary sweet kit for sale at any of the stores selling Crystals Creations including Whisperd Designz.

FTU Mask – “Mask 09 – Gumdrops” by Aeval Amore.  You can download this FTU mask from my blog.

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

Using papers 7, 9, and 11 combine each one with the mask template to create a mask background.  If you do not know how to combine masks and papers you can learn how with my mask 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 the brown layer mask to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.

Next add the white layer mask and size it slightly smaller than the first.

Finally add the pink layer mask and size it slightly smaller than the white one.

Add Element 24 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position left of center on the working canvas. Add DS.

Add the tube to your canvas.  Resize and position to the left of the ice cream cart.  Add DS.

Add Element 31 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the left lower corner.  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 to 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.
  • Element 32
  • Element 27 (x2)
  • Element 28
  • Element 7
  • Element 11
  • Element 10
  • Element 3
  • Element 1
  • Element 14 (x4)
  • Element 22 (x2)
  • Element 30
  • Element 40
  • Element 38
  • Element 29
  • Element 21
  • Element 13

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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