Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CT Tutorial for Starla - PTU Poser by Designs by Norella

**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 Poser – “Starla” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at PicsForDesign.com.

PTU Kit- “Spring Magic” by PinkParadox Productions.  You can purchase this whimsical kit at PinkParadox Productions store.

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 23 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element 137 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas so the upper portion of the leaves swag is in the upper right corner.

Add Element 82 to the canvas in the upper right corner in front of the leaves.

Add Element 132 to the canvas.  Resize and position on the left sky portion of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 120 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position on top of the grass.  Add DS.

Add Element 81 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the bottom left corner of the canvas.  Add DS and a yellow Stroke effect with the width of 1.

Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers.  Resize her so she fits 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 spring 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 134
  • Element 107 (x2)
  • Element 115
  • Element 90
  • Element 117

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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