Monday, May 19, 2014

CT Tutorial for Steampunk Lover PTU Kit by Dance In The Rain

**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- “Steampunk Lover” by Dance In The Rain.  Available at Lollipops N Gumdrops, Pics For Design, or Dzines From the Heart.

PTU Tube – “Steampunk Girl 2” by Verymany.  This tube is available at Pics For Design.

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 Frame 5 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the height of the canvas and position in center.  Add DS.

Add Paper 5 to the canvas.  Move the paper layer behind the frame.  Resize to fit behind the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang of the paper outside of the frame.

Add the close up layer of your tube to the canvas on top of the Paper layer.  Resize and position so that the close up shows the way you want in the frame.  Right click on the Close-up layer and select “Create clipping mask”.  That will clip the image to the paper so that nothing shows outside the frame.

Add the full view of your tube to the canvas above the frame layer.  Flip the image horizontally (instructions can be found here).  Size to fit the canvas and position so she is standing slightly in front of the frame on the left side.  Add DS.

Add a new layer to the bottom.  Use a watercolor brush and dab around on the canvas to create a background feel.  Apply a gold style to the layer to give it an antique feel.

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 51
  • Element 90
  • Element 70
  • Element 83
  • Element 74
  • Element 91
  • Element 72
  • Element 84
  • Element 46
  • Element 52
  • Element 18
  • Element 1
  • Element 67

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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