Sunday, June 29, 2014

CT Tutorial for FwTags Creations' Megs Pink Passion

**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 – “V4-Meg” by Celtic Bairns.  You can purchase the tube at Berry Applicious

PTU Kit- “Megs Pink Passion” by FwTags Creations.  Available at Berry Applicious

FTU Mask - “Mask 04 - SkyHeart” available for download 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

Open Paper 4 in a new canvas.  Double click on the layer to unlock it.

Add the Mask to the canvas and resize if needed so it is the same size as the paper.  Then drag the mask layer below the paper layer.

With the mask layer selected, select all (Ctrl + A) and copy the entire canvas (Ctrl + C).  You will see dashed lines surround the canvas. 

Click on the paper layer to activate it, then turn on quick mask (Press the Q key on your keyboard).  The dashed lines will disappear and that is ok.  Next Paste onto the paper (Ctrl + V) and turn your Quick Mask off (Q again). 

You will now see a dotted outline of the mask on your paper.  Press the button on the bottom of layers side bar that is a rectangle with a circle cut out of it.  The mask will now show. 

Right click on the paper layer and select Convert to Smart Image.  This releases just the mask.  The background layer of the mask will become invisible on its own. 

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 combined mask from above and resize to the fit the canvas.  Make sure this becomes your bottom layer.  It will stay the bottom layer of the tag.

Add Element 71 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the mask.  Position at the bottom of the canvas.

Add Element 50 to the canvas. Resize to fit the previous element and position on top of it.

Add Element 49 to the canvas and resize to fit the width.  Position at the top of the canvas and add DS.

Add Element 16 to the canvas and resize to your liking.  Position so it looks as though the chaise is sitting slightly off center to the right on the floor we created with the elements above.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas on top of all your layers.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS. 

Add Element 59 to the canvas.  Resize so it is big enough to hold the name you want to add to add and position it below the layers for the poser and the chaise and slightly behind both.  Add DS.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the elegantly dark 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Element 15 (x2)
  • Element 29
  • Element 14
  • Element 34
  • Element 2
  • Element 11
  • Element 18
  • Element 26
  • Element 27
  • Element 58
  • Element 28

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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