Saturday, June 14, 2014

PTU Tutorial for Faerie1 and My Beautiful Garden

**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 – “Faerie1” by Shining Star Art (Kaci McVay).  You can purchase the poser at The PSP Project.

PTU Kit- “My Beautiful Garden” by Dance in the Rain.  Available at Lollipops N Gumdrops, Pics For Design, Dzines From the Heart or Heartbeatz Creationz.

FTU Mask – “Mask 12 – Flash” by Aeval Amore.  This mask is available for download on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

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 6 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 paper/mask combination from above to the working canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element 12 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS. Position at the bottom of the canvas.

Add Element 67 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position in the center of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 154 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the height of the canvas.  Position on the right side of the canvas above the rocks.

Add Element 43 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position on the left side of the canvas above the rocks.  Add DS.

Add Element 127 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in the upper right corner.  Add DS.

Add Element 44 to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position in the center on top of the rocks.  Add DS.

Add your tube and resize to fit on the canvas.  Position on the right side of the canvas as though she is floating above the pool. Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the gorgeous 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 28
  • Element 148 (x2)
  • Element 25 (x4)
  • Element 45 (x3)
  • Element 92
  • Element 7
  • Element 3
  • Element 4
  • Element 5
  • Element 79
  • Element 80
  • Element 32
  • Element 38
  • Element 26 (x2)

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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