**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 – “Jennis” by Designs by Norella. This tube is available for purchase at Designs by Norella store.
PTU Kit – “Bad Girl” by Crystals Creations. You can find this badass kit for sale at D'zines From The Heart.
FTU Mask – “Mask 06 – Fireball” 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
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.
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 23 to the canvas. Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position in the upper portion of your canvas. Add DS.
Add Paper 11 to the canvas and move the layer below the frame. Resize the paper to fill the open portion of the left frame slot.
Open the psd file of your poser use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head of the poser. Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.
On your working canvas make sure the Paper 11 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection. Resize the selection so that poser’s head fits to your satisfaction in frame. If you want to showcase just part of the head like I did, resize and position the image so whatever you want to highlight is in the frame. Right click on the layer and select create clipping mask. This will hide everything outside of what is on the Paper 11 layer. This is a trick I use a lot when I don’t want to use the eraser to customize what shows in a frame.
Add Paper 7 to the canvas. Resize the paper to fill the center open slot of the frame. This is where you can put the name on your tag when you are done.
Add Paper 6 to the canvas. Resize the paper to fill the right open slot of the frame.
Open the psd file of your poser use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the “Inked” print on the shirt of the poser. Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.
On your working canvas make sure the Paper 6 layer is selected then paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection. Resize the selection so that shirt layer shows to your satisfaction in frame. Right click on the layer and select create clipping mask.
Click on the frame layer to make it the active layer, then add the full poser to your canvas. Resize and position between the first and center slots of the frame. Add DS.
Add Element 1 to the canvas. Resize to fit the width of the canvas. Position the element below the frame so that it slightly overlaps it. Move the layer below the poser layer. Add DS.
Add Element 10 to the canvas. Resize to fit in the bottom section from the bottom of the tag to slightly overlapping the city skyline in the left corner. Add DS. Duplicate this layer three times. Move each duplicate layer to the right to create a row of flames across the bottom.
Add Element 28 to the canvas. Resize to your liking and position to the right of the poser at the bottom under the cityscape. Add DS.
Add Element 24 to the canvas. Resize to fit in the space between the element above and 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 badass 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 8
- Element 5
- Element 7
- Element 2
- Element 3
- Element 22
- Element 16
- Element 15
Add name and any other text of choice.
Save as PNG and go share with all your friends!