Friday, July 4, 2014

CT Tutorial for Emo Emma and Emolicious

**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 – “Emo Emma” by Celtic Bairns.  This poser comes with 10 different poses all in one file.  You can purchase this cutie at Treasured Scraps, Berry Applicious, or Digi Fox’s Studio.

PTU Kit – “Emolicious” by Kai Kreations.  You can find this magical kit for sale at Digi Fox’s Studio, Berry Applicious , Sensibility Scrapping, Mischief Desigz, or Scraps N Company.


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 Element 33 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas. Position at the top of the canvas.

Add Paper 3 to the canvas.  Move it below the Element 33 layer.  Resize to fit the width of the window.  Use the rectangular marquee tool to select the upper part of the canvas behind the window.  Make sure the paper layer is selected.  Right click on the paper and select “Rasterize Layer”.  Then hit the delete button to erase the portion of the paper in the selected area.  This makes it look as though it is carpet.

Add Paper 4 to the canvas.  Move it below the Paper 3 layer.  Resize to fit the width of the window.  This will make it look like there is a pink sky outside the window.

Add Element 52 to the canvas.  Resize it to fit the width of the canvas and position on top of the carpet area.

Add one of the gumdrop poses to the canvas below the window element.  Position it so she looks like she is playing outside and can be viewed through the window.

Add Element 34 to the canvas and resize to fit proportionally.  Position in front of the right side of the window.  Add DS.

Add Element 30 to the canvas and resize to fit proportionally.  Position beside the table.  Add DS.

Add another of the gumdrop poses to the canvas, this time position in front of the table.  Add DS.

Add Frame 1 to the canvas and resize to fit in the lower left corner.  Add DS.

Add Paper 6 to the canvas and move it below the frame layer.  Resize so that the opening in the frame is completely filled with the paper.  Use the erase tool to erase any overhang.

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 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers.
  • Element 49
  • Element 17
  • Element 24
  • Element 32

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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