Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU kit Steampunk Seduction by FwTags Creations

**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 – “Steampunk Girl” by Verymany.  You can purchase the tube at

PTU Kit- “Steampunk Seduction” by FwTags Creations.  Available at Berry Applicious Store, Scraps n CompanyMischief Designz, Digi Fox’s Studio,  and Sensibility Scrapping.

FTU Mask - “Mask 03 - Jagged” 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 1 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 Frame 5 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and center it on your mask.  Add DS.

Make sure you have the mask layer select and then add the close up of your tube.  Resize the selection so that the head fits to your satisfaction in the center of the frame.  Add DS.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang from outside the frame.  Right click on the Close up layer and select “Blending Options”, change the Blend Mode to Multiply.

Add Element 51 to the canvas above the frame and resize so that it is big enough to hold the name you want to add to the tag.  Position on the left side slightly overlapping the oval part of the frame.

Add Element 27 to the canvas and resize to fit nicely in the upper left corner, slightly overlapping the frame.  Add DS.

Add Element 1 to the canvas and resize to fit on the left side from below the top heart of Element 27 to the bottom.  Add DS.

Add Element 3 to the canvas and position in the bottom right corner by the bird cage.  Add DS.

Add Element 4 to the canvas and resize to fit in the upper right portion of the canvas to your liking.  Add DS.

Add Element 11 to the canvas and resize so it fits in the open space in the bottom right area of the tag.  Add DS.

Add your main tube layer to the canvas on top of all your layers.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas in front of the bicycle. Add DS. 

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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