**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 – “Veronica” by Ishika Chowdhury. This tube is available in exclusively at Mystical Scraps.
FTU Kit – “Sun, Sea and Beach” by Digicats (& Dogs). You can download this beachy kit at the Digicats 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 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 Frame 5 to the canvas and resize to fit the entire canvas.
Add Paper 05 to the canvas and move the layer below the frame. Resize the paper to fill the center open portion of the canvas.
Add Paper 01 to the canvas and resize to fit the upper ¾ of the center of the frame. Using two papers in this way created the look of the sand with the water behind it and the sky above that I wanted for this tag.
Add Element Sand to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas. Duplicate the element and flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal). Stagger the two layers of sand so that most of the bottom section is covered. Make sure any open spots in the sand layers have the “sand” paper behind it.
Add Element Palm Tree to the canvas between the two sand layers. Resize to fit the height of the frame.
Add your tube now and Resize to fit within the frame. Position her in the center of the tag.
Add Tag02 to the canvas and position slightly behind the tube and the sand. Make sure it is big enough to hold the name you want to include on the tag.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the tropical 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.
- Beach Pebbles
- Deck Chair
- Conga Drum
- Coconut Drink
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!