Friday, August 29, 2014

CT Tutorial for "Lynn" by Ishika Chowdhury

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Tube – “Lynn” by Ishika Chowdhury.  This tube is available at Mystical Scraps.

PTU Kit – “Aquamarine Butterfly” by Amy Marie.  You can find all of Amy Marie’s beautiful kits for sale at her own store, Amy Marie’s Kits.

Mask – “Mask 11 – Blurry” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 18 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.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options” select “Outer Glow” and click OK.  This will make the mask look as though sun is behind it.

Add Element 92 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the height of the canvas and position on the left side of the tag.  Add DS.

Add Element 43 to the canvas.  Resize to fit about half the width of the canvas and position in the upper right corner slightly overlapping the tree.  Right click on the element layer and select “Duplicate Layer”.  Move the duplicated layer to the left corner of the tag and stagger slightly below the original set of butterflies.  This makes it look like a swarm of butterflies is flying in front of the tree.

Add Element 40 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom in front of the tree.

Add Element 21 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in the upper right corner so it looks like the sun is shining over the butterflies.

Add Element 62 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the grassy hill.  Position so it looks as though it is lying across the hill and resting on the top of it.

Add Element 8 to the canvas.  Resize so it is large enough to stand out.  Position on the left side of the hill in front of the vines you just put down.

Add your tube to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on top of the grassy area and position her in the middle so it looks like she is sitting next to the curved flower stalk and relaxing in the sun.  To add a bit of “sun” to the tube, right click on the layer and select “Blending Options” turn on the “Inner Glow” options (leave the settings to default) and click ok.  This softens her outline and makes her blend in with the sunny background a bit more.

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 elements I used from the bottom layers.
  • Element 26
  • Element 22
  • Element 1
  • Element 28
  • Element 80
  • Element 93 (x2)
  • Element 7 (x2)
  • Element 13
  • Element 78
  • Element 91
  • Element 71
  • Element 72
  • Element 36

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!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CT Tutorial for Autumn Fairy PTU Poser and PTU Kit

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Autumn Fairy” by Carolann Creations.  You can purchase the tube at Berry Applicious

PTU Kit - “Autumn Fairy” by Ginnibug Designz.  Available exclusively at Scraps N Company.

FTU Mask - "Mask 13 – Cloudy" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.


Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 13 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.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the face of the poser.  Copy the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste the poser onto the canvas.  Resize to fit in the upper left corner.  Use the Eraser tool to erase around the edges of the face to give it a softer look.  Right click on the on the layer and select Blending Options, change the Blend Mode to “Hard Light” and click OK.

Open another pose of the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper body of the poser.  Copy the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste the poser onto the canvas.  Resize to fit in the upper right corner.  Change the Blend Mode on this one to “Pin Light”.

Add Element 42 to the canvas. Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position at the bottom in front of the mask.  Add DS.

Add Element 30 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the background and position toward the bottom on top of the grass. Add DS.

Add Element 64 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in front of the bridge so it slightly overlaps.  This makes it look like the bridge is between two fields of grass.  Add DS.

Add Element 34 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position on the grass in front of the bridge.  Add DS.

Ad your poser who is kneeling to the canvas.  Resize so she fits and look like her forearms are resting on the wheelbarrow.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the autumnal 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 up.

  • Element 100
  • Element 49
  • Element 18
  • Element 89 (x2)
  • Element 71 (x2)
  • Element 65
  • Element 97
  • Element 98
  • Element 103
  • Element 104
  • Element 85
  • Element 66
  • Element 40
  • Element 45
  • Element 91
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!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CT Layouts for Paris by Country Liv's Graphics for Berry Applicious




 CT Layout for Berry Applicious featuring Country Liv's Graphics kit "Paris!":


Want to celebrate your Parisian memories?  Then you won't want to miss this fabulous full size scrap kit "Paris!" by Country Liv's Graphics.  This beautiful kit has everything you need to celebrate your  including:

12 beautiful design papers
73 elements
Paris themed brush set

Available for purchase at Berry Applicious:

Template used in the first layout is courtesy of Designs
by Megan Turnidge:

Monday, August 25, 2014

CT Tutorial for Angelique and Chic In Pink


**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Angelique” by Carolann Creations.  You can purchase the tube at Berry Applicious

PTU Kit - “Chic In Pink” by Wicked Princess Scraps.  Available at The PSP Project and Thrifty Scraps.

FTU Mask - "Mask 13 – Cloudy" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.


Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 12 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 FRAME3 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas and position in the center of the mask.  Add DS.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper body of the poser.  Copy the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste the poser onto the canvas.  Select Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal from the menu to flip her so she is facing in the opposite direction. Resize sot she extends slightly above the frame.  Add DS.

Add MATTING to the canvas and position below the frame layer.  Resize the element so the entire center of the frame has the matting behind it.  Switch to the frame layer.  Use the Magic Wand Tool to select the inside of the frame.  Inverse your selection (Shift + Ctrl + I).  Switch back to the Matting layer and right click on the layer.  Select “Rasterize Layer” and then press delete.  Now only the part of the element inside the frame remains. 

Add FLOWER12 to the canvas. Move the layer below the Matting layer. Position so it is slightly behind the top of the frame area and resize it to extend slightly beyond the Frame.  Add DS.

Add FLOWER10 to the canvas.  Move this to be the top layer. Resize to proportions that you like and position in the center at the bottom of the frame in the center.  If there is part of the tube overlapping the frame layer you can cover it up with this element.  Add DS.

Add PILLOW2 to the canvas.  Position it on the left side of the tag toward the bottom. Resize to your liking and add DS.

Add PILLOW to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in front of the other pillows, slightly overlapping.  Add DS.

Add BEAR2 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position slightly in front of the pink pillow and slightly overlapping.  Add DS.

Add CATS to the canvas.  Resize so the cats are roughly the same width of the pink pillow.  Position in front of the pillow and slightly overlapping the bear.  Add DS.

Add CAGE2 to the canvas.  Resize to fill the bottom right corner and add DS. 

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the girly 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 up.
  • SCATTER3 (X2)
  • FLOWER3
  • FLOWER4
  • FLOWER9 (X2)
  • SHADE (X2)
  • FLOWER7
  • KEYCLUSTERS
  • FLOWER1
  • FLOWER6
  • BUTTERFLY
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!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for Tristin & First Day

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Tristin” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at the Designs by Norella store

PTU Kit - “First Day” by Ginnibug Designz.  Exclusively available at Spazzd Art (the adorable puppy dog shown on the kit preview is "First Day" by Spazz and is also available for sale at the store, the kit was made to match the doggie tube).

FTU Mask - "Mask 05 - Dreamscape" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 16 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 95 to the canvas and resize to fit over the mask.  This adds some variety to the background.

Add Element 28 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position at the bottom.  Duplicate (Right click on the layer and select Duplicate layer) the element and move the copy toward the middle of the canvas. The two layers should overlap.  This creates the “floor” area of the tag.

Add Element 3 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the tag proportionally.  Positon on top of the brick layers.  Add DS.

Add Element 20 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the center of the first locker.

Add Element 78 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the above element on the locker.

Add Element 49 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the center of the last locker.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste the poser onto the canvas.  Resize to fit in the chalkboard on the last locker. Right click on the poser layer and select “Blending Options”.  Change the blend mode to “Luminosity” and select OK.  This will transform it to a black and white version.

Duplicate the head layer and move the duplicate layer over to the other set of frames.  Resize to fit in the open area of the frame on the first locker.  Change the Blend Mode to “Lighter Color” for this frame.

Add Element 18 to the canvas and resize to fit in the center of the next to last locker.

Duplicate the head layer again and move the new copy on top of the above element.  Resize to fit on the curled piece of paper and change the Blend Mode to “Color Burn” for this one. Use the eraser tool to erase any part of the head that extends beyond the curled page.

Add Element 12 to the canvas and position on the right side.  Resize to fit in front of the lockers.  Add DS.

Add the poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position her in front of the desk in front of the second locker.  Add DS.

Add Element 32 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire tag.  This will create a fun frame around the tag.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the school themed 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 up.

  • Element 67
  • Element 2
  • Element 5
  • Element 19
  • Element 86
  • Element 57
  • Element 9
  • Element 1
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!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Combined CT Tutorial for Kimmy - Designs by Norella and Wicked Princess

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Kimmy” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at the Designs by Norella store

PTU Kit - “Kimmy” by Wicked Princess Scraps.  Available at The PSP Project and Thrifty Scraps.

FTU Mask - "Mask 01 – Cloud Template" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 5 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.

Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top portion of the mask.  Copy (Ctrl + C) and Paste (Ctrl + V) it on the canvas. Move the copy layer below the original mask layer and position it to help fill out the bottom area of the tag.  If you need to use the eraser tool to erase areas to give you the shape you want.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper body of the poser.  Copy the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Make sure the mask layer up at the top is selected and paste the poser onto the canvas.  Select Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal from the menu to flip her so she is facing in the opposite direction. Resize to fit in the upper left section of the mask.  Position however you like best and then right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask” to clip it to the mask layer behind.  Then right click on the poser layer and select “Blending Options”.  Change the blend mode to “Screen” and select OK.  This will give it the faded appearance.

Add TREE2 to the canvas and position on the right side.  Resize to fit the canvas leaving room at the top and bottom to cover with the grass at the bottom and the leafy overhang at the top.  Add DS.

Add TOWER to the canvas to the left of the tree.  Move the layer below the tree layer.  Resize to fit the canvas the same way as the tree and position so the tree slightly overlaps the tower and the tower overlaps slightly the face in the sky.

Add multiple copies of GRASS in multiples sizes overlapping each other to create a grassy area for the bottom of the tag.  I used 3 different layers of the element and made one layer the width of the mask but varied the sizes of the other layers and overlapped them.  Make sure the grass layers are above the tree and tower and covers the bottoms of each.

Add LEAF12 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the mask.  To get a faded look I used the eraser tool and erased around the edges of the element.  Add DS.

Add the full poser to the canvas as the new top layer.  Resize to fit and position to the right side of the tag so it looks like she is standing on the grassy area.  Add DS. 

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the autumn 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 up.

  • OWL
  • LEAF7 (X2)
  • LEAF11
  • LEAF6
  • LEAF4
  • FLOWER8
  • FLOWER7
  • FLOWER5
  • FLOWER4
  • LEAF10 (X3)
  • BUTTERFLY
  • SQUIRREL1
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!

Friday, August 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for "Asyja" and "Apothecary Beach"

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Asyja” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit- “Apothecary Beach” by MellieBeans.  You can purchase this kit at PicsForDesign.

FTU Mask – “Mask 13 - Cloudy” by Aeval Amore.  You can download the mask on my blog, Aeval’s Art.


Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!

Create your background mask:
Open paper 09 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.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper portion of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser upper half and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  From the menu select Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. This will flip the poser to face the opposite direction.  Right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask”.  This will clip the poser to the mask layer.  Reposition the poser in the center of the mask until you like how it displays.  Right click on the poser layer and select Blending Options.  Change the Blend Mode to the Hard Light.

Add the full body pose of your poser now and resize to fit the height of the canvas.  Position her on the right of the canvas and add DS.

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 up.

  • Element 28
  • Element 23 (x2)
  • Element 25 (x2)
  • Element 24 (x2)
  • Element 27 (x2)
  • Element 10
  • Element 8
  • Element 30 (x4)
  • Element 29
  • Element 19
  • Element 15
  • Element 17
  • Element 22
  • Element 20
  • Element 18
  • Element 31
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!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CT Tutorial for "Asian Delights" by Marys Designs

**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. **

Supplies:
Poser is included in the kit.

PTU Kit – “Asian Delights” by Marys Designs.  You can find this beautiful girly kit for sale at Sensibility Scrapping, Low Budget Scrapping, and Sweet-Pinup.

FTU Mask – “Mask 07 - Torn” by Aeval Amore.  You can download this FTU mask from my blog, Aeval’s Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 11 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 paper and mask from above to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element asian-delights-13 (3) to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas width and center.  Add DS.

Add Element asian delights8 (2) to the canvas.  Resize to about ¾ the width of the canvas.  Position so it is in front of the railing.  Make sure the top of the bench shows above the rail.  It will look odd at this point but we will be covering up the bottom section as we go.  Add DS.

Add Element asian_delights13 (6) to the canvas.  Resize so that the element is tall enough to cover from the bottom of the tag up to the seat of the bench.  Position on the left of the canvas.  Add DS.  Right click on the layer and select “Duplicate Layer” then move the duplicated layer to the right side of the canvas.  The two bushes will overlap and now the bottom of the bench should not show.

Add your poser to the canvas. Resize to fit the canvas.  Position her to the right of the canvas.  Add DS.

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 up:
  • asian-delights13 (5)
  • asian_delights_13 (4)
  • asian delights9 (7) – x2
  • asian_delights_13 (3)
  • asian delights (6) – x2
  • asian delights (5) – x2
  • asian_delights_13 (26) – x2
  • asian_delights 13 (2) – x3
  • asian-delights13 (1)
  • asian delights 12 (7)
  • asian delights12 (4)
  • asian delights11 (4)
  • asian_delights 13 (4)
  • asian_delights 13 (3)
  • asian_delights13 (2)
  • asian-delights 13 (3)
  • asian-delights-13 (2)

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!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

CT Tutorial for "Alvida" and "A Pirates Life'

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – "Alvida" by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at the Designs by Norella store


FTU Mask - "Mask 05 - Dreamscape" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
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 paper/mask combination from above to the working canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  Select Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal from the menu to flip her so she is facing in the opposite direction. Resize to fit in the upper right corner.  Position however you like best and use the eraser tool to erase any portion of the pasted image you don’t want.  If you use an eraser with a Mode of brush and create a circular brush with a fade on it, you can leave a softer edge to what you erase.

Add multiple copies of Element 36 in multiples sizes overlapping each other to create a look of a sandy beach over the tree portion of the mask in the tag.  I used 7 different layers the element and made one layer the width of the mask but varied the sizes of all the other layers and overlapped them.  Add DS to some of the layers as you go.

Add Element 57 to the canvas.  Resize to fit on the canvas between the beach and the top of the tag.  Position so it is to the left of the face.  Add DS

Add Element 31 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the proportions of the tag.  Position the tag so it slightly overlaps the face in the upper corner and the trees. Add DS.

Add Element 2 to the canvas and resize to your liking.  Position to the left of the map and add DS.

Add Paper 8 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the opening in the wheel in the element above.  Move the paper layer below the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang of the paper showing outside of the center of the wheel.  Apply a style to the layer to give it the translucent glass look. 

Switch to the poser file.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  Select Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal from the menu to flip her so she is facing in the opposite direction.  Resize to fit in wheel on top of the paper.  Make sure you leave enough space to add the name in the wheel center as well.  Right click on the head layer and select “Blending Optiosn”, change the Blend Mode to “Hard Light” and click OK.  This will make the image semi-transparent.

Add the poser to the canvas as the new top layer.  Resize to fit and position to the left of the wheel but slightly overlapping it.  Add DS. 

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the pirate themed 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 up.
  • Element 23
  • Element 54 (x2)
  • Element 76
  • Element 29
  • Element 1
  • Element 27
  • Element 7
  • Element 40
  • Element 28
  • Element 16
  • Element 18
  • Element 80
  • Element 79

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!

Friday, August 15, 2014

CT Tutorial for Alexandra by English Rose Designs

**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. **

Supplies:
PTU Poser – “Alexnadra” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

FTU Kit - “PunkRockFun” by Amy Marie.  Available for download from AmyMarie’s Freebies.

FTU Mask - "Mask 10 - Flames" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download on my blog, Aeval's Art.


Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open Paper 16 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 GlassStarchain to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the top of the canvas and add DS.

Add Wireframe1 to the canvas and resize to fit the center area of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 23 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the opening in the frame in the element above.  Move the paper layer below the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang of the paper showing outside of the frame.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.   From the menu select Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. This will flip the poser to face the opposite direction.  Position the poser in the frame to your liking. If there is overhang of the poser off the paper you can right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask” this will hide any of the element outside of the shape of the paper.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position to the right of the canvas.  Add DS. 

Switch back to the poser.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top half of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser selection and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.   Resize to fit the canvas and position in the left bottom corner of the canvas.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the school themed 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • GlitterSplatter2
  • GlassStars2 (x 4)
  • Flameglitter1 (x4)
  • Discoball2
  • ColorGuitar1
  • ColorFlower2
  • Butterfly1

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!