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. **

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.

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 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)
  • FLOWER9 (X2)
  • SHADE (X2)
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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