**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. **
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 17 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 92 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas. Position in center and add DS.
Add Paper 21 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.
Add the tube to your canvas above the frame layer. Resize her to fit on the canvas. Position her so she is in front of the frame and appears as though she is perched on the bottom of the frame. Add DS.
Add Element 95 and resize to fit the canvas. Move the element below the tube layer and position it under her so she now appears to be sitting on the ribbon.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful 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.
- Element 63
- Element 62
- Element 86
- Element 89 (x2)
- Element 111 (x3)
- Element 16
- Element 15
- Element 115
- Element 116
- Element 110 (x3)
- Element 113
- Element 114
- Element 121
- Element 106
- Element 18
- Element 103
- Element 73
- Element 78 (x2)
- 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!