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. **

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.

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 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!

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