Sunday, August 10, 2014

CT Tutorial for Golden Fairies and Golden Birdsong

**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 – “Golden Fairies” by Carolann Creations.  You can purchase these golden beauties at Berry Applicious.

PTU Kit- “Golden Birdsong” by FwTags Creations.  You can purchase this kit at Berry Applicious Store, Scraps n CompanyMischief Designz, Digi Fox’s Studio,  and Sensibility Scrapping.

FTU Mask – “Mask 11 – Blurry” by Aeval Amore.  You can download the mask 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 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.

Add Element 44 to the canvas.  Resize to fit most of the canvas.  Add DS.  Position toward the left side of the canvas.

Add Element 57 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the base of the gazebo.  Position so it overlaps the bottom of the gazebo.  Add DS.

Add Element 45 to the canvas.  Position the grass in front of the gazebo so that the bottom portion is slightly below the grass.  Add DS.

Add Element 61 to the canvas.  Resize so it is big enough to hold the name you want to include on the tag and position in the middle of the canvas at the bottom. 

Add Element 26 to the canvas.  Resize so that it is the same height roughly as the board.  Position at the left end of the board slightly overlapping it.  Duplicate the element and move the duplicate to the right side of the board.

Add the full size poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas.  Add DS.  Position her on the right side of the canvas so she looks as though she is flying above the grass.

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 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.  Fill in any areas of the canvas that you don’t like the way the pieces go together. 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 45
  • Element 67
  • Element 33
  • Element 41
  • Element 13
  • Element 37 (x2)
  • Element 42
  • Element 43
  • Element 34 (x4)
  • Element 24
  • Element 25
  • Element 33 (x2)
  • Element 14
  • Element 4
Add your license and copyright info to the tag.

Add name and any other text of choice.

Save as PNG file.

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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