Sunday, September 28, 2014

CT Tutorial for Susie and Something Wicked This Way Comes


**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 – “Susie” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit - “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Marys Designs.  You can find this dark and haunting kit for sale at Sensibility Scrapping, Low Budget Scrapping, Sweet-Pinup and Render Art World.

FTU Mask - "Mask 02 – Fluffy sky" 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 swtwc 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.  Position in the upper left corner.  Right click on the mask layer and duplicate the layer.  Move the duplicate layer to the upper right corner.  They will overlap in the middle.

Add Element 41 to the canvas.  Resize to fit most the width of the canvas and position in the center.  Add DS.

Open the poser in another canvas. Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top half of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  Resize the poser to display to your liking and position in the center of the circle.  Add DS.


Add Paper 9 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the opening in the frame.  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 poser to the canvas and resize so she is slightly taller than the frame.  Mover her on top of the frame layer and position her so it look like she is stepping out of the frame.  Add DS.

Add Frame 3 to the canvas.  Resize to about the same width as Frame 4.  Move the layer below the Paper 9 layer.  Position so it is under the big frame and is slightly hidden by it at the top.  Add DS.  Set the Opacity of the layer to 85%.  You use the eraser tool to erase any part of your poser that hangs outside the circle, or you can leave it and cover it up with elements.  That is what I chose to do this time.

Add Element 103 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the tag.  Add DS.  Right click on the layer and duplicate it.  Transpose the copy layer (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and stagger the layers on top of each other to build a grassy ground area.

Add the poser to the canvas below the grass layers.  Resize to fit on the canvas and position to the right of the circle but slightly overlapping it.  Add DS. 

Add Element 17 to the canvas.  Resize to you liking and position next to the standing poser slightly overlapping the circle.  Add DS.

Add Element 89 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position next to the book on the opposite side of the poser.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the dark 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 38 (x2)
  • Element 60 (x2)
  • Element 72
  • Element 73
  • Element 62
  • Element 63
  • Element 69
  • Element 40
  • Element 45
  • Element 20
  • Element 25
  • Element 19
  • Element 16
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, September 27, 2014

CT Tutorial for "Autumn Rozene" by Ginnibug Designz


**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 – “Rozene” by Spazz. It is available at the Spazzd Art store.

PTU Kit - “Autumn Rozene” by Ginnibug Designz.  Made to match the tube and also available at Spazzd Art store.

FTU Mask - "Mask 1 – 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 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 width of the canvas and position at the top of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 73 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the tag.  Position at the bottom of the tag to create the base of the ground. 

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.  Select the Mask layer and then paste the poser onto the canvas.  Resize the head to fit in the upper right area of the sky area.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options” change the Blend Mode to “Color Burn” and click OK.

Select the water layer to make it the active layer. Add Element 43 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position on top of the existing water layer.

Add Element 9 to the canvas.  Resize to fit on the grassy area in the center.  Add DS.

Add Element 33 to the canvas.  Resize to look appropriate next to the cart.  Position in front of the cart on the part of the grass that is extending out into the water.

Add Element 53 to the canvas.  Resize to the same proportions as the other wolf and position it so it looks like the wolf is sleeping in front of the cart.

Add Element 40 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position on the grassy area on the far right side.

Add Element 34 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position on the grassy area on the left side closest to the front on the edge toward the water so it looks like the cub is looking over at the wolves.  Add DS.

Add the poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position her on the right side standing beside the cub.  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 4
  • Element 8
  • Element 113
  • Element 132
  • Element 119
  • Element 76
  • Element 3
  • Element 21
  • Element 36
  • Element 105

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, September 26, 2014

CT Layout Tutorial for "Dream in the Garden" by PapierCreatif



**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:
Kit- “Dream in the Garden” by PapierCreatif which can be purchased from the artist’s store.



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….Create!
Open a new canvas (Ctrl +N) 12 inches by 12 inches transparent background.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add FrameDistressedGraph02.  Position in the upper right corner approximately ½ inch from the top of the canvas and about an inch from the right of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add you horizontal photo (this is where I used the cat image – referred to as Smokey from here on). Move the photo layer below the frame layer.  Resize until what you want to see is displayed inside the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any of the photo outside of the frame.

Add FrameDistressedGraph.  Position in the bottom left corner approximately ¼ inch from the bottom of the canvas and about ½ inch from the left of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add you vertical photo (this is where I used the dog image – referred to as Bear from here on). Move the photo layer below the frame layer.  Resize until what you want to see is displayed inside the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any of the photo outside of the frame.

Add GardenFairy02 to the canvas on top of the vertical frame.  Resize and position so that it looks like the fairy is standing with her hand on the inside of the frame.  Add DS.

Add LabelAntiqued copy to the canvas.  Resize so it is approximately 3 ½ inches wide. Position approximately a ¼ inch from the horizontal frame in the upper right corner.  Add DS.  This is where you can add a name or a quote or message about the picture.

Add GardenGate to the canvas on the right of the vertical frame.  Add DS.

Add another LabelAntiqued copy to the canvas.  Resize to the width of the gate.  Position in the center of the gate and move it slightly off to the right side.  Add DS.  This is where you can add a name or a quote or message about the second picture.

Add the Garden cluster to your canvas.  Position it so that the jeweled insect is lined up with the center of your horizontal frame.  This should fill the area between Smokey and the gate.

Add Ribbon-RedBow02 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and rotate it using Edit > Free Transform to position on the top right corner of the horizontal frame.  Add DS.

Add SparrowsPostCard to the canvas.  Position in the bottom corner so it slightly overlaps the bottom text label.  Add DS.

Add GardenWaterincCan to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position so it looks like it is sitting on top of the postcard. Add DS.

Add GardenCabbage to the canvas.  Resize so you can position it to the left of the garden cluster and it will slightly overlap both Smokey and Bear.  Add DS.

Add GardenFairy01 to the canvas.  Position her so she looks like she is flying away from the flower you just placed.  Add DS.

Add Lace02 and resize it so that it is 12 inches wide.  Position it along the bottom of the picture.  Since the bottom of the lace was kind of wavy I positioned it so that the bottom of the lace actually extends beyond the canvas.  You can change how much you want to show or not at the bottom by moving more or less out of the canvas area.  Once you are satisfied with it, right click the layer and select “Duplicate layer”.

Select the duplicate layer and then choose Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical.  This will flip the duplicate lace layer upside down.  Drag it to the top of the canvas and position it across the top using the same method as you did the bottom.  When you are satisfied with it, right click the layer and select “Duplicate layer” on this one too.

Select the new layer and choose Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 Counter Clockwise.  This will move the finished edge so it is facing the left of the canvas.  Drag it to the left side and position to your liking again.  When done, duplicate this layer too.

Select the new layer and choose Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.  This flips the finished edge to face the right side.  Drag the new layer to the right side of the canvas and position to your liking.

Voila!  The main area of your layout is now created.

I like layouts that have lots of pizzazz to them so I chose to add some more elements to fill in the empty areas. Use your own preferences and judgment to determine how much or how little you want to add from here. Play around with the embellishments.  Resize them as you add them to fit the proportions of your layout.  Experiment with rotating them and mirroring them for more variety.  In addition duplicate embellishments and use multiple times to fill in awkward bare spots.  Remember you can move the layers around to overlap them as well. In this tutorial to indicate when I used more than one of the same embellishments I will add (X#) by the name to indicate how many copies I used. 

Here are all the additional embellishments I added from the bottom layers up.
  • LaceRound (x2)
  • Ribbon-RedCurled
  • Ribbon-RedTwirl
  • CraftFlower04
  • CraftFlower06
  • CraftFlower07
  • CraftFlower08
  • CraftFlower01
  • CraftFlower02
  • CraftFlower03

Add text of your choice to the labels.

Save as JPG and you are ready to post in your gallery!


Thank you for trying my tut! I’d love to see how your layout turnd out so if you like what you made, please post a copy here or show me on Facebook!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CT Tutorial for Frankie Stein 1 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 – “Frankie Stein 1” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit- “Super Natural Playground” by Amy Marie.  You can find all of Amy Marie’s beautiful kits for sale at her own store, Amy Marie’s Kits.

FTU Mask – “Mask 16 – Criss Cross” 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 03 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.

Add Element 120 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width canvas.  Position at the top of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 9 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas and position in the center.  Add DS.

Add Element 129 to the canvas.  Resize to fit inside the crystal ball. Right click and select “Blending Options”.  Change the Blend Mode to Luminosity and click ok.  Then right click on the layer and select “Create Clipping Mask” this will hide any part of the wolf showing outside of the crystal ball.

Add Element 97 to the canvas and resize so it is about ¾ the height of the canvas.  Position to the left of the crystal ball.  Add DS.

Open the poser in another canvas. Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top half of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  Resize the poser to display to your liking and position on the left side of the wolf.  Add DS.

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.

Add Element 152 to the canvas.  Resize to about ¾ the width of the canvas. And position on the left side toward the bottom.  This should cover up the bottom of the half tube so it looks more natural.  Add DS.

Add Element 93 to the canvas and resize to fit the entire width.  Position at the bottom to create a fog layer. 

Add Element 89 to the canvas and resize your liking.  Position in the bottom left corner of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 138 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in front of the graveyard. Right click and select “Blending Options”.  Change the Blend Mode to Luminosity and click ok.  Position in the center of the canvas between the posers in front of the graveyard.  Add DS.

Add Element 102 to the canvas and resize to your liking.  Position on the left bottom corner of the canvas partially hiding the wolf.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the cute Halloween 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 79 (x2)
  • Element 78 (x3)
  • Element 81
  • Element 30
  • Element 29
  • Element 5
  • Element 46 (x2)
  • Element 17
  • Element 26
  • Element 116 (x4)
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!

Mask 16 - Criss Cross


Another new mask.  I was in the mood to do something a bit different and thought this ended up looking kind of cool.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2014

CT Tutorial for Olivia and Matching Kit Prince Charming

**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 – “Olivia” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tube at the Designs by Norella store

PTU Kit - “Prince Charming” by MarieL-Designs.  Available at Scrappin Dollars , Bubble’s Dream, and Sweet PinUp.

FTU Mask - "Mask 11 - Blurry” 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!
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. Right click on Blending Options and turn on Drop Shadow and Outer Glow.  This makes the background image “pop” more.

Add Element 65 to the canvas and position in the center.  Resize to fit the canvas leaving about ¼ of the canvas open at the bottom.  Add DS.

Add Element 32 to the canvas in front of the tree.  Resize to fit the canvas and position so the gazebo is in front of the tree.  Add DS.

Add Element 75 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Element 22 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the mask.  Position on top of the grass layer.  Add DS.

Duplicate the Grass layer and move the duplicate layer above the bench layer.  Stagger the grass layers slightly so it looks like the feet of the bench is sunk into the grass.

Add the full poser to the canvas as the new top layer.  Resize to fit and position so it looks like she is sitting on the bench.  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 71
  • Element 76
  • Element 41
  • Element 5
  • Element 3
  • Element 9
  • Element 10
  • Element 11
  • Element 78
  • Element 27
  • Element 47
  • Element 48
  • Element 46
  • Element 33
  • Element 31
  • Element 19
  • Element 40
  • Element 25
  • Element 4
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, September 21, 2014

CT Tag Showoff for Mystical Autumn by Ginnibug Designz


PTU Kit is “Mystical Autumn” by Ginnibug Designz.  This magical autumnal themed kit comes with 130 elements (including frames), 2 cluster frames, and 23 papers.  Kit is available for purchase at PicsForDesign:

This kit was made to match the exclusive tube “Autumn Fairy” by Alexhandra Vanhek.  This tube was a pre-paid project, and now can only be purchased as part of the Exclusive Club at PicsForDesign:




CT Tutorial for Mystical Autumn by Ginnibug Designz


**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 – “Autumn Fairy” by Alehandra Vanhek. It is an exclusive tube available through the Exclusive Club at PicsForDesign.

PTU Kit - “Mystical Autumn” by Ginnibug Designz.  Made to match the tube and available at PicsForDesign.

FTU Mask - "Mask 12 - Flash" 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 Element 127 to the canvas and resize to fit over the mask.  This adds some sparkle to the background.

Add Element 42to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position at the top.  Add DS.  Duplicate the layer and move the duplicate layer to the bottom.  This will create an overlay of falling leaves.

Add Element 18 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas and position on the right side.  Add DS.

Add Element 82 to the canvas.  Resize so it is big enough to hold the name you want to put on the tag.  Position in the upper left corner.  Add DS.

Add Element 62 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the tag.

Add Element 26 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in front of the grassy area on the left side.

Add the poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position her on the right side.  Add DS.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the magical 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 114
  • Element 31
  • Element 70
  • Element 81
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, September 20, 2014

CT Tutorial for Aisha 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 – “Aisha” by Ishika Chowdhury

PTU Kit – “Travel to India” by MellieBeans

The tube comes as a free bonus when you purchase the kit from Mystical Scraps.


Mask – “Mask 06 – Fireball” 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 02 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. 

Above the Mask layer, add four copies of Element 32, one in each corner of the tag.  I rotated some of mine to make the pattern more interesting. Add DS to each layer to create depth.

Add Element 24 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the mask size.  Position in center.  Add DS.

Add the close up of your tube and resize to fit in the frame above. From the menu bar select Edit > Transpose > Flip Horizontal to flip her so she is facing the opposite direction. Move the tube layer below the frame layer and use the eraser to erase any portion of the close up you don’t want to show or which hangs outside of the frame.

Add Element 21 to the canvas and move it below the tube layer.  Resize the flower to fill in the center of the frame area.  Add DS.

Add your tube to the canvas and make it your top layer.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position on the left side of the tag in front of the framed close up.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful Indian 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 33
  • Element 28
  • Element 29
  • Element 23
  • Element 26
  • Element 11
  • Element 21
  • Element 38
  • Element 12
  • Element 22
  • Element 31
  • Element 10
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, September 19, 2014

CT Tutorial for Miss Retro by Carolann Creations

**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 – “Miss Retro” by Carolann Creations.  You can purchase the tube at Berry Applicious.

PTU Kit- “Sunflower Smiles” by Designs by Stina.  Check out the designer’s blog to see a current list of stores where this kit is available.

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 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 Paper 05 and resize to the fit the canvas. 

Add Paper 02 and resize it to fit the canvas as well.

Use the rectangular marquee tool to select the entire bottom quarter of the canvas.  Make sure you have the Paper 02 layer selected and right click on the layer.  Choose “Rasterize Layer”, then press your delete key.    This will erase the portion of the yellow paper in the area you have selected with your marquee tool.

Next inverse your selection (Shift + Ctrl + I) and select the Paper 02 layer.  Rasterize this layer and then press delete.  This will delete the green paper from the upper portion.

Select both paper layers (select one layer and then while holding down the Ctrl key select the other paper layer).  Right click on one of the layers and select “Merge Layers” this will make the two paper layers into one layer. 

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. 

Delete the original mask layer.

Add LogCabin to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas and position in the middle of the canvas so it looks like the cabin is resting on the grass of the mask layer. Add DS.

Add Paper 28 to the canvas and resize to a width that covers both windows.  Mover the paper layer behind the cabin.  Use the eraser tool to erase the paper showing out the cabin area.

Add Fence01 to the canvas and resize the width of the mask.  Position in front of the cabin.  Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas.  Position her so it looks as though she is standing in front of the fence on 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.  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.
  • Sunflower08
  • Greenery02 (x2)
  • Buttefly03
  • Deco01
  • Deco02
  • SunflowerDeco01
  • Sunflower01
  • Sunflower02
  • Sunflower03
  • Sunflower11
  • Sunflowers08
  • Sunflower14
  • Sunflower08
  • Butterfly04

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, September 18, 2014

CT Tutorial for Lenith

**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 – “Lenith” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this killer creation at her store, English Rose Designs.


FTU Kit - “Horror Whorez” by Digicats (and Dogs).  Available for download from Digicats (and Dogs) blog.

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!
Open Paper 19 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 Spooky Eyes to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the mask.  Position at the top of the canvas.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options”.  Change the Blend Mode to “Soft Light” and click OK.  This causes the glowing eyes to look a little bit more realistic.

Add Wall02 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the mask.  Position toward the bottom of the tap and add DS.

Add Cloud to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the mask and position in front of the wall.

Add Wolf03 to the canvas. Resize to your liking and position in front of the wall.  Add DS.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position 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 horror 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.
  • Lightning02
  • Lightning01
  • Spooky Tree
  • Chalice
  • Weeds03
  • Weeds02
  • Weeds01
  • Skull02

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!