**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 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.
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 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!