Sunday, September 21, 2014

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. **

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.

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 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!

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