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. **

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.

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. 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!

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