**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 – “Steampunk Alice” by Designs By Norella. You can purchase the tube at the Designs by Norella store
PTU Kit - “Steam Punk Queen” by Marys Designs. You can find this whimsical steampunk kit for sale at Sensibility Scrapping, Low Budget Scrapping, Sweet-Pinup and Render Art World.
FTU Mask - "Mask 13 – Cloudy" 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 6 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 Frame 4 to the canvas. Resize to about ¾ the height of the canvas and position in the upper left corner. 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.
Add Paper 1 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. This is where the name will go when you are done.
Add Element 15 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the smaller frame to the right of the gear. Position over the frame and paper (make sure to leave space for the name on the tag) and add DS.
Add the poser to the canvas as the new top layer. Resize to fit on the canvas from the skirt up and position to the right of the frame but slightly overlapping it. Add DS.
Voila! The focal point of your tag is now created.
Now decorate your tag with any of the Steampunk 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 15
- Element 63
- Element 23
- Element 24
- Element 25
- Element 72
- Element 26
- Element 30
- Element 22
- Element 2
- Element 3
- Element 4
- Element 18
- Element 1 (x3)
- Element 20
- Element 51
- Element 74
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!