Sunday, October 5, 2014

CT Tutorial for Asha and Nadia

**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 Posers – “Asha”  and “Nadia” by Designs By Norella.  You can purchase the tubes at the Designs by Norella store

PTU Megakit - “October Girls” by Amy Marie.  This and all of Amy Marie’s other kits may be purchased at Amy Marie’s Kits.

FTU Mask - "Mask 17 – Hibiscus” 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 16 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 CLUSTER#6 from Roseys 5pk Clusters included in the kit to the canvas.  Resize to fit the mask.  Add DS.

Open the psd file of Millie’s MPMOctoberGirls01 template included with the kit in a new canvas. 

Select all the layers except the watermark and background layers in the template and copy them over to the working canvas.  Position it in the center of the cluster. You should not need to resize it.

Next apply the layers and styles you want to all the layers of the template.  If you do not know how to combine the papers and elements, use this tutorial to learn how.

Here are the papers I clipped on each element or the type of style I applied:

1 – Paper 14
2 & 3 – Paper 19
4 – Paper 6
5 - Metallic style
6 – Paper 22
7, 8 & 9 – Paper 4

Above the paper layer clipped to template layer 3, add Element 67 to the canvas and resize to you liking.   Position on the left side of the canvas.  Add DS. Right click on the layer and select duplicate layer.  Use the action menu to flip the duplicate layer to face the opposite direction (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal).  Move the duplicate layer to the right side of the canvas.

Above the paper layer clipped to template layer 6, add Element 27 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking (make sure it is big enough to hold the name you want to put on the tag) and position in the center at the bottom on top of the Paper 22 layer.  Add DS.

Above all the template layers, add Element 179 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the space at the top of the circle in the center.  Add DS.

Add your first poser and resize her to fit the canvas.  Position her on the left side of the tag.  Add DS.

Add you second poser and resize her to fit the canvas.  Position her on the right side of the tag.  Add DS.

Add FIGHT LIKE A GIRL GLOVES word art from Sarah’s word art included in the kit.  Resize to fit in the middle box.  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 149
Element 127
Element 191
Element 47
Element 116
Element 124
Element 150
Element 155
Element 189 (x2)
Element 183
Element 97 (x2)

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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