Saturday, October 11, 2014

CT Tutorial for PTU Kit "Chief Soaring Eagle" by Marys Designs

**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. **

Poser is included in the kit.

PTU Kit – “Chief Soaring Eagle” by Marys Designs.  You can find this beautiful earthy kit for sale at Sensibility Scrapping, Low Budget Scrapping, and Sweet-Pinup.

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 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 Background 1 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.

Add Element 20 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in the center of the background slightly off-center on the left side.

Add Element 19 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking.  Position in front of the other horse.  Add DS.

Add Element 17 to the canvas.  Resize so that the element is about half the width of the canvas.  Position on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.

Add your poser to the canvas. Resize to fit the canvas.  Position her to the right of the canvas in front of the skins.  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 58
  • Element 40
  • Element 5
  • Element 10
  • Element 9 (x6)
  • Element 11
To finish the look, use the rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the entire canvas.  Then from the menu select Select  > Modify > Border and set the border width to 15.  Add a new layer on top of all the layers and then use the paint bucket tool and the style of your choice to create a border.

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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