Sunday, 27 April 2014

CT Tutorial for Egyptian Princess

**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. **

Supplies:
Tube – “Egyptian Princess” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Heart of the Nile” by Digicats (& Dogs).  Check out the designer’s official blog to see this and other kits and where they are available.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Frame 06 and resize to the fit the canvas. 

Add Paper 21 in a layer below the frame.  Resize it so that the open part in the center of the frame has paper completely behind it.

Between the paper and frame layers add the following elements to decorate the background.  Resize, rotate, and add DS as you see fit to suit your tastes:

Pyramids
Palm Tree 01

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the left side of the canvas. Add DS.

Add Anubius 02 to the right side of the canvas.  Resize to fit and add DS.

Behind the poser layer add Chaise.  Resize and position slightly behind the poser.  Add DS.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful Egyptian themed elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so 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 elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Fern 02
  • Glitter Leaf
  • Fern 01
  • Water Jug 03
  • Sacred Cat
  • Scorpion
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!

Monday, 21 April 2014

CT Tutorial for Roxette

Tutorial by Aevals Art




**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. **

Supplies:
Tube – “Roxette” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Bloom” by Amy Marie.  Available at her store Amy Marie’s Kits.

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Frame 21 and resize to the fit the canvas. 

Add Paper 5 in a layer below the frame.  Resize it so that the open part in the center of the frame has paper completely behind it.

Between the paper and frame layers add the following elements to decorate the background.  Resize, rotate, and add DS as you see fit to suit your tastes:
  • Element 31
  • Element 33
  • Element 13 (x2)

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head and shoulders of the poser in the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize to fit the canvas and position as though she is peeking through the frame.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas. Add DS.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful spring elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so 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 elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Element 83
  • Element 91 (x2)
  • Element 45
  • Element 46
  • Element 42 (x2)
  • Element 44
  • Element 38
  • Element 40
  • Element 39
  • Element 35
  • Element 36
  • Element 50
  • Element 51
  • Element 72
  • Element 59
  • Element 63
  • Element 32
  • Element 50
  • Element 27
  • Element 18
  • Element 1
  • Element 4
  • Element 10

 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!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

CT Tutorial for Anna

Tutorial by Aevals Art


**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. **

Supplies:
Tube – “Anna” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Lady A” by Sweet Tooth Scraps.  See all of her available kits for $1 at Scrap Candy.
Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Use a watercolor paint brush and set your foreground color to black. Paint on the canvas to create a wispy, sky like black background.

Add another layer and use a different watercolor style paint brush to dab the purple used in the tube over the black to add highlights to the sky.  This creates your background.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas. Add DS.

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the head of the poser in the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas click on your purple sky layer you created and paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize to fit the center of the canvas and position as you like. Flip the image horizontally.  Right click on the head image and Select Blending Options.  Change the Blend Mode to Darken.  Use the eraser tool to clean any area of the tube you don’t want to show.

Add Element 46 on the opposite side of the poser.   Size proportionally and add DS.

Add Element 105 and resize to fit width of canvas.  Position toward the bottom so that it overlaps the roses of Element 46 and it looks like the poser is standing on the scattered flowers.  Add DS.

Add Element 12 and resize it to fit your canvas.  Position it so that it looks as though the poser walked straight off the walkway.  Add DS.

Add Element 97 in the upper left corner and add DS.

Select your purple sky highlight layer again and then add Element 108.  This adds stars to the sky.  Right click on the stars layer and select Rasterize layer.  Once the layer is Rasterized you can use the eraser tool to erase the stars that overlap the face in the sky.

Add Element 110 in a layer above the face in the sky and resize to fit the canvas.  Position on the left side and add DS.

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!

Friday, 4 April 2014

CT Tutorial for Jayne

Tutorial by Aevals Art



**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.**

Supplies:
Tube – “Jayne” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase the tube exclusively at her store English Rose Designs.

Kit- “Spring Petals” by Bookworm Dezines.  Available at these stores:

Abbreviations:
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

Ready…..Set….Tag!
Open up the PSD file for the template.  This will be referred to as the working canvas in my directions when switching between canvases.

Add Paper 18 and resize to the fit the canvas.  Make sure this becomes your bottom layer.  It will stay the bottom layer of the tag.

Add your poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the right side of the canvas. Add DS.

Switch to the Poser psd canvas. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a box around the top half of the poser in the psd file.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the selection and return to your working canvas.

On your working canvas paste (Ctrl + V) the copied selection.  Resize to fit the bottom right of the canvas and position as you like.

Add Element 14 and resize to your liking so it is slightly behind the close up of the poser.  Add DS.

Voila!  The focal point of your tag is now created.

Now decorate your tag with any of the beautiful spring elements from the kit.  Resize the elements as you add them so 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 elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Element 29
  • Element 57
  • Element 54
  • Element 80
  • Element 88
  • Element 62
  • Element 61
  • Element 87
  • Element 86
  • Element 53
  • Element 46





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!