Monday, 26 May 2014

Adam and Eve

I have created these posers of the characters Adam & Eve from the movie Only Lovers Left Alive. 


Sunday, 25 May 2014

CT Tutorial featuring Garnet and Jake


**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:
PTU Posers – “Garnet and Jake” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase these posers at the designer’s store English Rose Designs Garnet and Jake.

PTU Kit- “For My Mother” by Graphics of Fantasy.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at the official Graphics of Fantasy.

Mask – “Mask 10 - Flames” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

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!
Use the mask from above and combine with Paper 5 to create a background mask.  If you do not know how to do this, you can find the instructions in this tutorial.

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 new mask to the canvas and size to fit the canvas.

Add Element 13 to the canvas and resize to about three times the size.  Right click on the layer and select “Blending Options” and change the Blend Mode to “Darken”.  Duplicate the layer twice.  Spread the roses out over the mask. Background.

Select a Grass brush. Paint grass in bunches on bottom of canvas.  After grass is painted, create a new layer.  Select Paint bucket tool.  Change your fill method from Foreground to Pattern.  Select a grass pattern.  Paint entire layer with pattern.  Right click on the layer and select "Create clipping mask".  Select both layers and then right click on one of them.  Select "merge layers" to create a new combined layer.  Right click on the layer and select blending options.  Select Stroke.  Set Size to 1, Position to Center, and Blend Mode to Overlay.  Select color which compliments the grass texture you used.  Select Filter, Open Filter Gallery, and then select Rough Pastels from the Artistic filter.  Leave defaults as they are and click OK.

Add Element 14 to the canvas.  Resize to fit most of the width of the grass you added.  Add DS.

Add Element 12 to the canvas.  Resize to fit properly on the chaise.  Position on the chaise.  Add DS.

Add the Jake poser to the canvas.  Resize him so he fits on the right side of the canvas and looks as though he is standing slightly in front of the chaise. Add DS.

Add the Garnet poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position so it looks as though she is leaning slightly against Jake.

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 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 35
  • Element 64
  • Element 99
  • Element 68
  • Element 69
  • Element 38
  • Element 51
  • Element 88
  • Element 24
  • Element 6
  • Element 2 (x2)
  • Element 22
  • Element 4 (x2)
  • Element 75
  • Element 94
  • Element 95
  • Element 21
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!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

CT Tutorial for Andria

**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:
PTU Poser – “Andria” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs Andria.

PTU Kit- “Angelic Kisses” by PinkParadox Productions.  You can see all the beautiful kits available for purchase at the official PinkParadox Productions store.

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 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 Paper 24 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Element 160 to the canvas and resize so it covers the area between the clouds on the background.

Add Element 34 to the canvas.  Resize to fill the center of the canvas and position so it sitting on the clouds at the bottom of the canvas.

Add Element 52 to the canvas and resize proportionally.  Position in the upper left corner.  Add DS.

Add Element 66 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas width.  Add DS.

Add Element 152 to the canvas and resize to fit the width.

Add the poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position so it looks as though she is exiting the French doors.  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 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • Element 156
  • Element 68
  • Element 103
  • Element 105
  • Element 145 (x3)
  • Element 165 (x2)
  • Element 100 (x2)
  • Element 5
  • Element 8

Add your license and copyright info to the tag.

Add name and any other text of choice.

Save as PNG file.

Open the PNG file as a new canvas.

Select the Custom Shape Tool and choose one of the Rounded Square shape from the Shapes menu.  Draw an outline around the image covering as much of the tag area as possible. (Make sure you do not cut off your copyright information as anything outside of the shape you draw will end up not showing.

Drag the shape layer to the bottom.  Right click on the png file layer and select “Create clipping mask” to get the rounded corners.

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!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

CT Tutorial using Dav and Ash


**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:
PTU Posers – “Dav and Ash 1” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase these posers exclusively at her store English Rose Designs Dav and Ash 1.

PTU Kit- “Gentle Dreams” by Tiny Turtle Designs.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at the official Tiny Turtle Designs store.

Mask – “Mask 04 – Sky Heart” by Aeval Amore.  Available on my blog, Aeval’s Art.

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 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.

Open Paper 14 as a new canvas.  Double click the layer to unlock it (you will know it needs to be unlocked if a little padlock displays on the layer).

Add the Mask png file on top of the background layer.  Then drag the mask layer below the background. 

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 Background 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 background (Ctrl + V) and turn your Quick Mask off (Q again). 

You will now see a dotted outline of the mask on your background.  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 background layer and select Convert to Smart Image.  This releases just the mask. 

Add the mask layer to your Working canvas.  Resize to fit your canvas.    Make it the bottom layer.

Add Element 91 to the canvas.  Position so it is off to the right of the heart design in the mask.  Add a style to make it semi-transparent and beveled.

Add Element 105 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas and position to the left side of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add the Ash_1b poser to the canvas.  Resize him so he fits on the left side of the canvas and looks as though his foot is resting on the well. Add DS.

Add the Dav poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position so it looks as though she is leaning slightly against Ash.

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 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 64
  • Element 85 (x3)
  • Element 84
  • Element 57
  • Element 71
  • Element 87
  • Element 53 (x2)
  • Element 45
  • Element 51
  • Element 48
  • Element 61
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!