Saturday, 23 August 2014

CT Tutorial for Asyja


**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 – “Asyja” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit- “Apothecary Beach” by MellieBeans.  You can purchase this kit at PicsForDesign.

FTU Mask – “Mask 13 - Cloudy” by Aeval Amore.  You can download the mask 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!

Create your background mask:
Open paper 09 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.

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.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper portion of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser upper half and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  From the menu select Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. This will flip the poser to face the opposite direction.  Right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask”.  This will clip the poser to the mask layer.  Reposition the poser in the center of the mask until you like how it displays.  Right click on the poser layer and select Blending Options.  Change the Blend Mode to the Hard Light.

Add the full body pose of your poser now and resize to fit the height of the canvas.  Position her on the right of the canvas and 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 28
  • Element 23 (x2)
  • Element 25 (x2)
  • Element 24 (x2)
  • Element 27 (x2)
  • Element 10
  • Element 8
  • Element 30 (x4)
  • Element 29
  • Element 19
  • Element 15
  • Element 17
  • Element 22
  • Element 20
  • Element 18
  • Element 31
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!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

CT Tutorial for Alexandra

**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 – “Alexnadra” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

FTU Kit - “PunkRockFun” by Amy Marie.  Available for download from AmyMarie’s Freebies.

FTU Mask - "Mask 10 - Flames" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download 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 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 GlassStarchain to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position at the top of the canvas and add DS.

Add Wireframe1 to the canvas and resize to fit the center area of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 23 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the opening in the frame in the element above.  Move the paper layer below the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang of the paper showing outside of the frame.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.   From the menu select Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. This will flip the poser to face the opposite direction.  Position the poser in the frame to your liking. If there is overhang of the poser off the paper you can right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask” this will hide any of the element outside of the shape of the paper.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position to the right of the canvas.  Add DS. 

Switch back to the poser.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top half of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser selection and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.   Resize to fit the canvas and position in the left bottom corner of the canvas.

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the school 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers up.
  • GlitterSplatter2
  • GlassStars2 (x 4)
  • Flameglitter1 (x4)
  • Discoball2
  • ColorGuitar1
  • ColorFlower2
  • Butterfly1
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, 13 August 2014

CT Tutorial for Carlotta

**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 – “Carolotta” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.


FTU Mask - "Mask 12 - Flash" by Aeval Amore.  Available for download 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 Paper 3 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 Element 46 to the canvas and resize to fit the center area of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add Paper 1 to the canvas.  Resize to fit over the opening in the frame in the element above.  Move the paper layer below the frame.  Use the eraser tool to erase any overhang of the paper showing outside of the frame.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the upper portion of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser upper half and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.   From the menu select Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. This will flip the poser to face the opposite direction.  Position the poser in the frame to your liking. If there is overhang of the poser off the paper you can right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask” this will hide any of the element outside of the shape of the paper.

Add Element 40 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the lower left corner of the canvas, slightly overlapping the center frame.  Add DS.

Add Element 39 to the canvas.  Resize to fit inside of Element 40.  Add DS.

Add Paper 5 to the canvas and resize to fit in the opening of the frame in the left corner.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the head of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.    If there is overhang of the poser off the paper you can right click on the poser layer and select “Create clipping mask” this will hide any of the element outside of the shape of the paper.

Add Element 43 to the canvas.  Resize to fit in the upper left corner of the canvas.  Add DS.

Add the full poser to the canvas.  Resize to fit and position to the right of the canvas.  Add DS. 

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

Now decorate your tag with any of the school 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 additional elements I used from the bottom layers up.

  • Element 50
  • Element 16
  • Element 24
  • Element 23
  • Element 31
  • Element 28
  • Element 12
  • Element 5
  • Element 3
  • Element 2
  • Element 30
  • Element 38
  • Element 34
  • Element 44
  • Element 32
  • Element 45
  • Element 27
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!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

CT Tutorial for Dannia


**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 – “Dannia” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit- “Peacock Dance” by FwTags Creations.  You can purchase this kit at Berry Applicious StoreScraps n Company,  Mischief DesignzDigi Fox’s Studio,  and Sensibility Scrapping

FTU Mask – “Mask 13 – Cloudy” by Aeval Amore.  You can download the mask 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 Paper 7 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 Element 71 to the canvas.  Position toward the top of the tag overlapping the mask.

Open the poser in another canvas.  Use the marquee tool and draw a rectangle around the top half of the poser.  Copy (Ctrl + C) the poser head and switch back to the working canvas.  Paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the paper.  Resize to fit on the left side of the canvas.  Right click on the poser layer and select Blending Options.  Change the Blend Mode to Linear Light and apply.

Add Element 50 to the canvas.  Resize to fill the bottom portion.  Position in the middle of the canvas at the bottom overlapping the poser layer you added.

Add Element 25 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the water.  Mover the grass layer below the water layer and position the grass at the back of the water so it looks like a bank on the far side. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look great at this point.  We will fill in the gaps and cover the parts that fit together well.

Add Element 32 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Add DS.  Make sure the brick layer is on top of the water layer.  The brick layer should cover part of the water layer.

Add Element 26 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position on top of the brick layer.  This should create a grass line between the bricks and the water.

Add Element 7 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Move the fence layer below the grass layer.  Position so it looks like the fence is behind the grass but in front of the water.  Add DS.

Add Element 56 to the canvas.  Resize so it is big enough to fit your poser on.  Position in the right bottom corner on the bricks.  Add DS.

Add the full size poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the bench.  Add DS.

Add Element 2 to the canvas.  Resize to your liking and position in the empty space on the left hand side.  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.  Fill in any areas of the canvas that you don’t like the way the pieces go together. 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 38
  • Element 48
  • Element 68
  • Element 30
  • Element 3
  • Element 8
  • Element 61
  • Element 66
  • Element 67
  • Element 28
  • Element 23
  • Element 4
  • Element 55
  • Element 15 (x2)
  • Element 9
  • Element 5
Add your license and copyright info to the tag.

Add name and any other text of choice.

Save as PNG file.

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!