Sunday, 11 January 2015

CT Tutorial for "Love Fairy 1"

**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 – “Love Fairy 1” by English Rose Designs.  You can purchase this elegant beauty at her store, English Rose Designs.

PTU Kit - “Beautiful Love” by Bookworm Dezines

FTU Mask - "Mask 110" by Aqua Rebel.  Available for download on her blog.

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 1 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 Paper 8 to the canvas.  Resize paper to fit entire canvas.

Add the paper/mask combination from above to the working canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.

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

Add Element 19 to the canvas.  Resize to fit beside the poser with it slightly overlapping her.  Move the layer below the poser. Add Outer Glow blending option.

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 and switch back to the working canvas.  Select the make layer and paste (Ctrl + V) the poser onto the canvas.  Resize the poser to display to your liking and position in the center of the Frame.  Mover the layer below the frame layer.  Right click on the layer and select “create clipping mask”.  This will adhere it to the mask and give it the faded effect.

Add Element 58 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the canvas.  Position at the bottom of the tag so it looks like the poser is walking on the gems.

Add Element 35 to the canvas and resize to fit the width of the canvas.  Position slightly below the heart frame so it slightly overlaps it.  Make sure this layer is above the frame layer.

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 they 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 60
  • Element 48
  • Element 39 (x2)
  • Element 38
  • Element 47 (x2)
  • Element 46 (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!