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. **

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.

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 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:

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!

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