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.**

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:

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 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!

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