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!

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