Wednesday, 14 May 2014

CT Tutorial for Andria

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

PTU Kit- “Angelic Kisses” by PinkParadox Productions.  You can see all the beautiful kits available for purchase at the official PinkParadox Productions store.

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 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 24 to the canvas.  Resize to fit the entire canvas.

Add Element 160 to the canvas and resize so it covers the area between the clouds on the background.

Add Element 34 to the canvas.  Resize to fill the center of the canvas and position so it sitting on the clouds at the bottom of the canvas.

Add Element 52 to the canvas and resize proportionally.  Position in the upper left corner.  Add DS.

Add Element 66 to the canvas and resize to fit the canvas width.  Add DS.

Add Element 152 to the canvas and resize to fit the width.

Add the poser to the canvas.  Resize her so she fits on the canvas and position so it looks as though she is exiting the French doors.  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.  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 156
  • Element 68
  • Element 103
  • Element 105
  • Element 145 (x3)
  • Element 165 (x2)
  • Element 100 (x2)
  • Element 5
  • Element 8

Add your license and copyright info to the tag.

Add name and any other text of choice.

Save as PNG file.

Open the PNG file as a new canvas.

Select the Custom Shape Tool and choose one of the Rounded Square shape from the Shapes menu.  Draw an outline around the image covering as much of the tag area as possible. (Make sure you do not cut off your copyright information as anything outside of the shape you draw will end up not showing.

Drag the shape layer to the bottom.  Right click on the png file layer and select “Create clipping mask” to get the rounded corners.

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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