Tuesday, January 20, 2015

♥ Delicate Winter ♥ Forum Style Tutorial Featuring Misticheskaya

This tutorial was created with Photoshop CS6 or CS2 depending on what filters I use. Some older filters will no longer work in CS6. Can be done with other versions and/or programs.

Artist's Tube of choice: I am using the gorgeous PTU tube Faith by Misticheskaya. Please DO NOT use her images without the proper license or permission. You can find this tube here

Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderful PTU kit Fall Sparkle by Tiny Turtle Designs. You can find this kit here

Mask(s) of Choice. I am using Forum Mask 5 by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs, and you can find them here

Fonts of choice: I am using Grixel Acme 7 Wide for the © and Always Black for the name/text.

Ok, grab a cuppa, and a munchie, and let's go!!

Please remember to SAVE your work often, RENAME your layers, and if you feel you have really messed up.... Remember that UNDO is your bestest friend!!

C/P = Drag and Drop OR Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy>Edit>Paste
DS = Drop Shadow
MV/MD – Merge Visible/Merge Down

The Tag:
Create a new image 600 x 200 , transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name the file whatever you wish and hit ok..

Prepare your mask, and drag it to the center of your working canvas. If you are unsure how to prepare your mask, please go HERE  for a short tutorial.

C/P FS (48) above your mask layer. Place your cursor between the paper and the mask layers thumbnail, hold down ALT and click to make a clipping mask. This will “clip” your paper to your mask. MD

C/P FS (37) above your merged mask layer, and set the layers Blending Mode to Multiply.

C/P FS (01) above the paper layer. Duplicate. On the bottom duplicate right click on the layer and choose Blending Options. Click on DS and give it a very small light shadow of your choice. Click on Inner Glow and give it a small glow. Close all but those two layers in the layer's palette, and MV.

C/P FS (64). Duplicate. Give the bottom layer an Outer Glow. Close all layers but those two layers and MV.

C/P FS (70). Resize and position in the upper left corner. Rotate it a bit, if you would like.
C/P FS (96). Resize and place in the lower left corner.
C/P FS (78). Resize and rotate to the left so the nub of the twig is sitting snugly in the upper right corner. Duplicate. Go to Edit>Free Transform>Flip Vertical and position in the lower right corner.
C/P FS (33). Resize and rotate so that it sits horizontally. Position center right of the tag.
C/P FS (44). Reduce the size and rotate so the stem faces the upper right corner of the tag. Position to your liking.
C/P FS (60). Resize and position on top of the leaf.
C/P (124). Resize and rotate. Position to your liking on the lower right corner of the tag.

C/P your tube. Resize down to your liking and position center left of the tag.

Take one last look at your tag. Reposition elements and/or add anything else you wish to add. Ad DS(s) and/or glows to any or all layers, that you wish to add.

Create a new layer Select>All>Select>Modify>Border. Type in the amount of pixels you would like your border to be. Mine was 15. Choose a color that matches your image and click inside the selection a couple of times to make it nice and solid. Add a layer style of choice.
Add your © info and your name with any layer styles you wish to you use.

Save for Web as JPEG or PNG, DO NOT close your image just yet. We will need it in a just a sec.

The AV:
Create a new 150 x 150 image. Transparent background. 72 DPI, name the file whatever you wish.

Back on your main image. Click on the rectangle Tool. In your settings set the Tool Mode to Path. Click on the little gear icon located at the end of the Tool Settings. Tick the Square option. Click once somewhere on the background of your tag, that you would wish to use for the background of your AV. A pop up should appear. Enter the dimension of 150 in both the width and the height and tick From Center.
Click on the Paths tab, just above your Layers Palette. Right click on the Work Path and choose Make Selection. When that pop up shows, make sure Feather Selection is to 0.
If it isn't exactly where you want it, that is ok. We are going to fix that now.
Go to Select>Edit In Quick Mask Mode OR click on the Quick Mask button on your Tool Bar. Except your selection everything around it should be covered in red.
With your Move Tool or your arrow keys on your keyboard, nudge your square exactly as you like it.
Select>Edit In Q. M. Mode OR the button once more, and it should now be back to a regular selection.
Edit>Copy Merged

On your AV canvas now, go to Edit>Paste.
Create a new layer, in the the same steps as your main image, create your border.
Type your initial with the same layer styles as you did your name, and if your AV has the tube on, place © info. Save as JPEG or PNG and you are finished!!

OOOO O-o..... Very Pretty!!
This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 01/20/2015. Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please abide by my TOU and the TOU of Artists and Designers that you may use.

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope that I did not do too bad of a job writing it. If you have any problems, questions, comments, or suggestions just give me a hollar in my Cbox, or connect with me on FB. I will get back to you as fast as I can.

As always, Happy PSPing.... and Photoshop too :) !!
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