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 PTU Gala Sari tube by Andy Cooper. Please DO NOT use any images without the proper license or permission. You can find this tube here
Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderful PTU kit of the same name by JoJo's Creations. You can find this kit also at
Fonts of choice: I am using FFF Majestica 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 – Merge Visible
MD – Merge Down
LS – Layer Style/Blending Options
Create a new image 700 x 700 , transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Name the file whatever you wish and hit ok.
C/P element 16. Duplicate it, and position the clouds where you would like them. Resize if needed, rotate etc.... then MV.
C/P element 28. Resize down to about 65-70 %. Position the castle where you would like it on your canvas. With a soft eraser brush erase the snow and the trees from around the castle.
C/P element 20. Position this under your castle layer in your layer palette. Duplicate. On the original hill layer, Image>Transform>Skew, and alter the hills a bit, so that they look a bit more flowing and rolling. Close all other layers and MV. Use Transform once again, and tug it down a bit. This can be adjusted a bit more after you add the next element.
Make sure your hill layer is the active layer in your layer palette. C/P element 67. Position near the lower middle. Now if your hill layer does not extend to fully meet the bridge layer, use your Transform to tug it down a bit more.
Make your hill layer the active layer once again, C/P element 65. Resize the element to 40% and position it to the mid right of the canvas. View my tag for reference.
Duplicate the layer and position the duplicate over to the mid left just enough so that the little mushroom is just peeking out from behind the weeds.
Now make your very bottom layer the active layer in your palette. This should be the blank layer named Layer 1. C/P element 73. Position so that it reaches behind the mushrooms and meets the hill. Now duplicate and position this as many times as needed to get the effect you would like.
C/P element 26. Resize to your liking and place where you think the horse would look best. I placed it in between the castle and the bridge, in the middle of the hill.
Now C/P your Gala Sari. Place you where you want her. I chose the right hand side of my canvas. Resize in accordance with your tag elements. Larger size up front, smaller in back.
C/P a few more elements to give your tag a little more character.
I used some lamps, a bird, a flower, watch, and some sparkles.
Tag a last took at your tag. Add or remove anything you wish. Resize your tag down if you would like. Add DS's/LS to any or all layers.
Add your name and © info.
Save for Web as PNG=24.
This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 02/027/2015. 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 :) !!