September 17, 2013

Lady Leopard

CT/PTU tutorial for Alexis's Graphics Palace.


The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to the site this is posted on ONLY.
This tutorial is written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Alexis’s Graphics Palace scrap kit Lovely Leopard. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is from Elias Chatzoudis. I bought it at PTE but you can get it here at Elias Art Shop.  Remember, you cannot use any of his tubes without a license.

Font of choice. I used Daniela.

Open a canvas 600x600

E58 = Use these dimensions:
Width – 116.0%
Height – 158.7%
Place in the middle of your canvas.

Frame 02 = Reduce 76.5%. Place in the middle of your canvas.

Open paper 10. Drag it behind your frame resizing it enough that it is sticking out from the entire frame. Activate your frame layer. Using your magic wand, click inside the top and bottom frames. (To do this, click on the top frame, you will see the marching ants. Holding down your Shift button. Click on the lower frame. Now you will have the marching ants in both frames.) Go to Select>Modify>Expand. Expand selections by 10 pixels.
Activate your paper layer. Go to Select>Inverse, then hit delete. Click on any part of your canvas with your magic wand to deselect or go to Select>Deselect.

Open paper 09. Bring it  behind your frame, resizing it like you did paper 10. Activate your frame layer. Using your magic wand, click in the middle part of the frame. Go to Select>Modify>Expand. Expand selections by 10 pixels. Activate paper 09. Go to Select>Inverse, then hit delete. Click on any part of your canvas with your magic wand to deselect or go to Select>Deselect.

E47 = Reduce 22.1%. Place on the right side of your canvas, towards the middle. Add a drop shadow.

E42 = Place on top of your frame towards the right side or to your liking. Add an Outer Glow.

E56 = Reduce 29.1%. Place on your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E21 = Reduce 45.3%. Rotate 18.6. Place towards the top right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E06 = Reduce 28.2%. Rotate 14.8. Place towards the lower right side of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E09 = Reduce 11.2%. Place near the lower right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube, resize and place it on your canvas to your liking. Mine looks as if her hand is resting on E09, Add an Outer Glow and a drop shadow.

E18 = Reduce 33.5%. Place on the top left side next to your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E03 = Reduce 35.1%. Rotate 12.4. Place on the left side of your frame to where it’s touching E18. Add a drop shadow.

E45 = Reduce 44.4%. Place next to E09. Add a drop shadow.

E33 = Reduce 44.1%. Rotate 38.3. Place in front of elements E09 and E45. Add a drop shadow.

E34 = Reduce 47.2%. Place next to E33. Add a drop shadow.

E10 = Reduce 37.4%. Rotate -16.8. Place on the left side of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

E13 = Reduce 23.8%. Place at the top of the right hand of your canvas.

E49 = Reduce 57.2%. Place in front of your tube towards the left side of the canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E07 = Reduce 33.5%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E16 = Reduce 36.3%. Place on the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow. Take your duplicate and reduce 36.1%. Place slightly lower than the first copy. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

Add your font using this setting for the color. FF009C.
Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel & Emboss using the default settings. Go to your Gloss Contour, click on Rolling Slope – Descending.
Check Stroke, size 2. Color 590628.

Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background. Save as .png and you’re good to go.


I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

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