December 27, 2013

CT Tag/Tutorial for Divas Designz

I made this tag using the cute kit A Beary Merry Christmas.

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 blog ONLY.
This tutorial was 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:
Diva Designs, A Beary Merry Christmas scrap kit. You can get it at PicsForDesign here.

Tube used is Mary by Trinita. You can get her at PicsForDesign, here.

Mask: Snowflake Mask 3 by Tonya here.

You can use any font you want. I’m using DiskusDMed.

Open a canvas 600x600

Create your mask using Paper 9. Place in the center of your canvas to your liking.

Christmas Tree 2 = Reduce 71.3%. Place in the lower right corner. Add a drop shadow.

Fireplace = Reduce 33.4%. Place on the lower left corner. Add a drop shadow.

Bell Decoration 2 = Reduce 23.7%. Place on the fireplace. Add a drop shadow.

Snowflake 1 = Reduce 19.5%. Place towards the top of the right corner to your liking.

Bauble 5 = Reduce 17.6%. Place slightly over the snowflake. Add an outer glow and drop shadow using the default settings.

Snowflake 2 = Reduce 16.1%. Rotate –18.1. Place in the left hand side of your canvas.

Nutty Snowman = Reduce 25.2%. Place on the fireplace. Add a drop shadow.

Candy Cane 4 = Reduce 39.1% Place in front of the tree. Add a drop shadow.

Holly = Reduce 12.1%. Place near the top right corner to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Lollipop = Reduce 32.0%. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Not touching the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Logs = Reduce 50.4%. Flip horizontally and place on the fireplace to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Christmas Gifts = Reduce 18.2%. Place in front of the lollipop. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Reduce and place to your liking on your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Bow 3 = Reduce 12.1%. Rotate –17.6. Place on top of snowflake 2 or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Add the font. Type the name. The color settings are AA0000.  Size 52 points.
Go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow
Color: 078F07
Blend Mode: Normal.
Opacity: 100%.
Distance: 4
Spread: 0
Size: 5

Check Stroke size 1. Color is 000000. Place the name at the top left side of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one and you are done.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

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