March 4, 2014

Happy Paddy!

CT/Tutorial that I made for Scrappin' Krazy Designs. I used the kit Happy Paddy and decided to name the tag the same because it makes me happy! LOL. I hope you like this as much as I liked making it.



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:
Scrappin’ Krazy Designs, Happy Paddy scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is Candy Clover by Derzi. You can get it here.

Distorted Mask by me. You can find it here.

Font used is Monotype Corsiva but you can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using Paper 9. Go to your Menu, click Image >Variations. In the box that comes up, click lighter 3 or 4 times until it’s light enough or it’s how you want it to look then click OK

E17 – Reduce 78.0%. Place in the middle of your canvas, towards the bottom. Duplicate and reduce to 75.0%. Place in the top right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E56 – Duplicate. Take your 1st copy and reduce 42.4%. Rotate 9.4. Place towards the top left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy - Reduce 41.8%. Place towards the top right of your canvas.
Duplicate and rotate –39.2. Place over the first copy towards the top.

E55 – Reduce 68.1%. Place in the middle of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E04 – Reduce 53.1%. Place in the lower right corner. Add a drop shadow.

E08 – Reduce 62.0%. Place in the lower right corner over the barrel to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E38 – Reduce 31.5%. Place in the lower right corner to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E27 – Reduce 21.6%. Place next to the glass in the lower right corner. Add a drop shadow.

E03 - Place on the left side of your canvas. Make sure it’s covering the left side & top of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E42 – Reduce 37.2%. Place in the lower left part of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E06 – Reduce 26.1%. Place on the rainbow on the left side. Add a drop shadow.

E36 – Reduce 52.8%. Place at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E28 – Reduce 14.7%. Place inside the horseshoe on the pot of gold.

Open your tube. Reduce to your liking. Place in the middle of your canvas. Add a Drop Shadow and Outer Glow.

E45 – Reduce 24.3%. Rotate –12.5. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E43 - Reduce 27.3%. Place in the top left corner of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are F5D900.  Size 55 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color FFFFFF
Blend Mode – Normal
Angle – 120
Distance – 0
Spread – 20
Size - 12
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is CA0C0C. Place the name on the clover that is attached to the rainbow.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


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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