March 1, 2014

Irish Luck

PTU/CT tag made for Scrappin Krazy Designs. I love the colors in this kit. It was so easy to work with. Enjoy!



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, A Bit Of Luck scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is Keith Garvey’s St. Patty. You can get it here.

Mask: Fairy Gems Clover Lines, you can find it here. Be sure to say thank you if you download.

Font used is Civitype. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using Paper 3.

E02 – Reduce 88.2%. Rotate –5.7. Place in the middle of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

All these go behind your frame.

Open your tube. Place behind the frame. Flip horizontally, maximize to there the face is inside the frame on the right side. Erase the extra.

E19 – Reduce 24.6%. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow: Color C4C2C2
Blend: Normal
Opacity: 62%
Distance: 0
Spread: 62
Size: 6
Contour: Half Round
Place on the top right side of the frame.

E06 – Flip horizontally. Reduce 71.4%. Rotate –3.3. Place by the moon as if it’s hanging down. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place on the left side of the frame.

E27 – Reduce 25.3%. Place over the moon. Lower Opacity to 71%.

These elements go on top of your frame.

E50 – Reduce 19.9%. Rotate 42.2. Place at the top of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E05 - Rotate 17.0. Place on the lower left half of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place under the first copy leaving the lower half off the canvas.

E24 – Place in the center of your canvas slightly to the left. Add a drop shadow.

E35 – Flip horizontally. Reduce 74.2%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E49 – Duplicate. Reduce your 1st copy 22.9%. Place midway on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
Reduce 2nd copy 15.4%. Place under the moon to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E40 – Reduce 26.2%. Rotate –17.2. Place on the left side of the frame to your liking. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

E08 – Duplicate. Reduce your 1st copy 68.0%. Rotate 16.9. Place over the harp towards the bottom of your canvas.
Reduce 2nd copy 87.9%. Rotate –4.7. Place on the lower left of your canvas.

E01 – Reduce 26.0%. Place over the harp at the bottom of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E29 – Reduce 27.1%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E20 – Reduce 20.0%. Place between the vase and glass. Add a drop shadow.

E47 – Reduce 17.9%. Place on the left side of your frame by the ribbon. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 58.3%. Place on the lower right of your canvas. Duplicate and place on the lower part of your canvas, slightly off center.

E25 – Reduce 23.6%. Place on the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E38 – Reduce 41.4%. Rotate –28.0. Place to the right of the coins. Add a drop shadow.

E45 – Reduce 77.2%. Rotate –7.0. Place as if it’s hanging off the top of the frame. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

E26 – Reduce 95.5%. Place over the string on the left side (E45). Duplicate and place over the string on the right side of the frame.

E39 – Reduce 22.1%. Rotate –1.21. Place on the top of the frame on the right side. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

Open your tube. Reduce and place on your canvas to your liking. Add a Drop Shadow & Outer Glow.

Type the name. The color settings are 2A6E01.  Size 68 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 1, color is 093F09. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.

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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