April 4, 2014

Hoodoo Steampunk

I made this PTU/CT tag for Scrappin' Krazy Designs. The tube Hoodoo has that steampunk feel yet there is a mysterious quality to it which made it easy to work with.


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, Steampunk Cloud scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

I’m using the very awesome tube Hoodoo from Kaci McVay. You can get it here.

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

Open a canvas 500x500

Gears6: Place towards the upper left corner of your canvas. Reduce opacity to 35%. Duplicate and place on the lower right corner of your canvas. Duplicate and reduce 55.3%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Duplicate one last time. Flip horizontally, rotate –35.2. Place on the right side of your canvas.

Grungemesh: Enlarge to 108.6%. Place in the middle of your canvas.

Frame1: Enlarge to 109.1. Place over the grungemesh. Add a drop shadow and outer shadow using the default settings.

Ribbon2: Reduce 83.6%. Rotate –12.3. Place over the top right of the frame. Add a drop shadow and an outer shadow using the default settings. Duplicate and rotate –11.6. Place in the top left of your canvas.

Nail: Flip horizontally. Reduce 20.3%. Rotate 13.0. Place in the lower left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow using the default settings.

Goggles: Reduce 39.3%. Place in the top left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

Ribbon1: Rotate –15.5. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

Flower1: Reduce 13.1%. Place near the goggles. Duplicate and place towards the lower right of your canvas.

Duplicate Ribbon2: Flip horizontally. Rotate 22.2. Place on the left side of your canvas.

Flowercluster2: Reduce 29.9%. Place on the right of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Flowercluster1: Reduce 47.9%. Place on the left side of your frame above the nail. Add a drop shadow and an outer glow using the default settings.

Gears8: Reduce 48.4%. Place in the lower right side of your canvas. Duplicate and reduce 68.7%. Place in the lower left side of your canvas.

Heartgear: Reduce 40.9%. Place on the left side of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow and an outer glow using the default settings.

Hourglass: Reduce 42.0%. Rotate 14.4. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Butterfly: Reduce 21.2%. Place towards the top right of your canvas. Add drop shadow.

Winged Clock: Reduce 43.8%. Rotate 13.8. Place towards the top of your frame on the right side. Add a drop shadow.

Post: Reduce 54.4%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Flower2: Reduce 13.6%. Place next to the post towards the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Reduce to the size of your liking. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow using the default settings.

Type the name. The color settings are 1A4236.  Size 53 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 000000. Place the name on the top right 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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