July 7, 2014

Forest Faes

 PTU CT/Tutorial for Shining Star Art. I used the lovely Faerie1 posers. Check out her blog to see more of her beautiful work and for information on where to buy them.



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:
Faerie 1 by Shining Star Art. You can find where to buy it here.

Scrap kit used is PTU Natural World of Fantasy by Disyas Digital Designs.

Mask used is Fairy Gem’s Squares and Circles. You can find it here.

Font used is Janagrace. It’s a paid font but you can use any font you want.

Open a canvas 550x550

Create your mask using paper 5. Place to your liking.

E10: Reduce 57.7%. Place slightly off the right center, midway towards the middle vertically. Duplicate and place to the left and slightly higher than the original copy.

E5: Reduce 45.2%. Place on the left of your canvas, almost to the middle of the canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E17: Reduce 94.5%. Place to your liking below the well.

E11: Reduce 92.3%. Place in front of E17 or to your liking.

E1: Reduce 87.1%. Place in the center of your canvas with the tree almost touching the top. Add a drop shadow.

E28: Reduce 60.5%. Place over the well, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E19: Place at the bottom of your canvas to your liking. No reduction of this element is needed unless you want to.

E14: Reduce 54.8%. Place on the left side of your canvas in front of the well. Add a drop shadow.

E34: Reduce 20.2%. Place on top of E14 to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate. Flip horizontally. Reduce 74.7%. Place to the right of E14 or to your liking.

Duplicate E11: Place it at the bottom of your canvas.

E30: Reduce 35.1%. Place towards the top of your canvas on the right or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E35: Reduce 19.6%. Place at the bottom left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E48: Reduce 57.6%. Place on the right side of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate, flip horizontally and place to the right slightly lower than the original copy.

E8: Reduce 65.0%. Place on the lower right of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E9: Reduce 10.3%. Place in front of the tree stump to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E23: Reduce 64.8%. Place on the top left of your canvas to your liking.

E80: Reduce 18.5%. Rotate –10.5. Place to the right of the chain. Add a drop shadow.

E62: Flip horizontally. Reduce 20.2%. Place on the left side of your canvas to your liking.

E61: Reduce 23.1%. Place over the tree stump to your liking. Duplicate and reduce 78.1%. Place near the top of the tree to your liking.

Now it’s time to add your tube. I used 2 of the faeries that I thought went well with the tag. Open and resize. Place on the canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow and an outer glow.

Type the name. The color settings are 36FE15.  Size 66 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow, Outer Glow & Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 031E01. 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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