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liadanabthroughthemistsoftime1

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Materials Needed:

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on September 14, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have moderate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

This tutorial is the result of a challenge in one of my groups.

Lets get started!

Open your paper in PaintShop Pro. This can be from the kit (as in my first tag) or made by you or from another source (as in my second tag).

Go to Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk….

Select your mask

Fit mask to Layer selected under orientation, hide all mask selected under options with the transparency setting so that the edges are removed. Create mask from Source Luminance.

Here are what my settings look like.

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Click Load and then use F12 to save the paper as a masked paper in the .psd format.

Close PaintShop Pro and open PhotoShop (CS3)

Open the file you saved in Paintshop Pro.

We want to start by going to Image – Image Size.

Resize your image to 550 x 550 pixels at 72dpi.

Open your tube and copy and paste the tube with the background in the image above your masked paper layer.

Use the Free Transform tool to resize your tube. I resized the tube to 85% using the Maintain Aspect Ratio option setting enabled and centered the circle in the image.

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool in Photoshop select the outside of the background in the tube image. Go to the Select Menu and choose Select Inverse.

Remove any part of the tube outside of the background area with the Eraser Tool or by pressing delete. If there are leaves or other items this is harder than if it’s a solid circle as you want to keep the leaves. (See tag #2 below for example with leaves).

When you finish erasing the tube outside of the background, use the blending options to add a drop shadow to your tube layer.

Add a graffiti/sparkle element to your image. Use the free transform tool to resize the element to how you like.

Add a ribbon element across the circle. Use the Free Transform tool to size the ribbon to touch both edges of the circle.

Delete if needed outside your circle.

Go to the Blending Options to add a drop shadow to your ribbon layer.

**If not using an animation add your cloud element to the image just above your ribbon layer. Place where you wish it to show. If using an animation for the cloud, you will select your Ribbon Layer prior to inserting the animation**

Add any additional elements you wish in your image. Use the free transform tool to resize and place, then blending options to add a drop shadow to your element.

From your tube, select a layer that doesn’t include the background.

Place this as your top layer in the image. Use the free transform tool to resize and hide the visible image in the background. You may need to play a bit to get it to be exact to the image.

Use the blending options to add a drop shadow to your tube.

Add your copyright information and name to the tag.

If you aren’t animating the tag, save as a .png and you’re good. If animating, save as a .psd, and use the tutorials below to add animation.

To add Animation in Photoshop using the pre-made animation please view the following tutorials by Rebel Dezigns.

Using Premade Animations (like from CDO)

**If animating the cloud like I did with the first tag, select your Ribbon Layer prior to inserting the animation with the directions in the tutorial linked above.**

Frame Delay

Saving your Animation

Additional Examples of tags made using clouds and without animation:

liadanabthroughthemistsoftime

Materials used for Second Tag:

liadanabfirstautumnbeachday

Materials used for the third tag:

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~💕CT for Monti’s Scraps💕~💞
Scrap Kit: Blue Steam Ahead: http://bit.ly/2cHdeBX
Art: Hannah Lynn: Tube 34-1: http://bit.ly/2bTZGwT
Tag based off the tutorial by Dragonfly’s PSP at: http://dragonflyspsp.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/magical-steam-girl.html

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LiadanALBeachChallenge

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Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
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How this tag came to be: One of the groups I’m in does weekly challenges. This week’s challenge 1 was an Ocean Theme tag that had mandatory use 2 fonts, one script (cursive font) and one basic font. My fonts are: Architects Daughter and Ahoy Giverny.

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on August 1, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have a fairly decent (moderate) knowledge of Photoshop and Paintshop Pro.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

My Supplies for the first Tag:

  • This tag uses Anna Liwanag tube 12-1 which you can purchase at CDO. Please do not use this tag unless you have a license to do so.
  • Olivia Scrapkit by Kizzed by Kelz
  • Mask 138 by Insatiable Dreams which you can download from her site here.

My Supplies for the second Tag:

Start by opening Photoshop

Open a 400 X 400 canvas with transparent background.

Next open Your paper
For the first tag I used KBK_Olivia(13)
For the second Tag I used Paper_02

Use Edit – Free Transform (ctrl +T) to size the paper to the 400 x 400 canvas

Now open  a long short Element
For the first tag I used KBK_Oliva(33)
For the second tag I used Element_17

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use free transform to have it go across the width minus a little on each edge.

Line it up with the horizon on the paper

Select your paper layer

Open another long short element
For the first tag I used Element KBK_Oliva(134)
I did not use a second element here for the second tag.

Copy & Paste above the Paper Layer but below the Water Element

Use the Free Transform and have it around the same width as your previous element.

Move it to stick out from under the water element.

Save your file as SomeBeach.psd

This is what I have so far:

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Now open the file in PaintShop Pro X6/X8

Select your Paper Layer

Go to Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk…

Select the mask.

Use the Options:

Fit to Canvas
Source Luminance
Hide All Mask

2

Click on Load

Now do the same for the Sand Element and Water Elements

Your file should now look like this

3

Save the file and close

Reopen the Image in Photoshop. I will not use PSP anymore for this tutorial so you can close it if you wish.

Open Another long short Element
For the first tag I used KBK_Olivia(111)
In the second tag I used Element_05

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the Free Transform tool to place it at the bottom of the image.

Add a Slight Drop Shadow to the Element.

Here are my Settings.

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Once you have applied the Drop Shadow I recommend right clicking on your layer in the Layer Pallet and copying the Layer Style.

Layer Pallet

PhotoShop’s Layer Pallet

Now open a Taller element
In my first tag I used KBK_Olivia(35)
In the tag at the bottom I used Element_06

 Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the Free Transform tool to size it and move it to the right side of your tag.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

 Now Open your Tube

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the Free Transform tool to size and place your tube so that it appears to be set before the castle facing the direction of the castle. You will want to see the edge of the net layer peeking out from under your tube.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

This is what I have so far.

6 I’ve added my © and license information for this image, but this will be a later step in the Tutorial.

Open a flower element
For the first tag I used KBK_Olivia(27)
For the second tag I used Element_08

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the free transform tool to resize it and place it at the bottom left edge of the image.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

Open a taller leaf/plant element
For my first tag I used KBK_Olivia(84).
For my second tag I used Element_10.

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the free transform tool to resize it and place it at the bottom left edge of the image.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

Open another flower element
In my first tag I used KBK_Olivia(96).
In my second tag I used Element_09.

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the free transform tool to resize it and place it at the bottom left edge of the image.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

Open A final flower element
For my first tag I used KBK_Olivia(76).
For my second tag I used Element_07

Copy & Paste into your image as the top layer.

Use the free transform tool to resize it and place it at the bottom left edge of the image.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

This is what I have so far.

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Now it’s time to add your Text.

I am only showing my settings for the first tag below.

Select your text tool and set the color to a complementary color to the tag. I used the selection tool to select a blue from the ocean. Select your Basic font & size to fit your tag.

8

Type your Text. I used two lines and did Some Beach Somewhere.

Use the Paste Layer Style to add your Drop Shadow.

Now edit the blending options on your Text Layer.

Add an Outer Glow.
These are my Settings.

9

Add a Stroke.
These are my Settings.

10

Position your text on your tag.

Copy your layer Style for the text layer.

Select your Text tool and place where you want your name to be at the bottom of the tag.

Select your Script Font and Size

12

Type your name.

Right click on the name layer and paste the layer style.

Position as needed.

Add your © information. I use the font FFF Galaxy in black at 8 point with none selected for the font corrections.

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Save your image as a .psd file and then as a .png. When asked for PNG options for interlace I select none and click OK.

You should now have a tag. I’d love to see your results.

LiadanSomeBeach1

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The second challenge of the week was a Countdown challenge.

We had to use 3 shapes, 2 filters and 1 mask to create a tag.

I used a Square (the paper on the right), a circle in the flower and a rectangle, my filters were burnt edges & crinkle and I used a mask (can’t remember now which one, but when I do I will update this post).

My result is below.

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Each week in the CDO Diamond group, a set of challenges are sent through. While I catch up with putting older tags in, I will be posting (when I can) supplies used in a tag. This won’t always be possible, as unless I’m posting when I’m creating, I will most likely forget the scrapkits used in tags.

Anyway on to the tag.

The challenge for this tag was to use a tutorial written by the talented Fi using the following template by her.

http://just-fi.blogspot.com/2011/08/template-002.html

Her tutorial can be found at http://justfi.co.uk/tuts/11/WatchingWaiting.html

Here is my result.

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