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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sweetly Enamored


This tutorial was written by me on January 10, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Barbara Jensen's beautiful new bonus tube "Undercover".  This beauty is available until January 25, 2021 with any purchase of tubes $9.00 or more.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. I am using the layered tube for this tutorial.  You can purchase Barbara Jensen's tube at Barbara's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Sweetly Enamored" created by Pink Paradox Productions.  This kit is available for purchase at Barbara's store here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Kiya Designs awesome animation from pack 77.  You can purchase her awesome animations at Barbara Jensen's store here.

Mask:  341 by Mizteeques. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. I used Baby Girl which is available for purchase at Creative Fabrica here.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

Let's get started.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the sizing may be different.  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case PS crashes.  I always save my tags as a psd image.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Mizteeques mask into the tag.  Click the check mark.  

Drag paper 27 into the tag.  Hold down the shift key and pull up and down on the corners of the paper until it fills the canvas.  Click the check mark.  Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 140 into your tag.  Resize 156% and move to the top right of the mask.

Drag element 110 into your tag.  Click the check mark and move to the top right of the mask over the hearts.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Drag element 127 into your tag.  Resize 30% and move to the top left of the mask.

Drag element 94 into your tag.  Click the check mark and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the roses.

Drag element 34 into your tag.  Resize 60% and move to the right of the mask over the hearts.

Drag element 133 into your tag.  Resize 80% and move to the top right of the mask over the hearts.

Drag Frame 15 into the tag. Resize 165% and move to the top left of the mask.

Select the layer under the frame and drag paper 37 into the tag.  Resize 15% and move into the frame.

Select the magic wand and click inside the frame.  Now on the top tool bar, select the icon that looks like two papers stacked.  


This will add to a selection.  Click on the glass portion of the frame
until it is fully selected.

The selection should look like this.


Go to Select>modify>expand by 3.

Select the paper layer.  go to Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 100 into your tag.  Click the check mark and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Drag element 116 into your tag.  Resize 45% and move to the left of the frame.

Drag element 22 into your tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 104 into your tag.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom left of the heat bucket.

Drag element 70 into your tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the heart bucket.

Drag element 5 into your tag.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left of the bucket.

Select the layers you would like to use on your tube by clicking on the eyeball to make the layers visible.  Click on the eyeball of a visible layer to hide it.  Holding down the Ctrl key, Select each visible layer.  
Once all layers are selected hit Ctrl+G on your keyboard to group the layer.  Select your move tool and select group 1.  Drag this into your tag.  
You can close the original and do not save the changes.  Standing on group 1 in the layer pallet, right click and convert to smart object.  Your group layers are now one single layer.  
Hit Ctrl+T on the keyboard and click on the link between the H & W.  Resize 70%.  See mine for placement. 

Drag element 68 into the tag. Resize 45% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 109 into the tag. Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the necklace.

Drag element 43 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the roses.

Drag element 53 into the tag. Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the roses.

Drag element 78 into the tag. Resize 40% and move by the tube's left hip.

Drag element 64 into the tag. Resize 28% and move to the bottom left of the balloon.

Drag element 14 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom of the balloon.

Drag element 83 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the bottom right of the chocolates.

Drag element 46 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom left of the present box.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  See my settings below.

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.  I selected element 127.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, click on the layer just under the paper layer.  Right click and paste layer style.  Select the frame layer and holding down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer style.   Drop shadow complete :)

Add your copyright and name.

Select the tube layer.  Right click and duplicate.  On the duplicate, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian blur set to 3 and click ok. Change the blend mode to soft light.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Kiya Designs psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your shift key and select layer one.  Once all the layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  

Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl+G on the keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top. Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the paper layer under the frame.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 40%.  Move to a spot you like best.  I moved it to the center of the frame.  Now holding down the Ctrl key, click on the mask that is on the paper layer.  
Standing on Group 1, go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Timeline.

In the timeline window click on Create Frame Animations (if you do not see it click on the down arrow then select it).

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 26 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 25 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on it a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected in the animation window, hold down the shift key and click on frame 25.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File>Export>save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same for animating.


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
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