Shamrock Shenanigans


This tutorial was written by me on March 4th, 2017 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS.


Tube of choice. I am using the amazing exclusive from Alehandra Vanhek. You can get it here by purchasing the exclusive membership.

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Shamrock Shenanigans


You can purchase the kit at the following stores:

Hania Design

Mystical Scraps

Smiley Creations

Mask0054 by Trese. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Unciale Ornamentale.


Open Element 47. Resize to 600 x 590. Resize by 75%, then set your canvas size to 600 x 590.

Open Paper 2. Resize by 60%. Apply your mask, convert to smart object, then rasterize the layer. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move the masked layer below the frame layer.

Now let’s add our elements:

29 – resize by 20%. Paste as a new layer above your frame layer. Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal. Place to the top of your frame.
15 – resize by 45%. Place over the left side of the frame.
6 – resize by 30%. Place over the flower spray, moving slightly down.
39 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
19 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
4 – resize by 60%. Edit, Transform > Flip Horizontal. Place to your liking.
25 – resize by 35%. Place to the bottom right.
88 – resize by 70%. Place to the bottom.
94 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the large clover layer. Duplicate, Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Duplicate your layer & set the blend mode to Screen, 50. Add your name, copyright, & license number. Apply a drop shadow to your name, if desired.

Merge visible & save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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