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Monday, October 7, 2013

This tutorial was written on 10/07/2013 and assumes you have working knowledge of PSP. Any simularities to other tuts is purely coincidental and not done on purpose.

For this tutorial you will need:

PSP - I use X3 but most versions will do
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Tube of choice, I used the art of Jamie Kidd
You can purchase this tube at CDO. Do not use without purchasing a license first.
Think Pink scrap kit by Rebel Dezigns. Available for purchase at CDO.
Think Pink wordart by Rosa
Mask84 from WSL
 Font of choice, I used Saginaw

 Open a new workspace 700 x 700, flood fill white.

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 90%. Sharpen once. Copy paper 3 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% so you can see some of the pink in the frame. Move this layer below your frame layer.

Copy your tube and paste as a new layer. Arrange it where you want it to sit in the frame, resizing if necessary. Duplicate this layer and move the duplicate above the frame. Hide for now.

Activate your frame layer. Click inside your frame with your magic wand and expand by 6. Invert selection. Activate your original tube layer below the frame, press delete. Then activate your paper layer and press delete again. Deselect.

Activate your frame layer and give it a drop shadow: 0, 0, 100, 8. Activate and unhide your top tube layer. Give it a drop shadow: -3, 3, 60, 10.

Lower the opacity on your tube to 50% and zoom in about 400% so you can easily see what your doing. Click on your eraser tool and carefully remove the parts of the tube that sits on the bottom part of the frame. Make sure you get any stray shadow and go over the frame enough so you can see the frame's drop shadow.

When you get up to the side where her hair blends in with her top, just go close to it without removing any hair, it'll get covered up with elements:


When you're all done, return the opacity of your tube to 100% again and hide and unhide the layer a few times to check for any stray pixels you missed. Zoom back out when done.

Now it's time to add our elements, see my tag for placements. Remember to drop shadow after you add each item.


Element 6.
Element 27, mirror and rotate to the left 45%.
Element 23, resize 50%, rotate 45% to the left and sharpen once. I also used the selection tool to remove the small flower on the right, but this is optional.
Element 2, resize 80%.
Element 21.
Element 30, resize 40%.
Element 14, resize 30%.
Element 17, resize 40%.
Element 10, resize 25%.
Element 18, resize 40%

Open wordart 4 from Rosa. Merge visible and paste as a new layer on your tag. Resize 60%.

Open paper of choice, I decided to use the same paper I used in the frame. Paste as a new layer, add mask from image. Merge group. Move this layer just above your white layer. Click on your Raster Deform tool and drag the nodes out on all 4 sides so you can see more of the mask. Make sure they all extend beyond any elements or drop shadows. When satisfied crop layer opaque.

Now if you want to resize your tag, now is the time to do it. My example on this page is original size but for my personal tags, I resized down 80%, all layers checked.

Add your copyright, license and tagger's mark. Don't forget to credit your scrap kit.

Add your name using colors from your tag. I used #973664 for the foreground and #eb73ac for the background. Give it an inner bevel of choice, I used:


Then give it a gradient glow. The color is #db5993.



And finally a drop shadow, I used -2, 2, 50, 5.

Delete the white background layer, merge visible and save as a png or merge all and save as a jpg. Congrats, you're done!


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