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Sunday, March 16, 2014
This tutorial was written on 03/16/2014 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
Tube of choice, I used the art of Renee Biertempfel
You can purchase this tube at CDO. Do not use without purchasing a license first.
Scrap Kit of choice, I'm using IB-RossanaCastellino-10-1, also from CDO
Big Mask019 by Vix
 Eye Candy 4000, or any other filter with a gradient glow
Font of choice, I used Miss Le Gatees

Let's begin, remember to save often!

Open a new workspace 700 x 700. Open frame 2 from your kit, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and rotate 90 degrees to the right. Copy your tube and paste as a new layer, move below the frame layer and arrange her where you like. I moved her so the cut off part on the right side would be hidden. Duplicate your tube and move the duplicate above the frame layer and hide for now.

Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 50% and move under your original tube layer. Activate your frame layer. Click inside with your magic wand, expand by 5 and invert selection. Activate your paper layer and press delete. Do the same with the original tube layer. Deselect.

Activate your frame layer again and give it a drop shadow, I used 0, 0, 100, 10. Unhide your top tube layer and give it a drop shadow of -3, 3, 70, 10. Repeat the drop shadow at 1, -1, 50, 5. Lower the opacity on this tube to 60%, zoom in about 400% and erase any parts of the tube that sit on top of the frame that you don't want to be there. When you're done, return opacity to 100% and hide and unhide the tube a few times to check on any pixels you missed and remove them. Zoom back out to 100% when you're done.

Open element 15, copy and paste as a new layer. Rotate 20 degrees to the left and resize 70%. Place on the right side of the frame, I put it so it covers up the part of her hair that got erased. Drop shadow 0, 0, 70, 10.

Open element 9, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 40% and move over on top of the leaves. Duplicate and mirror and move next to the first flower. Duplicate a second time and resize this one 80%. Arrange the 3 flowers how you like them and drop shadow each 0, 0, 70, 10.

Open element 13, copy and paste as a new layer. Make sure it's on top of the flower layers. Resize 40% and place over the flower stems to hide them a bit. Drop shadow as before.

Open element 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 40% and place on top of the blue leaves you just added in the last step. Drop shadow as before but change the opacity to 100.

Open element 7, copy and paste as a new layer. Move under the paper layer that's in your frame. Drop shadow as before. Optional: I erased the part that was showing below the bottom left of the frame. Now duplicate this layer and mirror. I moved this duplicate layer down and in towards the center a little bit and then had to again erase the parts that I didn't want to show below the frame.

Open element 2, copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom right of your frame, under the paper layer as before. Use your eraser tool to remove any part that shows on the left side of the frame, there was a bit on mine. Drop shadow as you've done the rest. Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the left and move up to the top right of your frame, see my tag for reference. Now merge down, duplicate and mirror.

Activate the frame layer in your palette. Open element 11, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 50% and mirror. Rotate 45 degrees to the right and then apply the rotate again. Move it to the bottom left of the frame, see my tag for reference. Drop shadow as before.

Open element 16, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 70% and move under the layer you just added in the last step. Arrange at the bottom of the frame and give same drop shadow as before.

Activate the bottom layer on your palette, copy and paste a paper of choice. I used paper 2. Add new mask from image. Merge group and click on your raster deform tool. I dragged the top and bottom nodes out a bit so I could see a bit more of the mask. Then duplicate the mask layer and merge down.

With your mask layer still active, click on your crop tool. Click to crop layer opaque, make sure that no elements or tubes will be chopped off and then double click or click the green check mark to crop.

If you want to resize your tag, now is the time to do it. I resized mine down 80%, all layers checked.

Activate the top layer in your palette, add your copyright, license and tagger's mark. Don't forget to credit your scrap kit if required.

Add your name using colors from your tube/kit. Give it an inner bevel, I used:


Apply a slight gradient glow, I used white and then a drop shadow of -3, 3, 60, 5.

Merge visible and save as a png or merge all and save as a jpg. Congrats, you're done!

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