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Thursday, June 26, 2014
This tutorial was written by me on 06/26/2014 and assumes you have working knowledge of PSP. Any simularities to other tuts is purely coincidental and not done on purpose.

For this tut you will need:

PSP - I use version X3 but most versions will do
Tube of choice - I'm using the artwork of Amy Brown.
Do not use this tube without purchasing a license first
 ScrapLHD_AmyBrown-Package-98 available at CDO
These scraps can ONLY be used with this artist's tubes
Tag Template 19 by Rachel at Scraps Of Enchantment
Download links for templates are on right side of blog
Mask 8 by Zuzzanna
Font of choice, I used Cancellaresca ES
Xero Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow & Glass

Let's begin, remember to save often.

Open template, duplicate and close the original. Bring up the resize box. Change the resolution to 72, 100%, all layers checked and click ok.

Rotate 90 degrees to the right, be sure to check the all layers box. Increase canvas size to 450 x 580, center
placement. Delete the Info and background layers.

Activate the rectangle layer. Copy a paper of choice, I used paper 11. Paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, be sure to uncheck the all layers box. Activate the rectangle layer again. Select all, float, defloat and invert. Activate the paper layer and press delete. Deselect. You can now delete the original rectangle layer.

Activate the background layer, select all, crop to selection. Activate the rectangle paper layer and give it a drop shadow of  0, 0, 100, 10.

Activate the stars top layer, duplicate this layer and merge down. Merge down one more time so you have one Stars layer. Copy a paper of choice, I used paper 13. Paste a new layer, resize 80%. Activate the Stars layer again. Select all, float, defloat. Activate the paper layer, promote selection to layer, deselect. Delete the original paper layer. Activate the promoted layer, duplicate and merge down one time. Change the blend mode to hard light.

Hide all layers except the promoted layer and the Stars layer. Merge visible. Unhide all layers.

Apply a gradient glow to the merged layer with the glow width at 3 and the Color tab like this:

Give it a light drop shadow at 0, 0, 60, 5.

Activate the brush 1 layer. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed. Arrange as desired. Duplicate this layer. On the original apply Xero, Porcelain at default settings but change the blue slider to 0.

On the duplicate give it a gaussian blur of 2 and change the blend mode to screen and lower the opacity to 85%. Give the bottom tube layer a drop shadow of -3, 3, 60, 10. Repeat the drop shadow at 1, -1, 50, 5.

Activate the brush 1 layer. Use the Manual Color Correction tool to change the black to a color from your tube, I used #6a679c. Apply Eye Candy 4000, Glass with these settings:

Repeat with the brush 2 layer. Give both brush layers a drop shadow of 2, 2, 60, 5.

Add any elements of choice. Don't forget to give them drop shadows.

Activate the background layer. Copy and paste a paper of choice, I used paper 13 again. Resize 75%. Open mask in psp, duplicate and close original. Rotate 90 degrees to the right, with all layers checked again. Activate your tag. Apply mask from image, if using the same as me be sure to check the box to invert the mask, merge group.

If you're going to resize your tag, do it now. I resized mine 90%, all layers checked.

Activate the top layer in your palette. Add your copyright info, license and tagger's mark. Be sure to credit the scrap kit if required.

Add your name with the foreground and background a dark color from your tube, I used #2e274e. Give your name the same Glass bevel you did the brush layers except change the bevel width to 20. Then give it a gradient glow with the Color tab like this, using a lighter color from your tube, I used #8282b2:

Give your name a drop shadow of -2, 2, 50, 5.

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


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