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« on: April 14, 2012, 06:35:52 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
You need to have knowledge of working with layers and masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I've used the art of Cuddy Rigor Mortis, available for purchase at CDO.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Evening Sunset by Sam's Scraps, available for purchase from The PSP Project
Font of choice.  I've used Affalite.
Mask of choice.  I've used Mask 32 by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs
Template by me.  You can download it here

Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)
Lokas Software - 3D Shadow (optional)

1.  Open your template and tube in PSP. 

2.  On the template, press Shift-D to duplicate it and close out the original.  Delete the copyright layer.

3.  Image - Canvas Size and increase the canvas to 600 x 500 pixels to give you some playing room.

4.  Highlight the Black Ellipse layer.  Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.  Copy paper of choice and paste as a new layer.  Selections - Invert and press delete.  Deselect.  Delete the original Black Ellipse layer.

5.  Repeat Step 4 for the Rectangle, Rectangle Frame, Heart, Flower 1, Flower 2 and Flower 3 layers.
Add a drop shadow of choice to some of the layers to make them pop.
I added it to the Glitter layers, the flower layers and Rectangle Frame layer.

6.  Follow the same method to add a paper to the word 'BAAAAAAD'. 
I then added the drop shadow to the Glitter BAAAAAAD layer.

7.  Highlight the 'I may be' layer.  To change the colour, I used the Manual Colour Correction.
You can find this under Adjust - Colour Balance - Manual Colour Correction.
Click on the 'Source' box and select the grey colour. 
Then click on 'Target' and select a colour from your tube or scrap kit.

8.  Follow Step 7 for the 'but I'm perfectly good at it' layer. 
I added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow to both these layers.

9.  Place your tube and move it into position.  I applied Lokas Software - 3D Shadow with the following settings:

10.  Add any elements you like - I simply added a flower.

11.  Paste another paper as a new layer and move it below the Glitter Ellipse layer.

12.  Apply your mask to this layer and merge group.

13.  Add your name, copyright and licence number (if necessary)
And you're done :)

I'd love to see the results from any of my tutorials - just email me at

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