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« on: August 21, 2012, 02:56:06 am »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP works, including applying masks.

Supplies needed:
An image of choice.  I'm using one by Barbara Jensen, whose tubes are available from her store.
Please do not use the image without the appropriate license.
Please note: this image is available in one of the Floral Packages - the previews are being updated to show which one
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a PTU kit, Fishnet by CrazyCarita Scraps, also available from Barbara's store.
Font of choice.  I've used Always Black.
Mask of choice.  I've used Trese Mask0035 by Trese Tags & Tuts

Plugin: Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

I've written this so you can twist your result to suit your tube and scrapkit choice - Hope you enjoy it.
I have resized pretty much all the elements to suit my tag - please do the same as necessary

1.  Open a new image 600x600 pixels.   

2.  Copy and paste frame of choice from your scrapkit.  I've used el1.

3.  Copy and paste your image and move it below your frame. 
Move it and resize (if necessary) so the area you want displayed shows through your frame.
Highlight your frame layer.  Using your Magic Wand tool, click inside your frame.  Selections - Modify - Expand by 5. 
Highlight your image layer and invert your selection (Selections - Invert).  Press delete on your keyboard. 
Selections - Select None. 

4.  Select a paper from your kit - I've used pp9.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move it below your image.
Apply mask of choice to this layer and merge group.

5.  Add any elements around your tube or frame.  Add drop shadows as required.
I've used el25, el20, el28, el3, el6, el9 and el4 in my example.

6.  Crop your tag and resize if necessary.

7.  Add your name, using a font of choice.  I also added a gradient glow and dropshadow.

8.  Add the appropriate copyright and license number if necessary.  I've also credited the scrapkit maker.
And you're done :)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 03:22:35 pm by Sezy »

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