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**CT for Monti’s Scraps**
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***Joint CT for Ishika Chowdhury & Melanie Bliss***
Tube Amelia: http://bit.ly/2bruWDM
Kit: http://bit.ly/2b71QyT

The tube has several layers with colored dresses and the kit is so much fun to work with.

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Not Ignoring you: Word Art

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Here is another word art I created. You can just save the picture as it’s in .png format.

I’d love to see what you do with this!

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My muse found some mojo and I created the word art (without the background) for use.

You can download the .png version without a background here.

I’d love to see what you do with it.

I’ve been so excited (and spoiled) that some have tried out my tutorial. I had to show off the tags they made.

Marianne made this stunning Halloween themed tag:

am_blackcat_tagbymare_2016_liadan

Sandra made this adorable fairy tag:

autumn_mists2016_liadan_sdr

Dalova made me this gorgeous Christmas themed tag:

liadan_abrown_christmasfairy

liadanabthroughthemistsoftime1

Any resemblance of this tutorial to any other tutorials is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
Translating this tutorial and posting it to your own blog or site is forbidden.

Materials Needed:

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on September 14, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have moderate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

This tutorial is the result of a challenge in one of my groups.

Lets get started!

Open your paper in PaintShop Pro. This can be from the kit (as in my first tag) or made by you or from another source (as in my second tag).

Go to Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk….

Select your mask

Fit mask to Layer selected under orientation, hide all mask selected under options with the transparency setting so that the edges are removed. Create mask from Source Luminance.

Here are what my settings look like.

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Click Load and then use F12 to save the paper as a masked paper in the .psd format.

Close PaintShop Pro and open PhotoShop (CS3)

Open the file you saved in Paintshop Pro.

We want to start by going to Image – Image Size.

Resize your image to 550 x 550 pixels at 72dpi.

Open your tube and copy and paste the tube with the background in the image above your masked paper layer.

Use the Free Transform tool to resize your tube. I resized the tube to 85% using the Maintain Aspect Ratio option setting enabled and centered the circle in the image.

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool in Photoshop select the outside of the background in the tube image. Go to the Select Menu and choose Select Inverse.

Remove any part of the tube outside of the background area with the Eraser Tool or by pressing delete. If there are leaves or other items this is harder than if it’s a solid circle as you want to keep the leaves. (See tag #2 below for example with leaves).

When you finish erasing the tube outside of the background, use the blending options to add a drop shadow to your tube layer.

Add a graffiti/sparkle element to your image. Use the free transform tool to resize the element to how you like.

Add a ribbon element across the circle. Use the Free Transform tool to size the ribbon to touch both edges of the circle.

Delete if needed outside your circle.

Go to the Blending Options to add a drop shadow to your ribbon layer.

**If not using an animation add your cloud element to the image just above your ribbon layer. Place where you wish it to show. If using an animation for the cloud, you will select your Ribbon Layer prior to inserting the animation**

Add any additional elements you wish in your image. Use the free transform tool to resize and place, then blending options to add a drop shadow to your element.

From your tube, select a layer that doesn’t include the background.

Place this as your top layer in the image. Use the free transform tool to resize and hide the visible image in the background. You may need to play a bit to get it to be exact to the image.

Use the blending options to add a drop shadow to your tube.

Add your copyright information and name to the tag.

If you aren’t animating the tag, save as a .png and you’re good. If animating, save as a .psd, and use the tutorials below to add animation.

To add Animation in Photoshop using the pre-made animation please view the following tutorials by Rebel Dezigns.

Using Premade Animations (like from CDO)

**If animating the cloud like I did with the first tag, select your Ribbon Layer prior to inserting the animation with the directions in the tutorial linked above.**

Frame Delay

Saving your Animation

Additional Examples of tags made using clouds and without animation:

liadanabthroughthemistsoftime

Materials used for Second Tag:

liadanabfirstautumnbeachday

Materials used for the third tag:

liadanjbgstrangenightmare

Any resemblance of this tutorial to any other tutorials is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
Translating this tutorial and posting it to your own blog or site is forbidden.

Materials Needed:

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on September 12, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have beginner’s knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

This tutorial is the result of a CT tag for Monti’s Scraps.

In PaintShop Pro open ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Paper4.jpg

Go to Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk…

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Select your Mask and use the options shown in the image below.

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Go to File – Save as or press F12 to save as. I saved my file as Masked 1.

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Once you have saved the file close PaintShop Pro as this is all I will use PSP for in this tutorial.

Open your Masked 1 file in PhotoShop.

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Open ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Frame2.png and copy and paste it into your image.

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Use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl +T or Edit – Free Transform) and resize your frame to 85%

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Right click on your frame layer in the Layer Pallet and select Duplicate Layer.

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Name the new layer Frame Layer 2

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Select Layer 1 and right click select Blending Options.

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In the blending options select Drop shadow and select the following options.

Blend Mode: Color Dodge
Angle: 20ᵒ
Use Global Light: Checked
Distance: 6px
Spread: 0px
Size: 5px
Quality use defaults
Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow: Checked.

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Click OK to apply.

Right click on your Layer 1 and select Copy Layer Style.

Now go to Image – Image Size and resize your image to 450 x 450 Pixels.

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Click OK to confirm and then go to File – Save as and save your image in your location with the name Strange Nightmare. This is what you should have so far.

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Open your tube, and select all and copy (Ctrl + a then Ctrl + c)

Select Layer 1 (should still be selected but if not reselect) and paste your tube in between the two frame layers

Your image should look like this.

copyright were added for image only. You will add your own at a later step.

Artist Copyright were added for display purposes only. You will add your own at a later step.

Using the free transform tool (Edit – Free transform or Ctrl+T) Resize your tube layer to 82% and move your tube so that she sits in the frame nicely.

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Now select Layer 1 and hold shift then click on Frame Layer 2 in your Layers Pallet to select all 3 layers.

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Using the Move Tool

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Move the layers so that they are positioned so your whole tube is visible in the image.

Your image should now look like this.

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Select your tube layer and using the Magic Wand tool with these options.

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Select outside of your tube.

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Right click and choose the option Select Inverse

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Select your layer Frame Layer 2 in the Layer Pallet.

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Select the Eraser Tool

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Use the following Eraser Tool settings.

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Your image should look like this before you start erasing

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Zoom into 300% with the Navigator Pallet

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Select the top left portion of the frame where the wings are. Using the eraser tool erase around the wings leaving the swirls from the cluster frame.

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Restore the Navigator to 100% and then on the right side of the frame and over the head erase the frame and any extra graffiti that shows from over the wings.

Your image should look like this.

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Go to the select menu and choose the option Deselect.

On your layer pallet select your tube layer again.

Right click and select Paste Layer Style to add your drop shadow to the layer.

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Your image should now look like this.

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Open element: ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element9.png

Select all and copy (Ctrl + a then Ctrl + c)

In your image select the Frame Layer 2 in the layer pallet and then paste the element into the image (Ctrl +p)

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Using the free transform tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) adjust the new element so that it fits on the right side of the frame slightly overlaying the flower at the bottom.

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Confirm the settings by clicking on the check mark on the Free Transform Toolbar.

These are the settings I have on the Free Transform Tool.

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Right click on your element layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style to apply the drop shadow to your new layer. Your image should look like this now.

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Select the eraser tool and zoomed into 300% on the bottom right of your image erase the bottom of the element to make it appear that the new element is beneath the flower.

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To achieve this you want about 1 pixel showing between the flower and the element when zoomed in to 300% as shown above.

Your image at 100% will look like this.

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Now select an element to go on the right to balance the butterfly. I chose ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element14.png

Select all and copy your element (Ctrl + a and Ctrl + c).

Paste into your image.

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Use the Free Transform tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) to resize and move your element to the right side of the frame to balance the butterfly on the left.

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My Free Transform Tool settings are:

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After confirming your settings, right click on the layer pallet and paste layer style to the new element you added.

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Your image should look like this now.

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Select one of the sucker elements. I chose ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element31.png.

Select all and copy the element (Ctrl + a and Ctrl + c)

Paste into your image (Ctrl + v)

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Using the Free Transform Tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) adjust the element to the right side of the image rotating 30.1ᵒ so that the sucker runs at a similar angle to the leg of the tube.

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Here are the settings on my Free Transform Tool.

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Right click on your layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style

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Your image should now look like this.

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Save your image.

Add your CopyRight information. I use the font FFF Galaxy at 8pt font and the anti-aliasing set to none. Once you have your copyright the way you want them, Right click on the copy right layer in the Layer Pallet and select Rasterize layer.

Go to Filters. Select Eye Candy 4000, then Select Gradient Glow.

Select your Gradient around the copyright layer. This is what I use.

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Use the Free Transform tool to rotate the copyright -90ᵒ and move it to the left side of the frame image.

Select all of your frame, tube and element layers in the Layer Pallet by clicking on the first frame layer (Layer 1), then holding Shift and scrolling to select Layer 5 (sucker layer). Use the Free Transform tool to reduce the size to 90% and adjust the layers so the top of the wings touches the top of the image.

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Confirm the adjustment then select your Copyright Layer. Move it to the area on the left of the image to touch your frame.

Select your Text tool again and add your name. The font I used was JacobaLightDB at 72 pt font and Smooth in Anti-Aliasing.

Position your name how you want.

Right click on your text layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style to add your drop shadow.

Double click on Blending Options and add the following blending options.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel & Emboss

Bevel & Emboss

Color Overlay

Stroke

Stroke

Save your image, you’re now finished. I would love to see what you do with this tutorial.

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