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melanieicamelia

***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.

snc-ishi-amelia bd_ameliapv

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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

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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:

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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.

35

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.

37

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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~💕CT for Monti’s Scraps💕~💞
Scrap Kit: Blue Steam Ahead: http://bit.ly/2cHdeBX
Art: Hannah Lynn: Tube 34-1: http://bit.ly/2bTZGwT
Tag based off the tutorial by Dragonfly’s PSP at: http://dragonflyspsp.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/magical-steam-girl.html

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LiadanICCarlaLilMzBrainstorm

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 August 31, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have a fairly decent (moderate) 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 Ishika Chowdhury.

Start by opening 2 papers from your kit in PaintShop Pro. One you want to be colored and one paper you want to be gray tone. Put the colored paper as layer 1 and your gray tone paper as layer 2.

Go to Layer – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from disc.

Apply the same mask to both layers.

Save your image as a .psd file and exit PaintShop Pro.

Open your image in Photoshop.

Select your gray tone masked layer and choose a blend mode. For my first tag I used Hue and the second tag I used Darken. Pick the blend mode you feel works best for your tag.

Open a frame or window element from your kit.

Open the blending options by right clicking on your layer and add a drop shadow to your frame. Once you are happy with your drop shadow right click on your layer and select copy layer style.

Place the frame/window element on the left or right of your image.  Use additional elements to create embellishment around your frame/window. Place your drop shadow on each layer by right clicking and selecting Paste Layer Style.

Now add any additional elements to your image to balance the image leaving a space in the middle of the tag for your tube.

Add your drop shadow to each layer you add by right clicking the layer and selecting Paste Layer Style.

Open your tube and add it to your image.

Add your drop shadow to the tube layer.

Crop your tube as needed.

Now we need to make a cluster to finish off the tag.

Open a new 1000 x 1000 image.

Open a branch element from your kit

Add your drop shadow to your branch in the new image.

2

Open a ribbon element and place it over your branch element. Use the Free Transform Tool under Edit to resize and position the ribbon so that it runs across the branch the same general direction the branch does, and extending on both sides of the branch (left and right).

Add your drop shadow to your ribbon element.

3

Open a charm/flower/graffiti element.

Use the Free Transform tool to resize your element and place it towards the bottom middle of your branch so that the charm extends below your branch element.

Apply your drop shadow to your charm element.

4

Open a flower element. Use the free transform tool to place this flower to the top left of your cluster. Add your drop shadow. This flower needs to be approximately the same size of smaller than the charm.

5

Right click on your flower layer and duplicate the layer.

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Use the Move tool to move this layer to the bottom of the cluster so that it overlays the charm and extends to the right of the charm. Your drop shadow will already be applied to the layer since we duplicated the previous layer.

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Open another flower element. Using the free transform tool place the new flower over the top left flower, so that it is at the bottom of the flower but there is a gap between the flowers and charm in the center of your cluster.

Add your drop shadow to this layer. This flower should be a medium size flower in the cluster.

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Open a last flower element. Using the Free Transform tool place this flower into the gap left in the cluster between the two small flowers. Paste your layer style to this element.

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Your cluster is now complete.

Select the first layer of the cluster and hold shift and click the top layer of your cluster.

Drag the layers into your main image. Use the Group Layers function under the Layers menu to group your cluster.

Use Edit – Free Transform to resize and place your cluster either on the left or right bottom of your frame/window element.

Go to Image – Image size and resize your image to 400 X 400.

Save your image.

Add your copyright to the tag and right click the layer. Rasterize the layer.

Go to Filter – Eye Candy 4000.

Select Gradient Glow.

Add your gradient to your copyright. The settings I use are in the image below.

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Now select a font for your name and put your name on your tag.

In the blending options add a drop shadow and outer glow to your liking.

Save your work as a .png and you’re ready to share your new tag!

LiadanICCarlaBlissfulDesigns

I’d love to see your results with my tutorial.

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MontiAMTonyasGothicDream-vi

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:

  • Scrap Kit: I used Tonya’s Gothic Dream Mini Kit by Monti Scraps available at CDO.
  • Tube of choice: I used Anna Marine Individual Tube 7-2 also from CDO. Do not use this tube without having a valid license to do so.
  • Circular Mask of Choice. I used Moonbeams and Spiderwebs Mask 85. Which you can download from her website here.
  • Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow.

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 August 29, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have a fairly decent (moderate) 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

Remember to save your work often.

First open your paper of choice from your kit in Paintshop Pro.

Apply your mask by going to Layer – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disc.

Use the settings Fit to Canvas, Hide all Mask and Source Luminance as shown in the image below. Invert your transparency if your mask is white on the outside where the mask in the image shows black.2

Save the file as the name you wish to give your tag. I used AMTonyasGothicDream.

Close the file in PaintShop Pro and open it in PhotoShop.

You can close PSP if you wish at this point.

Select your first element from the kit. This needs to be a vertical thin element like a ribbon, branch or string. For this element I used the curled ribbon with charms hanging from it.

Place it on the left side of the tag appearing to hang at off the curved side of the masked layer about halfway down the curve. Use the free transform tool to resize your element so that it ends before the bottom curve of the mask.

Add a drop shadow to your element. The settings I used for my drop shadow are shown below.

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Copy your layer style as you will paste this on each subsequent layer.

Open your second element. This needs to be an element that is taller than it is wide such as a building, vertical leaf, item of clothing etc. You do want this element to have some substance to it, unlike the ribbon/branch used earlier. For this element I used the castle element.

Place this on the left so that you can see your first element. Use the free transform tool (ctrl + T) to resize the element. You want this element to take up about 60% of the height of your tag, and raise above the top of your mask layer.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

Open your third vertical element. This element needs to be similar to the second that it has some substance in both height & width but be taller than it is wide. For this element I chose the dress.

Place this element on the right side of the tag. Use the free transform tool to size the element to the size you desire. This element will be about 50% of the mask in height, and not go above or below the mask’s top or bottom.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

Select another tall thin element. This will be another ribbon, branch or string. For this element I selected the two ribbons on the clasp.

Use the Free Transform tool to resize and place this element so it appears to hang on the curve of the circle closer to the top of the circle on the right.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

This is what I have so far.

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Now open your tube, and place it in the image. Use the Free Transform tool to resize your tube so that it is situated as you wish in the tag.

Add your drop shadow to this layer with the paste layer style.

This is what I have so far.

3

Note copyright will be added later but is shown in tutorial at this point.

Now select a frame element. Use the free transform tool to resize and place your frame.  I recommend a frame with a cluster already on it, if you don’t have a cluster you will need to add a cluster to your frame on the bottom right.

Add your drop shadow to the frame element. Select your tube layer.

Using the magic wand tool

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select the outside area of your tube.

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Right click and select inverse.

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Delete the frame at the top over the tube then deselect using the select menu, and delete the left part of the frame and the bottom of the fame up to your cluster.

Note the images above already show the frame deleted.

Now create a cluster for the left side of your tag. I used 3 elements, the heart with bat wings, the graffiti and the barbed wire heart to do this in my tag. Add your drop shadow to all layers in your cluster, and position to fill in the hole at the bottom left of the tag.

Tip: You can select all layers of your cluster once created and use the free transform tool to resize the layers together into your gap.

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Using Image – Image size resize your image to 400 x 400.

Now it’s time to add your copyright information.

I use FFF Galaxy for my font.  8 point with none for anti-aliasing mode.

Rasterize your layer by right clicking the layer.

Save your work.

Under Filters go to Eye Candy 4000. Select Gradient Glow…

Under Basic use the settings

Glow Width 0.04
Soft Corners % 16
Overall Opacity % 100
Check Draw Only Outside Selection

Under Color select a color that complements your tag but allows the text to be read easily.

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Save your work again.

Now add your name. Place in a location you like on your tag.

I used the font Aaargh in 48 point normal smooth anti-aliased mode.

The color I used was complementary to my tag.

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Then paste your layer style to the name for the drop shadow.

Add a Stroke and outer glow using the following settings.

10Outer Glow

11Stroke

Save your tag because you’re now done.

LiadanAMTonyasGothicDream

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