This tutorial was written by me on February 10th 2012, and is
entirely my own work.
Any resemblance to other tutorials/designs on the net is
Please do not rip this tutorial apart or claim it as your own work.
This tutorial is done in PSP 9 but maybe done in other versions as
well. A basic understanding of the program and it's tools is needed.
Use your own choice of Drop Shadow .. as I won't mention it unless it's
relevant to the finished tag.
Tube of choice .. I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis .. and you
can buy this tube at PTE http://psptubesemporium.com/
The kit is a PTU kit from Sam's Scarps called Military Mama which you
can buy at the PSP Project http://www.thepspproject.com/
PlugIns : Eye Candy HSB Noise and Gradient Glow, Mura Meisters Copies
Fonts : Birth of a Hero
Let's Get Started :)
Open a new 650 x 650 image - you can always resize later
Open up your tube - copy and paste as new layer. (We are doing this now
so we have the tube and can check the position of elements etc.)
Copy and Paste Paper 12 as a new layer and resize by 77%. Adjust
Sharpness. Using Mask of choice, go to Layers, New Mask Layer, from
Image. Layers, Merge Group. Then add Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds.
Element Glitter Splat 1 - copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 44%
and move to the left. Duplicate and mirror. Duplicate and flip and move
to the centre bottom of the tag.
Choose a color from your tube, I used #6a743f and make this your
background color. Using your Elipse Shape Tool draw out a circle,
checking the size to match my tag.
Now change your background color to White and draw another circle -
slightly bigger than the one you already have. Drag this layer down
below the colored circle you already have.Add a Gradient Glow.
Now choose a close up of your tube, and copy and paste this as a new
layer, placing the layer above the colored circle. Move this tube
around until you have it sitting where you like.
Using your magic wand, click anywhere on the circle 1 layer, then move
up to your tube layer and hit delete. Your tube will now be showing
sitting in the circle. Change Opacity to 56 and Blend Mode to Overlay
or whichever mode you like.
Element Hanging Hearts - Copy and paste as new layer, and resize by 55%
and place on top of the colored circle.
Element Postcard - Copy and Paste as new layer and resize by 44%.
Move to the right and using the Raster Deform tool, rotate slightly so
it sits at an angle. You can add whatever wording you like to this or
leave it blank.
Element Truck 1 - Copy and paste as new layer and resize by 77%,
placing to the bottom of the circle shapes.
Element Basket - Copy and Paste as new layer and resize by 30%. Sit
this in front of the truck's door.
Element Canteen - Copy and Paste as new layer and resize by 30%. Sit
this next to the basket.
Element Dog Tags - Copy and Paste as new layer and resize by 30%. Move
this down the tag and to the right of your tube. Adjust Sharpness.
Element Barbed Wire - copy and paste as new layer and resize by 44%.
Make this layer sit above your tube layer.
Now - Free Choice - go through and add any other elements that you like
... make this tag your own and play around - there are so many elements
in this kit to choose from.
Using your font of Choice ... I used BIRTH OF A HERO, type out CALL OF
DUTY in size 72. Add any effects you desire, and place at the bottom of
Add your copyright information - making sure you can read it clearly.
Add your name, and save as a PNG file.