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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.
And above all ... remember this tutorial and all others over the net
are guidelines. Make each tag your own, unique and original to you by
tweeking here and there.
I am using this beautiful tube by Steve Baier called SURF'S UP which
you can buy at UP YOUR ART www.upyourart.com. Thanks Steve for your
brilliant artwork ...
A kit called GOING DEEP by Wicked Princess Scraps. It was originally
PTU but is now a FTU freebie. Grab the kit here
Mask of Choice - I am using ArtMama's Mask 10
Font - Ephesis
LET'S GET STARTED :)
Open up a new 650 x 650 transparent image.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - moving to the left. Resize by
85% and adjust sharpness
Copy and paste Paper 10 from the kit. Resize by 80%
Apply your mask (which I am sure you all know to do by now) and then
drag this layer down below your tube layer. Now go to Effects, Texture
Effects Blinds with these settings
WIDTH 3 OPACITY 39 Horizontal and Light from Left/Top both checked.
(I also added the image that came with the tube, and applied the mask
and the Texture Effect to it, and moved this above the Mask layer)
Element Cat Tails - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 80%.
Move this layer to the left so it is showing from behind our Tube Layer
Element Grass - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 66%, moving
this so it sits above the cat tails layer.
Element Bottle - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 33%, and
mirror image. Have this showing out from behind the tube.
Element Bird 2 - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 22%.
Position where you like on the tag
Element Sand Doodle - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 33%.
Move this so it is showing from behind the Bottle. I also colorised
this to match the tube.
Element SailBoat - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 44%.
Lower opacity to 68 and move to the right.
Element Wave Flowers - copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 44%.
Move this layer down so it sits above your mask layer, but over to the
left, showing from behind the Artist's tube.
Element Glitter Cloud - copy and paste as a new layer, and resize to
57%. Recolor to suit your tag ..
Element SandSpill 7 - copy and paste as a new layer, arranging so this
is your top layer. Lower opacity to 80 and move slightly to the right.
Now it's time to get creative and add any other elements you would like
BUT I wouldn't over do it .. keep this simple - LESS IS MORE :)
Add your Copyright Information, and your name and save this as a PNG
ANIMATION ... if you wish ... you can add a couple of stars in the