This tutorial was written by me on March 3rd 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.
I am using a cutie tube by Andrea Ale called CAKE which you can buy at
Scraps and the City here
Template 224 by Denz Designz here
Kit is called Sweet and Sassy and is available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Mask # 81 here http://insatiabledreams.net/Cat_s_Masks.html
Fonts - Century Gothic
LET'S GET TAGGING
Open up your template - duplicate and close out the original.
Delete the top layer (credits to Denz Designz)
Open up your tube - copy and paste as new layer, and move this tube
layer down below frame 1 layer. Now move the tube around until you get
the part of the image you like showing through the frame. Move down to
the back 1 layer and using your magic wand, click anywhere outside the
back, and when you have the marching ants showing, move back to the
tube layer and hit delete. Change Blend Mode to Luminance Legacy.
Repeat the same steps for the Frame 2 and back 2 layers.
Open Element BANNER from the kit - copy and paste as new layer. Resize
by 15% and place towards the top of your template.
Open Element FLOWER from the kit - copy and paste as new layer. Resize
by 22%. Adjust color to suit the tag. Duplicate a couple of times and
scatter around the tag.
Open Element BOW - copy and paste as new layer. Resize by 15% and place
at one end of the banner, Adjust color to suit the tag, and then
duplicate and place at the other end of the banner.
Decide now if there are any other elements you want to add - but
remember less is often more ...
Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer, making sure this is now your
top layer. Resize by 66%. Sharpen.
Now move down to your bottom layer and floodfill with a color from your
tube. Apply your mask. Add Texture Effects BLINDS to your mask
(settings to your liking). I always do my Mask last when I make a tag -
as sometimes I decide that the tag doesn't need one - others do it
differently, but it's personal taste.
Now add your copyright Information CLEARLY - add your name and save as