Monday, March 5, 2012


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
purely conincidental.
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 

Fonts - Century Gothic


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 
PNG File.

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