This tutorial was written by me on November 22, 2014 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
FTU kit by Ladyhawwk Designs, available at CDO Designers.com. Scroll down to the third kit.
Awesome tube and close-up by Keith Garvey. Keith was selling his tubes at MPT when I purchased this, he now has his own online store HERE. You must have a license to use his art.
Template #154 by HorsePlay's Pasture. Thank you Bev!
Simple Circle mask #3 from Dangerously Delicious Designz. Scroll to the very bottom of the page.
Font: I used Plebeya Pro, a pay font. Any nice script font will work well.
Drop shadows used:
Main tube: -6, 3, 28, 18
Template elements: 0, 0, 43, 12
Background Dots: 1, 1, 25, 5
Everything else: 2, 2, 43, 8
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP Mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.
Resize all layers 90%. Change the canvas size to 800 x 750. Delete the credit layer. Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank areas with white.
Activate Raster 2, select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper 3 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Drop shadow.
Repeat these steps for the following layers:
Raster 3: use Paper 5
Raster 4 & 5: use Paper 6
Raster 8: use Paper 2
Raster 9: use Paper 5, do not deselect! Open the close-up tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange as desired and tap delete. Deselect. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Drop shadow the paper layer.
Copy and paste your main tube and move it to the left side of the tag. Drop shadow.
Activate Raster 6; select all, float and defloat.
Select the flood fill tool with these settings:
Match mode: Colour
Use all layers: unchecked
Blend Mode: Normal
Alternate foreground and background colours as you fill each visible circle. Deselect. Repeat for Raster 7.
Activate Raster 10; select all, float and defloat. Add a new raster layer and flood fill (change the match mode to "None") the selection with the background colour. Deselect and delete original layer.
Add your other elements, I used:
ele5: resize 75%; free rotate 30° right. Arrange as shown in my tag. Zoom in and carefully erase part of the clip so it looks like it's actually clipped to the circles. See my tag for reference. Drop shadow.
ele16: resize 50% and arrange as shown. Duplicate twice and mirror once. Duplicate the rose once again and erase the stem. Duplicate again and resize 85%. Now duplicate each of these as many times as you wish, arranging them above the background layer. Mirror some of them as well. Once you're happy with number and placement, merge these levels together and drop shadow.
ele17: do not resize, arrange across the bottom of the small rectangle and erase the extra. Paste again and repeat. Apply "Background Dots" drop shadow listed above.
ele18: resize 80%, free rotate 30° left and sharpen.
Activate the paint brush tool with these settings:
Blend mode: Normal
Continuous & Wet look paint: unchecked
Add a new raster layer above the background layer. Alternating between foreground and background colours (right or left click) scatter some dots on the background. See my tag for reference. Drop shadow.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Resize the merged layer 90%. Unhide the background and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste Paper 5 into the selection. Deselect and apply the mask; merge the mask group.
Crop and resize your tag.
Add your name, I used Plebeya Pro, size 72, stroke 0, background colour.
Add all applicable copyright and license information, save as a png and you're finished! I hope you enjoy your new tag.
Until next time ...