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This tutorial was written by me on January 2nd, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: X2, but should work in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Ann of Foxy's Designz called "Twilight Rose". What a beautiful kit this is!! Beautiful colour palette filled with various shades of rose and delicate greens, so pretty! You can find this lovely kit at Stargazer Scraps. Thanks so much Ann!
Tube of choice: I used a beautiful tube by Anna Liwanag. If you wish to use the same tube, you must purchase a license from MPT.
Mask of choice: I used one of Vaybs awesome masks, #20. Download from her blog HERE.
Plug-in used: Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow (optional, used on name only).
Font of choice: I used Water Brush.
~~ Let's make a new tag! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.
From the kit, open Frame1. Copy and paste as a new layer and move a bit to the right.
Using the rectangle selection tool, draw a selection around the frame, like this:
Open a paper of choice and resize as desired (I resized 60%). Copy and paste as a new layer, invert the selection and tap delete. Deselect.
Open the tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as desired (I didn't resize). Duplicate the tube and move the copy below the frame. Using the eraser, remove the parts of the top tube that cover the frame. I erased from her shoulder down on the right side only. Apply a drop shadow of choice to the bottom tube.
Add your elements and apply a drop shadow as you go. I used:
BowRibbon: Resize 60%; free rotate right 10 degrees
Branch1: Mirror; resize 65%, free rotate left 15 degrees
Branch2: Resize 70%, erase any bits you don't want (I removed part of the branch to make it look as if it was going behind the flowers on the right side of the frame).
Butterfly1: resize 35%
ColorDrops: Do not resize
FeatherPen: Resize 35%; free rotate right 25 degrees
FoldedHeart: Resize 60%; free rotate left 10 degrees
Make sure you're happy with the placement of everything, then hide the background layer and merge visible.
Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection. Deselect. Apply the mask and merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust the size to your satisfaction.
Crop and resize your tag, then add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a jpg or png and you're done!
Thanks for trying my tutorial!