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This tutorial was written by me on June 24th, 2012 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 was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Bubbles Dream called "Sandy Love". I loved this kit the moment I saw it! You can get it from Lollipops & Gumdrops. Thanks so much Dominique!
Tube of choice: I used the art of Gennadiy Koufay. You can purchase his tubes from CDO. Please don't use without a license.
Template: I used template #25 by Twyzted T's Playroom. I love all her templates!
Word Art created by me: download HERE.
Mask: I used mask #80 by Designs by Vaybs.
Font: I used Mr. Canfields, a pay font. Monika Italic is an almost identical free font and can be downloaded HERE.
Drop shadows used:
For template elements (not the frames) & tube: H&V 0, Opacity 58, Blur 12
Other elements & name: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 8
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Save the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original. Resize all layers 90%.
Delete Raster 13, change the canvas size to 750 x 750. Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.
Activate Raster 10, select all, float and defloat.
Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange as desired. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.
Continue in this manner for the remaining template layers except for the frames, raster 8 and raster 9. For each of these layers select all, float and defloat. Expand the selection by 1 and flood fill with #9e8c80. Deselect. Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Select Gaussian, 55%, monochrome checked. Click OK.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Resize if desired, I did not resize mine. Paste above the frame for the half circles. Duplicate and move the copy below the frames. Using the eraser, carefully remove the part of the copy showing below the frame and erase the bottom part of the original tube above the frame. Drop shadow the copy (below the frames) only. Use the drop shadow noted above or one of your choice.
Copy and paste the word art and arrange the layers as desired. Using the Colour Replacer Tool, change the colour from black to #50453a. Repeat for all three word art layers.
Activate the "HOT" layer. Select all, float and defloat. Expand the selection by 2. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #f8f5e4. Move this layer below the "HOT" layer. Activate the "HOT" layer and merge down.
Add your elements, I used:
3: resize 50%, then 80%
7: resize 30%
8: resize 70%
14: resize 40%
19: do not resize
26: resize 40%, then 95%
28: resize 50%
31: resize 30%, then 85%
38: resize 60%
44: resize 30%
Drop shadow all elements using settings above or of your choice.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Resize merged layer 90%. Unhide 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.
Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!
I'd love to see your results and add them to my slide show! Email me HERE.
Hugs, Carol ♥