This tutorial was written by me on April 19th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
Scrap kit: I used a fabulous kit by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations called "A Fairy's Garden". You can find this beauty and many others at her store HERE. Thanks so much Jess!
I used the beautiful artwork of Anna Marine. You can purchase her tubes at CDO, please don't use without a license.
Mask #80 by Vaybs.
Font: I used Aquarelle, HERE.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.
From the kit, open Frame 3 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Free rotate 90 degrees right.
Zoom in to the frame and activate the freehand selection tool. Draw a selection around the frame, like this:
(Click to see full-size image)
Open Paper 7 and resize 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame. Invert selection and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open the tube and resize 70%; copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate and move the copy below the frame. Using the eraser, remove the unicorn's back hooves from both copies. You may need to clean this up a bit when you deselect, depending how close to the edge of the frame you drew your selection.
Apply a drop shadow to the copy beneath the frame only. I used V 2, H 5, Opacity 53, Blur 15.
Open Grass 2, do not resize. Mirror, then copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange on the right side as shown in my tag. Activate Grass 2 again and undo the mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange this layer on the left side. Refer to my tag as a guide. Tap delete on each layer to remove excess. Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 53, Blur 10. Use this drop shadow for all elements unless otherwise specified.
Open Pool and resize 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown. Tap delete and apply drop shadow.
Open Fairy Castle and resize 20%. Copy and paste this below the pool and grass layers. Tap delete and apply drop shadow.
Open Tree and resize 15%; mirror. Copy and paste as a new layer in front of the castle. Apply drop shadow.
Open MoonWCloud and resize 40%; copy and paste as a new layer. Apply a light drop shadow, I used H&V 0, Opacity 25, Blur 12.
Open Bridge and resize 60%; free rotate 20 degrees right. Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the tube copy. Apply drop shadow and tap delete.
Open Brushed Grass 1 and resize 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange inside the frame at the bottom right. Duplicate 3 times and arrange as shown. Apply drop shadow and tap delete after each addition.
Open Brushed Grass 2 and resize 30%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange inside the frame on the bottom left. Apply drop shadow and tap delete. Deselect.
Continue adding elements of your choice. I used:
Bird: resize 25%
Bling Leaves: resize 35%
Dragonfly: resize 30%; duplicate and resize 85%
Flowers 2: resize 25%
Flowers 3: resize 20%
Flowers 4: resize 25%
Flowers 5: resize 35%
Flowers 6: resize 30% and mirror; duplicate and mirror, resize 80%
Apply drop shadow to all elements.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy Paper 10 and paste into the selection. Deselect. Apply Vaybs mask #80 and merge mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Crop and resize your tag. Add your name using the font Aquarelle, size 72, stroke 0, background set to #000c1a. Then add all applicable copyright and license information.
Save as a png and you're finished! I hope you enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!