This tutorial was written by me on July 7th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Tropical Jewels" tagger-size scrap kit by Cindy's Creative Design. This is a beautiful kit in bright tropical colours, thanks so much Cindy! Find it at TKO Scraps.
Tube ©Dean Yeagle. Dean was with CILM when I purchased this tube, you can now find his tubes at CDO.
Mask #80 by Vaybs.
Font: I used Buffet Script, HERE.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 53, Blur 10.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 800 x 750, white background.
Add a new raster layer and select all.
From the kit, open Paper 5. Copy and paste into the selection; deselect. Apply DBV mask #80 and merge the mask group.
Open Palmtree1 and resize 80%, then 90%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the right side. Duplicate and mirror, arrange as shown in my tag.
Resize the tube 80%; copy and paste as a new layer and move between the palm trees.
Open Sand1, do not resize. Copy and paste as a new layer above the background layer. Duplicate and resize 70% and move below the original, arrange on the left side. Duplicate again and move the copy to the right side. Duplicate one more time and resize 70%, move to the center, under the two previous layers. Merge these 4 layers together.
Now add the rest of your elements, I used:
Avacados: resize 15%, then 85%
Dragonfly1: resize 15%, then 85%
Drink1: resize 30%, then 80%
Drinks2: resize 30%, then 70%
Flower1 & 2: resize each 25%
Flower4: resize 15%
Flower5: resize 10%; duplicate and mirror; resize 85%
Flower9: resize 15%, then 70%, then 80%
Flower10: resize 15%, then 70%
Grass1: resize 30%, then 70%; duplicate and mirror, resize 80%. Repeat as desired.
Mask1: resize 40%
TikiBar1: resize 55%
Apply drop shadow to all layers. Hide background and mask layer, merge visible. Resize merged layer 90%.
Crop and resize your tag. Add your name. I used Buffet Script, size 72, Stroke 0, background set to #004f77. Apply drop shadow.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png and you're finished. I hope you enjoy your new tag and I'd love to see your result! Email me HERE.