This tutorial was written by me on August 12th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Death Becomes Us" is a dark and delightful tagger-size kit by Soxsational Scraps. You can find it at TKO Scraps. Thanks for this great kit Tracey!
Tube by Anna Marine, who was with CILM when I purchased it. You can now purchase her tubes from CDO.
Template #32 by Tracy F. Designz. Download from her blog HERE. Scroll down and you will find bulk download links on the right side.
Mask #192 from Gems Taggin' Scraps.
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Xero Soft Mood & Radiance
Eye Candy Impact Perspective Shadow
Font used: Excellentia in excelsis, HERE.
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Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate, close original.
Delete the credit layer, change the canvas size to 800 x 700. Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and send to the bottom.
Activate the Circle layer. Select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper 8 and resize 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 65, Blur 13.
Repeat these steps for the following layers, using the papers indicated or papers of your choice.
Square: Paper 3. Do not deselect. Open the tube and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and position at the far left, as shown. Use the eraser to remove any parts of the tube that overlap at the side and bottom. Do not deselect. Undo the resize of the tube and copy/paste as a new layer. Move below and to the left of the original tube. Tap delete and deselect. Apply Xero, Soft Mood using the default settings, but change the Haziness to 100. Click OK.
Apply Xero Radiance using these settings:
Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize > Set both Hue and Saturation to 0.
Change the opacity to 65 - 70% depending on your preference. Apply drop shadow above to the paper layer.
I used Eye Candy Impact Perspective Shadow for the main tube using these settings:
Strip 1 & Strip 2: Paper 2, resize 75%.
Activate Dark Angel text layer. Apply Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow using these settings:
Under the Colour tab:
Choose "Fat", change the colour of both pots to #c8bbc0. Slide the right pot slightly to the left.
Under the Basic tab:
Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked
Apply drop shadow of choice: I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5. Apply the same drop shadow to Dark Angel text 2.
Activate the Dotted Lines; select all, float and defloat.
Add a new raster layer. Zoom in and flood fill with #e0c7d0. Deselect and delete original layer. Apply drop shadow above.
Add your elements, I used:
#04: resize 65%
#06: resize 70%
#31: resize 80%
#51: resize 20%
#74: resize 80%
Apply drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 10.
HIde the background layer and merge visible. Resize merged layer 85%. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste Paper 1 into the selection. Deselect. Apply Gaussian Blur with a radius of 3. Apply Gem's mask #192 and merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust size and placement.
Crop and resize your tag. Add your name using Excellentia in excelsis or a font of choice. Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png, all finished!
I'd love to see your results, email me HERE. :)