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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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This Tutorial was written on January 3rd, 2012 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
Do not translate or script.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
Which you can purchase for use HERE

Kit of choice.
I am using a Scrapkit called, “PS I love you” by Kikeka Kits
You can find this HERE
I also used some sparkles from another one of her kits called, “After the Rain” I used this kit in a previous tutorial I did, you can skip using this or find some others you'd like to use if you'd like or even get that kit, it's an amaing kit and will not disappoint.

Mask of Choice.
I am using Mask349 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Open up a new canvas
Open paper05
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas.

Take your Ellipse Tool
and draw out a circle 450px by 450px, color black.
Drag the shape layer below the paper layer
In your layers pallate hold down the alt key until the two little circles come up (you cursor will just change) When it does click your left mouse button once.
Click on the original paper layer, and then merge visible
Ctrl + A
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Vertical Centers
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Horizontal Centers

Use your Ellipse tool again and drag out another black circle with the size of 350 px by 350 px
Ctrl + A
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Vertical Centers
Layers → Align Layers to Selection → Horizontal Centers
Ctrl + Click on the white circle in your layers pallate to select the circle.
On the paper layer, press delete.
Delete the ellipse circle we just made.

Ctrl + Click on your now frame in the layers pallate to select it
Select → Modify → Expand, by 3
Add a New layer and flood fill with color of choice on the new layer
Drag below your paper frame
Filter → Noise → Add noise
25%, Gaussian, Monochromatic
Add a drop shadow to this layer

On the paper frame add a bevel and contour
All at default, except change soften to 15
Merge the two layers together.
Add a new layer and drag below your frame
Flood fill with white.

Open paper06
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
This will be above the white layer, below the frame we made
Use your magic wand to select inside of your frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert your selection
On the paper layer we just added, press delete

Open paper08
Resize to 600px by 600px
Copy and paste into your canvas
Have this layer below the frame background layer we just made
Apply your mask here

Open vine04
This will be above your frame backround but below your frame
Resize and position to your liking
Change the blend mode to overly

Open your tube
Copy and paste into your canvas
Resize and position how you'd like to
Duplicate once you're happy with this
Have one just above your frame, one just below
on the bottom one, erase any of the tube that may be sticking below your frame
Add a drop shadow.
The top tube layer, erase any of the bottom that is over the frame our outside of it.
Once you're happy with this, duplicate this layer
On the new layer
Filter → Blur, Gaussian Blur, Radius of 3.0
Change the blend mode of this layer to overlay

Now just add the elements you'd like to on your tag
resized and repositioned to your liking
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless specified

doodle01 (no drop shadow)
vine01 (no drop shadow)
leaves04 (I erased a bit of this stem)
I then added two sets of sparkles here
I also added my own wordart here

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color, all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright information

If you're happy with your results save to your liking and you're done!!


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