Thursday, May 9, 2013


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**This Tutorial was written By Me On May 9, 2013
*This tutorial is my creation only*
Any resemblance to other tutorials is not intended 
Use my tutorial as a guide to make your tag your own 

This Tutorial is intended for those that have a working knowledge of PSP

*Supplies Needed*
PSP ( I Use 3X but should work with other versions)
Font of choice : I am using Wizards Magic ~ HERE.
Template #42 by Twyzted~ HERE
Big Mask #1 by Vix ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow For Name (Optional) / Jeans

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using a tube by Pin Up Toons.
And can be purchased  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful PTU Kit Darkness Within By Toxic Desirez
This kit is exclusive to SCS and can be found  ~ HERE
Thank you Kristin for making such amazing kits for us to create with.

Always remember to duplicate your tube and close original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer Unless otherwise stated
D/s means Drop Shadow
Remember to sharpen after resizing
Resizing is always smartsize
Elements are added with a D/S unless otherwise stated 
And see my finished tag for placement

*Let's Get Started*

Open template, duplicate close original delete credits and the following layers, 6, 6shadow,9,10,11,14,15,7,13and 12, Canvas Size 800x650, and floodfill raster 1 layer with white, We can resize later I just like having enough room to work with.

Raster 4 : 
Select all/float/defloat open Darkness Within Background c/p resize by 65% invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.

Raster 18 : 
we will be doing these same settings for all glitter layers.
Add noise Guassian/40/Monochrome Checked, Sharpen

Raster 2 : 
Select all/float/defloat open paper 11 duplicate close original Free Rotate 90/left/all layers checked c/p invert/delete/deselect Add noise Uniform.20.monochrome checked and add slight inner bevel then delete template layer.
Copy of Raster 2 :
Repeat same steps as you did for raster 2 except flip paper.

Raster 5 : 
Select all/float/defloat new layer, make a gradient from 2 colors of your kit I used F-#99c4e7, B-#29023f Forward/Background, Linear/Angle 45, repeats 4, Invert not checked, floodfill your layer with the gradient then appy default settings deselect and add slight inner bevel then delete template layer.

Raster 8 : 
repeat same steps as you did for Raster 18

Raster 3 :
Select all/float/defloat new layer floodfill with the same gradient except change the setting to Repeats 3, Invert checked , open tube mine comes with 3 layers I am using the middle sized layer, c/p arrange invert/delete/deselect change the blend mode to Lumiance(L) then apply blinds 6,20,Black,Both Boxes Checked, delete template layer.

Raster 17 : 
repeat same steps as you did for the other glitter layers.

Copy of Raster 3 : 
Repeat same steps as you did for raster 3 just mirror your tube.

Open main tube c/p arrange Duplicate Guassian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to Overlay or whatever works best for your tube add d/s to original tube layer.

~Time to add the elements I used the following~
Wordart - 65% add fat white gradient glow 3.00 and d/s then move behind circle layer.
Moon - 45%
Tombstone - 35%
Roses - 40% rotate with pick tool
Cross - 40% rotate with pick tool
Raven - 25% mirror
Bones - 25%
Gem - 50% rotate with pick tool, arrange duplicate/mirror
Add anymore elements you wish and a dropshadow to each.
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable.
Select all Add new layer open paper 2 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group.
Merge visable then resize as desired.
Add your copyright, I add mine after i have resized it it keeps it crisp and clear.
Add your name in font of choice.
Save as a PNG and Your Done!!

~Thank You for trying my tutorial, I hope you found it fun and easy to follow~

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