This Is Your Year
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique.
If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge
of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.
Tube by Very Many Tubes. This tube is called Blaze. You can purchase it at verymanytubes.com
You must have a license to use this tube. If you choose not to use this tube, then use a tube that preferably has a close up.
Scrap Kit is by Me. It is a kit that is exclusive to The Taggers Lounge Forum. You can get this kit for free simply by being a member and earning loot and purchasing it from the Shoppe.
Mask is by Weescotslass Creations. It is mask #125. You can get her great masks at http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/search/label/Masks
Font I am using is Cataleya.
Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Open frame 2 from the kit.
Shift+D to duplicate.
Close the original.
Resize the frame by 80%.
Make your canvas larger to give you plenty of room to work with by going to image – canvas size. I set mine to 900x900 but only because I like lots of room and then will crop or resize when I am all done with the tag.
Open PP1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag under the frame. Apply the mask. Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Open glitter bunch from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. This should be between your mask layer and the frame. Resize by 85%. Add noise to this layer at 100%. Add a slight drop shadow. I used V-1 H-0 Opacity-60 Blur-2.00 Color- black
Make your frame layer active. Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 4. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame layer. Open PP4 and copy and paste into selection. Selections modify and contract by 3.
Open the close up of your tube and copy and paste as a new layer under the frame layer. Resize if you need to and position most of the face inside of the framed area. Selections - invert – hit delete on your keyboard. This will clear any of the excess tube that is outside of the frame. Selections select none.
Duplicate your tube layer. On the top copy go to adjust-blur-gaussian blur and add a blur of 9.00. Set the properties of this layer to screen. Merge the 2 tube layers together. Add a drop shadow of V-0 H-0 Opacity-50 Color-Black
Add this same drop shadow to the frame layer.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
Glasses – I added noise to these at 50% but that is completely up to you.
Star bunch small
Streamer – I rotated this to the left 90 degrees but that is completely up to you.
Add a drop shadow to all of your elements.
Add your name to the tag.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop. Resize if you want to.