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 of your choice. I am using an exclusive tube that was created by Arthur Crowe. This tube is exclusive to The Taggers Lounge psp forum. You can get this tube simply by participating at the forum. You can find the forum at http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com/ You must have a TTL license to use this image. You can find Arthur’s awesome tubes at https://arthurcrowesfactory.com/store/
Scrap kit is another exclusive made for The Taggers Lounge forum. This kit was made by Jens Sweet Temptations. You can also get this kit by participating at the forum. You can find other goodies by Jen at http://jenssweettemptations.blogspot.ca/
Font of your choice. I am using Amastery(I also used some of the extra swashes)
Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Open element 29 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Make your canvas large enough to work with. Resize the frame by 120%.
Using your freehand selection tool set on point to point carefully go around the outside edge of the frame and select it. Be really careful that you do not go outside of the frame.
Layers new raster layer. Drag under the frame.
Open paper 5 and copy and paste into selection.
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position so that her top half is within the framed area but also some poking out around if you wish. Erase any bits you do not want. Selections select none.
Add a drop shadow to both your tube and the frame.
Open element 44. Copy and paste as a new layer and drag to the very bottom. Place at the top right side near your tubes head. Now here is where it is going to take some work from you but it’s so worth it in the end. You are going to duplicate this leaf element several times and rotate it so that you can place it around the frame from the top right to the bottom right. I rotated mine by 15 and 30 degrees. Make sure you sharpen every time you rotate. Once you get them built up the way you want then merge them all together and duplicate that merged layer and image flip horizontal and move to the left side. You should have a complete ring of leaves all the way around the frame. Once you are happy then merge both layers together. Duplicate. On the bottom copy Adjust Blur Guassian Blur at 15. On this blurred layer go to effects texture effects Blinds with the following settings:
Add a drop shadow to the top copy of the leaves layer.
Now here is where some freedom of expression can come in. Let’s begin building up the flowers all around the frame. You can use any flowers of your choice from the kit. Use as little or as much as you want. I placed some under the frame and peeking out. I placed some on top. Re-size them as you need to. Add a drop shadow to each one.
Once you get all of your flowers on let’s add some other elements.
Open element GElement. And copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Move to the bottom left corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 33. Copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% 2x. Move to the bottom left in front of the water buckets element. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 9 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and then again by 70%. Drag under the frog layer. Place at the bottom on the right side of the frog. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 6 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% 2x and image flip horizontal. Place on top of the water buckets element. Add a drop shadow.
You can of course at this time add any other elements if you wish and make the tag uniquely yours. I chose to stop here.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.