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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Until All The Pieces Fit




Until All Of The Pieces Fit
written 4/14/2016

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to make your tag unique by using your own choice of tube and scrap kit. 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 purely coincidental.

Supplies Used:


Matching scrap kit by Lil Mz Brainstorm. You can purchase it at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18960

Font of your choice. I am using Nailika. This is a PTU font.

Plugins:
NONE

Drop shadow used throughout:
0 0 60 9.00 black

Let's Begin:
Open element 32 and shift+D to duplicate.
Close the original.
Re-size to a size you are happy with.
Make your canvas large enough to give you room to work with.
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame.
Selections modify and expand by 1.
Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame.
Open paper 11 and copy and paste into selection.
Leave selected.
Open the closeup of your tube and copy and paste into the framed selected area.
Position how you want.
Selections invert and hit delete.
Selections select none.
Add a drop shadow.
Change the properties of this layer to Luminance Legacy.
Add a drop shadow to the frame
Using your preset elipse tool we are going to draw a circle around the frame that we can put some text on a path around.
I will explain how I do this .. I know everyone does it differently so no matter how you do it .. its the end result that matters.
Turn your background color off.
Draw a vector circle around the outside of the frame.
Leave it as a vector layer.
Set your font to how you want it but be sure that it is set to floating.
Place your mouse over the round vector layer you drew.
It will turn to an A with a line under and then start typing.
Once you get your text around and its floating promote that floating layer to a raster layer.
Selections select none.
Delete the vector layer.
Add a drop shadow to the text.
Open element 16 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Drag to the bottom.
Place so it is peeking out around the framed image.
Duplicate and move this copy to the opposite side.
Open your full sized tube and copy and paste as a new layer.
Re-size until it is just larger than the frame.
Place on the far right side.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 25 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Re-size.
Move the far left side.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 24 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Re-size.
Image free rotate to the right 23 degrees.
Adjust sharpen.
Move over to the far left in front of the paint can.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 35 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Re-size.
Move to the bottom and to the right by your full sized tube.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 125 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Re-size.
Move to the far left above the paint can.
Add your name.
I also duplicated the ribbon and moved the duplicate down near my name.
Add some additional text along the bottom if you wish like I did.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.

 

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