Sunday, July 3, 2016


Written 7/3/2016
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 them 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.
Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. Preferably a close-up for this tutorial. I am using the work of Jose Cano. I purchased this tube at MPT when they were in business but you can now get Jose’s tubes at
Scrap kit is by Amy Marie’s Kits. The kit is called Turquoise. You can get the kit at
Template is by Sylly Creationz and Dangerously Delicious Designz. You can download the template at
Font of your choice. I am using Ballerina Script. You can download it at
Xero Porcelain Dot and Cross (optional)
Drop shadow used throughout:
0 0 75 9.50 black

Let's Begin:
Open the tag template and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Remove the info layer. Make your canvas large enough to work with. Fill each of the layers on the template with papers from the kit or colors/gradients of your choice. Once you are done add a drop shadow to each layer.
On the smaller blue circles open selections select all float and de-float. Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position within the selected area. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none. Apply the Xero Porcelain plugin using the default settings.
When you get to the main center circle layer open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer again. Center within the circle. Erase any bits you do not want hanging out. Apply the Xero Porcelain plugin again.
On the word Friendship I applied Penta Dot and Cross with the top value set to 20. This is completely up to you but I wanted it to have a little texture.
On the bottom rectangle layers. Duplicate. On the bottom layer adjust blur Gaussian blur and blur at 25.00. Apply the Dot and Cross plugin again but change the top value to 140.
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:
Merge all layers visible. Duplicate. On the top layer go to adjust blur Gaussian blur by 10.00. Lower the opacity of this blurred layer to 45.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.

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