Saturday, February 11, 2017

Off With Her Head

Off With Her Head
Written 2/11/2017
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.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using a tube by Danny Lee called Queen Hearts. You can purchase her at

Scrap kit is by Toxic Desirez. It is called Queen Hearts also and can be purchased at

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

Let's Begin:
Open frame 1 from the kit and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size as you wish. Make your canvas large enough to work with.

Using your freehand selection tool set on point to point carefully select around the frame as close to the inside edge that you can get.

Create a foreground background gradient using 2 colors from your tube or the kit. Set the gradient on sunburst with repeats of 2. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame. Flood fill with your gradient. Layers new raster layer.
Now using your clone tool clone parts of your tube into the selected area on the brand-new layer. Once you are happy selections select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50.

Make your gradient layer active and using your soften brush go around the edges and soften the gradient so it doesn’t look so harsh around the edges.

Add a drop shadow to the frame layer.

Open the grass from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size so it fits nicely along the bottom of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size so she is just slightly larger than the tag at this point. Place on the far-right side. Add a drop shadow.

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:
Cup of Hearts
Jar of Hearts
Melting Heart

Add your name.

Add your copyright and licensing information.

Crop and re-size if you wish.

Save your tag.


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