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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love Is My Drug






In this tutorial I used a the art of
Unfortunately Eclipsy no longer sells her art in tube form.
I purchased my license to use the tube from
The PSP Project.

I used the kit “Your Love is my Drug”.
This kit was free for a limited time and will
Be available again to purchase for $1 from

I used mask 4 from set 19 and mask 3 from set 8 by

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 6 into the selection, apply mask 3, resize 95% and mirror.

Make another layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 4 and resize 85%.

Paste heart 01, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 04, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste label 02, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 01, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste frame 02, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste your main tube, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to frame 01 and select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and fill with colour #282726.  Paste the tube again, resize it 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete to remove the excess and deselect.   Lower the opacity on the tube to around 40 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.   

Go to frame 02 and repeat the above selecting a small part of your tube.

Paste label 01, resize 40%, place in position below the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves 01, resize 30% and rotate 80 degrees to the left, duplicate and mirror the copy.   Drag the original below label 01, place both copies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower stem 01, it should be just below the main tube, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower 01, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste heartscatter on the top, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste flower 03, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 05, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 04, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the padlock, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ribbon 07, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Weekend in Paris






In this tutorial I used the classy tube “Amy” by
You can purchase Stan’s tubes at

The kit is “Saint Valentin” from
This lovely kit has some great colour options and can be purchased at

I used Valentine mask 01 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 29%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 3 and resize it 65%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste paper 9 again as a new layer below the frame, resize the paper 40% and position it in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 14, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 40%, drag below the tube, duplicate, flip one copy and position on the left, move the other over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 38, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 35% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 on the top, resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11,  resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments

Paste the tube again between the frame and the paper, resize 60% and position in the frame, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

 When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







Monday, 13 February 2017

Pretty as a Peacock






In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Angel Baby”
From the newest pack 86 from
You can purchase the tube at

I used a kit inspired by the tube 152-2 by Jasmine Becket-Griffith from
The kit can be purchased at

I used mask 63 from Simone of
and mask 89 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 65, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 an fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, apply Simone’s mask and resize it 95%.

Make another layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the Moonbeams and Spiderwebs mask, resize it 80% and move it over to the left a little.

Paste element 26, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 55% and place in position.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand,  expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and fill with #47392e. 

Open the close up tube, open the brown eye layer, set your foreground colour to #006e00 and recolour the eyes green using the Change to Target tool (if you do not know how to use this tool, check out my tutorial on recolouring on my Tips and Tricks page).  Paste the tube as a new layer, resize it 90%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Lower the opacity on the tube to around 60 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the main tube with the eyes blue, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 60%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 50%, drag below the trunk, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 30%, duplicate, drag the copy above the trunk, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 10, it should be above the trunk, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 on the top.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, drag down to just above the masks  and duplicate twice, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 14 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5 below the main tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










Sunday, 12 February 2017

Broken Up







In this tutorial I used the awesome art of
You need a license to use Enys’ art, available at

The kit is “Broken” from
This kit is just amazing, I so loved working with it.
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask


Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste spray 13 and resize 75%.

Paste spray 6 and resize 75%.

Paste element 99, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 40% and move into position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and fill with #231f1c.  Paste the tube with the wings, resize it 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube again, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 9, resize 50%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 40% and mirror, position to the right of the tube, duplicate, position the copy to the left of her and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 43b,  resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 94, resize 25%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42b, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 20% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Pates element  92, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 1 above the clock, resize 90% and place in position (change your background to black to check it).

Paste the tube again, mirror it and drag it down to just above the mask.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, position the tube on the right looking through the wire, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.