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In this tutorial I used the beautiful art of
Maxine Gadd.
You need a license to use Maxine’s art, available at

I used a gorgeous kit called “Cleopatra” by
I love Egypt and really enjoyed working with this kit.
You can purchase it at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 141 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 650 and fill with white.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-pp6 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. 

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-E9 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, draw an oblong selection around the bottom part of the element something like my screenshot below and hit delete, deselect, move the element up and apply the drop shadow.



Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e41 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, drag down below the first element and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and position on the right, again duplicate, mirror and move to the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 62%.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e27 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 33% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers. Drag the element that is on the right below the chest.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e58 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e37 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 40% and rotate 5 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cleopatra-e26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.








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