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Monday, 25 August 2014

Rise and Shine





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

I used a puke happy kit called “Rise and Shine” from
You can purchase this fabulous kit from

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Copy paper 12, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste Scatter 2 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Clock as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Frame 3 as a new layer, resize 60% and place in position.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the frame to make a selection, invert the selection, contract it by 10 and make a new layer below the frame, copy paper 2 and paste it into the selection.  Paste your tube, or close up if you have one, as a new layer and position in the frame on the right hand side, invert the selection and hit delete.  Mirror the tube then copy it and paste it again, resize 80% and position in the left hand part of the frame, again hit delete.  Change the blend mode on the tubes to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 60.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste Coffee Rings as a new layer, resize 30%, mirror and place in position.

Paste Flower 2 as a new layer, resize 70%, drag down to just above the clock, place in position erasing the bottom part of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flowers 1 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Lights as a new layer on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cloud as a new layer, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste Ribbon 1 as a new layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 1 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower 4 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Paste WordArt 7 as a new layer, resize 55%, use your Pick tool to stretch it up a bit taller (remember to unsharp mask after as it will make it blurry), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste grass as a new layer, resize 60% and flip, drag below the word art, position along the bottom of the tube and apply the drop shadow,  erase what shows below the word art and then lower the opacity of you eraser to 10 and dab around the bottom to blend it in.

Paste Books as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bottle as a new layer,  resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Little Bugs as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Twig in a new layer, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Thread as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bird as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Little Bug as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower 3 as a new  layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Newspaper as a new layer, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Glasses as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Muffin as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Coffee as a new layer,  resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Steam as a new layer, resize 35% and place in position.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments, I made the mask a little larger.

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







Friday, 22 August 2014

Falling for Steampunk






In this tutorial I used the art of
I think this tube is just stunning!
You need a license to use Brooke’s art, available at

I used a fabulous previously pay to use but now freebie
Kit called “Falling for Steampunk” from

I used two masks, mask 18 from
and mask 151 from

Font of choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, copy paper 4, paste it into the selection and apply Millie’s mask.  Resize 105%.

Make another layer, your selection should still be there, copy paper 1 and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply Vaybs’ mask.   Apply an inner bevel to the mask with the settings in my screenshot below.



Paste Cog 1 as a new layer, resize 85%, position in the top, right hand corner and apply the mask.

Paste Cog 3 as a new layer, resize 70% and position on the right, duplicate, position the duplicate at the bottom on the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste frame 5 as a new layer, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Décor 5 as a new layer, resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Tree as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Décor 4 as a new layer, resize 50% and rotate 180 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Glasses as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Butterfly as a new layer, resize 35% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 25%.

Paste Buckets as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste Bird as a new layer, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wood as a new layer, resize 65% and position on the left, duplicate, rotate the duplicate 10 degrees to the right and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste Sunflower as a new layer, resize 40%, drag below both copies of the wood, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Chain as a new layer, resize 65% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction, drag below the sunflower and position on the left, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right, place both copies in positon erasing the parts that overlap with the join hidden behind the sunflower, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Horse as a new layer, resize 60% and mirror, place in position, erase any of the wheels that show below the wood and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Pinecone as a new layer, drag above the sunflower, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Deco 3 as a new layer,  resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste Stick as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 75% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Owl as a new layer,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushroom as a new layer, resize 40%, drag below the wood, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize another 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Wire as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 60%, position on the wood and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Tomato as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Seeds as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste Leaf Scatter as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, position just above your tube and apply the drop shadow.  I positioned this so the largest left was over the hard edge on my tube.  Duplicate this layer, mirror the duplicate, drag it right down to just above the clogs at the bottom and position on the right, apply the drop shadow.

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











Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo






In this tutorial I used a gorgeous tube by
You need a license to use Jasmine’s art,
available at

I used a fun kit called “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” from
Loved working with this kit, Halloween is my
favourite time for tagging!
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 18 from

I used the font



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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, fill with a dark colour from the kit (I used #6b5e33) and apply the mask.

Paste Spray 1 as a new layer, resize 75% and apply a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5. 

Paste one of the spotted frames as a new layer, resize it 50%, rotate it 90 degrees in either direction and move it up a little.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and fill with another dark colour (this time I used  #3c2529), deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame (remember to change the settings).

Paste frame 7 as a new layer and resize 60%, drag it below the spotted frame, move it down a little, use your pick tool to stretch it a little wider and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element 61 as a new layer, resize 70%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move over to the left.

Paste your tube as a new layer on the top and, resizing as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 70%.

Paste element 51b as a new layer, resize 40%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51c as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15a as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56 as a new layer, resize 70% and place in position below element 15a, duplicate, bring the duplicate above element 15a and do some erasing so the ribbons are below the element, apply the drop shadow to the bottom copy , close off all your layers apart from these three, merge visible and open the closed layers.

Paste element 6 as a new layer, resize 40%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45 as a new layer, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63 as a new layer, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 34% and place in position erasing part of the loops at the ends so they are hanging on the word art and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76 as a new layer, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78 as a new layer, resize 35% and mirror, position at the top, duplicate, flip the duplicate and position at the bottom, apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layer positions and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste spray 7 as a new layer, resize 65%, drag down to just above the spotted frame and position on the right, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the left.

Finally add a few pieces of candy on the top, resize 30%, position around the bottom of your tag and apply the drop shadow.

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









Sunday, 17 August 2014

Broken






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

The kit was inspired by the art of Delphine Demers (77-3)
and is by 
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the free plugin 3D shadow by
Lokus Software
but this is not essential.

I used the font



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Copy paper 04, make a new layer on your canvs, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Paste element 18 as a new layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 6 as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 02 as an new layer, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction, duplicate and close off the duplicate for now.  Select the interior of the original copy with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10 and make a new layer, below it, copy image 9 (this is the paper preview) and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open the copy of the frame that you closed off, resize it 85%, rotate it 20 degrees to the right and place it in position.  Open paper 02, mirror it, copy it and paste it as a new layer on your canvas below the frame, resize it 30% and rotate it to the right the same as you did the frame.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand,  expand the selection as before and invert it then hit delete on the paper to remove the excess, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 55%.

Paste element 17 as a new layer, resize 40%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 02 as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 02 as a new layer, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 as a new layer, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 as a new layer, resize 40% and mirror, place in position on the right, duplicate, resize the duplicate 80%, mirror it and position on the left,  apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 as a new layer, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste element 9 as a new layer, resize 40% and place in position.  If you dont have the Lokus plugin apply the drop shadow.  If you do have it, duplicate the crow, apply the perspective shadow with the settings in my screen shot below on the original and apply the usual drop shadow on the copy.  Make sure to keep the two copies completely in line.



Paste element 8 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both butterflies in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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