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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else- Judy Garland

Kit of choice- I used "Skulls in Black" by Pink Candy Designs here

Tube of choice- I'm using the artwork of Jose Cano. I bought this tube when he was at MPT. You can now purchase his work at PTE. You must have a valid license to use his work.

Template- "Originality" from my girl Sarah at Sarah's Tags N Things here. Thank you for this great temp girl, you RAWK!!! Make sure you poke around her blog for some other great freebies!!

Mask- gemsmask187 here

Font of choice

Plug Ins- EC4>gradient glow, EC4>BevelBoss

Here we go :)

Open your template. Ctrl+D. close out the original
delete the credit layer

we're going to work from the bottom up!
Highlight raster 9
activate your Manual Color Correction tool
change to a color that compliments your tube
Apply EC4>bevel boss at your preferred settings
add a drop shadow of choice
Repeat the above steps with Copy of Raster 9 layer

Highlight Raster 6
Selections>select all>float>defloat
c/p tube and position
hit delete on your keyboard
add any effects of your choice
change blend mode to Luminance (L)
duplicate image and mirror.
move above Copy of Raster6 layer

Highlight Raster 2
EC4>gradient glow:
Fat, White, width 3

Highlight Raster 3
selections>select all>float>defloat
add a new raster layer
fill with gradient or color of choice
effects>texture effects>blinds:
width 4, opacity 25, both boxes checked
delete original layer

c/p flame element onto canvas
resize and position
you may need to erase any extra bits outside the circle
duplicate, mirror
EC4>gradient glow- same settings as above

c/p sparkles. resize and position

c/p tube of choice
duplicate image
on top tube layer:
adjust>blur>gaussian blur 3
on bottom tube layer add drop shadow

c/p screw onto canvas
resize and position at upper left
duplicate and mirror

highlight raster 7
Use your Manual Color Correction tool
change to same color as before
adjust>add noise:
Uniform, 25%, monochrome checked

c/p lips onto canvas
resize, duplicate, mirror

crop and resize your tag
add license and copy right info
add name and any text of choice
merge, save, enjoy :)

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