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Monday, February 13, 2012

Kit- Wicked Intentionz by Gina's Gems Scraps which is available at Twilight Scraps here. This kit is packed full with 177 elements, 8 frames and 34 papers!! 
Tube- I used a gorgeous image by Virgo which is available for purchase from PicsForDesign here with a valid license. 
Mask- AR315_CMC_mask140 from the Creative Misfits blog here
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
(I use a Mac, so when I use "Command" you may need to hit "CTRL" with Windows)

Open a New image (Command+N) 700x700
Place metal frame 1 in center of image
Press W to activate your Magic Wand Tool, click inside each part of the frame
Select>Modify>Expand by 3
Pull paper of choice to image, pressing Shift before you release to center on canvas
Select>Inverse, hit Delete on paper layer, Deselect

Click inside the left frame circle- Select>Modify>Expand by 3
Position close up of tube in selection under frame, Select>Inverse, hit Delete on tube layer
Repeat above steps with remaining frame circles
Play with the blend modes and textures of each close up to get an effect you like.
On the left and right tubes I applied Luminosity blend mode, duplicated and applied Hard Light
On the center tube layer, I applied Luminosity and a canvas texture-
Filter>Texture>Texturizer- Canvas on default settings
Add main tube of choice, duplicate
On top layer- Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur of 2
blend mode Screen, opacity 50
add drop shadow to bottom tube layer

Open your mask layer on a new canvas
Pull paper of choice to mask image, hide paper layer (click the eye next to it)
Make sure your mask layer is activated
Select>Color range- click in the black area of the mask image- OK
Now unhide your paper layer, activate it and hit delete
Command+A, Image>Crop
Drag new mask layer to your original image..
you can close out the canvas you prepped your mask on

Now decorate your tag with elements from the kit
Resize, rotate and add drop shadows as needed
To resize/rotate- Command+T to activate Transform tool
Click the chain link in the work bar (between the W and H) to maintain ratio
To flip an element- Edit>Transform- Flip horizontal/vertical
To add a drop shadow- Open your Layer Styles window by either double clicking the layer, hitting the LayerStyle button at the bottom of your layer palette (looks like "fx") or go to Layer>Layer Style 
From bottom to top I used:
goth tree 1- duplicate, reposition
wing element 1
bottle cap 6
jeweled dagger
candle 1
dahlia 1
jewel element 4
wing element 2
candle 5
blown glass bottle
dark angel bowl

When happy, go to Image>Trim>Transparent Pixels
Resize image if needed
Add license and copyright info
Add name and any additional text
Merge, save, enjoy :)

Thank you for trying my tut! If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me:


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