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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Kit- FTU kit by Vaybs called Gold Rush. You can get it at her blog here.
Tube- I'm using a hot tube by Cedric Poulat, available at PTE here.
Mask- Mask 1 by Leah here
Variex or font of choice
Photoshop or program of choice
I use a Mac, so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Open a new canvas 750x750, transparent.
Place Frame 12 on canvas.
Underneath that, resize and place paper of choice (I used paper 2).
Duplicate your tube a couple of times and place under the frame
 so different parts are showing in it. Merge tube layers when happy with placement.
Now with your frame layer active, click inside it with your Magic Wand Tool (w).
Select>Modify>Expand by 5px. Select>Inverse.
Hit delete on your tube and paper layers. Command+D to deselect.
Change the blend mode on your tube layer to Multiply, opacity 28%.
Add drop shadow to frame (double click layer to bring up Layer Styles)

Place elements 67, 68 and 69 along the top of frame.
Flip (Edit>Transform>Flip horizontal) them if needed.
Once you have them how you want, merge those 3 layers together. 
Place paper of choice below the stars (I used paper 3)
Add your tube under each star so different parts show in it.
Use your Magic Wand Tool and delete the excess tubes and paper like before.
Duplicate your merged tubes.
On bottom tube layer- Blend Mode Luminosity
On top tube layer- Hard Light, Opacity 90%
Drop shadow stars layer.

Add element 93 below the left star
Add element 19 below the right star
Add element 38 at the bottom right of frame
Add element 24 to top of frame- 
Duplicate (Command+J), flip and place between stars. 

Now add your main tube. Duplicate it.
On top tube layer- Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur 2px
Blend Mode- Screen, Opacity 45%
Drop Shadow bottom tube layer.

Now let's get our mask ready! Open your mask on a new canvas.
Add a new layer above it, and flood fill with color of choice, 
or use a paper from kit (I used paper 12).
Make sure your mask layer is activated and Command+A to Select All, Command+C to Copy.
Activate the paper layer, hit Q to turn on Quick Mask mode.
Command+V to paste the should now be tinted red.
Hit Q to turn off Quick Mask mode and there should now be marching ants on your canvas.
Hit the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of the layer palette (rectangle  with the circle in it)
Right click- convert to smart object
Right click- Rasterize layer
Drag completed mask to your tag canvas as the bottom layer
Resize it if needed.

Crop, Trim and Resize your tag.
Add your license and copyright info.
Add name and any text of choice.
After resizing, I went through and sharpened all the elements to make them pop.
Merge, save as PNG, enjoy :)

Thanks 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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