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Monday, August 6, 2012
Kit- Autumn in the Park, a cute new kit by Sarah's Tags-N-Things. Visit her blog here for info on where you can get this beauty!!
Tube- I used a Pin Up Toon in the example above. They are available for purchase at CDO with a valid license. In the example below, I used the work of Vinegar, but don't know where you can find her work at the moment.  
Mask- WSL_Mask 308 here
Font- Roskrift Clean or font of choice
Photoshop CS5 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
Place Frame 1 in center of canvas. 
Behind that, place paper of choice, I used Paper 3. 
Using your Magic Wand Tool (w), click inside the frame.
Select>Modify>Expand by 5px. Select>Inverse.
Activate paper layer and hit Delete on keyboard. Command+D to deselect. 
Position element 24 at the base of the frame. 
From bottom to top, add and arrange the following elements:

Open Layer Styles by clicking on each layer, and add drop shadow of your choice 
to each of the elements. A fast way to do this, is add your first DS, then right click that layer and Copy Layer Style. Then go to the next layer, right click and Paste Layer Style.

Add tube of choice as the top layer and position on tag. 
I like to add a soft glow to my tubes so:
Command+J to duplicate. 
On top copy, Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Change blend mode to Soft Light, Opacity 60%.
Play with the blend mode and opacity to suit your tube :)

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.
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.

With your Rectangular Marquee Tool (m), draw out a selection around the entire
tag, just slight smaller than the canvas. Image>Crop.
This will get rid of any stray pixels or drop shadows you don't see.
Image>Trim>Top Left Pixel Corner to remove the excess space.
Add your license and copyright info to the tag.
Add name and any other text of choice.
Merge, save as PNG and 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 ( or post them on my Facebook :)


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