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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kit- Bloody Puppet Show by A Taggers Scrap. This kit is perfect for those creepy Halloween tags, or just when you want to tag something more on the dark side! Visit her blog here for details on where you can get this great kit.
Tube- I've used the art of Kurama Phoenix. You can purchase this at CDO with a valid license.
Mask- WSL_Mask128 here
Font- Moonstone
Photoshop CS5
I'm on a Mac so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Open a new canvas 700x700
Place Gateway in center of canvas. 
On the top left post, place deco 6.
Command+J to copy. Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal.
Reposition to top right post. 
Place Frame 8 on canvas.
Command+T to Free Transform, angle the frame to the right. 
Place paper of choice below the frame. I used Paper 9 and placed it
so that creepy eye was peeking out the frame :)
Click inside the frame with the Magic Wand Tool.
Select>Modify>Expand by 5. Select>Inverse.
Hit Delete on the paper layer. Deselect.
Now add some elements from the kit to your tag.
Refer to my tag for placement or just do your own thing:
(From bottom to top)
candle 4
candle 2
candles 2
candle 1
Place tube and add drop shadows where you see fit.

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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