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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Kit- Turkey Day Protest by Gimptastic Scraps. Save the turkeys and visit here for where you can get this awesomely original kit!!
Tube- I'm using the work of Elias Chatzoudis. I purchased these tubes when he was at PTE, but you can now get them at his new store here. You must use a license with his work.
Mask-WSL_Mask 124 here
Font- Wish I Were Taller for the word art. Smiley Monster for the name.
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 Frame 2 in center of canvas.
Use your magic wand tool and click inside frame
Select>Modify>Expand by 5px. 
Add a new layer below the frame and add gradient or color of choice.
I chose a reflected gradient with colors from the kit. Deselect.
On gradient layer- Filter>Texture>Grain:
Add tube close up above gradient layer. Right-click and Create Clipping Mask.
Change blend mode to Luminosity, Opacity 40%.
Add tube to left side of frame.
Decorate tag with elements from the kit. From bottom to top I used:
Piggy Pie
Piggy Candy
Flair 1
Rolling Pin
BBQ Sauce
Bacon Beer
With your Wish I Were Taller font, 30pt, type out Save the Turkey. 
Click the Create Warped Text button at the top and use these settings:
Filter>Noise>Add Noise 15% Uniform.
Double click to bring up Layer Styles and add a 1px White Stroke, Outside.
Now Command+Click on the word art icon in the layer palette to create a selection around it.
Select>Modify>Expand 2px. Add a new layer below the word art.
Flood fill with color or gradient. Add a drop shadow to the background.

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 friend me on facebook (badge on left of blog)!!


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