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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Kit- Old Navy Xmas by A Taggers Scrap. This beautiful kit can be found here, and it comes with a great freebie add-on!!
Tube- Simona by Zlata M which you can find at PFD here
Mask- Mask 27 from HorsePlays Pasture here
Font- Callie Hand
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I'm a Mac, so when I use Command you may need to use Ctrl.

Here we go :)

Command+N to open a new canvas 700x700.
Place frame1 in center. Add paper of choice behind frame.
Click inside frame with magic wand tool. 
Select>Modify>Expand by 5 px.
Select>Inverse. Hit Delete on paper layer. Deselect.
Open layer styles and drop shadow frame.
Add tube to center of tag. Duplicate. On top copy:
Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur 2px. Blend mode Screen, Opacity 55%. 
Drop shadow bottom tube layer.
Add elements from the kit to your tag. 
From bottom to top I used:
Snow (duplicate 2x, rearrange)
tree 2 
candle 1 
ribbon 1
reindeer 1
ornament 10
gift 5
ornament 11
flower 5
ribbon 5
ornament 16
Add drop shadows to elements as needed.

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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