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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Kit- 2013 by Sarah's Tags-N-Things. Visit Sarah's blog here for a list of her stores where you can get this fun kit!!! 
Tube- I'm using a PinUp Toon which you can find at Creative Design Outlet here. You must purchase this tube and have a valid CDO license to use it. 
Mask- Mask 70 by Simone here
Template- I used one from Kandi & Dee's New Year collab temps here
Font- Dazzling Divas
Photoshop CS5 or program of choice
I'm on a Mac, so when I use Command, you may need to use Ctrl

Here we go :)

Open your template. Image>Duplicate. Close out original.
Delete the cr info and the stars layer. Arrange the bottom tan circle above the bottom black background.
Replace layers of the template with papers and effects.
To do this, simply add a paper from the kit above the template layer you want to replace. Right click the paper and "Create Clipping Mask". Add a drop shadow to the template layer.
This is what I used:
rust rectangle- paper 7, filter>noise>add noise 15%, uniform, monochromatic
top tan circle- paper 3
top black rectangle- paper 2
black rectangle back- colorize
bottom black rectangle- paper 6
bottom tan circle- paper 3, LayerStyles-add a 5px white stroke, outside
green rectangle- paper 1
scalloped frames background- paper 5
champagne green, kisses- colorize
Now add some different sized close-ups of your tube and clip them to the paper on 
the scalloped frames background. Play with the blending modes and opacity to get the look you want.
On the middle I used Soft Light, and on the left and right ones I used Luminosity, duplicated and changed to Overlay. 
Add some elements of choice to your tag. From bottom to top I used:
element 16- duplicate/flip/reposition
element 6- add 2px white stroke, outside
element 25
element 9- add 2px white stroke, outside
element 2
element 3
Add main tube of choice. Command+J to duplicate. 
On top tube copy- overlay blend mode, opacity 62. Drop shadow bottom 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 friend me on facebook (badge on left of blog)!!


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