Saturday, January 29, 2011


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This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorials are registered with TWI.

For this tutorial you will need
A tube of choice.I am using the work of Elias Chatzoudis. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from MPT.

Scrap kit- I am using an awesome kit called Broken Valentine by Broken Dreamz Scrapz, you must purchase this kit from The Creativity Box. You can visit her site here

A Note: Anytime you need to resize something,such as an element or paper, you may do it one of two ways. The first method is by going to image-resize. Under pixel dimensions, make sure the drop box says percent,Lock aspect ratio should be checked and all layers unchecked, then change the width and height under the pixel dimensions the percent you think will work. I usually start with about 80 percent. If it is still too big, you can repeat the steps, adjusting the percent if needed. If it is too small you can undo by going to edit undo, and adjust the percent as needed.
The second way to resize something is to grab your pick tool, the little arrow, click on the layer you wish to resize and as long as you have clicked the pick tool, you should see a type of box around the layer or element or whatever you are resizing.
Grab the box by a corning and drag it to the size you want. Keep in mind that most artisits do not allow you to make the tubes bigger, and
be sure to check the tou for scraps as well.

New Image-600x600 transparent

Copy and paste element 4, it kinda looks like a window, as a new layer. This will be our frame. I did not resize mine but u can resize yours if needed.

Copy and paste a paper of choice, I used paper 10. Resize twice by about 75 percent. Adjust the size if needed using the pick tool.
Put this layer under the frame layer.

Open element 70. Resize by about 75 percent, then use the pick tool to adjust so it fits nicely across the bottom of the frame. See my tag for reference.

Paste one of the candles as a new layer, I used number 13. Resize with the pick tool and place at one of the bottom corners of the frame. Duplicate this layer
by going image duplicate, and then go image mirror. You should now have one on each side of the frame.

Paste element 27, the red and black corset thing, as a new layer, resize as needed and move this layer below the frame but above the paper. Position to one side so it
shows through the frame.

Paste element 9, looks kinda like a garter, as a new layer and resize as needed to make it toward the bottom of the corset. See my tag for reference.

Click on the corset layer and go layers merge down. Your corset and your garter should now be one layer. Duplicate this layer and go image mirror. Place
into position so it shows through the other side of the frame.

Open one of the stemmed roses, i used number 50. I had to rotate mine by going image free rotate, 90 degrees left. Resize as needed and postion on one side of your frame.
Move this layer to just above the frame layer. Once happy with placement, go duplicate and mirror. Postion if needed on the other side of the frame.

Open a pair of the wings, I used number 14. Paste as a new layer and resize. Move to the left of the frame and drag this layer under the paper layer. See my tag for how it should look. Once happy with it, duplicate and mirror. Put into position if needed. Merge these two layers together like we did before. Duplicate this merged layer and go image flip. Move this layer up closer toward the first set of wings. Again see my tag for how this should look.

For each of the wing layers, I went to effects, edge effects, enhance.

Paste your tube as a new layer and position just above the frame layer. I resized mine a little and put it in the center of the frame.

Give your tube and each of your element layers a drop shadow of choice by going effects-3d effects-drop shadow. Play around till you find one you like.

I also decided to place the black feather on my tag. I resized it and placed one each side of the frame at the bottom, then i merged them together and duplicated
that layer, then flipped it and moved the flipped layer under the frame layer.

Now is the time to resize your entire tag if you wish to do. You do this by going image resize, make sure all layers is checked and lock aspect ratio is checked, change the percent to pixels and choose your size.

Once happy with the size of your tag, add the copyright so it is clearly visible. Add your name in a font of choice.
Give it a drop shadow. Save and you are done!

©angel flower January 2011

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