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Friday, December 28, 2012


TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the beautiful artwork of
Angelica Sellers.
This tube is called Fairy Lady.
You must have a license to use this art.
You can find this art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Aurelia by Angelica Sellers.
You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Tagette.

I used Photoshop for this tut.

Open a canvas 800x800 pixels.
Transparent background.
Use my tag as a guide for placement of elements.

In the Overlay folder,
open overlay01.
Duplicate this layer two times.
Flip one layer Horizontally.
I flipped another layer Vertically
then duplicated that.
You should end up with four overlay layers.
These create a soft background for your taggie.
You can Merge these layers if you wish.

Grab a soft edged eraser.
Erase just around the edges
to prevent any harsh lines on your finished siggy.

In the Paper folder,
open paper02.
Move this over to the right
and down a bit on your canvas.

In the Mask folder,
open mask01 photoshop.
I placed this in the lower right corner.

With the mask layer highlighted,
Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
Now click the mask icon in your Layer Palette.
You should see marching ants on your tag.
Let go of the Ctrl key.
Highlight your paper layer.
Look at the bottom of your Layer Palette.
You'll see a little square with a circle in it.
Click that.
You paper layer now has two icons in it.
Hide your black mask layer.
And there's your mask!
With your new mask layer highlighted,
Right click in the layer palette.
Click on Convert to Sharp Object.
Right click again.
Click on Raterize Layer.
Your mask is done.
You can delete the black mask layer if you wish.

Open your tube.
Duplicate it.
Hide the first tube layer.
Resize the duplicated tube to 50%.
Keep this duplicated layer on top of all other layers.
We'll need to see this for placing elements
behind it.
Place the duplicated tube to your liking.

Open the Elements folder.
Open element25.
Duplicate this layer.
I placed one layer toward the left of my tag,
the other I rotated and placed to the right.

Open element45.
Center this over your mask layer.

Grab a soft edged eraser.
Highlight the frame layer that overlaps
element45 layer.
Erase the portion of the frame inside element45.

Duplicate your original tube layer.
Move the duplicated layer directly under element45.
Keep the first tube hidden.
Unhide the duplicated tube.
Position as you like inside element45.

Highlight element45 layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Click inside element45.

Highlight your duplicated tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

With the tube layer still highlighted,
Go to the upper right corner of your Layer Palette.
In the box next to Opacity,
type in 45.
Hit Enter on your keyboard.
The word to the left of Opacity
should say Normal.

Now we'll snag some elements to play with.
Open and place these elements:
element46, resize to 35%
element 62, resize to 30%
element60, resize to 25%
element58, resize to 80%
element64, resize to 25%
element65, resize to 25%
element61, resize to 25%
element39, resize to 50%
Duplicate this layer.

Highlight your original tube layer.
Duplicate this.
Unhide duplicated layer.
Flip it Horizontally.
Move the layer you just flipped on top of the scroll,
Center on scroll.

Highlight element68 layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Hold your Shift key down on your keyboard.
Click inside the center of the scroll
but not on the rolls at the ends.

Highlight the flipped tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

With the flipped tube layer highlighted,
Go to the upper left corner of your Layer Palette.
Click the down arrow next to the word Normal.
Click Luminosity.
Next to that word is Opacity.
In the box next to that type in 45.

Unhide your original tube layer.
Place this under element25 duplicated layer.
Place it inside the frame to your liking.
With the tube layer highlighted,
Go to the upper right corner of your Layer Palette.
Type in 45 in the box next to the word Opacity.

Now highlight element25 duplicated layer.
Grab your Magic Wand.
Click inside the frame where you want your tube to be.

Highlight your original tube layer.
Go to Select in the tool bar at the top of your screen.
Click on Inverse.
Hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Go back to Select.
Click on Deselect.

Place a drop shadow on all your layers except:
overlay layers
all original sized tube layers
element39 layers

For the following layers I placed an Outer Glow on them:
resized tube (also has a drop shadow)
element39 layers

The Outer Glow for the resized tube:

I did not add any special effect to element46.

Resize the siggy to your liking.

Make a new layer.
Type your name on the taggie.
I used color dad5cd.
Now place a Stroke:
Stroke, Outside, 1, color bf6297
I also used:
Bevel & Emboss, color a25884

I also used a Drop Shadow and Outer Glow.

You must now do this:
Put the artist's name, website, and your license number
of the tube you used on the siggy!!
Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.
Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

Always Save as PSD first.
Then you can save it as a PNG.

I hope you had fun with this tut
and that you can use the different techniques
in other taggies you create!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage. 
Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*
Artist: ©Angelica S. http://angelicadigiart.blogspot.com SATC770


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