Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tag Tutorial - PTU - Bones and Beauty


Tube - I'm using a beautiful and haunting one by
Jasmine Becket-Griffith, licensed via Creative Design Outlet(CDO)
If you'd like to use the same tube in your tag, you can purchase it HERE

Scrapkit I'm using a fab Inspired By mini-kit that was made to compliment the same tube. It's by my friend, Chichi
and it's also available from the CDO site HERE

You can - of course - use a tube and scrapkit of your choice

Mask - one of mine called Big Mask 19 which you can get HERE

Mura Meister Copies

Xero Graphics Greytinter

Font of your choice


Open a New Image in PSP

700 x 600

FF White

Copy and Paste your chosen tube


Open - Frame

Image, Resize 40%


Duplicate the tube layer

Hide the main copy for now


Position the duplicate within the frame area as liked

and then

Click inside with Magic Wand to activate the frame inner

Selections, Modify, Expand by 4

Selections Invert

And hit Delete on the tube layer

Make sure this is below the frame layer in the LP

Now, duplicate this selected tube layer

and on the top one, Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 2.00

and change the Blend Mode to Overlay

and on the bottom tube layer

Xero Graphics - Greytinter on Overall Tint slider at 100


Open one of the Papers you'd like, position within the frame inner area

and repeat the Selection Invert Delete process for the paper layer

and now the blurred tube layer too

Make sure this paper layer is below the frame and tube area layers

and finally add a subtle dropshadow of choice to the frame layer

I used 2, 0, 33, 5.00, Black

Now, making sure that the Main tube layer and the White Background are


Layers, Merge Visible

Unhide the White Background but keep the main tube layer hidden for the moment


Duplicate your frame layer

and on the top copy

Apply Mura Meister Copies on these settings of mine

Now unhide the main tube and move up to the Top of the LP

and check for placement of your tube against mine

We want the Copies to compliment the tube position

so if yours doesn't - then undo, go back and jiggle the

Copies settings

Once happy with the stretch and placement - apply and

move the tube up to the top

Duplicate the copies layer



Open the Moon element

Image, Resize, 60%


Line up with the batwing of the tube to the right of the middle tag canvas

See my tag for ref

Move this moon layer down the LP so it's just above the White Back


and on the bottom copy - Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 5.00

Open the Bat

Image, Resize 20%


Place as mine at the top of the tag area

Open the Tombstones

Resize 50%


Place as mine over to the right

move down the LP so it's below the tube layer

Open the Tree

Resize 80%


Place as Mine over to the middle right

Position within the LP so it's below the tube layer

but above the two Mura's layers

Reposition the bat layer now if liked

Remember the spare frame layer we had?

Move this right up the Layer Palette so it's at the top

Duplicate once more, and hide one


place in the centre of the tag


Mura Meister Copies, and apply these settings

Now position as mine over the moon area

and change the Blend Mode of this layer to

Hard Light

and drop the Opacity of this layer to 50%

and unhide the other frame layer

Image, Resize, 60%

Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen if needed

Repeat the Copies settings you just applied to the other one

and also apply the same Greytinter settings as we did earlier

And position as mine

Open the Wordart2

Resize 60%


Place as mine over to the bottom right

and move down below the tube layer

Open Paper 5

Don't resize the paper just

Edit Copy

and then Edit, Paste as a New Layer

Move down below all the layers except the White Background


Crop to the current tag canvas size of 700 x 600


on this layer, apply my Mask called Vix-BigMask019

Layers, Merge Group and move the mask layer slightly over to the right a little




and move this down a little so it peeks out from the bottom of the assorted elements and tubes - take care it's not touching the edge of the tag canvas

Activate the tube layer once more


And apply a Gaussian Blur overlay as liked

I used 2.00 blur and Soft Light

and apply Xero Greytinter to the bottom tube copy

Now apply a favourite dropshadow to the elements and tube layer

(don't shadow the framed Mura layers or the wordart -

they were all shadowed already)

I used

-2, 3, 23, 8.91, Black

Now finally

Add your name in a font of choice and finish of choice

Add your copyright information and/or license number


Delete the White Background

Save as a PNG file


Hope you enjoyed this tut xx

This tutorial was written on the 23rd of October 2012 by Vix
It is a tutorial written as I went along this morning
and any potential similarities to other tag tutorials that
may be available is wholly unintended and completely coincidental.
Any items supplied to use to create your own tag with this tutorial are supplied
in good faith - if I have used something not intended
for usage in this way, please contact me via email.
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