Please read my "About my Tutorials" page before starting the tutorials, thank you.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Which Witch?






In this tutorial I used a tube from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the really cute hallowen kit “Which Witch” from
You can get this fun kit from

You will need mask 1 from Dee
and Halloween mask 02 2015 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 85, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection and apply Dee’s mask.

Make another layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply Toxic Desirez mask and resize it 85%.

Paste spray 11C, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 38 and place in position.

Paste element 45b, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46b, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 4 position along the bottom of the house.

Paste element 72, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 1a, resize 70% and place in position.  It already has a shadow, no need to add another.

Paste element 1, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 25%, place in position, erase the top part of the cobweb and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 40%, drag below the book and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position it on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste item 77, resize 20%, drag below the pebbles on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 15%, position behind the pebbles on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 24, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 14, resize 80% and position behind the tube.

Paste spray 6, resize 60% and place in position.

Check your layers and make any adjustments then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.
















Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Night Rocks!





In this tutorial I used a tube called “Guitar Hero” from
Verymany.
This tube can be purchased at

I used the fabulous formerly PTU and now FTU kit “Hollow-Rockin'-We'en” from
Vix.

I used mask 84 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open an new transparent canvas 700 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste the moon, resize 110%, place in position and apply the drop shadow with the box “shadow on a new layer checked”.  On the shadow go to Adjust – Blur – Guassian blue and apply with a radius of 10.

Paste wire, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste cluster frame 2, resize 80% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with you magic wand, expand the selection by 7, make a new layer below it, paste paper 15 into the selecition and deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste the tube, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste one of the filmstrips, resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the piano, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste piece of tulle, resize 40% and rotate 110 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 2, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste brad, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste skullbag, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers  now and make any adjustments.

Paste the cloud below the tube, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste the tube again between the frame and the paper, mirror it, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, position the tube, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste chain star below the frame but above the tube, resize 40%, duplicate and resize the duplicate another 80%, place in position erasing the chain above the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste litter music trail below the tube, resize 75% and place in position.  Draw a selection around the top part and hit delete, right click on your tag and “paste as a new layer”.  Move this  piece below the frame and join it back up.

Paste sparkles 3 and place in position.

Paste pearl skull on the top, resize 20% and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, duplicate a few times and position around the tag.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.





Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Steampunker!






In this tutorial I used the awesome art of
Sadly, Screaming Demons no longer sells his art as tubes
but there are many steampunk tubes will work with this tag.

I used a fabulous freebie kit "Steampunk" from
Karry Dempsey.
You can get the kit from
Pixel Scrapper.
The kit is only available from the 4Shared link,
if you have problems downloading from 4Shared,
please check out the info on my
Tips & Tricks page. 

You will need my mask 0014
and assorted mask 4 from

I used the alpha from the kit for my text.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 650 pixels an fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste the solid gold paper into the selection,  apply the Dangerously Delicious mask and resize it 95%.

Make another layer, paste silk mixed metal into the selection, deselect, apply my  mask and resize 95%.

Paste clock 1, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste one of the wings, resize 15%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste heart, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste button, resize 25%, drag below the wings, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower leather 1,resize 12£, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste postcard 2, resize 3%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste brad clockworks just below the heart, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower gold, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste gear 3, resize 11%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste living on steam, resize 7% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower leather 2 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower metal, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste coin, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the goggles, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the key, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the gasmask, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube and resize it then check all your layers and make any adjustments.  I resized my tube 50% and moved it below the gas mask.

Duplicate the tube, apply the drop shadow to the copy and then close it off (do not move it).  Select the Dangerously Delicious mask, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the original.  Open the copy tube, invert the selection and erase around the bottom of this one to blend it in with the mask, deselect.

Paste your letters, how you resize them will depend on the length of your chosen word, merge them together and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







Monday, 12 September 2016

Cursed





In this tutorial I used the tube “All My Hate” from
You need a license to use Mélanie’s art, available from

I used the kit “Magic of Chichi I” by
This is the first of two friendship inspired kits for
and can be purchased a

You will need my mask

You will need Animation Shop and animation 84 by Simone at

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste the tower, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the moon, resize 35%, drag below the tower and place in position.

Paste bush, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste fence, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the owl, resize 20%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the stairway, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste clouds, position on the tower, change your white background colour to black so you can see the clouds easily and erase the outside parts on each side then chance your background back to white. 

Paste fabric flower, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste skulls on the top, resize 50% and position on the left, duplicate, move the copy over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste grass, resize 50%, position in the centre of the two skull layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the candles and resize them 30%, duplicate a couple of times and mirror a copy, drag them down and position mixed in with the two skull layers and the grass layer and then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste leaves, resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste instrument above the tube, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste doodle roses on the top, resize 40%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Position the original copy on the top on the left,  drag the duplicate down behind the tube and position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste ivy making sure its on the top, resize 70% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, position along the bottom the skulls/grass and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower buds 1, resize 30%, drag below the ivy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste dandelion, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rose 2, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste bow 3 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste container, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rose 1, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the spider, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste magic mist, resize 60% and position between the two skull layers.

Paste the butterfly, resize 10%, duplicate twice and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a transparent background as a png if you are not continuing with the animation.


Animation:

Close off all your layers from the top down to and including the tube and merge the remaining layers visible.  Close off the merged layer, open the closed layers and again merge visble.

Open Simone’s animation in Animation Shop and resize it 130%.  Copy your bottom merged layer and paste that in Animation Shop as “a new animation”.  Now duplicate this merged layer until you have 20 frames, which is the same number of frames as Simones animation.  Select all of Simone’s animation frames (Edit – Select All – Edit – Copy).  Select all your layer frames, right click on the first one, “Paste into current frame” and position Simone’s animation on your tag.  Back in Paint Shop, copy the top merged layer, again paste it in Animation Shop as a new animation and duplicate it until you have 20 frames.  Select and copy all these frames and paste them on your tag.  When you are done, run your tag through the Animation Wizard and save it as a gif.