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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Self Affliction






In this tutorial I used the tube “Self Afflication” by Sheena Pike.
You need a license to use Sheena’s art, available at

I used a kit inspired by this tube from
The kit is also available at
This tube and kit were my pick for my birthday gift.

I used mask 63 from Simone at
And photo mask 2013 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and apply Simone’s mask.

Paste Ems’ mask as new layer and resize 18%.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 3, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2 and resize 60%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

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

Paste element 15, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, drag below the merged frame layer and place in position.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 1 above the merged frame layer, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 50% and duplicate, rotate the copy 40 degrees to the left, duplicate it again,  mirror this copy and place in position around the bottom of the tube.   Duplicate the original copy again, mirror it, position at the top below the clock and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 8 and resize 20%, position on top at the bottom of the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy and positon below the tube at the top, duplicate that copy and position behind the tube on the right apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, resize 18% and duplicate, position both behind the tube, one at the top and one at the side on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9 below the top rose, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 11, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position on the top and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 20% and flip, drag below the ribbon, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 16 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments. 

Go back to element 15 and bring it to the top but don’t move it.  Duplicate it and erase one part on each copy.  Paste the tube, resize it 55%, position it over the element, duplicate it and then close off one copy.

Open the right had part of the frame, click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection,  hit delete on the tube and deselect.    Lower the opacity of the tube to around 65 and carefully erase the part that is overlapping onto the cream border of the element.

Open the second copy of the tube and repeat the above with the left hand part of the element erasing the tube that overlaps onto the torn edge also.  Merge each tube down onto the element and then merge the two merged layers together, apply the drop shadow and move down to below the frame. 

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









Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love Is My Drug






In this tutorial I used a the art of
Unfortunately Eclipsy no longer sells her art in tube form.
I purchased my license to use the tube from
The PSP Project.

I used the kit “Your Love is my Drug”.
This kit was free for a limited time and will
Be available again to purchase for $1 from

I used mask 4 from set 19 and mask 3 from set 8 by

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 6 into the selection, apply mask 3, resize 95% and mirror.

Make another layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 4 and resize 85%.

Paste heart 01, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 04, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste label 02, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 01, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste frame 02, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste your main tube, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to frame 01 and select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and fill with colour #282726.  Paste the tube again, resize it 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete to remove the excess and deselect.   Lower the opacity on the tube to around 40 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.   

Go to frame 02 and repeat the above selecting a small part of your tube.

Paste label 01, resize 40%, place in position below the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves 01, resize 30% and rotate 80 degrees to the left, duplicate and mirror the copy.   Drag the original below label 01, place both copies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower stem 01, it should be just below the main tube, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower 01, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste heartscatter on the top, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste flower 03, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 05, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 04, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste ribbon 07, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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.







Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Weekend in Paris






In this tutorial I used the classy tube “Amy” by
You can purchase Stan’s tubes at

The kit is “Saint Valentin” from
This lovely kit has some great colour options and can be purchased at

I used Valentine mask 01 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 29%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 3 and resize it 65%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste paper 9 again as a new layer below the frame, resize the paper 40% and position it in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 14, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6, resize 40%, drag below the tube, duplicate, flip one copy and position on the left, move the other over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 38, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 35% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 on the top, resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11,  resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments

Paste the tube again between the frame and the paper, resize 60% and position in the frame, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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







Monday, 13 February 2017

Pretty as a Peacock






In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Angel Baby”
From the newest pack 86 from
You can purchase the tube at

I used a kit inspired by the tube 152-2 by Jasmine Becket-Griffith from
The kit can be purchased at

I used mask 63 from Simone of
and mask 89 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 65, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 an fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, apply Simone’s mask and resize it 95%.

Make another layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the Moonbeams and Spiderwebs mask, resize it 80% and move it over to the left a little.

Paste element 26, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 55% and place in position.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand,  expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and fill with #47392e. 

Open the close up tube, open the brown eye layer, set your foreground colour to #006e00 and recolour the eyes green using the Change to Target tool (if you do not know how to use this tool, check out my tutorial on recolouring on my Tips and Tricks page).  Paste the tube as a new layer, resize it 90%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Lower the opacity on the tube to around 60 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the main tube with the eyes blue, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 60%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 50%, drag below the trunk, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 30%, duplicate, drag the copy above the trunk, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 10, it should be above the trunk, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 on the top.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, drag down to just above the masks  and duplicate twice, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 14 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5 below the main tube, resize 60%, place in position 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.