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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Cordially Invited






In this tutorial I am using the art of Unholy Vault.
You need a license to use Unholy Vault’s art,
I purchased mine from My PSP Tubes but they
are now available here.

I am using a kit by Designs by Sarah called
“Cordially invited”.
This is a fabulous kit gearing up
for the release of the first part of
Twilight Breaking Dawn.
You can get it here.
I loved, it, thank you Sarah!

I used Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Shatter for the effect
on the frame. If you don’t have this plugin,
you can easily do your own effect or just use a close up of the tube.

Mask I used is Monti’s circle mask, you can get it here.

Font used is Divalzer, which is a free font, here.



Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing and rotating, essential for a good looking tag (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50).


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_cordially_invited_pp8. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all and paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_frame4, duplicate and close the original. Resize 65%. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30. Make a new layer below the frame layer and fill with colour #6c6861.  Do not de-select. Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize if necessary and position inside the frame a little towards the top and left hand side as this is the part you will see on the tag. Invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube. Apply Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Shatter plugin. Click on “Settings” and choose “Big Cracks”, then change the “Piece Size” to 100.  Click on the random seed button until you find something you like.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 50. Go back to the frame layer and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5 and then merge visible. Copy the merged layer and paste on your canvas. Resize by 80% and unsharp mask. Move over a little higher and to the left.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_floor and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the frame. Move this down a bit, you can adjust the position later.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_leaves2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the right. Drag down below the merged layer and position so the leaves are showing on the right hand side of the frame. Apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_leaves1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and then mirror. Place in position over the first leaves and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_tulle and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the leaves layers and position so it shows along the top of the frame. Duplicate this layer and rotate 90 degrees to the right, position on the right hand side below the leaves layers. Duplicate this second layer, mirror and flip and position on the left hand side of the frame. Erase any parts that overlap and apply a drop shadow to each layer, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 30, blur 3.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_blood2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Place in position on the right hand side, duplicate this layer twice, close off one of the duplicates and position the other on the left hand side. Apply the first drop shadow to both layers (V&H – 2, opacity – 70, blur - 5).

Open the closed off blood layer and bring it to the top. Place in position towards the bottom of the frame and then apply the same drop shadow as before.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_crestcharm and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, place in position on the top, left hand corner of the frame and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_ribbon2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position on the crestcharm and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_feather3 and paste as a new layer. Place roughly in position, you can adjust it once you have your tube in position. Apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_cake and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_envelope and paste as a new layer. Resize 25%, rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_jewel4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_pianokeys and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_sparkle1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, place in position across the last three elements.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer, resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positioning of your elements so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_feather2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, mirror, rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_ribbon1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_ring1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_cordially_invited_key and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positioning of all your layers and make any adjustments. Crop your tag and resize if required. Add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.


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