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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tied and True





In this tutorial I used the awesome tube
"Tied and True" by
Barbara Jensen.
This is a bonus tube and is free if you 
spend $10 or more on tubes between now 
and midnight on 12th June at

I used an awesome kit called “Tied and True” by
The kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting on the tutorial, thank you.

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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open pp3 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open el25a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, position in the bottom, left hand corner and apply the drops shadow.

Open el25b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, flip, position at the top, right hand corner and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag down below the flowers and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer on the top, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible. 

Open el31a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below the tube and place in position.  Select the interior of the locket with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Open your tube again, mirror it and paste as a new layer, resize and position inside the locket, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity of the tube to around 60.

Open el9a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and duplicate.  Position one copy behind the tube and below the flower and the other below the locket.  Apply the drop shadow to both elements.

Open el34a, paste as a new layer and drag up so it’s just below the tube.   Mirror, resize 50% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4c and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open el32 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, go to Adjust – Hue and Saturation – Colorize and set both values to “0”, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el36a and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.



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