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In this tutorial I used art by Jessica Galbreth
from The Vintage Angel ™ collection.
You need a license to use this art, available from

The gorgeous kit is called “Fresh” by
This is a huge kit with over 95 elements,
many more than I have used in my tag and
can be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used
mask 565 by

Font is Western Princess by



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

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-Pp6 and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E77 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, move up a little and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E17 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, drag down below the clock, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E33 and paste as a new layer.    Mirror, resize 65%, place in position, erase the bottom of the trunk that is too far down and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E70 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E9 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E32 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror,  resize 80%, position behind the tube.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it 75%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E38 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, drag down below the mushrooms, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E72 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, drag up above the mushrooms, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E34, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 80% and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow making sure the box “Shadow on new layer” is checked, then erase the bottom part of the shadow where the element is partly transparent.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below E34, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E10, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 40% and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow again on a separate layer and erase the part around the water.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E71 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E22 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E85 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Fresh-E32 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 25%, 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 a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.





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