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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Luck of the Irish





In this tutorial I used the layered tube “After Hours” from pack 54 by
Barbara Jensen.
This tube has some great options and can be purchased at

The kit is called “Luck of the Irish” by
This great St. Patty’s kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used Big Mask 019 by
Vix.

I used the windows font
Century Gothic.
The tutorial includes instructions on text on a curve.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

Apart from the text, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 84, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, copy pp7 and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 1 as a new layer and resize 70%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it, copy pp1 and paste it into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.  Duplicate your tube, mirror the duplicate and resize it 80%.

Paste element 20 as a new layer and resize 30%, select the interior with magic wand, expand the selection by 2, make a new layer below the element and fill with black.  Drag the duplicate tube between the element and the black layer and position in the heart, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 70, apply the shadow to the element and merge it down onto the tube and then onto the black layer, drag the merged layer below the main tube and place in position.

Paste element 21 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 as a new layer, resize 60% and rotate 80 degrees to the left, drag below the merged layer, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right, apply the shadow to both layers.

Paste element 17 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 as a new layer, mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 as a new layer, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29 as a new layer, resize 60% and place in position.

Paste element 2 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,.

Paste element 30 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and add your copyright information.

Set your foreground colour to something that will stand out on your tag and turn your background colour off, open your preset shape tool and set it to ellipse with line style on solid and width 2.  Draw an oval shape on the scroll which will be along the bottom of your text like my screen shot below.  Don’t worry if it’s not in the right place, you can move the text when you have finished but you need it a similar curve to the curve of the scroll. Leave this shape as a vector.  Close off the foreground colour and select a gold colour for the background, open your text tool and hold your curser on the shape outline where you want your text to start and you will see a curve come under the letter T, now type your name.  When you  have typed your name, you can move it to centre it on the element.  Look in your layers pallete now and you will see a small cross by the side of the text layer, click on it and it will open to show the separate layers of text and shape, close the eye on the shape layer and then turn the text layer into a raster layer.  




 Apply an inner bevel to the text as my screenshot and then apply a drop shadow but change the vertical and horizontal to 2 and blur to 5.




Your have done, crop your tag and export it on a transparent background as a png.





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