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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Just an Angel





In this tutorial I used the art of
Gina King.
You need a license to use Gina’s art, available at

I used a gorgeous kit inspired by this tube (3-3) from
The kit is also available for purchase at

You will need a background mask, I used mask 1 from
and also the mask

I used the font



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Unless otherwise noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Copy Paper 03, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply Melissaz’ mask.  Resize 95% and rotate 5 degrees to the left. 

Paste Frame 03 as a new layer, resize 60% and move down a little.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 30 and make a new layer below it, paste paper 03 into the selection, deselect.

Paste your tube as a new layer, position in the frame resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  We want a nice deep shadow on the frame so apply the shadow to it but changing the opacity to 100 and blur to 30. I resized the tube 70%.

Paste Element 01 as a new layer, resize 40%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, drag below the frame and paper layers and position both copies on the left.  Duplicate the original copy again, resize it another 90% and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to each copy (don’t forget to change the settings back).

Paste Element 11 as a new layer, resize 30%,  rotate 30 degrees to the left and position in front of the candles.  Duplicate this layer, mirror the duplicate, resize it another 80%, drag it up and position it on the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste element 10 as a new layer, resize 70% and flip, drag below the top flower, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element 16 as a new layer.  Resize 53%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element 17 as a new layer, resize 57%, place in position,  apply the drop shadow and then erase some sections around the beads so it looks like they are twisted around each other.

Paste Element 04 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element 13 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element 06 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wordart 02 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any necessary adjustments.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, duplicate it and close the original.  Crop the tube around her head leaving as much space as possible to the right of her; something like my screenshot below.  Apply the 20-20 mask then copy the tube,  paste it on your tag positioning just above the mask and lower the opacity to around 40.  If you need to blend the tube in a bit more, do so using your eraser size 50 and opacity set to 10. 



Paste Element 14 as new layer, resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, drag down to just above the mask, duplicate, position so some show in the top left hand corner and some down the bottom on the right erasing any you don’t need, then lower the opacity to around 20.

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












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