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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Loser's Lane






In this tutorial I used a beautiful tube from
Alicia Mujica.
You can purchase Alicia’s tubes at her
This tube was my birthday gift, thank you Alicia!

I used the kit “Love Letters” from
This is a fabulous kit with a whopping 94 elements, 12 frames,
20 papers and 9 sprays!!
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 111 from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 20 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask, resize 110%.

Paste frame 6, resize 55% and move up a little.  Select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 3, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect.   Paste the tube, resize it 60% and position in the left part of the frame, select that left section again, expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Paste the tube again and repeat with the tube mirrored, resized 50% and positioned in the right part of the frame.  Close off the white background and frame layers, merge visible and re-open the closed layers.  Duplicate the merged layer and apply the Blinds Texture with the settings in my screenshot below,  repeat with the Horizontal box checked, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and merge it down onto the original copy.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.




Paste the tube again, resize it 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 80% and position on the right, duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 20, drag above the frame, resize 40% and position directly behind the tube, apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 20 again, resize 30%, rotate 10 degrees to the right and position on the far right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the far left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 20 once more and drag it to the top, resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, position in front of the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 93, resize 40%, position behind the last two copies of element 20 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 35%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 20%, duplicate twice and mirror one copy, position on the bushes and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31 on the top, resize 25% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 74a, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 67, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow erasing the part around the mouse’s hand.

Paste element 6, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.  I had resize my mask a little bigger again.

Paste element 28, resize 50% and position behind the flowers that are arranged along the bottom.

Paste item 17a, resize 40%, drag above those flowers and place in position behind the group of mice. I duplicated this layer and moved the copy over so one stone showed on the right.

Paste element 10, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15b, resize 90%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 15a, resize 75% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 4 on the top, resize 40% and place in position.

Add your text.

Paste element 12, resize 22%, sit him on the text and apply the drop shadow.

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










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