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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Razor Wired





In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Razor Wired”
from the latest pack 69 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Purple Rain” from
and is also available at
I re-coloured the kit to match the shade of purple
in the tube
(check out my Tips and Tricks page for help on re-colouring). 

You will need the filter “Metal Peacocks” by

I used mask 38 from

I used the Windows font
“Impact”.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Open the mask and mirror it.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 26 and resize it 95%.

Paste the tube, resize 65% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5a, resize 40%, drag below the tube, duplicate and arrange the two elements with the tube in the centre.  Select the interior of the element on the left with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Paste the close up tube, resize it 50% and position it in the element, invert the selection and delete the excess.  Re-colour this tube the same shade of purple as the element, lower the opacity of it to around 50, merge it down onto the black layer and apply the Metal Peacocks filter on the default settings then apply the drop shadow to the frame.   Now do the same with the right hand element and the tube mirrored.

Paste element 30, resize 70% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 90%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 13, resize 60% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow  to each.

Paste element 15, resize 35% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments, then crop your tag and add your copyright information.

Close off your foreground colour, the background can be any colour, open the font,  type your name in lower case, stretch it to size using the vector nodes and then convert it to a raster layer.  Select the text then float and defloat it, paste paper 9 as a new layer, resize the paper 50% and position it on the text then invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect and delete the original text layer.  Apply an inner bevel to the text using the settings in my screenshot below and apply the drop shadow.


When you are done, export your tag on a transparent background as a png. 













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