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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Trouble Brewing






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

I used the fabulous kit “Brew Time” from
The kit can be purchased at

I used the mask 65 from

I used the font




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



Open a new transparent canvas 700 x 650 and fill with white.

Open a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect apply the mask and resize 90%.

Pate element 42, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 5 into it, deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 3, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 60%, duplicate, drag one copy below the merged frame, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6a, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 90% and place in position along the bottom of the gate and frame.

Paste the tube, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 and place along the bottom of the tube.

Paste element 36, resize 45%, drag below element 48, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18 on the top, resize 45% and mirror, place in position, apply the drop shadow and erase a bit of his feet so they are in the grass.

Paste element  43, resize 40%,duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 21, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste element 9, resize 45% and duplicate twice, mirror one, position one on the cobweb, one on the top of the frame and one on the phials at the bottom and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 2a just above the pumpkin, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2a, drag below the tube, resize 80% and place in position.

 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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