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In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Sarong” from
the latest pack 86 from
You can purchase the tube from

I used a kit inspired by the January 2015 bonus tube from Nicole Brune by
You can purchase the kit at

I used mask 65 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 6 into the select, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 80%.

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

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

Paste frame 2, resize 40%, drag below the tube and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with colour #13413e.  Mirror the tube and paste it again, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 60.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 26, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 6, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 on the top, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste element 8, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers now and make any necessary adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent  background as a png.





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