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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sweet Summertime




In this tutorial I am using the art of Suzanne Woolcott.
You require a license to use Suzanne’s art,
you can get it here.

I am using a beautiful free scrap kit by Gothic Inspirations
called “Strawberry Wine”
which is part of an awesome blog train.
Be sure to check all the designer’s contributions!

You will also require a mask.
Once again I am using Monti’s circle mask,
you can get it here.

Font used is Mia’s Scribblings
which is a free font.



We will need to sharpen up the elements after we have resized them = adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask, settings radius and clipping 5, strength 30.


Open a new transparent canvas 550 by 500 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open LeavesHeart-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, unsharp mask and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5..

Open Bow2-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees to the right and resize 50%, unsharp mask, apply the same drop shadow as before and place in position on the leaves.

Open Clover-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, unsharp mask, apply the drop shadow and position towards the right hand side on your tag.

Open Flowers-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, unsharp mask, apply the drop shadow and place in position.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Grass-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, unsharp mask, apply the drop shadow and place in position.

Open Butterfly-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 15% and place in position on the right hand side. Duplicate the butterfly, resize 90%, mirror and place in position on the left hand side. Unsharp mask and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open one of the papers, I used paper 4. Make a new layer above your white background layer, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply your mask. I resized my mask 90%.

Open SoftLeaves-GI_StrawberryWine and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, unsharp mask. Place in position on the left hand side of your tag, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right hand side. Apply a drop shadow to each layer but change the settings to vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 60, blur 3.

Crop your tag and apply your copyright information and text.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.

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