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In this tutorial I am using the art of Anna Marine.
You need a license to use Anna’s art, you can get one here.

I am using a gorgeous scrap kit called “Femme Fatale” by
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Sarah!

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’s mask 133, here.

I used Jellyka Estrya’s Handwriting font,
You can get it here.



 
Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating to counteract the blurriness (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.



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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_femme_fatale_pp8. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 80%.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_frame2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and over to the left a little. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used sb_pmt_femme_fatale_pp9. Make a new layer on your canvas below the frame layer, paste the paper into the selection and de-select. Go back to the frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the frame, apply the drop shadow. 

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_clock and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, drag down below the tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_branch2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and erase the bottom part of the stalk out, apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_dress and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and rotate ten degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Now we have those elements roughly in position, we are going to work on the bottom part of the tag. Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_paper and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and rotate ten degrees to the right. Drag down so its just above the mask layer and place in position so the roll part is show at the top. Duplicate this layer and move down so just a small part is showing at the bottom. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_leaves1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and place in position so the leaves are showing at the bottom and to the left of the frame. Duplicate this layer, mirror and flip it and position so the leaves are showing along the top. Duplicate this second copy and mirror it, drag it up so its above the paper element and position on the right. Apply the drop shadow to each layer.  I erased a leaf on the bottom, left hand layer that was overlapped by the top copy.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_shatteredglass, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 70% and place in position, apply the drop shadow. Erase those long pieces out that come outside the tag on the right hand side.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_ribbon1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_flower6 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_key and paste as a new layer. Resize 35% and rotate 25 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I sharpened this element twice.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_flower8 and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_femme_fatale_cat and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of all your layers and make any necessary adjustments, crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to five or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. I would love to see your result!









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