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Saturday, 18 May 2013

These Tears





In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of
Enys Guerrero.
You need a license to use Enys’ art, available at
The tubes are currently discounted 40%.

I used a fantastic kit called “These Tears” by
This is a really awesome kit, I loved working with it
and is also presently running at a discount of 30%.
Check  out Gothic Inspirations’ site for info on where
you can purchase her kits.

I used two masks in my tag,
Circle mask by Monti
and mask 79 by

Font is



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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open Paper2-GI_TheseTears and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Vaybs’  mask.  Resize 110%. Do not deselect.

Open Paper5-GI_TheseTears and copy.  Again, paste the paper into the selection but this time apply Monti’s mask, deselect.   Resize 80%, move up and to the left a little and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Open Mask-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, again move very slightly up and to the left and then drag down below the clock paper layer.

Open Glitter-GI_These tears and paste as a new layer making sure it’s on the top.   Resize 75% and position in the top, left hand corner, duplicate and position the duplicate in the bottom, right hand corner.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Moon-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, and place in position.

Open Tree-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Pathway-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Your tag should look something like this now.



Open Frame2-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and move up a little.

Open your tube or graphic and paste as a new layer.  Select the interior of the centre part of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, position your tube/graphic inside resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  I resized my tube 75%. If you are using a tube that doesn't completely fill the frame, put a layer of black below it.

Repeat the above positioning the tube in the two side parts of the frame, mirroring one copy and each in a slightly different position in the frame.  I resized the tubes 65%.  When you are done, apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open Handle-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25% and duplicate.  Place the handles in position on the frame and apply the drop shadow to each.  Close off layers 1 to 6, that’s all the layers apart from the frame, the handles and the tubes, make sure one of the top layers is active and “merge visible”, open the closed layers.

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

Open the word art “These Tears” and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Crows-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.  Reize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Sparkles-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and place in position.

Open Cloud-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down so it’s just above the merged layer and place in position.

Open FloralFern-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, drag down below the cloud and position on the right.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Emb-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, position on the right, duplicate, mirror and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Flower-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Position on the left, erase the bottom of the stalk, duplicate, mirror and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Ribbon1-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Flip, resize 73%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Candle-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Drag up above the cloud, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Bottle-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Feather-GI_TheseTears and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20% and rotate 60 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Leaves2-GI_TheseTears, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a png.

















2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for gorgeous tutorial hun!! Love you working with my work. xox Jessica

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  2. Thank you so much Jessica! I love working with your kits! xx

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