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

The kit is called “Tropicana” by
and is available at

You will also need a mask, I used

Font is



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


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

Open pd13-pp-07.  and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open pd13-frame-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-frame-02 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and rotate 15 degrees in either direction, drag down below the first frame, place in position, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed and apply the drop shadow.  If you have any parts of the white frames that show behind the tube, erase them.

Open pd13-sun and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position.

Open pd-13-cloud and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position.

Open pd13-palm and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-greens01 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up so its just below the white frames.  Resize 40% and position behind the left hand white frame.  Duplicate, mirror and position behind the right hand white frame.  Duplicate the original again, drag up so its at the top of the three copies  and position in the middle behind the blue frame.  Erase any parts that show outside of the white frames and apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open pd13-drum-01, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. You will need to erase a bit off the bottom of this that will show below the bottom of the other elements.

Open pd13-ribbon-05 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-flower-04 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-flower-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-button-01 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-pineapple and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-flower-02 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-flower-03 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-lime and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-shell-01 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-sunglasses and paste as a new layer.    Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-kiwi and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-bananas and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-drink and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd13-bird and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, 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 (be careful not to crop the sun), add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.



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