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In this tutorial I used the art of Scarlet Gothica.
Sadly Scarlet no longer sells her art for
tagging purposes.

The kit I used is called “Dark Delight” by
This is an awesome kit in beautiful colours
and can be purchased from
Jessica’s store.
The kit is currently discounted 30%.

I used two masks in my tag,
Mask 209 by
and mask 1 by

I used the font



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

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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open Paper7-GI_DarkDelight and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, apply Gem’s mask and resize 95%.  Make another layer on your canvas, paste the paper into it again, this time apply Mellissaz’ mask and again resize 95%, deselect.

Open Frame6-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.  Resize 42% and move up very slightly but keep centred horizontally (click on the frame with your mover tool and use the arrow buttons to move it up one pixel at a time).

Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, copy Paper7 again, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, apply the drop shadow and position so she is popping out of the frame resizing as needed.  I resized my tube 70%.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open Frame7-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, drag down to just above the masks, duplicate and position on either side.  Select the interior of each frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5 and fill with black, deselect.  Paste your tube as a new layer again, duplicate it and mirror the duplicate, position in the frames, select the interiors of the frames and expand as before, invert and hit delete on the tubes to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frames and lower the opacity on the tubes to around 60.  I resized the tube 50% this time.

Open Mesh-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down so its just above the masks, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Bush-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open GlitterSpill-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Shelf-GI_DarkDelight, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Fabric-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down below the shelf, position on the left and erase any that shows on the right of the shelf.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open FloralRose2-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open Ribbon2-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open FloralRose-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Tag1-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open FloralRose2 again and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Leaves-GI_DarkDelight, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Mirror, resize 70%, position on the shelf and apply the drop shadow.

Open Rose-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Candle2-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, drag down below the shelf and place in position, erase any that shows below the shelf and apply the drop shadow.

Open Pin-GI_DarkDelight, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Bling-GI_DarkDelight and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and erase the part across the candle so it looks like it goes behind it.

Check the positions of your layers and make a any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.







1 comment:

  1. This is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for support Scarlet Gothica artwork too. :)

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