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

I used a beautiful kit called “Dark Side of the Moon” by
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 133 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

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


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

Open and copy Paper10-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. Resize 90%.

Open Mesh-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, move over a little to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open Moon-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and place in position.

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

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

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

Open Tree-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.   I resized my tube 75%.

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

Open Pentagon_GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, drag below the vine, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Cross-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flowers-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon, paste as a new layer and drag above the tube.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I did some cutting and pasting to get the top bloom on the right hanging over the tab.

Open Beads-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Twig-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Feather-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Candle-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Frog-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open Stars-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, drag below the tube and place in position. 

Open Owl-GI_DarkSideOfTheMoon and paste as a new layer on the top.  Sit the owl on the tab, zoom in and do some erasing around his feet so he is sitting on the tab.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.   Be careful not to crop into the moon.

This is the inner bevel I used on the font.








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