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Sunday, 25 June 2017

True North!






In this tutorial I used a tube from
This tutorial comes with several different flags and
I have written another tutorial using it with the British flag.
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is called “True North” and is a freebie from
To get the kit you need to be a member of
Dees’Sign Depot Fans Facebook page
(you will need to search for the group on Facebook
as I cannot link to it).

I used mask 2 from set 16 by

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste spray 13, resize 75%, use your Pick tool to push it in at the side and make it a bit narrower to fit the mask and place in position. 

Paste element 53, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38b, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25b,  resize 40%, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2a and resize 30%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and fill with black.  Paste the tube mirrored, resize 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  lower the opacity on the tube to around 65 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 58 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3a, resize 17%, drag below the canoe and duplicate, rotate one copy 20 degrees to the right,  mirror the copy and rotate it 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 36, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.




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