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In this tutorial I used the fab layered tube “Snap To” from
This tube is in pack 89 and can be purchased at

I used the kit “Fabulous” from
I have already written a couple of tutorials with this kit.
You can purchase it also at

You will need maskMask 1 from Set 2 from 

You will also need the “Metal Peacocks” filter from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 48%.  We are going to use it just as it is.

Paste frame 3, resize 60% and move into position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, paste the tube below the frame, place in position, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (L)”, lower the opacity to around 65 and apply the Metal Peacocks filter (I used the default setting but you can play around with it).

Paste the tube again on the top, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 30% and flip, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 55%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste  element 7, resize 45%, position between the copies of element 21 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 45% and mirror, place in position just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now 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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