Sunday, 24 May 2009


This tutorial was written on May 8th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of choice - I used the artwork of Suzanne Woolcott and you need a proper license to use her tubes, visit - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit ' FM Samjiva' which you can get by visiting Fantasy Moments - HERE .
Template Used - Melissa Template #36 by Melissa @ Melissa's Creations - HERE .
Mask of Choice.
Word Art Used - Wordart #7 by Melissa @ Melissa's Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Mura Meister - Copies.
Font of Choice.

(Save mask to your psp folder before you begin and open all other supplies you need)

Lets Get Started

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, I resized mine a little at this point, go to image, resize, change width & height to 85%, choose smartsize and make sure resize all layers is checked, click ok. Go to layers, add new raster layer, grab floodfill tool and fill the new layer with white, go to image, select canvas size and choose 500x500, click ok. this gives you more room to work.

Ok this ones really easy, all template layers (except the 3 squares layers) require the same following step :-
go to selcetions, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none, this pastes the paper as a new layer so you can delete the orginial layers as you go through each layer. Give each of the new frame layers a dropshadow.

Activate one of the squares layers, grab your magic wand and click on the white area, paste a tube of choice as a new layer, resize a little if you need to, make it fit nice inside the frame, when happy with placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none.

Repeat this with the other 2 squares layers with different tubes as long as they are the same artist. Now back on the square layer, selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper of choice, go to selections and select invert then hit delete on the keyboard, select none. No need for a dropshadow on this layer.

Repeat for the other 2 square layers. Now you can delete all the original square layers.

Take a flower element of choice from the kit and paste in the centre of your canvas, resize down around 20% smartsize, all layers UNCHECKED, now go to effects and select mura meister, copies, select encircle,change the number to 10 and change shift x&y to 60, leave all other settings the way they are, click ok. Move this layer down to just above the main circle layer.
(p.s if your using different size for your image from mine then you might have to play with the settings a bit to get the circle fitting).

Now take another flower from the kit, paste as a new layer, resize to around 15% smartsize, click ok and place in centre of your canvas, go to mura meister again, select encircle but this time change the number to 16, shift x&y should stay at 60. Place this layer just above the first flower layer (see mine).

Click on top layer of your canvas now and paste the wordart as a new layer, resize if needed, i resized mine by 80% smartsize, place at top of your tag or where you like it, go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose a colour that matches your tubes. I did this with both wordart layers.

Click on bottom white layer now, paste another paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask you choose at the start, check the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked ....Hide Mask - checked, click ok.

Click back to your top layer now and add a few elements of your choice around your tag, resize elements as needed and add a dropshadow to each layer.

Do any cropping and resize now if you wish to.
Add your name, Add artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png. and we're done lol.
Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it would love to see your results,