Thursday, 25 June 2009


This tutorial was written on June 25th 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

No Tubes were used in this one, the Fairy is part of the kit.
PTU Scrap Kit Used - 'Fairy Otelia' by Shani aka Wicked Princess @ Wicked Princess Tutorials & you can purchase this Scrap Kit from P4S - HERE .
Template Used - Missy Template #18 by Missy @ Divine Intentionz - HERE .
Mask Used WSL Mask #79 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(Open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before you begin)

Lets Get Started

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete the info layer.
Go to image and choose resize, select width & height to 77%, smartsize checked and make sure the tab resize all layers is checked, click ok.

Click on the bottom white layer and go to image, select canvas size then choose 500x500, click ok, if there is any transparent image showing grab your floodfill tool and fill with white.

Activate the Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize if needed then go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, back to selections and select none, delete the original layer.
Add a gradient glow by going to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow, use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 8.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - Yellow or Green, click ok.

Repeat that step for All the other template layers using different papers & delete the original layers as you go along. Add the same gradient glow to all these layers, delete the original layers.

Choose either flower 13 or 13 from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize this as needed and move to the left of your canvas, move the layer right down to the bottom layer, just above your white background, position so its showing from behind the template layers, when happy with placement go to layers and select duplicate then go to image and select mirror so the flowers are showing from both sides of your tag.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper of choice, go to layers, select load mask from disc, find the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #79) and use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.
Go to layers and select duplicate then go to image and select mirror so the mask layers are both showing from behind all other layers, you may need to reposition a little.

Activate the top layer of your canvas now and choose one of the glitter flowers from the kit, paste as a new layer then go to image and select rotate, choose free rotate left or right by 90 degrees, resize this so it fits nicely inside the rectangle.

Choose a different glitter flower and paste as new layer, leave this one vertical and resize as needed till it fits inside the circle layer, see mine as example.

Paste your fairy tube element as a new layer, resize a little if needed and place where you like it.

Choose a name plate from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place just below the tube.

Decorate your tag with any other elements you wish from the kit, its a huge kit and plenty to choose from, resize each element layer as needed and add a dropshadow to each layer.

Crop or resize your tag now if you want to or didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png.

and we're done i think lol.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it

would love to see your results,