Wednesday, 24 June 2009


This tutorial was written on June 11th 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 Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes -
FTU Scrap Kit - 'Happy Place' by Miss Kim - HERE .
Template Used - Template #7 by Alyssa @ Alyssa's Tutorials -
Mask Used - WSL Mask 330 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations -
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Font of Choice.

(save mask to psp folder before you start)

Lets Begin...

Open your template, hit shift & d on the keyboard to duplicate, now you can close the original template.
Delete info layer.
I resized here, go to image, resize and make sure resize all layers is checked, resize by around 75% smartsize and check the box that says resize all layers, click ok. (This depends on the size you like your tags).

Activate the pink background layer, grab your floodfill tool and then select white as your foreground colour in the colour palette, click on the pink area to fill layer white.

Activate the Large Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat and paste paper of choice as a new layer, resize it till your happy with it then selections, invert & hit delete on the keyboard, selections, select none. Delete the original layer now.

Repeat the step on the Small Circle, Left Bars, Right Bars & Rectangle layers, use different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you go along.
Go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings to add a glow to all the above layers :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - Black. click ok.

Repeat step again on the thin circle & also the circle frame layers, i used 2 different bright papers for these layers, delete the original layers and add the same gradient glow to both new layers.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start (WSL Mask #330) 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.

Now take your selection tool and draw out a largish rectangle just a bit bigger than the rectangle layer, go to layers, select add new raster layer, transparent, click ok, choose a bright colour in your foreground colour palette and then click inside the marching ants to fill with colour, go to adjust, select blur, guassian blur and set to 20.00, click ok, go to layer properties and lower the opacity to around 60.

Now activate the top layer of your canvas and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed and place over the circle in the centre, take your eraser tool and erase any parts hanging over the bottom of the circle.

Activate the layer you created with the left bars, take your draw tool and set line style to dots, width 5.00, colour i choose was the pnik to match the circle frame layer, now hold down the shift key and draw a straight line with your mouse over one of the bars from top to bottom, go to layers and convert to raster layer, add a dropshadow to this layer, go to layers again and select duplicate, go to image and select mirror so you have the dotted lines on either side.

Now change the colour to black and draw another dotted line over a different bar in the same way as before, duplicate this layer and mirror then add the dropshadow to both layers again.

Back on your top layer take any other elements you wish from the kit, paste each element as a new layer and resize as needed, i only used a few elements on this one.

Now crop or resize your tag in the usual way if you want to.

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,