Monday, September 2, 2013


This tutorial was written by me on September 2nd, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended and can be easily converted to PSP versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PS & PSP.


Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful art of Alex Prihodko. You can find his work here

FTU kit Whimsy by Inzpired Creationz. This is only available as a fan freebie from Pimp My Tags w/ Scraps. You can grab it here

Mask 3 by Alexis of the Creative Misfits. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using KG Call Me Maybe.


Open a blank transparent image, 600 x 600. Open paper 5 and drag onto the blank image.

Open your mask and apply your mask. If you don't know how to to this in PS, you can find instructions here

Open Frame 2. Image size 500 x 500. Drag this on top of the mask layer.

Use the Polygonal Lasso tool and make a selection along the pink flowers, making sure you won't be able to see the edges of the selection through the frame. Add a new layer.

Open paper 3. Copy and paste  the paper. Selections, invert and press delete. Ctrl + D. Move this layer below the frame layer.

For the rest of the tag, you will work from the layer just above your frame to the top, using my tag as a guide for the placement. After each element I will note the pixel size to resize to.

Tube - resize as necessary
Grass 1 - 419 x 211
Ribbon 1 - 550 x 502
Butterflies 2 - 271 x 410
Butterflies 1 - 298 x 196
Jar - 181 x 243
Mushrooms 1 - 183 x 168
Bow - 132 x 129, rotate slightly to the left
Wordart - 550 x 463
Fairy - 210 x 270, flip horizontal

Add your name, copyrights, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers and merge visible.

For PS users: To ensure there are no stray pixels, increase your canvas size to 700 x 700. Add a layer, floodfill with a dark color and move the layer below your tag layer. Use your eraser tool to erase anything that isn't part of the tag (you may see extra paper at the edges or a thin line). When you're done, delete the dark color layer.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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