A hug a Day keeps the Dr away...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Artwork: David Nestler. If you wish to use this artwork, please purchase a licence from CILM
Scrapkit: CV Urban Retro by Captivated Visions purchased from HERE
Thank You Rachel... I had so much fun working with this kit.
Filter: Flaming Pear Ghost - Scroll down to Free Plugins HERE
Open 600 x 600 new canvas, floodfill with white.Open masks and previews in PSP, shift D to duplicate, close originals, and minimize. Open font and minimize.

New layer, select all. Copy and paste CV paper 20, or paper of choice into selection. Select none. Duplicate paper twice, so that you have 3 layers. Highlight layer one, apply dmsk00074, merge group. Lower opacity to around 76%. On paper layer 2, apply 112-Kris mask, merge group. On last paper layer apply tag301252Detc mask, merge group. You now have 3 mask layers.

Copy and paste CV Urban Building 04, or color of choice. Set blend mode to overlay.

Copy and paste CV Element 08, or color of choice. Duplicate. Set original layer to overlay, and duplicate layer to dissolve. Lower the opacity of the dissolved layer to around 60%.

Highlight your building layer. Using your lasso tool, freehand, feather around 20, cut a shape similar to that of element 08. Hit delete once. This will just remove the hard edge of the building. If your tube has a hard edge, you can do this to the tube as well, so that it all blends in to your liking.

Open CV Element 05. Use Flaming Pear Ghost on this element, it will remove the white. Copy and paste element 05 as a new layer. Using your lasso tool, cut the closest pole from the smaller two... see element 05 preview in supplies. Resize the small two posts around 80%. Sharpen.Copy and paste your tube. Now drag the single pole out to the right of the tube, so that it makes the poles look inperspective. Lower the opacity of poles to around 80%.

Add some dropshadows to your heart mask, building, poles and tube.

Copy and paste CV Element 22. Drag it to the lower left corner of your canvas. See my tag for reference. Duplicate. On original layer change the blend mode to hard light and lower the opacity to around 20%. On duplicate layer set blend mode to overlay. Add a drop shadow to both layers.

Copy and paste CV Element 19. Drag down to bottom center of canvas, keeping it above the tube layer. Set the blend mode to burn and lower the opacity to around 74%.

Now you can add some other elements of choice to your tag. Experiment with the blend modes and have some fun.

Once happy with your tag, merge visible. I've provided your resolution settings in the supplies. TOU for PTU artists require these settings, please use them. Resize your tag, add your artist and tagger layers. If your canvas is currently 600 x 600 and you use the resolution settings, resize by 83%. You'll find your tag is close to 500 x 500, or rather just under. Sharpen once.

Save your template. Add your name and you're done.
Congratulations & thank you for trying my tut.
Hugz, Willow

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