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Thursday, September 29, 2011

♥Spooks 4 Treats PTU (Animated)♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on September 29th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :

Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Spooks 4 Treats By Angel's Designz
Template - Template 2 Collab Temps By♥Brunette & MzDixi♥ @  Creative Misfits Creations Blog

Font Used :
Respective

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass (Optional)
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow (Optional)

Elements Used :
Paper 4
Paper 1
Paper 15
Paper 16
Lights
Web
Pumpkin
Cat
Bat
Ghost
Bow 1
Bow3
Candycorn 1&2
Wordart
Spider
Skull
Ribbon
Winged Skull
Splat 2
Stars
Sparkles

Lets Begin :



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

♥YAY! I Got Another Award!!♥


This award was given to me by Wicked Creationz Scraps
Thanks so much for choosing my blog Sue Ellen!!!
It is now my time to pay it forward by nominating a few of my favorites.
 
Wicked Creationz (Sue Ellen's Tut Blog)

 

♥That Girl Rocks PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on September 28th,2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***
Here is what we will be making :
Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Tube Of Choice - I used the very talented work of Ismael Rac , you can now purchase his work @ Ismael Rac
Scrapkit - So Rock Blue By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template 106 By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Xero - Radiance (Optional)

Font Used :
Halo Handletter

Elements Used :
P11
P6
P12
P4
P1
Text
Text2
Winged Skull
Star
Beads 2
Beads
Glitter Trail
Heart 3
Music Notes 2
Boom Box
Ribbon 2
Skull
Glitter
Wing

Extras :
Sparkles Of Choice

Lets Begin :

Start by opening your template 106 -
Go to your layers pallet - delete the credit & background layers.

Now click on Raster 5 layer - then go to Selections - click Select All - then Selections again & click Float - then go to Selections again & click Defloat -

Now open P11 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections & click Invert . Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time. Then go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
(You can use my settings below or your own, the choice is always yours)

Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.

Then click Ok.

Now go to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 5 layer.

Now follow those same steps for the layers listed below , only each time use a different paper. I will list the papers I used for each layer. Remember to apply your Gradient Glow  & Drop Shadow to each layer. Then delete the original of each layer.

Raster 11 - Paper 6
Raster 3 - Paper 11
Raster 16 - Paper 12
Raster 2 - Paper 4 (Do not add a gradient glow or drop shadow to this layer)
Copy Of Raster 2 - Paper 1 (Do not add a gradient glow or drop shadow to this layer)
Raster 4 - Paper 11

Now on the following layers - go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
Set to Uniform, 100 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok. Once you have added the noise make sure you also apply a drop shadow.

Raster 12
Raster 13
Raster 14

Now in your layers pallet - click on Raster 10 layer - go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -

Now make a new raster layer - activate your flood fill tool, set your background color to #0c6cd8, now using your flood fill tool click inside your marching ants.
Then go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
Set to Uniform, 50 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked & click Ok.

Now go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. Use the same settings as you used above.
Now apply a drop shadow - using the same settings as before.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 15 layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow.
You can use my settings below or your own.



Now open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it if needed. 
Position to your liking.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance
You can use my settings or your own.



Then go back to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Same settings as before.
Now apply a drop shadow using the same settings you used previously.
Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 7 layer - go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then set it to Uniform, 100 then make sure your Monochrome box is checked. Then click Ok.
Apply a drop shadow to this layer.

Now click on Raster 9 & apply the same Noise & drop shadow settings.

Then click on Raster 8 - Go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Inner Bevel -
You can use my settings below or your own -

Then click Ok

Now lets add some elements -

Open your Text element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%. Now position it to your liking.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow

You can use my settings or your own -

Then click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow. Use the same settings you used previously.

Now open your Text 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Image - click Free Rotate - set it to Left 90.00 & click Ok.
Now position it to your liking.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow - use the same settings as you used on your first Text element.
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Winged Skull element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Winged Skull layer - then click Duplicate .Now go to Image & click Free Rotate - set to Left 30.00 & click Ok.
Now position it to the left side of your template.

Open your Star element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Beads 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Now open your Beads element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Glitter Trail element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to the top of your template. 
Sharpen & apply a slight drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Glitter Trail layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Flip.
Use your move tool to position if needed.

Now open your Heart 3 element -  Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%.  Then go to Image - click Free Rotate set to Left 30.00 & click Ok.
Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart 3 layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Mirror.
Go back to your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Heart 3 layer & click Duplicate again. Now go back to Image & click Flip.
Use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Open your Music Notes 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position to your liking. Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - Move your Music Notes 2 layer down below your tube layer.


In your layers pallet - click on the very top layer in the layers pallet -

Open your Boom Box element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Ribbon 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. Position it to the lower left of your template.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Ribbon 2 layer - then click Duplicate , now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Open your Skull element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Skull layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Skull element to your liking.

Open your Glitter element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the upper left corner of your template. Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Glitter layer -then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Back in your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Glitter layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Down.
Now still in your layers pallet - move your newly Merged Glitter layer down so that it is the last layer in your layers pallet.
Now right click on your Merged Glitter layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Now open your Sparkles of choice & place them to your liking.

Now activate your text tool - set your Font, Size & Color.
I used :
Font : Halo Handletter
Size : 200 Pixels (This size depends on the length of your name, adjust accordingly)
Background Color : I used 2 different colors , they are as follows
#0c6cd8
#000000
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, then type out your name,then  while your text box is still open, highlight your first letter, open your color pallet, type in the color code # you wish to use. Then, highlight the next letter, then open your color pallet, type in the color code # you wish to use, continue to do this until you have your name the way you want it.

Once you are happy, click Apply. Now position your name to your liking.

Then go to your layers pallet  - right click on your name layer & click Convert To Raster Layer.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Click Ok , then apply a drop shadow.

Then you will need to add your copyright/credit information along with your license #. Its very important not to forget this step.

Once you have everything added, go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Now activate your Crop tool - crop off any access canvas that you did not use. (If you don't have any to crop off that is fine too.)

Then you may need to re-size your tag depending on where you are going to be using it .

Once I re-size my tag I like to apply one final sharpen. If you would like to do that as well you should do that now.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥


♥Sweet Candi PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on September 28th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***
Here is what we will be making :


Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Tube Of Choice - I used the amazing work of Lady Mishka, you can now purchase her work at PFD
Scrapkit - Sweet Candi By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template - Temp107 By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional)
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow (Optional)

Font Used :
AL Sandra

Elements Used :
P8
P5
P3
P11
P6
Text2
Text
Ribbon5
Ribbon3
RibbonBow
Star
Lolli2
Decor
Candi5
Candi4
Bow3
Beads
Hearts
Cherries
Hearts2
Candi2
Candi1
Splatters
Sparkles

Lets Begin :
Start by opening your Template 107-
Go to Image - click Canvas Size - set to 800 X 800 (Don't worry you will crop it later, this just gives you more room to work with)

Now go to your layers pallet - delete the credit & background layers.

In your layers pallet - click on your Raster 8 layer - Go to Selections - click Select All, go back to Selections & click Float , then go back to Selections & click Defloat -

Now open Paper6 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert. Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
(You are welcome to use my settings below or your own, the choice is always yours)
Then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.


Then click Ok.

Now go back to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 8 layer.

In your layers pallet - click on your Raster 2 layer - go to Selections, Select All, Float - Defloat -

Open Paper 5 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go back to Selections & click Invert. Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Use the same settings you used above.

Then go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - again using the same settings as before.

Now go to your layers pallet - delete your original Raster 2 layer.

Now follow those same steps for the layers I have listed below. Only on each layer you will use a different paper. I will list each paper that I used incase you would like to use the same. :-) Also make sure that you add your gradient glow & drop shadow to each layer, then go to your layers pallet & delete the original layer for each one.

Raster 7 - Paper5
Raster 4 - Paper 11
Raster 5 - Paper 3 (Do not add gradient glow or drop shadow to this layer)
Raster 3 - Paper 8

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 6 layer - go to Selections, Select All, Float - Defloat -
Now make a new raster layer - activate your flood fill tool, set your background color to #000000 (black)
Then click inside your marching ants. 
Now keeping this layer selected, open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then position it within your marching ants to your liking. Once happy with placement go to Selections - click Invert - then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Then go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to your layers pallet &on your tube layer, change your Blend Mode to Luminance (L)

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 15 layer - go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, set to Uniform , 100, and make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to this layer.

Back in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 16 layer & apply the same Noise & drop shadow to this layer.

Now open your tube - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - re-size it to 50%. Then re-size it again to 90%. (This size may vary depending on the tube you use, and your choice of placement)

Now place it to your liking. Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer - then click Duplicate - then go to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - set it to 5.00 & click Ok.
Go back to your layers pallet at the top & change the Blend Mode to Overlay.
Then in your layers pallet - click on your original tube layer & apply a drop shadow.

Now click on your Raster 9 layer - go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel
(You can use my settings below or your own)


Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. Use the same settings you have been using.

Now click on your Raster 10 layer & apply the same Inner Bevel settings & Drop Shadow settings.

Also apply the same Inner Bevel  settings to your Raster 11 layer.
Then on your Raster 12 layer apply a Drop Shadow.

Now lets add some elements :

Open your Text 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position to your liking.
In your layers pallet - move your Text 2 layer down below both of your tube layers.
Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow
**Don't forget to click on the color tab as well & set your color to your liking)
 

Then click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow . Use same settings as before.

Now open your Text element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to your liking.
Then apply Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow & Drop Shadow.

Open Ribbon 5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings)

Open Ribbon 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. Position it to your liking then Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Star element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Star layer - then click Duplicate. Then position your duplicated Star element to your liking. Then go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Star layer & click Duplicate again. Now position this element to your liking as well.

Open your Lolli2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then position it to your liking. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Decor element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen, but do not apply a drop shadow.

Open your Candi 5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Candi 4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Bow3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas , then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Bow3 layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Bow3 element to your liking.

Open your Beads element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Hearts element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to the lower right of your template. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Hearts layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of these 2 elements if needed.

Open your Cherries element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 60%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Hearts2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to the bottom of your template. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Hearts2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Flip. Then go back to your layers pallet & move your duplicated Hearts 2 layer down under both of your full tube layers.

Open your Candi 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Candi 2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now position your duplicated Candi 2 element to your liking.

Open your Candi 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Candi 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now position your duplicated Candi 1 element to your liking. 
 
Open your Splatter element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the upper left corner of your template.
Then go to your layers pallet - move your Splatter layer down so it is the very last layer in your layers pallet.
Now right click on your Splatter layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror.
Now right click on your duplicated Splatter layer ,click Duplicate, then go to Image & click Flip.
Then duplicate your duplicated layer again , then go to Image & click Mirror.
You should now have a copy of your Splatter element in all 4 corners of your template. Use your move tool to adjust the position of each one if needed.

Open your Sparkles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - position your Sparkles element to the bottom of your template.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkles layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Flip.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of either Sparkles element if needed.

Now activate your text tool - set your Font, Size & Color
I used :
Font : AL Sandra
Size : 80 Pixels (Will vary depending on length of your name, adjust accordingly)
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Type out your name, then click Apply. Position your name where you would like it.
Once happy with placement go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. Use the same settings as you have through this tutorial.

If you are happy with the placement of everything on your tag - then go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Now activate your Crop tool, & crop off any access canvas that you did not use.

Now re-size your tag depending on the size you will need it to be for where you will be using it. 
Once I re-size my tag I like to Sharpen it one final time, so you may do that if you wish as well.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!! ♥










♥The Colors Of A Rainbow♥ PTU

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on September 28th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :

Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Tube Of Choice - I used the awesome work of Verymany which can be purchased @ PFD
Scrapkit - Britney By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template - Temp3 By Addictive Pleasures

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow

Font Used :
Most Wanted

Elements Used :
P12
P4
P3
P5
P6
P7
Teddy
String2
Scattered Hearts
Roses
Ribbonbow
Hearts
Butterfly
Bow2
Beads
Beads2
Heart
Cat
Hearts2
Scatters
Splatter
Sparkles

Lets Begin :
Start by opening your Temp3 - 
Go to your layers pallet - delete the credit & background layers.
Now in your layers pallet - click on the Raster 7 layer - go to Selections - click Select All, go to Selections again & click Float - then go back to Selections & click Defloat -

Now open P12 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections & click Invert - then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time, then go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow.
You can use my settings below or your own, the choice is yours.




Then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow
Again you can use my settings below or your own.

 Click Ok.
Go back to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 7 layer.

Now in your layers pallet - click on Raster 8 layer - go to Selections - click Select All, then go to Selections again & click Float, then go to Selections again & click Defloat -

Now open P4 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections & click Invert, then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time, then go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. Use the same settings you used on the layer above. 
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, again use the same settings you used above.
Go to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 8 layer. 

Now follow the same steps you used above for your Raster 7 & Raster 8 layers for the following layers, each time use a different paper. I have listed the Paper # I used for each layer. Once you have applied your paper, gradient glow & drop shadow to each layer, don't forget to delete the original layer for each on.
Raster 3 - Paper 3
Raster 4 - Paper 5
Raster 5 - Paper 7
Raster 6 - Paper 6

Now for your Raster 12 & Copy of Raster 12 layers, I left them as they were. You can change them or add to them if you wish.

Now in your layers pallet - click on Raster 1 - go to Selections - Select All, Float - Defloat -
Open your tube of choice - then Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking within your marching ant lines, Once happy with placement go to Selections & click Invert - then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.
Now go to the top of your layers pallet - change your Blend Mode to Luminance (L)

Now follow those same steps for your Raster 9 layer. Only this time position your tube so that a different part of the tube is visible within the marching ants.

Now open your full length tube - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it if needed. (I did not re-size mine.) 
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your full tube layer - then click Duplicate - then on your duplicated tube layer got o Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set it to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now at the top of your layers pallet - change your Blend Mode to Overlay.
Now on your original full tube layer go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
You can use the same settings as above or change them if you wish.

Now lets add some elements from your kit -
Open your Teddy element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Then go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings as before)
You will want to sharpen & apply a drop shadow to each element.

Open your String2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the right side of your template.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your ScatteredHearts element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Roses element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 65%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 65%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Hearts element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart element - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Heart element to your liking.

Open your Butterfly element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then go to Image - click Free Rotate, set it to Right 30.00 & click Ok. Now use your move tool to position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Butterfly layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Image - click Mirror. Then go back to your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Butterfly layer & click Duplicate again. Then go to Image & click Mirror. Position each Butterfly element to your liking.

Open your Bow2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Beads element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow

Open your Beads2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Heart element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then go to Image & click Free Rotate , set it to Right 30.00 & click Ok.
Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position if desired.

Open your Cat element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Then go to Image & click Mirror. Now position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Hearts 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Hearts 2 layer - then click Duplicate. Position it to your liking.
Go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Heart 2 layer & click Duplicate again. Now position this element to your liking.

Open your Scatters element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the upper left corner of your template.
Go to your layers pallet - move your Splatter layer down so that it is under your Raster 9 layer. Then right click on your Splatters layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror.
Now go back to your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Splatters layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Down.
Now right click on your newly merged Splatters layer - then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Flip.
Use your move tool to position if needed.

Now open your Sparkles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the bottom of your template.
Go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
(Do not apply a drop shadow to this element)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkles layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Flip. Now use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Now activate your text tool - set your Font, Size & Color -
I used :
Font : Most Wanted
Size : 130 Pixels (This size will vary depending on the length of your name , so set it accordingly.)
Background Color - ( I used several colors, as I wanted each letter to be a different color)
The 5 colors I used 
T - #23C491
A - #ff2687
M - #fff5000
I - #9227bc
E - #000000

Foreground Color - Set to nul

(The way I did my name was I typed out the name I wanted to use in one color - then I went threw & highlighted each letter then applied the color I wanted that letter to be.)
Once you get your  name the way you want it, click Apply.

Position your name where you would like it.
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
(You can use my settings below or your own)
**Don't forget to click on the Color tag as well, and change your color to what you want. I used white #ffffff)


 Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Use the same settings you have used through out this tutorial.

Now add your copyright/credit information along with your license #. Its very important not to forget this step.

Once you are happy with everything on your tag, activate your crop tool & crop off any access canvas that you did not use. Be careful not to crop to closely to your tag. 

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - click Merge then click Merge Visible.

Now re-size your tag - then do one final sharpen .
Save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥ 



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Hiya Everyone! My name is Ronney, I have 3 wonderful teenagers, and have been married to my husband for 20 years. I LOVE to design signatures, tags & avatars, I design with PSP, and have been designing for over 2 1/2 years. I will be not only designing signatures, tags & avatars but will also be writing & posting tutorials as well. I will also be making some templates to share with you all as well. So I hope you enjoy and can use everything I have available on my blog :-) If you ever try any of my tutorials,please send me your completed designs and I would love to showcase it here on my blog!
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