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Sunday, October 30, 2011

♥Autumn Bouquet PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by Ditzy Dezigns on October 30th 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)
Scrapkit - Autumn Bouquet By Creative Intentionz

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

Font Used :
Happy

Elements Used :
Wheel 
Wood Plank
Tree 1
Leaves
Scare Crow
Leaf Basket
Pumpkin 1
Bow 1
Squirl
Owl

Lets Begin :

Start by opening a 800 X 650 transparent canvas.

Now open your Wheel element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. 
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance.
(The menu below will open, you are welcome to use my settings or your own, the choice is always yours. I post mine so that you know how I reached the effect I got, but you can always change the settings to reach your own desired effect.)


Then click OK.

Now go to Effects - then go to 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow
(Again, these are the settings that I use, you are welcomed to use them, or change them to your own liking.)
**Please see note on screen shot below**

Then click Ok.

Now using your Move Tool - position your Wheel element to the left side of your canvas. 

Now activate your Text Tool - set your font, size & color.
For my name I used the following :
Font : Happy
Size : 175 Pixels
Background Colors : ( I used several different fall colors, one for each letter, you can do the same, or you can make it all one color, or multiple colors of your choice)
N - #873100
i - #c96f01
k - #e9b700
k - #b4b100
i - #873100

Once you have your name the way you want it, then click Apply.
Now position your name center on your canvas.
(Leave your name as it is for the moment, we will come back to it.)

Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Wheel layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image - click Mirror. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Wheel element to the right end of your name.
(You want both of your Wheel elements to be behind your name. So in your layers pallet - make sure your Wheel layers are moved down under your name layer.)

Now open your Wood Planks elements - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%. Now using your Move Tool & position your Wood Plank on the left side of your name.
Go to your layers pallet - move your Wood Plank layer down so that it is below both of your Wheel layers & your name layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance.
*You will use the exact same settings you used for your Wheel element, so you should only have to click Ok*
Now click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow
*Again you will use the same settings you used on your previous elements, you should just have to click Ok.*

Then click Ok.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Wood Plank layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror. Now using your Move Tool position your 2nd Wood Plank element so that it is on the right side of your name.

Now open your Tree 1 element - Then copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 65%. Now go to Image - click Mirror. Now using your Move Tool - move your Tree 1 element to the left end of your name.
Go to your layers pallet - move your Tree 1 layer down so that it is below your name & Wheel layers. Keep your Tree 1 element above your Wood Plank layers.

Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Tree 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Mirror.
Now using your Move Tool - position your Tree 1 duplicated element to the right end of your name.

Open your Scare Crow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 45%. Using your move tool position your Scare Crow element to the left end of your name.
Go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Scare Crow layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror. Using your Move Tool - adjust the position of your duplicated Scare Crow element so that it is at the right end of your name.

Open your Leaves element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then re-size it to 40%. Using your Move Tool - position your Leaves element to the bottom of your name at the left end (see my tag for example if needed)
Now go to Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance (same settings as before, so just click Ok)
Now Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - Move your Leaves layer down so that it is directly above your name layer.
Now right click on your Leaves layer - then click Duplicate. Now using your Move Tool - move your duplicated Leaves element towards the center of your name.
Now back to your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Leaves layer - then click Duplicate, now using your Move Tool - move your 3rd Leaves element towards the right. So you should have 3 total Leaves element which cover the length of your name. **IF your name is longer, continue to duplicate & position your Leaves so that it covers the length of your name.**

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your top Leaves layer - then click Merge - then click Merge Down. Then right click on the next Leaves layer - click Merge - then Merge Down. Continue to do this until all of your Leaves layers become 1 Merged layer.

Now once all your Leaves layers are merged, right click on your Merged Leaves layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image - click Flip. Now using your Move tool - position your Leaves on top of your name to your liking. (See my tag for reference if needed)

Open your Leaf Basket element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Using your Move Tool - position your Leaf Basket to the left end of your name. Position your Leaf Basket to the inside of your Scare Crow.
Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now open your Pumpkin 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it 20%. Using your move tool position your Pumpkin 1 element to the bottom of your name. (see my tag for reference if needed)
Now go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Pumpkin 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now using your Move Tool - position your 2nd Pumpkin 1 element to another part of your name, still keeping it at the bottom of your name.

Open your Bow 1 element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Using your move tool position your Bow 1 element to the top of the first letter in your name.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - Xero - Radiance
*Use the same settings you have previously used for this tutorial* 
Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go your layers pallet - right click on your Bow 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now move your  Duplicated Bow 1 element to a middle letter in your name.Then go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Bow1 layer - click Duplicate. Now using your Move Tool again, move your 3rd Bow 1 element to the last letter in your name.

Open your Squirrel element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Now using your move tool, position your Squirrel element to the right side of your Pumpkin 1 element that is on the right end of your name.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Squirrel layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Using your Move Tool, position your duplicated Squirrel element to the left side of your Pumpkin 1 element that is on the left end of your name.

Open your Owl element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. 
Using your move tool - position your Owl element so it appears to be sitting on top of your Wood Plank element.
Now go to Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance (same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now you will want to add any copyright/credit information that is needed for this tag.

Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer

Now go to Effects - Plugins - click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Gradient Glow


Then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow 
*Same settings - click OK*

Now activate your Magic Wand Tool - then click inside each letter in your name. Once all letters have the "marching ants" around them, go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
*Settings below*

Then click Ok.

Now go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise -
Set to , Uniform, 35 and make sure your Monochrome box IS checked.

Now go to Selections - click Select None.

Now activate your Crop Tool - then crop off any access canvas that you did not use.

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

Then you may or may not need to re-size your completed tag - it will all depend on where you will be using it.
If you do re-size your tag, be sure to apply one more Sharpen to it.

Once you have your tag re-sized, all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥
Thursday, October 27, 2011

♥Trick Or Treat PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by Ditzy Dezigns on October 26th 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 Elias Chatzoudis @ PTE
(I purchased my tube when he was at MPT that is why my MPT # is on this tag)
Scrapkit - Trick Or Treat By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template - Temp 10 By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures Templates

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

Font Used :
KG Love You Through It

Elements Used :
P5
P10
P8
P9
P11
P2
Ribbon
Text 2
Boo
Reaper
Demon
Ghost Dog
Dangler
Bug
Bee
Ribbon Bow
Ribbon Bow 2
Ribbon 3
Skull
Sparkles

Lets Begin :

Start by opening your Temp110 - 
Go to Image - Canvas Size - set to 800 X 800 . (Don't worry you will crop & re-size at the end of the tutorial)

Now go to your layers pallet - delete the following layers :
Raster 1 (Credit layer)
Background

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 7 layer - go to Selections - click Select All, then back to Selections - click Float - then back to Selections - click Defloat -

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

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Gradient Glow :
*You are welcome to use my settings below or your own, its up to you*


Then click Ok.

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

Then click Ok.

Now go back to your layers pallet & delete your original Raster 7 layer.

Now you will follow all of the same steps you followed for your Raster 7 layer for the following layers. I have added what paper I used for each layer.
Raster 10 - Use P10
Raster 8  - Use P8
Raster 4 - Use P9
Raster 5 - Use P11
Raster 6 - Use P2

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 2 layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Fritillary -

Then click Ok.

Now keeping this Raster 2 layer selected, open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer - then using your Move tool - position your tube within the marching ants to your liking.
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 your layers pallet - click on Raster 3 layer - follow the same steps that you did for your Raster 2 layer.

Then click on your Raster 14 layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - Xero - click Fritillary - apply the same settings as you did for the other layers. Then click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 12 layer - go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise. Set to Uniform, 50 & make sure your Monochrome box IS checked, then click Ok.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
*Use the same settings you have been using through out the tutorial*

Then click Ok.

Now follow the same steps you just did for your Raster 12 layer for the following layers :
Raster 13
Raster 15

Now Copy & paste your main tube of choice - as a new layer onto your canvas - then position it to the center of your template.
Go to your layers pallet - move your full tube layer down so that it is directly below your Raster 9 layer.

Then on your full tube layer - right click, click Duplicate. Then go to Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur, set it to 5.00 & click Ok.

Then go back to your layers pallet, at the top and change your Blend Mode from Normal - to Overlay.
Now click on your original full tube layer (the one on the bottom) and go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (Same settings as before & click Ok)

Now click on your Raster 9 layer - go to Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - use the same settings as before, so you should only have to click Ok to apply it.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow - Again you will be using the same settings as before, (which should now be saved) so just click Ok.

Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now click on Raster 11 - go to Effects - 3D Effects - then click Inner Bevel -

Then click OK.

Now go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow -
***These settings are different than your Eye Candy 5 Gradient Glow settings, you are welcome to use mine, or play around with your settings to get the effect that you like.*** 
Before you click ok, make sure you click on the Color tab & set your colors as well.

Click Color Tab -

Now click Ok.

Then go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Now lets add some elements -

Open Text 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then using your Move Tool - position your Text 2 element to the center of your template.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
(Use same settings as you just did above then click Ok.)
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now in your layers pallet - Move your Text 2 layer down so it is directly under BOTH of your full tube layers. (The tube that is in the center of your canvas.)

Now open your Boo element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Go to Image - click Free Rotate - set it to Left 30.00 & click Ok.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
*For this effect you will up the Glow Width (pixels) to 4.00.*Other than that everything is the same.

Now click Ok.

Using your Move tool position your Boo element to the top left corner of your template.
Go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)

Now open your Reaper element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Then re-size it again to 65%. Use your move tool to position it to your liking.
Go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Demon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool & position your Demon element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Open your Ghost Dog element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Use your Move tool & position your Ghost Dog element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Dangler element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Using your move tool position your Dangler element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok

Open your Bug element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Using your move tool, position your Bug element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings , click Ok )

Open your Bee element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Using your move tool, position your Bee element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Ribbon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then using your Move Tool to position your Ribbon  to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Ribbon Bow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%. Now using your move tool, position your Ribbon Bow element to the left side of your template.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)
Now go your layers pallet - right click on your Ribbon Bow layer - then click Duplicate.
 Now go to Image - click Mirror.

Now open your Ribbon Bow 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 75%. Now position it towards the center of your template. 
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

In your layers pallet move your Ribbon Bow 2 layer down under both of your full tube layers.

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

Open your Skull element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, Click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Skull layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Skull element to your liking. Then go back to your layers pallet - & duplicate your Skull layer a couple more times, positioning each one around your tag to your liking.

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

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkle layer - click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Flip. Use your Move Tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Sparkle element to the top of your template.

Now add your name & credit information.

For the name I used the following :

Font : KG Love You Through It
Size : 80 Pixels
Background Color : #8d3c82
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now apply & position your name to your liking.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer.

Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (Use the same settings as before )
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow


Then click Color Tab :


Then click Ok

Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now if your happy with the placement of your elements & name, go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

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

Now you may or may not need to re-size your tag, depending on where you will be using it.

If you re-size your tag be sure to apply one last Sharpen to it.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!! ♥
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

♥Autumn Colors PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by Ditzy Dezigns on October 25th 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 - Elias Chatzoudis PTE
*The tube I used was a limited edition from Elias while he was at MPT*
Scrapkit - Autumn Days By The Peekaboo Land
Autumn Template 2 By Tracy @ Friends & Freebies Blog
**For the Autumn templates - scroll down to about half way, look to the right, click on the link "Tracy's Autumn Templates 1-7"**

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

Font Used :
Comic Scan

Elements Used :
Paper 2
Paper 5
Wordart 01
Wood Fence
Tree 01
Pumpkin 01
Bow 2
Bow 3
Owl 01
Wood Sign
Element 02
Chipmunk
Acorn
Flowers 2
Scarecrow 01

Lets Begin :

Start by opening your Autumn Template 2 -
Go to Image - click Canvas Size - set to 800 X 600 (Don't worry you will crop it at the end of the tutorial)

Now go to your layers pallet & delete the following layers :
Tracy F. Designz - (Credit layer) - **Please leave Tracy a thank-you when you download the templates :-)**
Stars 1
Stars 2
Rectangle 1
Rectangle 2
Leaves 

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Shape layer - go to Selections - click Select All, go back to Selections & click Float - back to Selections - click Defloat -

Now open Paper 02 - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%, 3 times.
Then use your move tool to adjust the position of your Paper 02 to your liking within the marching ants. Once happy with placement go to Selections & click Invert. 
Now on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.
Now go back to Selections & click Select None.

Then go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Gradient Glow -
**You can 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 -
**See note on screen shot**

Then click Ok.

Now go to your layers pallet - delete your original Shape layer.

Then still in your layers pallet - click on your Back Plate layer - then follow all of the steps above that you followed for your Shape layer. Only this time use a different paper. The paper I chose to use was Paper 05. 

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Square 2 layer - go to Selections - click Select All - Float - Defloat -
Now make a new raster layer - set your background color to #7e4f35, then using your Flood Fill tool, click inside your Square 2 area.

Now keeping your Square 2 selected, open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as  a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it if needed. I did not re-size my tube.
Now position it to your liking. Then go to Selections, click Invert - then on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time. Then go to Selections - click Select None.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set it to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now go back to your layers pallet - change your Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay.
Then click on your Original tube layer - now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (Use same settings as before, click OK.)

Now go to your layers pallet & delete your original Square 2 layer.

Now follow those same steps for your Square 1 layer.

Now click on your Frame 1 layer - go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - set to Uniform, 100 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Frame 2 layer - apply the same Noise setting & drop shadow to this layer as well.

In your layers pallet - click on your Ribbon layer - Use your move tool to position your Ribbon to the upper left corner of your Frame 2 . Go to Adjust - Sharpness - click Sharpen.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok.)

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Strap 2 layer - Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -

Make a new raster layer - set your background color to #728c31 - then using your Flood Fill tool - click inside your marching ants. Selections - Select None.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)
Now go to your layers pallet - and delete your original Strap 2 layer.

Now follow those same steps for the following layers :
Strap 1
Strap 3
Strap 4
Don't forget to delete each original layer once you have made the new colored layer.

Now click on your new Strap 1 layer - go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - set to Uniform , 35, make sure your Monochrome box is checked & click OK.

Now add that noise setting to the following layers :
Strap 2
Strap 3
Strap 4

Now open your full tube - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 90%. Then using your move tool position your tube to the center of your template.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your full tube layer - click Duplicate. Now go to Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set to 5.00 & click Ok.
Now change your Blend Mode from Normal - to Overlay.
Then click on your Original tube layer - 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Now lets add some elements to our tag :

Open your Wordart 01 - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%, then re-size it again to 70%, then again to 80%. Use your move tool to position your Wordart 01 to the center of your template.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow :


Then click on your Color tab :

Set your color to black #000000

Then click OK.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)
Now go to your layers pallet - move your Wordart 01 layer down so that it is below ALL of your tube layers.

Now click back on the very top layer in your layers pallet -

Open your Woodfence element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%, then again to 50%. Position it using your Move Tool center on your template at the bottom. (See my tag if needed)

Now go to Effects - Plugins - click Xero - then click Radiance -

Then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - then click Inner Bevel -
**I forgot to write this on this screen shot, but we will be using Inner Bevel through out this tutorial, once you set your settings here , they are the same settings you will use on the other elements, so you will only have to open the Inner Bevel menu, then just click Ok each time.**



Then click Ok

Then Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

In your layers pallet - move your Wood Fence layer down so that it is under BOTH of your full tube layers.

Now open your Tree 01 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%, then re-size it again to 75%, then one more time to 85%. Use your move tool & position your Tree element to the left end of your Wood Fence element. 
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings as before, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings as before, click OK)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Now go to your layers pallet - move your Tree01 layer down below all of your tube & frame layers.
Now right click on your Tree 01 layer - then click Duplicate - then go to Image & click Mirror. Now use your Move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Tree 01 element if needed.

Open your Pumpkin 01  element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Then re-size it again to 50%. Now using your move tool, position your Pumpkin 01 element to the left end of your Wood Fence element. 
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings as before, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings as before, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Pumpkin 01 layer - then click Duplicate. Go to Image - click Mirror. Now use your Move Tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Pumpkin 01 element to the right end of your Wood Fence element.

Open your Bow 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%, then again to 40%. Now use your move tool & position your Bow on your fence.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Bow2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your 2nd Bow 2 element to your liking.

Now open your Bow 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10% then again to 40%. Now use your move tool to position to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Bow 1 layer - click Duplicate - now use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Bow 1 element.

Open your Owl 01 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%, then again to 40%. Use your move tool & position your Owl 01 element to your liking.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (Same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Owl 01 layer - click Duplicate, now use your move tool to position your duplicated Owl 01 element to your liking.
Open your Wood Sign 01 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position your Wood Sign 01 element to your liking.
Go to Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance (Use same settings as before & click Ok)
Now Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Open Element 02 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%, then again to 30%. Now use your move tool & position your Element 02 to the lower right corner of your template.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok.)

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Element 02 layer - click Arrange - then click Send To Bottom.
Now go to your Element 02 layer - right click, click Duplicate - now go to Image - click Mirror.

Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Element 02 to the lower left corner of your template.
Now go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Element 02 layer - click Merge - then click Merge Down.
Now right click on your Merged Element 02 layer - click Duplicate. Now go to Image - click Flip.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated merged Element 02 .

Open your Chipmunk element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%, then again to 80%. Now position your Chipmunk element so it is in front of your Wood Fence element on the right side.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Chipmunk layer - click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Chipmunk element to the left end of your Wood Fence element.

Now open your Acorn element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%, then again to 80%. Now position your Acorn element so it is in front of your Wood Fence element on the right side in front of your Chipmunk element.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your  Acorn layer - click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Acorn element to the left end of your Wood Fence element.

Open your Flower 02  element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%, then again to 40%. Now use your move tool & position your Flower 2 element to your liking.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (Same settings, Click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your Flower 02 layer - then click Duplicate, now use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Flower 02 element to your liking.
Then go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Duplicated Flower 2 layer & click Duplicate again, position to your liking. Do this 1 more time, so that you have a total of 4 Flower 02 elements positioned around your template.

Open your Scare Crow element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10% then again to 80%. Now position your Scare Crow element to the left end of your Wood Fence element. 
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Now go to your layers pallet - move your Scare Crow layer down so that it is directly under your Wood Fence layer.
Then right click on your Scare Crow layer - click Duplicate - now use your Move Tool & move your duplicated Scare Crow element to the right end of your Wood Fence element. (See my tag for example if needed)

Now you will want to add your name & copyright information.

For the name I used :

Font : Comic Scan
Size : 20 Pixels (Depends on where you place your name, and the length of your name)
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Apply & position your name.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - click Convert To Raster Layer.
Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow. You will basically use the exact same settings as you did for your Wordart 01. However you will want to change the color of the glow to WHITE (#ffffff). 
So below on the screen shot, you see the little black square & the code next to it, you will want to click on the larger black box & change your color code to #ffffff.

Then click OK.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
This time on your drop shadow settings, if you place your name on the sign element like I did, you will want to  lower your drop shadow a bit, so where you see the 3's. Change those to 1's. Then click Ok.

Now add your copyright & credit information. (IMPORTANT)
The font I use for my copyright/credit info is Pixelette

Now once happy with all elements & wording on your tag, 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.

Then you may or may not need to re-size your tag. Depending on where you will be using it.
If you re-size your completed tag, make sure that you apply one more Sharpen.

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


Monday, October 24, 2011

♥Shades Of November PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by Ditzy Dezigns on October 24th 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)
Scrapkit - Shades Of November By Creative Scraps By Crys

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

Font Used :
Happy

Elements Used :
Fence
Lights
Tree
Flowers
Bush
Birdhouse
Vine
Owl
Fox
Butterfly
Bow2
Stardust

Lets Begin :

Start by opening a new 800 X 600 transparent canvas. (Don't worry you will crop your unused canvas off at the end of this tutorial)

Now open your Fence element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Now re-size it to 75%. Use your move tool to position your Fence element to the center of your canvas.
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - click Inner Bevel
**You are welcome to use my settings below or your own**
***You will use this effect through out this tutorial, so once you have your settings set, you should only have to click on Inner Bevel then click ok. (Yes I know I have the image of the tree element in this screen shot lol, I forgot to take the screen shot when I applied it to the Fence element lol)***
Now click Ok.

Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen
Go back to Effects - 3D Effects - this time click Drop Shadow
**Again, you may use my settings or your own**
***You will also use these same settings all the way through out this tutorial, so after you have your settings set you should only have to go to Drop Shadow, wait for menu to open then click ok.)
Click Ok

Now open your Lights element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Use your move tool to position your Lights element to the left side of your Fence element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (wait for menu to open, then click Ok. Same settings as before)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Lights layer - then click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Mirror. Now use your Move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Lights element if needed.

Open your Tree element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it to the left end of your Fence element. Now in your layers pallet - move your Tree layer down so it is directly under your Fence element.
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (Same settings as before, click Ok.)
Adjust - Sharpness  - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings as before, click Ok.)

Back in your layers pallet - right click on your Tree layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Tree element to the right end of your Fence element.
Back in your layers pallet - right click on your duplicated Tree layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your 3rd Tree element to the middle of your Fence element. (See my tag above if needed)
(No need to add inner bevel, sharpen or drop shadow to your duplicated elements because you already applied those to your main element.)

Open your Flowers element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas, then use your move tool to position your Flowers element along the bottom of your Fence element.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings , click Ok)

Open your Bush element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Using your move tool - position your Bush element to the left end of your Fence element.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - first move your Bush layer down so it is directly under your Flowers layer, - then right click on your Bush layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Then use your move tool and adjust the position of your duplicated Bush element to the right end of your Fence element.

Now open your Birdhouse element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas -then re-size it to 35%. Use your move tool & position your Birdhouse element to your liking.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Vine element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Use your move tool & position your Vine element to the left side of your Fence element, and place it along your Lights element on the left. 
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects- Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Vine layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Vine element to the right side of your Fence element if needed.

Open your Owl element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%. Use your move tool & position your Owl element to your liking.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now open your Fox element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Now position your fox element to the right lower side of your Fence element.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings, click Ok)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Fox layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Fox element to the left lower end of your Fence. (See my tag for example)

Open your Butterfly element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 10%. Use your move tool & position your Butterfly element to the upper right of your tree elements.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Butterfly layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Now using your move tool, adjust the position of your duplicated Butterfly element to your liking.

Now you will want to add your name & and credit information.

The settings I used for the name are :

Font : Happy
Size : 150 Pixels (this will depend on the length of your name)
Background Color : #800000
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now apply your name & position it within your 2 fox elements.

Go to your layers pallet - move your Name layer down so that it is directly under both your Fox layers.

Now on your Name layer -
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel (same settings click Ok.)
Now go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise, set to Uniform, 35, and make sure your Monochrome box IS checked, then click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
**You can use my settings below or your own.**
***I have included the color codes for the 2 colors I used***

Now click OK.
Then go back to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)

Now open your Bow 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Use your move tool & position your Bow2 element across your name, see my tag for example.
Then go to your layers pallet - move your Bow 2 layer down so it is directly below both of your Fox layers, but keeping it above your Name layer.
Then go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Now open your Stardust element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Use your move tool to position your Stardust element to the left side of your tag.
Adjust -Sharpness - Sharpen
*Do not add Inner Bevel or Drop Shadow to this element*
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Stardust layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust your duplicated Stardust element to the right side of your tag if needed.

Make sure you have added any credit that needs to be added.

If you are happy with the placement of your name & elements, 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.

Once you have cropped your tag, you may or may not need to re-size your completed tag. If you choose to re-size your tag you might want to apply one more Sharpen to your tag.

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

Saturday, October 22, 2011

♥Good Witch Or Bad Witch PTU♥

**This tutorial was written by Ditzy Dezigns on October 22nd 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 work of Elias Chatzoudis , you can purchase his work at PTE
*I purchased my tube when he was at MPT that is why you see a different license # on my tag. License # is required for use of Elias tubes**
Scrapkit - Cauldron Chick By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures

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

Font Used :
Fiddums Family

Elements Used :
P10
P1
P6
P7
P4
Bow
Stars
Pumkin2
Moon
Lights
Boneyes
Hat
Frong
Cauldron
Bubbles
Sparkles

Lets Begin :
**Please note - I add screen shots of all plugin settings that I use. Please feel free to use the same settings if you wish, or you can always adjust your settings to get the effect you prefer :-)**

Open your Temp3 - 
Go to Image - click Canvas Size - then set your size to 800 X 600.

Now go to your layers pallet & delete the following layers :
Raster 13 (Credit layer - delete only after you have left your thank-you)
Background Layer


Now in your layers pallet - click on your Raster 6 layer - go to Selections - click Select All, go back to Selections - click Float - back to Selections & click Defloat -

Now open P10 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert - now 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 - then click Drop Shadow


Click Ok

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow
**Notice special not on the screen shot below**


Then click Ok.

Now go to your layers pallet - delete your original Raster 6 layer.

Now follow those same steps for the following layers :

Raster 5 - Use P1
Raster 12 - Use P4
Copy Of Raster 12 - Use P4
Raster 1 - Use P6

Now click on your Copy of Raster 3 layer - go to Selections - click Select All - then Selections again & click Float - then Selections again & click Defloat -

Open P7 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert. Now on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.
Keeping this layer Selected - open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it onto your canvas as a new layer - then position it within your marching ants, then once your happy with the position, press your Delete key 1 more time.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.
Now go to your layers pallet & delete your original Copy of Raster 3 layer.

Then in your layers pallet - right click on your Tube layer - then click Duplicate - now go to Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now go back to your layers pallet - change the Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay.
Then in your layers pallet - click on your original tube layer & change the Blend Mode to Luminance (L) 

Go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (Use the same settings you used previously)

Now follow those same steps for your Raster 3 layer.

In your layers pallet - click on your Raster 2 layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then Gradient Glow. Use the exact same settings as you previously used. Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now click on Raster 4 layer in your layers pallet - go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. (Same settings, click Ok.)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet & apply a drop shadow to the following layers (using the same settings you have been using above) :
Raster 8
Raster 10
Raster 9
Raster 7

Now open your full tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to your liking if needed. (If using the same tube I did not have to re-size mine)
Now use your move tool & position your tube to your liking.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your full tube layer - click Duplicate - then go to Adjust - click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set it to 5.00 & click Ok.
Now go back to your layers pallet - change the Blend Mode of your duplicated full tube layer from Normal to Overlay.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your original full tube layer - go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (same settings - click Ok)


Now lets add some elements :

Open your Stars element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then use your move tool to position it to the upper right corner of your template.
Go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow. (same settings, click Ok)

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Stars layer - click Arrange - then click Send To Bottom.
Then right click on your Stars layer again - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust your duplicated Stars element to your liking.

Now open your Pumpkin 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool to position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings, click Ok)
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Pumpkin 2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Pumpkin 2 element.

Open your Moon element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas -then re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool to position to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Open your Lights element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas  - then re-size it to 70%. Now use your move tool to position it across the mid center of your template.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Go to your layers pallet - move your Lights layer down below your Full Tube layer.

Open your Boney eyes element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Use your move tool & position your element to the left end of your lights element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Open your Hat element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 35%. Go to Image & click Mirror. Now use your move tool to position your element to the upper right corner of your temp.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings)

Open your Frog element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it 30%. Now use your move tool to position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click OK)

Open Cauldron - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Bug element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust -Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Open your Bubbles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok.)

Open your Bow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (same settings, click Ok)

Open your Ghost element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Ghost layer - click Duplicate. Use your move tool to position.
Now duplicate your Ghost layer again & position to your liking.

Open your Sparkles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Do not apply a drop shadow.
Duplicate your Sparkles layer 2 x's. Position each one with your move tool.

Now add your name & copyright information.

The settings I used are :

Font : Fiddums Family
Size : 80 Pixels
Background Color : #000000
Foreground Color : set to nul

Now apply your name & position it to your liking. 
Then go to your layers pallet - right click on your name layer then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Apply the same settings you used through out this tutorial.

Now on your name layer go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. Use the same settings as before & click Ok.

Now if you are happy with your tag - go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer - click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

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

Once you have your tag cropped, you may or may not want to re-size your tag - if you do re-size your tag be sure to Sharpen your tag one last time.

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

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