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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


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This tutorial was written by Brunette on October 25th 2011.
 Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Do not copy and paste my tutorials or claim as your own you may link to them for group challenges.

What you'll need:

You'll need a tube of choice I am using the awesome art of Camilla Drakenborg. You can purchase her art for signature tags at Up Your Art HERE.
Be sure to check out all the other great artists there!

Fonts of choice - I am using a pixel font for the copyright and Jenna Sue for the name.

 A gorgeous FTU kit by A Taggers Scraps which is part of a blog-train but you can find the part I used HERE.

Mask of choice - mine is from weescottlass creations which you can find HERE. 
I used mask number 219 you'll see on the right side they are bundled in bulk downloads :)

Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow


Let's get started!

Open up a new 700x700 transparent canvas I always crop it later so it will be smaller I just like enough room to work.

Now open up frame 5 from the kit copy and paste it as a new layer onto your canvas re-size it if needed. Now take your magic wand hold down the shift key and click inside the 3 frames, then open up a paper of choice I used paper 12 re-size it a little then go to selections-invert and hit delete make sure you are on the paper layer. Move this layer below the frame layer. DO NOT DESELECT yet.

Open up your tube copy and paste it as a new layer in the frame I did this for all the frames but mirrored one of them. Merge them all together then duplicate that layer, then go to adjust-blur-gaussian blur set to 3 and change the blend mode to soft light and the bottom layer to Luminance L. You can drop shadow the frame layer I used a drop shadow of Vertical and Horizontal set at 2, Opacitay at 45, Blur at 4 and color would be black.

I used paper 1 on the background and applied the mask then merged group.

Now to decorate your tag a little!

I used the cobweb on the frames re-sized it a little and used my eraser tool to erase some of it. I also used the skeleton and treestump re-sized and placed them where I thought they looked best. You can add the same drop shadow as above for the elements you just added.

Now in your font add your name and then a gradient glow, the settings I used are shown in the screen-shot below. Add the same drop shadow as mentioned about but then add it again with Vertical and Horizontal set at -2 and change the blend mode to Luminance L. You can rotate it a little if you'd like to as well.

Finally add your copyright and license number if applicable save as png or jpeg whichever you prefer and we're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it easy to follow.

I would LOVE to see your results to any tutorials that you do, you can email results to me or post them on my page on facebook if you have a facebook account.


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