With Love


This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on February 23rd 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Sweetheart Script Limited
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
With Love Collection from Zindy (inc. Tube by Zindy & Kit by CBJ) or kit of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Zindy
You will need a license from Zindy’s Store to use her work
Please do not use Zindy’s work without purchasing a license first

Note: When opening any papers or elements from the kit, press shift + D to duplicate and close the original, always work on the copy

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400, or larger if your prefer larger tags
Flood fill with a mid grey
Select your preset shape tool, set it to ellipse
Create as vector & Anti-Alias both checked / Width: 10
Foreground color set to white, background color set to null
Draw an oval
Objects, Align, Vertical center in canvas
Convert to raster

Activate your background layer
Preset shape tool again, but this time set to rectangle
All other settings the same
Draw a horizontal rectangle
Objects, Align, Center in canvas
Convert to raster

Duplicate your rectangle twice
On the original layer
Image, Free Rotate, 10 degrees left
On the 1st copy
Image, Free Rotate, 10 degrees right

Move the original up slightly
Move the 1st copy down slightly

Open 3 papers of choice
Activate your background
Copy and paste one paper as a new layer
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate the original rectangle layer
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate your paper layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the original rectangle again
Copy and paste another paper of choice as a new layer
Activate the 1st copy of rectangle
With your magic wand (same settings) click inside
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate your paper layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the 1st copy of rectangle
Copy and paste your third paper of choice as a new layer
Activate the top rectangle layer
With your magic wand (same settings) click inside
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate your paper layer and press delete
Selections, None

Keeping the top rectangle active
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black
Add the same drop shadow to the other 2 rectangle layers

Hide your oval & background layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Unhide your oval & background layer
Erase any part of the merged layer that is sticking out to the left of your oval layer

Open another paper of choice
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position inside the oval
Activate the oval layer
Using your magic wand (same settings) click inside the oval
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate your paper layer and press delete
Do Not De-Select

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position inside the oval
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None

Change the blend mode on your tube to Luminance (legacy)
Lower the opacity down to about 36
Activate the oval layer and add the same drop shadow you used on the rectangle layers

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer again
Position to the right of your oval
Add a drop shadow of choice I used
V: 3 / H: 10 / Opacity: 35 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black

Add any additional elements to make your tag yours

Grad your tet tool and choose your font
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Foreground set to null, Background to a color of choice
Add your name and position where you think it looks best
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Then add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black

Add your artists copyrights, scrap makers credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Delete the grey background
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the awesome work of Rebecca Röske, who is licensed through DSI
The scrap kit used is Friends Always by Yarrow

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