22 July, 2015

PTU Tut- Black No. 1

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using my 'Black No. 1' kit
which you can find exclusively in 
my little shop on my site here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Freya Langford-Sidebottom.
I had bought this tube when she was still at AIL.
You can currently buy her artwork at her store, here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: My template 0040 which you can grab 
from my blog, here.

Mask: RR_MaskSet67_Mask2 from Rachel.
You can snag the mask set here.
*Leave a thank you for the download. ;)

Filters: Penta- Jeans
Tramages- Tow The Line
Jeux de lignes- Entrelacement
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Anglican Text

Drop shadows: 2 2 60 10, black for most of the tag
30 20 60 10, black for the butterfly & devil bird

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a paper of choice
above the white background layer.
I used paper 8 for mine. 
Apply the mask & merge group.

large outter circle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Select none. Add a drop shadow.

L. rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 7, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow. 

R. rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 7, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow

L. Black outline- drop shadow.

R. Black outline- drop shadow.

L. rotated rec- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper of choice, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none.

R. rotated rec- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste the same paper of choice
you used for the other side, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

white border circle- Add some noise:
Random/ 50% / Monochrome
Drop shadow.

main circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 5 
or another dark paper of choice.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Add a drop shadow to the following layers:
pixel words
dotted circle
sm L. rec border
sm R. rec border

Sm. L square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper of choice, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Sm. R square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper of choice, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

bottom rec border- use your manual
color correction to change (if desired).
Use the following as your Source: #9b98ad
Then add a drop shadow.

bottom rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a dark gradient.
My settings were:
Angle- 45
Repeats- 4
Colors- #2d2c32 & #000000
Select none.
Apply Penta- Jeans at these settings:

words- Add a gradient glow,
using a dark colour of choice:

Then add a drop shadow.

L outter star- drop shadow.

L smaller star- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 17.
Hit delete. Select none.
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

L. dotted star- use your manual
color correction to change (if desired).
Use the following as your Source: #595571

R outter star- drop shadow.

R smaller star- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 17.
Hit delete. Select none.
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

music note 1- Apply Tramages- Tow The Line 
at default settings.
Move to the upper right of tag.
Drop shadow.

music note 2- Apply Tramages again at the same settings.
Move over to the lower left.
Drop shadow.

Finally, add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position in the middle of the tag. Duplicate. 
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 3.
Then change the blend mode to Screen at 70%.
Next apply Jeux de lignes- Entrelacement at the 
default settings to your top tube.
If you are going to resize your tag, 
do this AFTER you resize your tag.
Otherwise the effect will not look 'right'. ;)
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

moon- 70%.
Place in the upper left.
In layers palette, right click-
Arrange- Send to bottom.
Then move to just above your mask 
in layers palette. 
NO drop shadow.

leaves- Mirror. resize 65%.
Place on the right.

glitter grunge- 85%.
Place on the bottom,
just below the rectangle.

deco swirl- 80%
Place on the left of the tag.

book- 35%.
Place off to the left.

guitar- Resize 80%. 
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen. 
Place on the lower left. 

candle 1- 45%.
Place off to the left, with the book.

chained rose- 70%.
Rotate 27 right. Sharpen.
Place off to the right.

skulls- 47%.
Place off to the right,
hiding the lower stem of the rose.

clawed heart- 40%.
Place on the upper left like my example.

single rose- 40%.
Place on the lower right.

cross- 55%. 
Rotate 10 right.
Position on the lower far right.

microphone- 60%.
Place on the lower left with the guitar.

skull cross- 50%.
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Place with the other cross on the right
like my example.

spider 2- 20%.
Place on one of the skulls.

spider 1- Duplicate.
Resize the top one 20%.
Place on the left below the clawed heart.
Mirror the other one & resize 17%.
Place on the lower right by the rose.

crow- 20%.
Position him on the other skull,
on the right.

bat- 35%.
Place in the upper left with the moon.

butterfly- 20%.
Rotate 17 left. Sharpen.
Place on the left of your tube.
Add the following drop shadow:
30 20 60 10, black

devil bird- 30%.
Place in the upper right of tag.
Add the same drop shadow as the butterfly.

sparkle light effect- Place off to the far right.
No drop shadow.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
*If you resized your tag, don't forget 
to go back to your top tube layer to 
add the entrelacement effect. ;)

Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name.
Then add a gradient glow:
Add your drop shadow:
2 2 60 10, black.

Finally, delete the white background & merge visible.
Save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

21 July, 2015

FTU- Tag Template 0040

It's been a while (again) since I've made & offered 
a tag template for you.

I decided to make this tag template
for my 'Black No. 1' kit, however, 
it can be used with any kit. ;)

Here it is:
The zipfile contains both a PSP & PSD template. ;)

You can grab this from me, here:
Template0040

Of course, it goes without saying
that comments & 'Thank You's' are 
always appreciated so very much. ;)

As always, have fun with the template. =)

*hugz*

20 July, 2015

Just An FYI About Anna (aka Anna's Attic/ Starduste Designs) Pt. 2

If you've read my previous post
today about Anna Collaço,
you now know that she is trying to 
make another comeback.

As promised, I have the screenshots
of a conversation between two people-
one which is on her CT & the other, my source. 

Again, what you choose to do with this
information is up to you. I am 
simply informing those who would like to 
avoid taking any chances with Anna.

So here I give you the screenshots.
Feel free to share the blog posts or 
to simply inform if you choose.
Names & display pix have been blacked
out to protect my source & the person on 
Anna's CT:


Thank you again for reading. =)
...And thank you to my source for 
giving me the screen shots & information. =)

*hugz*

Just An FYI About Anna (aka Anna's Attic/ Starduste Designs)

As many of you may already know,
Anna Collaço had ripped some
of my kits for her own kits while she
was on my CT and she was also caught
trying to sell my CU items as CU & CU4CU 
which was a violation of my TOU
after she was removed from my CT.

For those who wish to be informed about
any updates concerning her, it was brought
to my attention yesterday by a reliable source
that Anna is now designing under a new name-
Wicked Intenzionz & she also has a new 
Facebook 'identity': Luna Benning.

I have updated my 'Wall Of Shame' page with 
this information for quick reference for you all. 
Also, my source said she will provide me with
screenshots of proof as soon as she can & if needed
I'll post them here for you all.

I feel it is my responsibility to keep
you all updated about this since Anna is
known for ripping kits & violating TOU.
What you choose to do with the information from 
here is entirely up to you. ;)

Thank you for reading. =)
...And thank you to my source for 
giving me this information. =)

*hugz*

19 July, 2015

New Kit- Black No. 1

... "Black black black black No. 1...." 
-Peter Steele, Type O Negative

I have a brand new kit in my little shop.
This kit was inspired loosely off a song
by the Goth/ Metal band Type O Negative.

Black No. 1 is the perfect kit for some 
awesome Goth tags. 
It's packed with 17 papers, 125 unique elements 
& 8 frames in blue-based blacks, 
charcoals & greys.  
You won't find any repeats in this kit. ;)

You can find this kit exclusively in my little 
store on my HIM-Addicts site.
This link will take you directly to the kit.

*After purchasing the kit, make sure you go back to 
the page where the kit is at to download your kit. ;)

I always enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

PTU Tutorial- Hell's Angel


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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using the wicked Dragged To Hell kit 
from Tasha's Playground.
You can find out where to find this kit by visiting this link on her blog.

Tube: I'm using the awesome artwork of Garrett Blair.
You can find this and many other of his tubes at CDO.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Mask: MPM_mask07 from Millies PSP Madness.
You can find this mask here on her blog.
*Make sure to leave a thank you for the mask. ;)

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Drakon

Drop shadows: 2 -2 60 10, black 
20 15 65 10, black for the bats
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste paper06. 
Apply the mask & merge group.

Copy & paste frame04. Resize 85%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 4 px. Invert.
Copy & paste paper08. Resize 65%. 
Hit delete & select none.
Move the paper below your frame in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to the frame.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

e11- Resize 40%.
Place in the upper left inside corner of frame.
Change the blend mode to Multiply.

e31- 40%
Place in the upper left of the frame.

e04- Resize 80%.
Place near the bottom.

e18- Mirror. Resize 75%. 
Place on the lower left.

e76- 75%.
Place at the bottom of the frame.

e03- Resize 80%. Mirror. 
Place in front of the castle.
NO drop shadow.

e16- 30%.
Place with the grass/ skull cluster
on the left.

e49- 35%.
Place on the left.

e20- 60%
Position in the lower center,
like my example.

Next, add your main tube. Resize if needed.
Position her on the right, like my example.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Continue to add the following elements,
adding drop shadows to each:

e69- 25%.
Place off to the right, near your tube.

e39- Resize 27%.
Place in front of your tube.

e59- Duplicate. 
Resize one 35%. Mirror.
Place above the flames, near your tube.
Resize the other one 20%.
Place just above the spider web.

e27- 30%.
Place on the left, near the skulls.

e02- 15%.
Place with the other candle.

e15- Mirror. Resize 30%.
Place on the left near the candles.

e46- Duplicate. 
Resize one 20%. 
Place on the upper right of tag. 
Mirror the other one. Resize 25%.
Place above the other bat on the upper right.
Add the following drop shadow to both:
20 15 65 10, black

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name in an off-black colour.
I used #2c2c2f.
Next, add a bevel:  

Add a gradient glow at these settings: 
 
Then add your drop shadow to this layer,
using these settings:
2 -2 60 10, black.

Finally, merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

11 July, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Midnight Faerie

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using the stunning Dark Dreams kit
You can visit her blog post here to find out 
where you can get this must-have kit.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Deacon Black.
You can find this & all his other amazing tubes at CDO.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Masks: MP-CandiedButterfliesMask2 from Maria's Place.
You can find the mask in this set, here.
* Leave some love for the masks. ;)

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Distant Stroke (bold)

Drop shadows: 2 2 45 5, black 
24 8 55 12, black for butterflies 
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste paper03. 
Apply the mask & merge group.
Resize 110%.

Copy & paste frame03. Resize 90%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 6. Invert.
Copy & paste a paper of choice, resized 75%.
Hit delete. Select none.
Move the paper below your frame in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position in front of the frame.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:

Finally, add a drop shadow to your tube.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

e04- Resize 45%.
Place at the top of frame.
Move below your rube in layers palette.

e28- Resize 75%. 
Place at the top.
Move to just above your mask in layers palette.
Duplicate & flip.
On both- Effects- Edge Effects- Enhance.
NO drop shadow.

e35- Resize 65%. 
Place on the right of the frame.
Move below tube in layers palette.

e10- 75%. Flip.
Move to the top of the frame.
Move below the tube in layers palette.

e08- Resize 37%.
Place with the clock on the right side.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

e07- Resize 27%
Place on the right, in front of the statue.

e47- Resize 80%. Mirror. 
Place in the lower right of the frame.
Move below the tube in layers palette.

e21- Resize 55%. 
Place in the upper left of frame.
Move below tube in layers palette.

e44-- Resize 37%.
Place on the lower left.
Move this below your tube in layers palette.

e51- Resize 55%. 
Place in the lower left with the scroll.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

e11- Resize 40%. Rotate 30 left.
Place with the other rose.
Again, move below your tube in
layers palette.

e30- Resize 50%. 
Place on the lower right.
Duplicate. Resize this one another 80%. Mirror. 
Place this one just off to the lower left.

e29- Resize 45%.
Place on the left.

e33- Resize 30%. Rotate 17 right. Sharpen.
Place in front of the blue bottle on the left.

e58- Resize 20%
Place on the left, near the key.

e37- Resize 80%. 
Position off to the left.
Move to just above the glitter in layers palette.
Duplicate & Mirror.

e61- Resize 25%
Place just over the clock on the right.
Add the following drop shadow:
24 8 55 12, black

e17- Resize 17%. Rotate 37 left.
Place in the upper right corner.
Add the same drop shadow for this butterfly.

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.  
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Then add your drop shadow to this layer,
using these settings: 2 2 45 5, black 

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

06 July, 2015

PTU Tutorial- The Mirror's Truth

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using the gorgeous Dark Forest kit from Toxic Desirez.
You can find this kit Exclusively at Hania Design here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Deacon Black.
You can find this & all his other amazing tubes at CDO.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Filters: Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Animation(s): SimoneAni291 which you can grab from her pack 
SimoneAni291-295 here.
I also used SimoneAni-Bats002 which you can grab here.
*Leave love for your downloads. =)

Font: Mon Amour Script Pro

Drop shadow: of choice, but only as specified,
if animating the tag.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.

Copy & paste the Cave. Resize 65%.
Move up in the canvas so it's about an inch 
away from the top.

Next, copy & paste the Arch. Resize 80%.
Move up in your canvas above the cave.
The bottom of the arch should be even with 
the bottom of the cave.

Next, copy & paste Frame 3. Resize 65%. Rotate 7 left.
Move to the left of canvas. Duplicate. Mirror.
Sharpen both.

Select your magic wand tool with these settings:

Click inside the left frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3. Invert.
Copy & paste a paper of choice. Resize 60%.
Hit delete. Copy & paste your tube or closeup.
Resize as desired. Hit delete. 
Select none. Crop to canvas. 
Move the paper & tube below the frame in layers palette.
On your tube, add a drop shadow of choice.

For the right frame, 
Click inside with your magic wand.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3. Invert.
Copy & paste the same paper of choice. Resize 60%.
Hit delete. Mirror your tube or closeup
& copy & paste. Resize as desired.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. 
Move paper & tube below the frame in layers palette. 
Add a drop shadow to the tube only.

Next we'll add some elements.
Only add your drop shadow of choice to
the elements as specified, if animating.

Grass- Resize 70%.
Move towards the bottom of the tag.
Move below the frames, tubes & papers 
in layers palette.

Keep the grass layer active in layers palette
& then copy the Grave Yard. Resize 55%.
Position so that it lays just over the grass
& at the mouth of the cave.

Smoke- 40%. Flip.
Place this at the bottom edge of the graveyard.
NO drop shadow.

Box- 35%. Mirror.
Place this off to the left like my example.

Tree 1- 55%. Mirror.
Place on the left to the left of the frame.
Drop shadow.

Fairy- 27%.
Place her in the upper right,
just above the right eye of the cave's 'face'.
Drop shadow.

Vines- 60%. 
Place on the left side, on the left of the frame.
Duplicate & mirror.
Add a drop shadow to each.

Shrooms 1- 33%. 
Position on the left of the tag.
Add your drop shadow.

Flower 2- 20%.
Tuck this behind the shrooms at the bottom
of the left frame. Duplicate & mirror.
Drop shadow both.

Cross- 35%. Rotate 9 right.
Place this on the left of the right frame.
Drop shadow.

Flower Vines- 40%. 
Place on the right side on top of the right frame.
Drop shadow.

Tree 2- 60%.
Place just off to the right of the mouth
of the cave. Drop shadow.

Shrooms 2- 30%.
Place on the lower right.
NO drop shadow, if animating.

Stump- 27%. 
Place on the lower right. 
Drop shadow.

Roses- 45%. 
Place off to the left of the 
mouth of the cave. Drop shadow.

Bird 1- 22%. 
Place this on the tree on the left.
Drop shadow.

Frog- 17%. 
Place on the lower right by the stump.
Duplicate. Mirror this one & resize 75%.
Position this one on the shrooms on the left.
Drop shadow.

Bird 2- Mirror. Resize 15%.
Place this on the stump on the right.
Drop shadow.

Spider- 13%.
Place on the box.
Drop shadow.

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.  
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Then add your drop shadow to this layer.

If saving as a PNG,
you may copy & paste a paper & apply a mask of choice.
Send this mask layer to the bottom in your layers palette.
Resize as needed.
Then, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy. =)
This is my PNG example:

If animating, please continue...
To Animate:

Open your animation or animations in A.S.
Duplicate the animation(s) & close the original(s).
For mine, I kept my tag the size I started with,
so I resized my bats animation so it was 350 px. wide.

Back in PSP, duplicate your image file of your tag.
This is to make it easier & saves your 'base' tag. ;)

Starting at the top in the layers palette,
close all layers down to the frames.
Copy merged & paste into A.S.

The animation I'm using has 16 frames.
So on your image in A.S., right click.
Insert Frames- Empty.
In the box that pops up, in the top box, 
type 15 (or 1 number LESS than what your animation has).
Then in the next box, type 2.
Make sure the Carry Forward contents 
of proceeding frame is ticked:
Click ok. You should now have 16 frames 
(or however many you need for your tag.)

Now, back to your animation.
Select all (CTRL & A keys).
Copy- (CTRL & C keys)
Then, on your image we're animating:
Select all (CTRL & A keys)
Then paste into frame (CTRL & E keys)- 
Don't Click!!
I positioned the bats so that they
start right at the bottom of the mouth of the cave.
Once you have it positioned where you want it, click.
Play your animation to make sure they 
copied over correctly & that the animation 
is where you want it. ;)

If adding another animation
(make sure it's the same amount of frames!),
click on your second animation.
Select all (CTRL & A keys).
Copy- (CTRL & C keys)
Then, on your image we're animating,
Select all (CTRL & A keys)
Then paste into frame (CTRL & E keys)- 
Don't Click!!
I positioned this on the left of the cave's mouth.
Once you have it positioned where you want it, click.
I did copy it again & placed on the right side as well. ;)
Play your animation to make sure they 
copied over correctly & that the animation 
is where you want it. ;)

Now, back in PSP, close all the currently open layers.
Open the other layers. Copy merged. 
Paste as a new animation in A.S.

In your tool bar, click the propagate paste,
like my arrow shows in my example:

Then, on your image you added the animation(s) to, Select all.
Then on your frame image you just pasted into A.S.,
click on it & drag it into your animated image.
Don't Click!
Once you have it positioned where you want it, 
release your mouse button (or click).

The following screen shots are the settings
in Optimization Wizard to save as a gif without a background:


For mine, for the blend colour in the last screen,
I used an 'off black' colour: #0C090E

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
As always, I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*

05 July, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Skull Love

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using the stellar My Skullie kit from Toxic Desirez.
You can find this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the stunning artwork of Martin Abel.
You can find this artwork at CDO.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: TTsTemp_18 from Twyzteds Playroom.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;) 

Mask: Mask of choice.

Filters: Tramages- Marble Madness One
Penta- Jeans
Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
HSB Noise
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Fancy text

Drop shadow: 0 0 65 8, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Paper 11 above the white background layer.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group. 
Resize as needed. Duplicate.
Change the blend mode of the duplicate to Multiply.

Raster 10- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 8, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 11- Using your magic wand,
click between the two white borders.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 2.
Add a new layer & flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Select none. Move this below raster 11 in the layers palette.
Apply Tramages- Marble Madness One at default settings.
Add a drop shadow to the white borders layer.

Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%.
Position it so it fills the circle. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, resized 80%.
Position it so it fills the circle. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with a gradient:
Foreground colour- white 
Background colour- a medium colour from your tube
Angle- 45/ Repeats- 4
Select none. 
Apply Penta- jeans at default settings.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy (2) of Raster 6-  Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 7, resized 75%.
Position it so it fills the square. 
Hit delete & select none.

Raster 9- drop shadow

Raster 6-  Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 75%.
Position it so it fills the square. 
Hit delete & select none.

Raster 8- drop shadow

Copy of Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 75%.
Position it so it fills the square. 
Hit delete & select none.

Raster 7- drop shadow

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6, resized 75%.
Hit delete. Select none.

Raster 3- drop shadow

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position just off to the right of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:

Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

Bat- 33%. Mirror.
Place this little guy on the upper right.
Move him below your tube in layers palette.

Ribbon- Duplicate.
Close the top one for now.
On the bottom one, resize 60%. Rotate 90 left.
Position on the right.
Move below tube in layers palette.

Un-hide the duplicate ribbon & resize 50%.
Position on the bottom like my example.
Again, move below your tube in layers palette.
Then, use your manual color correction tool 
to change the colour:
Source- #231d1d
Target- #042060 (or colour of choice from your tube)

Evil Tree- 55%. Mirror.
Place to the left of your tube.
Move below the 2nd ribbon in layers palette.
Apply Xero-Radiance at the same settings 
you used for the tube.
Then apply Xero- Porcelain at default settings.

Gravestone- 30%.
Apply Xero- Radiance to brighten it just a bit.
Then place to the right of the tree.
Move to just above the tree in layers palette.

Moon- 27%.
Move up above the tree.
Move this below your tree in layers palette.

Body Bones- 37%. Rotate 17 left.
Place on the left in the middle of the boxes.

Bow 1- 55% 
Place in the top left corner.

Kitty- 33%. Mirror.
Place him on the left side, near the tree.

Books- 30%. 
Place this on the lower left,
in front of the kitty.

Candle & Skull- 27%. Mirror.
Place this with the books,
off to the right of them.

Flower 3- 35%. Rotate 15 right.
Position this on the lower right of tag. 

Flower 1- 25%. Rotate 15 left. 
Move this to just below the other flower,
on the left. Duplicate & mirror.
Place the other one above the first 
flower like my example.

Candy 1- 27%. Rotate 17 right. Sharpen.
Place on the right side of tag.

Skull 1- 25%.
Position this on top of the body bones.

Bug- 15%. Place on the lower part of the tree.

Sparkles- 80%.
Move these down just slightly in your canvas.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name.
* For my tag, I omitted the last letter 
of the name in the text box & added it 
on it's own layer then mirrored it
to get the 'backwards 'n'. I then positioned it
with the rest of the name & merged down.

Rotate the name 17 left. Duplicate. 
On the top one, add a bevel:

Then add a gradient glow to the bottom one:

Next add HSB Noise at the default settings.
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*