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Thursday, 12 May 2022

LIMITED EDITION



Supplies

TUBE - Pinuptoons 100-3 - Available at CDO HERE
FRAME - Available on my blog - sylly creationz - for download HERE
GRADIENT - Tonya's Temptations - TBT_Autumn18_13 - Blog HERE
TEXTURE or  PAPER of choice - I used a rainbow bokeh pattern, but can't provide it sorry.
MASK - Vix Mask 458 - Download HERE 

Fonts Used
Impact: for words inside frame 
Fixed_01 - pixel font 
Flying Foxes - font used for the name

Preset Shapes
heart 
rectangle

SUPPLIES (accents) - Download HERE

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Okay, let's get this party started. 

1. 
New - New Image - 750 x 750.
Paste the tube onto your canvas - resize by 60%.
Paste your frame of choice onto your canvas, I used #9 - Purple.
Move your tube to the right of your frame, as pictured above.
Add dropshadow, I used 0, 0, 30, 3.00.
Now add a dropshadow to your frame also. Same one. 

2.
Set your material palette to your gradient of choice.
Using your preset shape tool, draw a rectangle beneath your frame so that both open areas are filled in.
Paste a part of your tube on one side of the frame over the gradient layer. 
Duplicate the tube, and change the blend mode on the bottom to 'Luminance Legacy'
Change the blend mode on the top one to 'Soft Light'
Now duplicate them both - Image - Mirror so that it's on the other side too.
I also added the tube to the center of the frame.
Adjust - Hue: 0 Saturation: 0 to make it monochrome
Trim the tube, and then lower the opacity to 6.
With your preset shape tool set to rectangle, draw a rectangle over the tubes, color #60457a
Now change that blend mode on that layer to 'Overlay'
Make sure that layer is directly above the tubes layer.

3. 
Paste your texture of choice over top of the gradient layer. 
Trim it so it is not coming from behind the frame on sides, top or bottom.
If necessary, change the color to match your tag colors.
I changed mine to Hue - 192; Saturation - 71
Now change the blend mode of the texture layer to 'Overlay'
Using the color #60457a - I typed the words 'LIMITED' and 'EDITION'
I used 'Impact' font, size 48.
Rotate them by 90 degrees and place them right between the texture and tube layers
Hide the main tube layer, merge all other layers.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
Unhide your tube layer again.

So far, this is what you should have: 



4. 
Now, using your preset shape tool again, draw a rectangle coming out from top of the frame.
I used the gradient again, but you can use any gradient or color of choice. 
I used all the same steps as above, using the texture, tubes and blend modes.
For the closeup in the middle, I used blend modes: Luminance (Legacy) & Screen.
Hide the frame and tube layers, and merge visible the rest of the layers.
Now with that layer active: 
Selections - Select All 
Selections - Float 
Selections - Defloat 

Selections - Modify - Expand by 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient again.
Lower it beneath the rectangle layer we just made. 
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise 
Random - 20% - Monochrome: Checked
Add a dropshadow.
 

Now, merge visible once again.
Duplicate this layer.
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate by 5%
Duplicate the rotated one - Image - Mirror
Unhide the tube and frame layer now.
Make the rectangle layer active again.
Duplicate once again - Image - Rotate - Free Rotated by 5%
Right click the layer, Arrange - Send to Bottom

Bring it out from behind the frame to the right
(see my tag for reference) 
Duplicate layer - Image - Mirror.

5. 
Using the preset shape tool again, and the color #482574
I drew a smaller rectangle on top of the main rectangle layer and under the frame layer.
Make it so it's coming out from under the frame. 
Add a dropshadow, same as before.

Using the preset shape tool again, rectangle: 
Line Style: diamond Width: 2.00 Color: #
482574
Background & Fill Properties: transparent
Draw a dotted rectangle in front of the frame layer. 
Objects - Align - Center in Canvas

6. 
Add your accents (provided in the zip 'Supplies') 
Add the pixel text to the frame, and a heart in the middle using preset shape tool.
Add your text to the bottom of the tag, using Impact font, Size 72
Add the word 'Certified' to the purple rectangle, using Bank Gothic font, Size 28
Add some sparkles of choice.
Add your mask, copyright/credits and name

© sylvie's tutorials.
Written May 12, 2022.

I made my set into a full forum set!







Sunday, 13 March 2022

SHAKE YOUR SHAMROCKS 


Supplies Needed

Tube - Art of ©Elias Chatzoudis - from MyPSPTubes (no longer open)
You can buy this tube currently at CDO HERE
Scrapkit by Wicked Diabla - called Lucky Clover - HERE
Gradient by Tonya's Temptations - St Pat's 20_2 - HERE

Plugins
Toadies - What Are You?
Penta.com - Color Dot & Jeans 

Fonts
Fixed_01 (pixel font) 
Vanilla Mermaid - used for the name on the tag
Specialk - used for the 'Shake Your Shamrocks'

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Okay, now let's start!

1. 
Open your tube of choice. 
Using your preset shape tool - set it to rectangle.
Horizontal and Vertical Radius: set to 0 
Create on Vector: checked
Solid Line and Width: 10.00

In your material palette, choose a color from your tube.
I used: #14361a
Make sure the color is in the 'Foreground and Stroke Properties'
(top square) 
And hit the Transparent button under the bottom square. 


Now, draw a frame. 
I made mine a bit smaller than the tube.


Right click and convert to raster layer. 

2. 
Using your magic wand tool, click inside of the frame. 
Selections - Select All
Selections - Modify - Expand by 3

Add a new raster layer and floodfill with a color/paper/gradient of choice.
I used a gradient by Tonya, St Pat's 20_2
Selections - None.
Now, grab a closeup of your tube.
Resize and paste to each side of your frame.
Make sure they are over top of the gradient layer, and under the frame layer.


Hide all layers, except the close up tube layers.
Make one of those layers active, and then Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Unhide the layers again.
Duplicate the closeup tubes layer.
Change the blend mode for the bottom one to 'Luminance Legacy'
Change the blend mode for the top one to 'Overlay'.

3. 
Add a new raster layer over top of the closeup tube layers.
In your material palette, choose a color from the tube.
I chose the same color as above.
Hit the texture button (middle one) underneath the box in the material palette.
Click on the box to open it up, and to the right you will see the word 'texture' with a check mark.
Underneath that, click the arrow to select which texture you want to use.
I chose 'squares'

If your PSP does not come with this texture, any texture will do.
Now, floodfill your raster layer with the texture.
I changed the blend mode to 'Soft Light' and lowered the opacity to 30.
Hide the main tube and frame layer.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Now unhide the other two layers again.



4. 
Click on the frame layer.
Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - Jeans - default settings.
Using your magic wand tool, click the outside of the frame. 
Selections - Invert
Selections - Modify - Expand by 4

New raster layer - floodfill with gradient used earlier. 
Selections - None.
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise 
Random - 44% - Monochrome: checked

Add a dropshadow. 
Click on the frame layer, add the same dropshadow.
Add the same dropshadow to the gradient/closeup tubes layer.
Hide the main tube layer, and merge the rest of the layers together.

5. 
Duplicate the frame layer. 
Resize one of them by 80%.
Move it to the right of the main one, and lower it beneath that layer.
Duplicate, Image - Mirror.
Click on the main frame layer again, and duplicate it again.
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate - by 15%. 
Lower it to the bottom layer - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.
Now, click on one of the frame layers you resized by 80%.
Duplicate it. 
Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - Default Settings.
Lower it beneath all layers, and move it to the right so it's coming out from behind the tag on the right.
Duplicate it, and mirror it. 

6. 
Add the colors black and green (I used #016b0f) to your material pallette.
Using your rectangle shape tool, draw a green and black rectangle at the bottom of the tag.
(See my tag for reference)
Add a dropshadow to each.
Then draw a small black rectangle to the right of the tag.. Lower it to the bottom layer. 
Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - Color & Dot - default settings.
Add a dropshadow.  Duplicate - Image - Mirror.
Using the green again, draw a rectangle at the top of the tag. 
Add closeups of your tube on each side, 
Change your blend mode to Overlay
Add a dropshadow to the green rectangle layer.
Again with the green, draw a smaller rectangle over top of it. 
Lower it so it is just coming out from behind the frame layers from before. 
Add the Penta - Color and Dot plugin again, and drop shadow.

7. 
Using your pixel font, type the words 'Shake Your Shamrocks' 
with two different colors along the top.
Choose the kit elements you would like, and add them to your tag.
Using the rectangle preset shape tool.. 
Diamond Line - Width 2.00 
Make your bottom square in the material palette transparent. 
Black on the top.  Draw a dotted rectangle at the top of the tag and lower it beneath all layers.
Now, click on one of the Toadies layers, and duplicate it.
Move it up to the top so it's coming up from behind the top rectangle.

8. 
Using the 'SpecialK' font, type Shake Your Shamrocks on the tag.
I used white for 'Shake Your' and then black for 'Shamrocks'.
Add a dropshadow.
Add your copyright information and the name.

We are now finished! 
Thank you for trying my tutorial. 



© sylvie's tutorials.
Written March 13, 2022.






CUTEST CLOVER


Supplies Needed: 

Tube - Art by ©Kajenna - Available at PicsForDesign HERE
Scrap Kit by Wicked Diabla - Lucky Clover - Available HERE
Template by Me - Available on Creative Misfits blog HERE
Mask by Me - Mask 046 - Available on Creative Misfits blog HERE
Textures by GrimAna - provided in Creative Misfits forum
You can use any texture or paper in it's place if you don't have them.

Plugins 
Xero - Fritillary 
Penta.com -
Color Dot & Jeans
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow 

Fonts 
Fixed_01 (pixel text) 
Vanilla Mermaid - name on the tag

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Okay, let's get started!

1. 
Open up the template, delete the watermark. 
Shift + D to duplicate it, close out the original. 
Open your paper or texture of choice. 
I used a texture by Ana, you can use any paper or texture of choice here. 
Click on the layer '4 circles - green'. 
Add your paper/texture of choice by using the method below. 
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat 
Add a new raster layer and paste the texture/paper here.
Selections - None.

Hide the original template layer.
Now, using the same method, add a gradient layer.
And then open your tube, and use that same method one more time.
Ensure your tube is the very top layer, then the texture and then the gradient at the bottom.

Change the texture layer blend mode to 'overlay'.
Duplicate the tube layer. 
Change the bottom tube layer to 'Luminance Legacy'
Change the top tube layer to 'Soft Light'.
I hid all layers, except the tube, gradient and texture layers.. 
Make them active and then Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Add drop shadow . 

2. 
Click on layer '4 circles light green'.
I changed the color to a darker green to match the tube.
Effects - penta.com - Color Dot - default settings.
Add a drop shadow.
Unhide your layer '4 circles - gradient'. 
Add drop shadow. 
Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds
Width: 3 Opacity: 43 Color: White Horizontal: Checked

Now, Merge visible all of these layers. 
Unhide all of the other layers again.

3. 
I grabbed the 2nd texture by Ana - and pasted it over the 'circle green' layer.
Duplicate the paper or texture you use. 
On the bottom layer, I chose the blend mode 'Hue'
And the one over top of it, I choose 'Screen'. 
Click on the 'circle green' layer again.
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat 
Selections - Invert

Click on both of the paper/texture layers again and hit the delete key on both.
Selections - None.

4. 
Click on 'text - circular' 
and add a dropshadow if you are keeping the same colors like me.
If not, change the color and then add a drop shadow.

Duplicate your tube and lower this one just above the large shamrock layer.
Use the selections method above to cut the tube to the shape of the shamrock.
Change the blend mode to 'Overlay'. 
Now, click on the 'large shamrock' layer
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat 
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2

Add a new raster layer and lower it beneath the large shamrock.
Floodfill with a gradient of choice. 
Selections - None.
Add noise, add drop shadow and then add drop shadow to your large shamrock layer too.

5. 
Click on the 'yellow back' layer.
Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary 
Change the variation to 15, click OK.
Add drop shadow. 
Click on the 'green square' layer.
Effects - Plugins - penta.com - Jeans - default settings.
Add drop shadow. 
Click on 'dark green back' , add drop shadow.
Click on '4 light shamrocks' layer. 
Add Noise to it
Random - 16% - Monochrome: checked
Add drop shadow. 
Click on '4 dark shamrocks' and add drop shadow. 

6. 
Now, add some dark glow around the text using Eye Candy - Gradient Glow.
I also added some noise to the larger text, same as above.
Using the 'Fixed_01' pixel, I added the words 'clover' to the green circle backs.
Add dropshadow to those circle backs also. 
Now, using your kit, add some bits and pieces of your choosing. 
You can use my tag for reference, or go on your own. 

Add your masks, I used 2 different colors with the same mask 046.
Add your watermark , and the name. 
Your tag is now finished!
Thank you for trying my tutorial. 



©sylvie's tutorials.
Written March 13th, 2022.


I made a full 3 piece set, so sharing the other 2 parts here. 






Wednesday, 5 January 2022

 

ROCKATTUDE 



SUPPLIES NEEDED

Artwork of ©Elias Chatzoudis - from MyPSPTubes - no longer open
Elias' artwork is now currently being sold at CDO - HERE
Scrap Kit:  Reineke Designs - called 'Rock Guitar' - no longer available, I can't find it.
(Was at SNCO though.) - but any kit will do if you don't have it!

Template: 'Rockattude' - provided in my supplies - from my old blog Eye Candii 
Masks: Tonya's Misfits Choice Mask HERE on CM blog
and my Mask 02 from my blog Sylly Creationz HERE
Screws: Dozibaer - HERE (bottom one)

Plugins:
Penta.com - Jeans
Mura's Meister - Copies 

Fonts:
Peignot - HERE
Fixed_01 (pixel) - HERE
Jahannam Balla (for the name) - HERE

My Supplies - DOWNLOAD HERE
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A Pre-Tutorial Note: 
In this tutorial, I used an oldie but a goldie from Elias Chatzoudis. 
This is also an old template of mine, back when my blog was Eye Candii.. 
We're talking years ago now, so apologize for the state of my template. 
Nothing merged and a kajillion layers. 
So, my suggestion is, click on what you want to work with using your cursor, and then work with it, rather than searching for names of layers. 
So that is how we will roll with this tutorial, rather than naming the layers, I'll tell you what I'm doing. MUCH easier, lol.

1. 
Open up the template, and Shift + D, close the original. 
Now open your tube of choice, so you can match colors a bit easier. 
I started by adding papers, gradients and changing the colors of the template layers to match my tag.
So, to start, click on all of the dotted circle layers, change the color to suit your tag.
Then click on the glitter layers in the tags and change the color to match your tag.
This will be a huge job done.. 
You can add gradients in place of the noisy glitter layers too, if you choose.
Too change the color of any of the layers , 
go to Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize - I used H: 216 H: 92 
If you are going to add a gradient, or paper in any of the layers, do so by this method.. 
Selections - Select All
Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat 

Add a new layer, and then paste your paper or add your gradient. 
I always hide or delete the original layer
(if you think you might change something, just hide it.. better to use the original layer) 
Add your noise, or use a plugin, and then add a drop shadow of choice. 

2. 
So now you should have all of your colors changed, papers added, etc.
Let's add the gradient now to the circle layers, if you haven't already done that. 
Click the layer to make it active, use the selections method used above, and add your gradient of choice.
The white circle layers above your gradient layers, I changed them to purple by the same selections method above.
Hide the original layer, and then I used the Penta.Com - Jeans plugin to them.  
Default settings.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

3.
At this point, I deleted all my hidden layers I don't need anymore.
Then I hid all of my active layers, except the two gradient layers. 
Make sure one of the gradient layers are active. 
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Unhide all of your layers again.  
Make sure the newly merged gradient layer is active.
We are now going to use our tube, or a piece of the tube to fill our gradients.
Paste it onto your canvas so it is right above the merged gradient layer.
I used the bottom half of my tube, by cutting off the legs from the tube.
But you can use a full tube if you wish, to may want to resize it if your tube is large.
Once pasted onto your canvas, go to Mura's Meister - Copies
Then choose Wallpaper (rotate) in the dropdown menu.
Change the Number by sliding the button over until it looks like the screen is full of your tube, 
with not much openings in between.
It will be different for everyone depending on the tube and how much of that tube you choose to use.
Hit the 'Ok'
Your canvas should be full of that tube, and that is all you can see.. 
Lower this layer to just above the gradient layers you did, if it isn't already there.
Click on your merged gradient layer now. 
Selections - Select None
Selections - Float 
Selections - Defloat 
Selections - Invert 

Click on the wallpaper layer, and hit the delete button.
Selections - None.
Duplicate your wallpaper layer now.
Change the blend mode of the bottom one to Luminance (legacy)
And change the blend mode of the top layer to Screen.
Add a drop shadow to the gradient layer. 

4. 
This is where we start to pretty it up some more.
Choose some elements from the kit you are using.  
From the kit I am using, these are the elements I chose.  Check tag for placement if using the same one.
Elements 2, 7, 15, 17, 22, 30, 32, 33, 36, 38, 45, and 46.
Add a drop shadow of choice to each.. 
Now in the tutorial supplies, and the accents provided you can add to the tag, 
again looking at my tag for placement.
I used only one of the Rockattudes from the wordart on the template, and moved it to one of the sides.
Add a drop shadow and then duplicate it.  
Image - Mirror.  
Move it to where you want it on the other side.
Using your pixel font, add the words 'rockattude' to the top of the black rectangles. 
Using the font Peignot - type the word 'Rockattude' to the small rectangle. 
Add the screws by Dozi to each side of that rectangle. 

5. 
Add your masks, name and watermark to the tag and call it finished! 
Thank you so much for trying my tutorial. 


©sylvie's tutorials
Written January 5, 2022.






Tuesday, 4 January 2022

HUGS AND KISSES

Materials Needed

Tube of choice: I used Keith Garvey, available at CDO HERE
 Plugins: I used Penta.com - (ColorDot & Jeans), Layout Tools (Contrast Checkers) 
& Toadies (What Are You?)
Mask: I used my own mask SC_Mask044, available on my blog HERE
Fonts Used: pixel font Fixed_01 HERE & Artisan Signature - available HERE
Century Gothic
(came with my PSP)
Rectangle & Heart Preset Shape Tool 
My Wordart: Hugs And Kisses Valentine -
on my blog HERE

My Supplies (accents) - HERE or HERE
(included are my preset & heart accent)
Not supplied - sparkles (any will do), texture (no longer available for download)
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Now let's get started!

1. 
Grab my selection (syl_selection01) from supplies and add it to your selections folder. 
(My selections folder is under My PSP Files under Documents)
New image 750x750
Add the tube to your canvas (I used a closeup).
Place to the left of your canvas, and then duplicate it
Image - Mirror
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Add a new layer to your layer palette and floodfill with a color of choice. 
I used #f795da.


2.
Go to Selections 
Load Save Selection - Load Selection From Disks 
Using the dropdown, choose my selection 'syl_selection01
Make sure 'Source Luminance', 'Replace Selection' and 'Invert Selection' are the only ones ticked off.. 
Now click on load
You will see marching ants around the border of your canvas, as well as the selection I made you. 
Click on each layer in your layer palette and hit the delete button.
Selections - Select None.
Make your color layer active.
Ensure it is still over top of the tubes layer. 
Change the blend mode to 'soft light'
Now Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.


3.
Now duplicate your merged layer twice, and hide the two top layers.
Click your unhidden layer to make it active.
Using Toadies - What Are You? X-Dose: 30 and Y-Dose: 30 
Click Ok.. 
Use Layout Tools Plugin, Contrast Checkers - default settings
Duplicate this layer.
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate - Left - 25.00 
And then duplicate - Image - Mirror
.

Next, unhide the middle next bottom hidden layer.
Using the penta.com plugin, choose ColorDot - default settings.
Again go to Image - Rotate - Free Rotate by 15.00 to the left
And then duplicate - Image - Mirror.


4.
Unhide your top hidden layer and make it active.
Selections, Select All
Selections, Float
Selections, Defloat 

Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.00
Add a new layer and floodfill with the same color you chose earlier. 
Lower this layer beneath the top layer.
Using your Penta.com plugin, use Jeans - default settings
Add drop shadow of choice. 
Selections - Modify, Expand by 3.00
Once again add a new layer.
Floodfill with a gradient or color of choice. 
Lower this one beneath the color Jean layer. 
Adjust - Add Noise
Random - 46% - Monochrome: checked 
Add drop shadow of choice.
Selections - Select None.
Now click on the top layer to make it active
Duplicate it . Then click on the top one making it active.
Use penta.com - ColorDot on the duplicated layer at the top - default settings again.
Lower the opacity to 30%


5.
Now, let's add your main tube and place it where you would like it.
Use a sparkle of choice to add it over the tag - lower beneath the tube layer.
Go to the rectangle tool, Horizontal and Vertical Radius set to 20.00
Line Style: solid, Width: 0.00
Draw a rectangle just below the tube for her to sit on, if you have chosen a tube that is sitting down. 
Use the same settings as above in step 4
(Selection - Modify, Jeans Plugin, Adding noise, etc)

This is where I used the texture, for the top rectangular layer.  
Use any texture or paper of choice, the one I used is no longer available for download.
Adjust - Hue & Saturation - Colorize - H: 219 S: 198
(if you need to colorize what you use and using the same color scheme)
Add drop shadow of choice to each layer.
Paste your wordart over top of the rectangle.
Add drop shadow. 


6. 
(please see my tag for reference on the placements of everything in this step)
Grab your heart accent from my supplies.  Paste to each side at the top of the tag.

Using preset shape tool, draw a small heart. Move to one side of the tag.
Duplicate it. Image - Mirror.
Now, draw a bit larger size heart, and move to the top corner of the rectangle.
Duplicate it.  Image - Mirror.
Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds -
Width: 2.00, Opacity: 40.00, Color: white, Horizontal: checked
Using your pixel font, add the Happy Valentine's Day to each side of the tag.
Then, using the Century Gothic font, Size: 30
Type out 'XO' on each side of the wordart.
New Image - 500x500 - floodfill with the same color as above.
Use the mask on it.  Merge Group.
Paste it onto your tag to the left. 
Right click the mask layer - Arrange - Send to Bottom
Duplicate it.  Image - Mirror.
Now duplicate it one more time and move it to the top.

Add your watermark, a name and now your new tag is all finished!
Thank you so much for following along with my tutorial.

©sylvie's tutorials
Written January 4, 2022.

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I turned this tag into a full set.
Here are the other 2 parts of this 3 piece set! 



 

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

 

SHINE
Materials Needed

Tube of choice: I used Alehandra Vanhek, available at VM Artists HERE
Plugins: I used Xero (Fritallary) & Penta.com (Colordot)
Mask: I used Vix-Mask458 , available on her blog HERE
Fonts Used: Pharmacy, Sunkisa, Carolina Hills & Dream Orphans
Rectangle Preset Shape Tool 

My Supplies (accents) - Download HERE 

*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*

Now let's get started!

1. 
New image, 750 x 750, transparent background.
Open the tube you are using and paste it onto your canvas.
Resize if needed, to suit your tag.

Once again, new image, 750 x 750, transparent background.
Choose a color off the tube you are using, and floodfill the new background with it.
(the one without the tube on it).
Right click your layer and choose 'New Mask Layer' - then 'from image'
In the dropdown list, find Vix-Mask458 
Source Luminance: checked
Invert mask data: unchecked

Now click OK.
Now in your layer palette, click on any of the layers to make it active.
Right click it, Merge - Merge Group.
Now, copy and paste this mask onto your canvas with the tube.
Move your tube right where you want it.

2. 
Activate your rectangle preset shape tool.
Line solid, width 0.00 
Horizontal and Vertical Radius set to 20.00
Choose a gradient of choice that works well with the colors of your tube.
I am using one of Tonya's called 'CMBday_Lin' - which is a Creative Misfits exclusive gradient.
Draw a rectangle using your gradient and move the layer behind the tube, placing it where you want it exactly.
I moved mine down low.  
Now, using your tube, duplicate it a few times and move it where you would like it over top of the rectangle.
Hide all layers, except the tube layers for the rectangle shape you've made.
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible.
Now, unhide the rest of the layers again.
Click on the rectangle shape layer to make it active.
Selections - Select All
 Selections - Float
Selections - Defloat
 Selections - Invert

Now click on your merged tubes layers, and hit delete
Selections - None

3. 
Duplicate your merged tubes layer.
Top one change the blend mode to 'Screen
Bottom one change the blend mode to 'Luminance Legacy'. 
Now, duplicate the top 'Screen' layer and use your penta.com Plugin, Colordot - default settings
Lower the opacity to 18.
Now, duplicate your gradient rectangle and move it to the top of the layers, except beneath the original tube layer.
Change the blend mode to 'Soft'.
Click on the gradient rectangle layer at the bottom. 
Selections - Select All
 Selections - Float
 Selections - Defloat
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2 

Add a new raster layer - floodfill with your gradient again
Selections - None 
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Random - 46% - Monochrome: checked
Now hide your original tube layer, your mask layer and the gradient layer you just added noise to.
Click on one of the other layers.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Unhide the other three layers. 
Add drop shadow of choice to the merged and the noise layers. 

4. 
Duplicate your main tube.
On the bottom one, Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25.00
Then go to Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds 
Width: 2, Opacity: 36, Color: White, Horizontal and Light from Left/Top: checked
Now add a drop shadow to your tube.

5. 
Using your rectangle preset shape tool again, same settings as before 
Choose a different color from your tube, and draw a smaller rectangle above the previous 
Center it behind the tube.
Add another gradient rectangle behind it, and add noise, like we did previously. 
 Drop shadow them.
Click on your new rectangle layer to make it active.
Now, using your Xero Plugin - go to Fritillary and use these settings..
Granularity: 7 , Variation: 18 - default settings for the other two.
Using your rectangle preset shape tool, draw a rectangle longer than the rectangle layer with the tubes.
Lower it beneath it so it just comes out a little bit from either side.
I used penta.com - Colordot on it, changing the Distance to 6 and leaving the others as is.
Add a dropshadow. 

6. 
Now it's time for the text.
Using the Pharmacy font, size 120, in your color of choice type the word 'SHINE'. 
Selections - Select All
 Selections - Float
 Selections - Defloat 
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2 

Add a new raster layer in the layer palette and floodfill with white 
(by clicking on the text area that you see the marching ants)
Selections - None.
Add a dropshadow - 1, 1, 50, 5.00
Then, using Carolina Hills, size 24, type the text 'Never let them dull your' and place it over top of the shine.
Add a white background using gradient glow, or the same method above (which is what I did). 
Lastly, using the Dream Orphans font, type the words shine on either side of the tag, use my tag for reference.
Then, using a different color, do it again and put that word behind the other, lower the opacity to 76.
Add noise to the back words. 

7
Duplicate your mask and resize to 50%.  
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate - 25% to the Right 
Move to this one side of your tag coming out from behind your rectangle with the tubes.
Duplicate.  Image - Mirror
Lower these layers to the very bottom.

8.
Now it's time to add your little accent bits, which I have uploaded into a zip for you
(up above in the materials needed list)

Place them where you like on the tag, or use mine for reference.
You can also add some sparkle to sparkle it up.  I'm a big fan of some sparkle, lol
I added the sparkletrailbymissy behind the Wordart on the tag.
Then I added the diamond hearts at the bottom over the longest rectangle with the penta dots.

Add your watermark, a name and call this tag finished! 
Thank you so much for following along with my tutorial. 

©sylvie's tutorials
Written June 21, 2021.
Monday, 21 June 2021

 NECKTIE 
Materials Needed

Tube of choice: I used Laguna - Christmas_deer_yorkie at PFD HERE
Kit of choice: I used kits by PinkParadox Productions (Blue & Gold and Princess Pooch)
Preset Shape Tool: Rectangle shape and Circle shape (comes with PSP)
Plugins: Penta.com (colordot), Mura's Meister (copies) and Xero (radiance)

Fonts Used
 
Impact (for the large word) - behind the cute poochie
2 Peas Fat Frog (for the circular text
MA Sexy - super cute script! (for the name)
Fixed_01 (pixel font)

*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*♥*

Now let's get started!

1. 
New Image - 750 x 750.
Copy and paste your tube of choice onto your canvas.
Resize to your liking, if necessary.

2.
Let's start by activating your circle preset shape tool.
Create on vector
 Line style: solid

Width: 36.00
Anti-Alias: checked
Color: #011b64

On your material palette, make sure the color is in the 'Foreground & Stroke Properties'
And then make the '
Background and Fill Properties' transparent. 
Draw out a circle, that takes up a good part of your canvas.
Objects - Align - Center in canvas.
Right click and covert to a raster layer in the layer palette.
Using your magic wand, click the inside of your circle.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 5
Add a new layer to your layer palette and flood fill it with the color white.
Selections - Contract by 12
Selections - Select None.
Move the white layer beneath the blue layer.
Texture Effects - Blinds
Width: 2, Opacity: 36, Color: same as above
Horizontal and Light from left/top: checked

Add a dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5.00, Color: Black

3.
Now, using the color #516cb8, draw a circle a tad bigger than the big blue one.
 Lower it beneath the other layers.
Texture Effects - Blinds
Use the same settings as before, except the color white in the box instead of blue.
Add the same dropshadow as before to this layer, and then the dark blue circle layer.
Hide your tube layer and then: 
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
(What you should have now is pictured in the preview below)




4.
Using a gradient of choice, I used one of Tonya's fab gradients, and miss her dearly..
Draw a circle and move it below the other layer.  Covert to raster layer.
Unhide your tube layer, and resize it to a smaller size.
I resized mine by 50%, but depends on what size your main tube is. 
Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Copies
Choose Wallpaper (rotate) in the list 

Change the
Number to 150 (top one) and leave all others as is.
Click OK.
Now you should have a wallpaper layer of your tube, don't panic!
Click on your gradient layer to make it active.
Selections - All, Selections - Float, Selections - Defloat, Selections - Invert
And now hit delete on your wallpaper layer above the gradient layer.
Selections - Select None.
Duplicate the wallpaper layer. 
Click on the bottom wallpaper layer to make it active, Blend Mode: Luminance Legacy
Click on the top wallpaper layer to make it active.  Blend Mode: Screen
Duplicate the Screen wallpaper layer. 
Xero - Radiance - default settings.




5.
Using the preset shape tool, and the darker blue color above #011b64
Draw a rectangle directly above the wallpaper layers and underneath the circle layers.
Selections - All, Selections - Float, Selections - Defloat
Selections - Modify - Expand by 3.00
Add a new layer and lower it beneath the blue rectangle layer.
Floodfill with the gradient you used before, or a different one, up to you!
Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Random 46%, Monochrome: checked
Add a dropshadow, same as before.
Click on your Luminance Legacy wallpaper layer and duplicate it.
Move it above your dark blue rectangle layer. 
Click on the dark blue rectangle layer.
Selections - All, Selections - Float, Selections - Defloat, Selections - Invert
Click on the wallpaper layer and hit the delete key. 
Lower the opacity to 16
With the 'Impact' font, size 95 and color: white
Type the word 'DROOLER' over all layers. 
Lower the opacity to 12.
Now using the pixel font 'fixed_01', type the words 'Droolers Anonymous' across the top & bottom of rectangle.
Lower the opacity to 38
Preset shape tool, Rectangle Line Style: diamond, width: 2.00
Draw a rectangle using the color white to make the dotted lines at the top and bottom.
You need to make sure the white is at the top, and the bottom of material palette is transparent again, like before.
Lower the opacity to 50




6.
We are almost finished!
Using the 2Peas Fat Frog font, make your circular text around the circle ' Droolers Anonymous
I have a tutorial for circular text if you need it HERE
Using bits and pieces from your kit of choice, add some elements where you want them to finish the tag up.
Use an element or mask on your tag, add a watermark and a name and voila!
I also, of course, add some sparkle cause I'm a sparkle loving girl!

WE ARE FINISHED!
Woohoooo, thank you for following my tutorial.

©sylvie's tutorials
Written June 21, 2021.

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