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This tutorial was written by Sheri on April 24, 2008. This tutorial is of my own creativity. Any similarity to other tutorials is purely coincidental. By attempting this tutorial, you are agreeing to my Terms Of Use. This tutorial is registered with TWI.

Materials Needed:

  • Paint Shop Pro (written in version 9)
  • tube and font of choice
  • Scrapkit of choice, I'm using PTU "Pink Passion" Scrapkit from Digital Chaos  ** Thanks so much Yarrow!! **
  • Mask#82 by Chelle at Weescotslass
  • Mura Meister Copies Filter

The artwork I am using is Jasmine Becket-Griffith. In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from CILM.

Let's Begin:

1. Open up a new 700x700 transparent image, flood fill with white. Don't worry about it being too big, we'll resize it at the end.

2. Copy and paste FrameRound.png as a new layer.

3. Copy and paste one of the papers as a new layer (I used Paper10) and drag this layer underneath the frame layer. Resize the paper layer by 77% and nudge it over to the right so it covers up the bit of white space that was left inside the frame from being resized:

Pink Passion Screenshot 1

4. Select inside of the frame. You can do this by either drawing around the inside edge of the frame using your lasso tool, or using your magic wand (mode set to add, tolerance set to 15, contiguous checked, feather set to 0, anti-alias checked and set to outside), and click inside the frame.  If you use the magic wand, you will need to click a few times around the inside of the bow to make sure you get it all.

Pink Passion Screenshot 2

5. Expand by 5 (selections > modify > expand > 5). Invert your selection (selections > invert). Activate your paper layer and hit delete on your keyboard. This gets rid of the excess paper on the outside of your frame.

6. Place your tube where you want it. Duplicate it and drag the duplicate copy underneath the frame. On the right side of your layer palette, scroll all the way to the right and link the tube layers together as shown below. This will keep the tubes together so in case you move one, they will both move.

Pink Passion Screenshot 3

7. Apply a drop shadow to the top tube layer (I used Horizontal & Vertical : 0, Opacity : 60, Blur : 8). Repeat to the tube copy.

8. Turn off the top tube layer. On the tube copy layer, using your eraser tool, erase the bottom part of the tube that is outside the frame (be careful not to erase any of the tube inside the frame).

9. On your frame layer, using your magic wand, click inside the frame and invert selection (selections > invert). Next, turn on the top tube layer and erase the bottom part of the tube. Select none.

10. Back on your frame layer, defloat your frame (selections > select all > float > defloat). Go back to your top tube layer and erase everything inside the selection (as shown between the arrows below). I think this gives the tube a more layered look. Select none when done.

Pink Passion Screenshot 4

11. Apply the same drop shadow to your frame layer.

12. Copy and paste the DiamondSwirl2.png as a new layer, resize by 65%. Apply Mura Meister Copies > Encircle changing the settings to Number : 10, Shift X : 30, Shift Y : 30 (leave all the other settings as is). Drag this layer just above the paper layer. Nudge it over to the right so it's centered and sharpen. I added a drop shadow (Horizontal and Vertical : 1, Opacity : 40, Blur : 4).

13. Add a few embellishments of your choice. I added the HeartCharmPink (resized) and the Diamond and placed them above the bow on the frame.

Pink Passion Screenshot 5

14. Add a new layer above the white background. Flood fill with one of the papers. I used Paper7. Apply the WSL_Mask82 mask. I increased the mask layer by resizing it 105% and nudged it over to the right to center it.

15. Turn off the white background layer and using your crop tool, pick the snap crop rectangle to: merge opaque then click on the checkmark.

Pink Passion Screenshot 6

16. Turn white background layer back on. Merge layers, resize, and apply the unsharpen mask (radius:1, strength:50, clipping:1) to sharpen the tag up a bit. Add the appropriate artist's copyright info and your text. Save your tag and your done!

Thank you for trying my tutorial!   :)


This is Monti's version using her own choice of scrapkit. Thanks Monti!

Pink Passion by Monti


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