Our Precious Moments

The image used in this tutorial is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image in your own personal creation MUST purchase it from Creative Design Outlet and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Jennifer Janesko www.janesko.com




This Tutorial was written in March of 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs.

Our Precious Moments

For this tutorial you will need


* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Jennifer Janesko which is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from CDO HERE


* Scrap Kit I used is from Baby Cakes Scraps called "LOVE SONG" which you can purchase from Sunflower Scraps HERE

Font Of Your Choice



Let's Begin

1. Open a new canvas 600 x 600 transparent background

2. From the Love Song Scrapkit open up the bcs_flower_three, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your mover tool move over to the left hand side of your canvas.

3.  "Layers", "Duplicate" then with your mover tool move your duplicated flower layer over to the right hand side of your canvas.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


4.  From the Love Song Scrapkit open up the bcs_flip_frame_two, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your mover tool move it up and centered between your flowers.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


5. Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the frame until you have marching ants
The best settings I found to do this with are as follows;
(see print screen below)
Mode: Add(shift), Match mode: RGB Value, Tolerance: 102, Contiguous checked, Feather: 0, Anti-alias checked, Inside

image 

6. 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "2"

6.  Open a paper of choice, I chose bcs_paper_eight.  "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as a new layer".  "Selections" "Invert" (make sure you're on your paper layer) and hit your "delete" key on your keyboard.  *Selections*, "select none" On you layers palette move your paper layer UNDER your frame layer.

7.  Right click on your flip frame layer and "merge down" (what you're doing is merging your paper layer and your frame layer on to one.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


8.  From the scrap kit open up the bcs_wordart.  With your selections tool set to "freehand" and "point to point" draw around some of the word art that you'd like to go into the center of your frame.  In my case I decided to use the words - Share, Precious, Moments.  They are the top 3 words in the wordart.  Once you've selected which part of the wordart you'd like to use "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "Edit", then "Paste as new layer"  I then moved my word art up to the upper left side of the inside of my frame.  I then duplicated my wordart layer by going to "Layers", "Duplicate" and moved my copied wordart layer down to the inside bottom right of my frame.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


9.  Right click on your top wordart layer and "merge down" (you're merging your 2 wordart layers together) then reduce the opacity to 25%.

10.  From the Love Song Scrapkit open up the bcs_pearl_doodle_two, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your move tool move it down to the bottom of you frame.  On your layer palette move this layer underneath your flowers and frame layers.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


11. 
From the Love Song Scrapkit open up the bcs_pearl_corner, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your move tool move it to the left side of the frame and move it up a bit.  Move this layer BELOW your frame and flower layers.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


12.  "Layers", "Duplicate" then go to "image", "mirror".  Now you should have the pearls on the right side as well.

13.  On you layer palette close off the visibility of all layers except the pearl layers by clicking on the eye beside each layer.  Right click on any of the pearl layers and "merge visible" (what we're doing is merging all our pearl layers together)

14.  Give your merged pearl layer a drop shadow of choice.

15.  Open up your tube of choice and paste it as a new layer on to your canvas.  Move it towards the bottom of your frame and try to keep it up high enough so that some of the pearls along the bottom show below your tube
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


16.  From the Love Song Scrapkit open up the bcs_curled_ribbon, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 55% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "55%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your mover tool place it where you can make it look like the ribbon is intertwining through the tube.  In my sample I made it look like some of the ribbon is intertwining underneath her arm.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


17.  Activate your eraser tool and erase parts of the ribbon that go over your tube.  I had the size of my eraser tool set at 13 and
the hardness set at
83. 
(you may have to try a few times until you get something that you like.  Remember you can always "undo" your steps if you don't like the first few attempts)

18. Open up the bcs_wordart.  With your selections tool set to "freehand" and "point to point" draw around the wordart "Precious Moments"  then "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "Edit", then "Paste as new layer"  I then moved my word art underneath my tube.

19.  "Selections", "All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat" then "Selections", "Modify - expand" and choose "2" for the pixels.  Then go to
"Layers", "New Raster Layer". 

20.  Chose a color you'd like (it's going to appear as an outline for your wordart).  I choose a brown color. With your flood fill tool fill your new layer.  "Selections", "Select none" the on your layer palette move this layer BELOW your original wordart layer.  I added some noise to my flood filled layer by going to "Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise" 

21.  Right click on your top wordart layer and "merge down" (merging your wordart layers together).  You can then add a drop shadow of your choice.
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


22.  Activate your text tool and type out your name.  I used the font LainieDaySH and set the size at 72.  (You may have to use a smaller size depending on the length of the text you're adding).  Once you've got your text typed out give it a drop shadow of your choice then on your layers palette
change the "blend mode" to "dissolve".
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)



23.  Now it's time to add the artist copyright information and your watermark.

24.  You can now save it as a "jpg" file if you like, or you can close off your bottom white layer by clicking on the eye beside it in your layers palette and save it as a "png" file. This will give it a transparent background.

You're ALL DONE



**Note** My preview shows some "noise" added to my tag. If you'd like to do that as well and don't know how to add noise to a tag you can use the "DSB Flux Filter - Bright Noise". I have written a tutorial on how to use this filter if you'd like to try the tutorial to add the noise to your tag.

You can find the tutorial HERE

Animation really isn't necessary with this tag as it looks just as nice without ;)

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