This tutorial was written on January 21, 2010 Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is
mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for
those with working knowledge of PSP.
++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)
++Scrap kit by Polka Dot Scraps called Valentine Chocolate can be purchased from
++Template 153 by Designs by ALi can be found HERE
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the Artwork of Marco Gualione and you can purchase it from MPT You must have a valid license in order to use it.
-Add Drop shadow of choice as you go
-You can merger layers as you want to make things easier for yourself.
Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template
as a new image. Close the original.
Open several papers of choice, resizing as needed. For example, when I look at the blue bar where it tells me
what I’ve opened (say like paper 2) it tells me what percentage I’m viewing it at. For me it’s usually 16%, so I
resize to 16% bringing it to 100%. ( I hope that made sense!) Once you’ve done this, minimize for later use.
Next go to the bottom template layer and go to selections, select all, then float, selections defloat. Don’t forget
to go to selections, none then delete the template layer. Repeat this process for the rest of the template.
I used a close up that was a bonus when I purchased the tube. You can do this or make your tube larger to make
the close up. Crop as needed then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below your circle frame layer. Using your magic
wand tool, click inside the frame and then go to selections, modify and expand by 4. Go to selections, invert. Then go to the
tube layer and hit the delete key. Go to selections none.
Next open the glass heart frame, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer and move it around the cirlcle frame layer.
Then open the heart trail, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it blelow the circle frame background. Move it to the
top rectangle layer and duplicate it. Go to image, flip and move it back up over the other one. Arrange it as you like.
Now open up the glass bead, resize as needed and copy and paste it at the edge of any part of the frame. Duplicate it several
times and move it around the frame as you like it.
Next open the cherry and do the same steps above with the difference of moving the cherry below the bead layer so the stem
is under the bead. Note that I angled the cherry to kind of go with the frame. Also add the bow you like between the cherries and
bead where you like it.
Open the leaf element, re size then copy and paste as a new layer, moving it below the cherry and bead layers. Duplicate it several
times and mvoe around the frame as you like.
Then open several chocolates you like and arrange them in the bottom right hand side of the tag. Add your tube on top of it.
Add your copyrights, licens number, tagger markings and any text you like.
Save and your done! Thank you for trying my tutorial.