"Silly Dreamer" Tag Tutorial

I made this tag with the breathtaking art of Julie Fain, which you can find at her website HERE. The tube was tubed by SheWolf and is FTU, provided by The Zone Groups.

The scrapkit I used is by Creative Scraps by Crys and is called Silly Little Hippos and can be purchased HERE or HERE.

The FTU template I used is from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts and you can get it HERE. I loved the wordart it came with!

I also used a FTU mask #419 from Insatiable Dreams.

Let's get started!

1. Open a new image, 800 x 800 and go to LAYER>COLOR TO ALPHA to make it transparent.

2. Open as layers the template #53 from Amy & Leah's blog. Delete the white background layer, square 2, square 1 and credits layers.

3. Open paper 8 from scrapkit as a new layer. Right click on it in the layers box and choose Add Alpha Channel. Right click and scale to 600 x 600. Move the paper to left side of canvas. Duplicate and flip the copy and move to right side. Right click on circle 1 of template in layers box and choose Alpha to Selection then click on paper layer in layers box to make it the active layer. Go to SELECT>INVER and EDIT>CLEAR. The paper should now be the circle... Repeat this step with circle 2. When you have this done, you can delete the original circles from template. Then merge your 2 paper circles you just made. Right click on this new layer and Alpha to Selection. Go to SELECT>GROW by 4 and add a new layer, then fill this new layer with a plum color. SELECT>NONE.

4. Open the mask as a new layer. Scale to 631 x 631. Then go to COLORS>INVERT and LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA. Move to left side then duplicate and flip the copy. Position the copy on right side. Merge these two layers when you have them where you like... Save as you go.... Save as .xcf so you can go back in and make changes to the layers if needed.

5. Open as layers paper 20 from kit- right click- add alpha channel and then right click in layers box on the mask layer from previous step. Alpha to Selection. Click on the paper layer again. SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR. Then add noise- FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with settings at 20/20/20/0. Delete previous mask layer since this is now your mask layer.

6. Click on wordart, go to COLORS>COLORIZE and make it a lilac hue and then click the wordback layer and colorize that to a purplish hue also. Merge the layers and add a drop shadow. FILTER>LIGHT & SHADOW>DROP SHADOW- 3/3/8. Merge these 2 layers.

7. Open as layers the stars from scrapkit and place in front of the circle layers you worked with in step 3.

8. Circle1#1 was colorized to lilac hue and ALPHA TO SELECTION then SELECT>GROW by 4 and added new layer which was filled with a light grey and add noise.

9. Open as layers your tube of choice. Right click the layer we worked with in previous step ALPHA TO SELECTION and click on tube choice and SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.

10. Open as layers the heart cloud. Duplicate and flop then line up as shown.

11. Open as layers bubble4 and scale to 77 x 76 and place randomly around the tag. Add drop shadows with 3/3/8 to each one.

12. Open butterflies as a new layer and scale to 355 x 284... Set over on left side of tag around the wordart.

13. Open as layer butterfly and scale to 123 x 117. Place over on right side of tag.

14. Make sure your copyright information is clearly legible- copyright symbol, artist's website and any license info must be included if applicable.

15. I used a font called Champagne in a medium purple. Added a layer, filled with light grey, added noise and added a drop shadow.

Use the rectangle tool to crop out your tag. IMAGE>CROP TO SELECTION. Save as .png

Thank you for viewing :) xoxox

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