Sunday, December 20, 2009


This tutorial was written for those that have a working knowledge of PSP (I use Version 9).

Artwork by Tony Mauro and you can find him here, he is a pay to use artist. At the time of my purchase, he was still selling with CILM.

Supplies Needed:

Tube or image of choice
Scrapkit: "Merland" by Oopsie Daisy and can be purchased here.
Font(s): Moon Dance Two

Here we go!

Open a new image, 500 x 500 (we can resize later), flood fill with white.

Open crateframe - Copy, paste as a new layer, resize to fit.

Open paper 1 - Copy, paste as a new layer, resize to fit right under frame opening, move down to bottom layer.

Open tube or image of choice - Copy, paste tube as new layer, make any resizing now.

Add new vector layer - Using the ellipse tool with foreground and background both using #846042, draw a shape to be the sand, convert to raster layer when ready, add noise of 35, with gaussian and monochrome both checked, move to bottom layer

Open assortment of elements - Copy, paste each as a new layer, resizing and rotating to your liking. Try to "layer" all the greenery to give the sand more depth.

At this point, I usually resize if I need a smaller image. I also save both the original size and the smaller size images.

Add a new vector layer for you name, I flood filled mine with paper 14.

Go back through to sharpen and add a drop shadow to your layers.

Add your copyright as the finishing touch.

Save your tag in your favorite format and you are done!!

This tutorial was written by Debbie (Mystic Inc Design), 2009. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and not intended.

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