Thursday, March 31, 2011

Emo Smiles

Emo Smiles

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
March 31, 2011
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
a tube by Celine
You can purchase her tubes at

Dingbat Font We Spray Here
Tube of choice
Scrap of choice.
I’m using an Emo Girlz Rock Mix & Match Collab
It is available at Pimp My Tags
with Scraps

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open a tube & scrap supplies of choice.

Open or install the dingbat font of choice.
I am using one called We Spray.

Now select your font tool.
Stroke width set to 2
Size 72
Choose two colors from your tube
of choice for the materials colors.

Type out a letter to get the dingbat of choice.
I used numbr 2 key.
Enlarge as you want.
Object align center in canvas.
Convert to raster.

Now do number 5.
Enlarge slightly & position
on the first dingbat.
Convert to raster.
This should give the illusion of
a camera or phone.

Add a drop shadow to the 2nd
dingbat layer.
2,2,50,5 Black

Open a screw element.
Paste & position on the small center
of the second dingbat layer.

Paste your tube as a new layer.
Position on top of the two dingbat layers.

Open a doodle swirl. Resize 88%
Rotate right 90
Paste on the tag as a new layer
Position on the tag on the left side of the dingbats
on the bottom layer.

Duplicate the doodle swirl once.
Mirror & then flip it.

Open a music note swirl.
Paste above the dingbat 1 layer.
You want to arrange it as if the music notes are
part of the phone/camera backing.

Open a polaroid or photo frame element.
Click inside it with your magic wand.
Selections modify expand by 2

Paste a paper of choice.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move the paper under the frame layer.

Paste your tube closeup between the two layers.
Press delete.
Select none.
Add a drop shadow to both the photo frame
& tube closeup layers.

Merge layers visible & resize 40%
Rotate right 45.
Paste as a new layer onto your main tag.
Arrange on the right side of your main tube.
Position to appear to be coming from under the tube.

Open a banner ribbon.
Resize 50%
Paste on the top layer at bottom of tag -
you want it positioned where the main tube
meets the dingbat frame.

Open two different skull faces.
Resize both 30%
Paste one on one end of the banner ribbon
& the 2nd skull on the other side of the ribbon.
Drop shadow both the skull faces.

Merge the dingbat, music notes & screw layers
together. Duplicate once.
On the bottom layer. adjust blur gauassian blur 12

Open a corner braid/ribbon.
Paste on right side of the tag.
Resize 88%
Position above the doodle swirl layers.

Add wordart or saying of choice to the
banner ribbon.
Add a drop shadow.

Merge layers visible & resize 88%
Add copyright info & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

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