Tuesday, May 17, 2011



This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
May 17, 2011
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
a tube by Elias Chatzoudis
You can purchase his tubes at PTE

Tube & closeup of choice
Scrap of choice.
I’m using one by designs by sarah
Called Smoking Gun
It is available at Pimp My Tags
with Scraps

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open your tube & scrap supplies.

Paste your tube as a new layer.
Add a drop shadow
2,2,50,5 Black

Now open a 2 square vertical frame.
Using your magic wand, click inside the
2 squares. You may need to hold the shift
button down to select both squares.

Selections modify expand by 3
Paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.

Move the paper layer under the frame layer.
Paste your tube closeup between the two layers.
Press delete.
Select none.

Add a drop shadow to both the
frame & closeup layers.
2,2,50,5 black

Now on the tube closeup layer in
your layer palette, change the blend mode
to Luminance.
The tube should take the colors/shade of the paper
behind it.

Resize all three of the frame layers 88% & 95% each once.
Copy merged onto the bottom layer of your
main tag.

Duplicate the frame layer two times.
On the middle frame layer, rotate free rotate 20 left
Rotate the bottom frame layer rotate free rotate 20 right.

Arrange your main tube so that
is at the bottom part of the top frame.

Open a hanging bow ribbon.
Resize 75%
Paste behind your main tube & arrange on the frame.
Add the earlier drop shadow to it.

Open the smoke element.
Paste behind your main tube
on either side of the top frame.
I did mine so the smoke appears to be coming
up from the bottom of the frame.
Add the earlier drop shadow.

Duplicate the two smoke layers.
Flip the duplicated smoke layer.
this should form two vertical columns of smoke
along the top frame.

Open two different squiggle doodles.
Paste one on the bottom layer of your tag.
Paste the 2nd doodle & mirror it.

Merge the two squiggle doodle layers together.
Duplicate once.
On the bottom layer, adjust blur
gauassian blur 15

Open a chain link element.
Resize 85%
Paste above the squiggle doodle layers.

Open a belt element.
Resize 50%
Paste at the bottom of your main tube.

Add wordart or saying of choice.
Convert to raster.
Add a drop shadow.

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

1 comment:

  1. I love this kit by Sarah, and your matching tutorial too! Then again I've always admired Elias's work. So it's three favorites! :) Great work hun!