this header for an Incredimail letter I did.. so thought I would
write a tutorial on how I made the tag header.
the beautiful artwork of İMolly Harrison... it is a bonus tube if
you bought $10 of Molly's tubes
have a license to use.. mine is # CDO-2339.
This tube is NOT included
in the supplies zip!!!
can use any tube you'd like. You can also recolor the elements
to your liking . That's what I did.
elements I used for this tag is from no particular scrap kit... I
have included them in
supplies zip, along with the mask I used , WSL_Mask220.jpg.
It is a Wee Scots Lass mask you can find it
masks while you're at it... they are all just GREAT.. Her Mask links
are on the right side of her blog.
there is a bkg paper that I used for the mask layer... I included
that was a FTU bkg.. I have the designers preview of that paper in
I made the Mists
n Shadows text in Photoshop... (included in supplies) it is
sooooooo much better than PSP for text....
but for the rest of the
tutorial I used PSP X 6 version.
#1. Unzip the
supplies zip and put the mask in your mask folder, the other
supplies just keep handy.
#2. Open a new
image 850 x 850. 300 resolution (I always use 300 res) Open the
Resize it 22% and
drag its layer over to your new working image the 850 x 850 one.
Mask/Load Mask from Disk . In the drop down browse window for
masks.. find the WSL_Mask220.jpg.
#3. Apply the mask to the paper layer. Right click on
the top of the mask layers on the layer palette and Merge/Merge
Now you need to colorize the mask layer.. I used the
settings below. Use your own if you want
I duplicated the mask layer... so that it would be
darker and more dramatic.
#4. Open which ever frame you want to use.. I used
Frame1.png and resized it 70%
I put the jpg of the tube within the frame. then used
the larger tube on top to the right side.
Arrange all your elements the way you want.. or the
way I have mine.. Sky's the limit on your imagination!!!
I ended up toning my frame down some...I used the
same hue... but dropped the saturation down some. It was a little
bit too bright pink.
All that's left is adding your word art on
there...also the copyright info.... I have other tutorials showing
how I make the text.
If your going to use this for a tag then you'd
probably want to resize it to 80% or so...
but I make my things big.. for headers. .first
then resize for tags..
Toodles till next time
Hope you enjoyed this short tut.