This tutorial was written June 30th, 2013. I used Corel X3, but it should work in other versions as well.
It’s assumed that you have working knowledge on how to resize and working with layers and selections.
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please look at my TOU for more info.
The supplies you need:
Any tube you decide on. I’m using a stunning tube by Verymany at Pics For Design.
I also used a PTU kit called “Eterrnal Torment” by CBJ, which you can purchase at ZindyZone.
This kit can be purchased as a collection with a Zindy tube, but you are free to use the kit with any artist/tube you want.
Here is a preview of the collection kit:
(Click on the image to see it in full view)
In my second example at the bottom, I used an old FTU kit called “Turquoise Dream” by Vixpsp.
Materials you need:
A mask of your choice. I used “BigMask018" by Vix.
A font that you like. I used “WHaupe_Circus”.
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow (Optional)
My settings for drop shadow: 3, 3, 70, 8, Black.
Make a new canvas, 750 x 700 pixels.
I start by pasting the tube and move it to the bottom left. You can also do this towards the end of the tutorial if you want. The reason I do it now, is because she is sitting and she isn’t centred, so it makes it easier to paste all the bits I want to use behind her.
The tube I use has been colorized to match the kit. Do not do this unless you know how to colorize and it’s allowed according to the artist/company TOU.
I resized my tube down by 50% and added a drop shadow to it (using the settings mentioned above).
Paste a frame below the tube. I had to resize mine down by 50% and I moved it slightly to the right.
Activate your selection tool with the rectangle setting. Draw out a rectangle that follows the frame, like this:
Add a new raster below the frame and paste a paper in to the selection.
I used P13.
Select none. Add a drop shadow to the frame.
Time to add some elements. I used only a small selection from the kit. Here is a list with name, size and placement:
Envelope: down to 30%. Placed at the bottom towards the bow on the frame.
I took my freehand selection tool and traced a part of the ribbon like this:
I promoted the selection to a layer and moved it above the envelope.
Select none and go to the frame layer. Carefully erase along the area where you got a double drop shadow (underneath the selection you promoted). Make sure that you don’t remove too much.
Red sequins: Resize down to 40% and place at the bottom of the envelope.
Stars: resize to 40% and place above the paper, inside the frame. Duplicate and move it below the other stars. See my tag for reference.
Lilac Blue: Resize down to 40% and place it behind the envelope, a little up and to the right.
Red Flutter: Resize down to 40% and place it on the Lilac Blue.
Flower3: Activate the bottom layer and paste the flower. Move it up and a little to the left.
Red Plant: Resize to 60% and place it below Flower3, up and to the left.
Cardboard Heart 2: Resize down to 30% and place in front of the envelope. Rotate 15 degrees to the left.
Add any other elements you like.
Add a drop shadow to the layers.
If you haven't added your tube already, now is the time to do it.
Don't forget to add a drop shadow to the tube layer as well.
Activate the bottom layer and paste a paper as a new layer.
Add your mask and merge group.
Crop your tag with Merge Opaque.
Add your name or saying and place it to your liking.
I placed it on the heart and rotated it 15 degrees to the left before converting it to raster.
I added a Gradient Glow using two different shades of red/pink from the tag.
I used the Fat setting and these numbers:
I also added a drop shadow to the name.
Resize your tag to 550px on the longest side
and add proper copyright to the tag.
I always add a thin Gradient Glow to the copyright info, in a contrasting colour or one that matches the background.
Save your tag in png or jpg and you’re done!
Thanks for trying my tut J
Here is another example using a FTU kit by Vix:
I also used a few elements from other FTU kits she has released in the past and colorized them to match the tag.
Here you will see all the tutorials I have written.