Open up your template - duplicate and close the original
Delete raster 2 (copyright layer)
Open your tube - copy and paste as a new layer, placing it above Layer 8 (small squares). Move the tube until you have it placed how you like over the squares. Move back to Layer 8, using your Magic Wand, click outside the small squares and you will have the marching ants showing. Move back to your tube layer and hit delete. You will now have your tube cropped perfectly into the squares.
Repeat the same procedure for Layer 7
(You can also fill Layer 7 and 8 with a color from your tube and apply HSB Noise)
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - make sure this is now your top layer.
Resize by 77% - add a drop shadow.
Now move down to layer 9 - choose a color from your tube and fill the circle with this color.
Apply Texture Effect/Weave - play around with the settings to get one you like.
Now add a Fat White Gradient Glow, and then add a Black Medium Gradient Glow - Glow Width 3
Repeat above steps for Raster 10
Move to Layer 11 - floodfill with a color from your tube - add HSB Noise and a Black Medium Gradient Glow.
Repeat for Layers 12 and Copy of Layer 12
Move to Layer 5 - floodfill with Black, then add a White Fat Gradient Glow, then a Black Medium Gradient Glow. Add a drop shadow if desired.
Now move to Copy of Raster 5 - floodfill with Black, then apply Xero Fritillary with default settings but adjusting the Tesselation to 50, and Variation to 161.
Raster 6 - use your magic wand - click on the frame and then floodfill with black, and add a Fat Gradient Glow in White, and then a Black Medium Gradient Glow.
Repeat for Layer - alternating color with the Medium Gradient Glow.
Now this is where you add your own flair to the tag to make it unique. Be creative and try out the various elements in this kit or whatever kit you use.
Elements I used where :
Sparkles 1 and 2
Add your Copyright Information and your name and save as a PNG - you are done!
Open up a new transparent image 650 x 650 - you can always resize later.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - resize by 55%
Using your Tool Shape (Rectangle) and Color Black (background) draw out a rectangle shape - use my tag as a guide. Drag this below your tube layer.
Change your background color to #ce5257 and draw out another rectangle shape - not as long, but wider.
Drag this down below your black rectangle shape.
Change your background color to white and draw out one more rectangle shape - longer than your black one, and not as wide. Move this layer so it sits above your black rectangle.
This is what your tag should look like now
Now is the time to add any effects you like to your rectangle shapes.
On the reddish shape, I applied HSB Noise, then a Black Gradient Glow.
On the black shape, I applied Texture Effects Weave, then a Fat Gradient Glow and a Black Gradient Glow
On the White shape, I applied Texture Blinds Effects, and a Black Gradient Glow.
(Play around with the settings to get the effects you like)
Using your font - you can add a saying of choice - I posted PEACEFUL INFLUENCE in Keetano Gaijin size 72. Add a drop shadow and place this so it sits nicely on the white shape.
Now is the time to start adding your elements - here is what I used - remember to check my tag from time to time for placement of elements - but also, remember this is just a guide.
Plant - resize by 22% - paste as new layer and move down and to the right. Duplicate/Mirror
Chopsiticks - resize by 44% - paste as new layer, and Mirror. Move to the left.
Panda- resize by 22% and then 44% - paste as new layer, making sure it is the top layer - move to the left.
Bowl with chopsticks - resize by 16%, paste as new layer and move to the left, next to the panda.
Button 2 - resize by 44%, paste as new layer and move to the right, moving the layer down below the plant.
Bonsai Tree - resize by 44%, paste as new layer, move to the left and duplicate, moving to the right. Merge layer down, then drag this layer down below your reddish shape, but having the tree showing from behind.
Add any other elements you like ... but don't over do it - the tag is not meant to be busy :)
Add your Copyright Information - making sure it is clear - and then add your name in the Keetano Gaijin font.
And here is what I made with it - I went on a spending spree just before PTE closed and got some awesome tubes - including this one from José Cano. I didn't add alot of elements, don't think the tag needed it.
Happy Tagging ... and hope to see some of your tags made with this template.
And as always - Tut Writers, do NOT include the template in your Tut Supplies - but direct them here