February 28, 2014

Kiss My Irish Ass

I have a CT/PTU tag just in time for St. Patricks day.  I used the amazing kit from Freeks Creations, Kiss My Irish Ass. I hope you like it.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Freeks Creations Kiss My Irish Ass scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is St. Patty 2012 tube. You can find it here.

Mask: StPats Mask1 by Tonya, you can find it here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Be sure to leave some love when you download.

Font used is Kingthings Petrock. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using paper 10. Place on your canvas to your liking. Lower the opacity to 60%.

Swirl – Reduce 50.5%.
Open your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow: Use the default settings.
Check Outer Glow -
Blend Mode: Screen
Opacity: 75%
Noise: 0
Color: 000000
Place towards the lower right corner of your canvas.
Duplicate and flip horizontally. Place On the left side of your canvas to your liking.

Splash – Reduce: Width 66.1%. Height: 67.9%. Place in the center of your canvas to your liking.

Frame 2 – Reduce 60.0%. Rotate –9.1. Place in the center of your canvas.

Lolli2 – Reduce 26.8%. Rotate –13.9. Place on the left side of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Clover – Duplicate 3 times.
Take 1 copy and reduce 11.3%. Place inside the frame on the lower inside right hand side of your frame. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy: Reduce 8.1%. Place on the left side of your canvas next to the frame towards the top. Add a drop shadow.
3rd copy: Reduce 9.1%. Rotate –28.6. Place at the top left of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
4th copy: Reduce 8.9%. Place midway on the right side of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

© Button – Reduce 17.2%. Rotate 27.8. Place on the top left of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

Banner – Reduce 67.7%. Place at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Light Burst – Reduce 89.6%. Place to your liking on the canvas.

Swirl 2 – Reduce 26.3%. Place in the middle of your canvas on the left side of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Size it to your liking. Place in the middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Swirl 2 – Reduce 27.5%. Place on the lower right hand of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Bomb – Reduce 33.3%. Place on the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Finger – Reduce 22.6%. Place behind the bomb making it look like it’s sitting on top of it.
Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color: 000000
Blend Mode: Normal
Distance: 0
Spread: 22
Size: 13
Check Stroke: Size 1, color 335E0B.

Shoe – Reduce 22.4%. Place next to the bomb. Add a drop shadow.

Pot of Gold – Reduce 29.6%. Place on the left side of your tube at the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Flask – Reduce 17.6%. Place on the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Beer – Flip Horizontally. Reduce 18.0%. Place above the flask. Add a drop shadow.

Word Art – Reduce 80.0%. Center at the bottom of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Horse Shoe - 26.3%. Rotate –10.8. Place on the top right side of your canvas to your liking.

© Lips – Reduce 40.1%. Rotate 27.5. Place under the horse shoe. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are 258F00.  Size 58.28 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color: FFFFFF
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 75%
Angle: 120
Distance: 0
Spread: 18
Size: 24
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke:
Size: 2
Opacity: 82%
Color: F2FA0B. Place the name on top right of your canvas over the flower.
Place over the horse shoe.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

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