You can do pretty much what you like with your result : signatures, websets, paper
I have added this guiding hand. You can click on it and move it to use as a marker.
I work with PSP 12
You can use a tube of your choice, free or not, but credit for it must be added to your tag.
Scrapkit :©Monti ; Patriotic Blog Train : here
Filter : Eye Candy 4 : gradiant glow
Font : USA_flag , Pixelette for credits
For members of PSP 4 ALL
Please join your tag as attachment (with the same backgroud for my results page), thanks !
Open an image 750 x 750 and fill it with white, it is the color I will use on the Results page of the group.
Step 2 : The mask
Add a layer. Fill it with this color :#1d4078 or a color of your tube.
Open Vix-Mask112. New Masks layer >>>> from image. Merge group.
Duplicate, mirror. Color in red some stars. Place it as I did.
Step 3 : The frames
Open Monti-Patriotic-Frame-White, free rotation 25° right.. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Frame-red, free rotation 25° left.. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Frame-blue. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Apply drop shadow :
H=4 F= 6 black
Place as I did :
Step 4 : Inside the frames
Take your magic wrand and click inside the frame. Selection >>>>Modify >>>> expand by 5. Keep the selection.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Paper-Stripes-red, copy and paste as a new layer. Invert and supprim. Keep the selection. Place under the blue frame.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Paper-Stripes-blue, copy and paste as a new layer. Invert and supprim. Keep the selection. Place under the white frame.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Paper-Stars-Blue, copy and paste as a new layer. Invert and supprim. Keep the selection. Place under the red frame.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Apply the same drop shadow.
Step 5 : Scrap kit Elements and tube
You can sharpen all the elements after resizing in adjust.
Apply a drop shadow :
H=4 F= 6 black
Apply a lightest drop shadow on the smallest elements.
Open Monti-Patriotic-FireworkGlitter-blue. Copy and place the raster above the white background.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Doodle-GlitterBlue. Copy and place in the left corner.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Doodle-GlitterRed. Copy and place in the left corner, reverse.
Open Monti-Patriotic-Star-Flag,resized to 30%. Place it in the lower left corner of the blue frame. See on my tag.
Open Monti-Patriotic-StarAndBow-19, resized to 50%.
Open Monti-Patriotic-StarAndBow-20, resized to 60%, free rotation 25° right.
Open Monti-Patriotic-StarAndBow-21, resized to 60%, free rotation 25° left.
Place it as I did, in the lower right side of the blue frame.
Open , resized to 20%, reverse, place in the lower right corner, under the frame.
Add other elements if you want.
Place your tube with the same drop shadow.
Apply a drop shadow.
Step 6 : Text
With USA_Flag font , write my text: "July or yours", 100, anti-aliasing net, with colors or papers of your choice.
Apply a 3D effect >>> inner bevel with these settings :
Apply Eye Candy Gradiant Glow with your settings and drop shadow.
Add your credits on your tag with a small font such as pixelette in size 6 or 8, anti-aliasing disabled.
Save your tag in jpg or PNG, don't forget to use the optimizer.