Author: Precious Beauties
• 4:37 PM


Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice, I am using Zlata_M found at SATC
Scrap kit FREEBIE The Red, White & Blue by Tasha’s Playground found at PFD

I love this tube and scrap I decided to use them for both of my new 4th of July tutorials. Thanks ladies!

Open a new image 600 x 250 with a white background.

Open the Flag, do not close it. Copy and paste the flag as a new layer. Position the stars in the left hand corner. Using the Pick tool I resized the flag to stretch all the way across. You can also use Resize if needed. Select the Flag we left open, using the Selection tool select just the blue stars. Copy and paste as a new layer, place at the bottom of the tag on the left hand side. Now the entire left hand side should be blue stars. See my tag if needed.

Open Border, using the Selection tool again select just the red side of the border. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place on the left hand side about in the center of the tag. Duplicate and mirror, place on the right hand side so that it appears to be one long piece of paper. Merge the two layer together and duplicate. Flip, reposition so you have a nice wide place for a strip of white to be made, see my tag if needed.

Okay, now for the white strip in the center of the red border paper, Select the Selection tool, draw a rectangle across the tag. Add a new layer above the red strips, flood fill with white or a color of your liking. Cover layer to Raster, apply a drop shadow. Reposition the two red border papers if needed. Apply a drop shadow to the border.

Open Stars, copy and paste as a new layer. Place to your liking and apply a drop shadow. Duplicate if desired and place to your liking.

Open Star 3, duplicate, resize one by 25 and the other by 15 percent. Copy and paste both stars on top of the blue star background and strip. Arrange to your liking at the top and bottom. Apply a drop shadow to all layers.

Using a font of choice, type out Love the Red, White and Blue, you can always add something different or leave it how it is, choice is yours. Place the words inside the white strip. Apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer, place on the right hand side. Resize if needed and apply a drop shadow.

For the frame select the white background layer, go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat. Back to Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders and use 5 as the setting.  Add a new layer above the others, flood fill with red of your choice. Go to Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance. Select the white background layer again, go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat. Back to Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders and use 7 as the setting.  Add a new layer above the others, flood fill with white. Apply a drop shadow to the white frame. Place below the red frame and merge the two layers together.

Add any copyrights and your name. Save as a PNG.

Thank you for trying one of my tutorials. I hope you enjoyed yourself and look forward to having you back here again!! I would love to see what you have created.

NOTE* to make the avatar, start with an image 150 x 150. Follow the steps above in a smaller scale.
What do you think?
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3 comments :

On June 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM , DarQueXpressionZ said...

this is great sweety.. how did you do the background??

 
On July 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM , .:Lea:. said...

Great tut Nancy, thank you! I made it & I'm Canadian lol

 
On July 2, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Precious Beauties said...

Thank you ladies!