This tutorial was written by me.
Any similarity is purely coincidental.
It was done using Gimp and
was written for those who
have experience using Gimp.
Tube of choice ~ I used a tube from Sarah Butcher . You must have a license to use her work .
You can find her work and a license here
Cluster Frame ~ I Used a PU FTU cluster frame from Always Creations here
Mask of choice ~ I used a mask from Chas Designs here
chas mask 2
font of choice ~ I used Miss Lankfort
you can find it here
This is so Easy that I am not sure it even qualifies as a tutorial but here we go!
Open New Image 600 x 600 px
Add New Layer
copy and paste your cluster frame , resize to 550 px width
add drop shadow of choice , my fav ds is 3/4/8/38 , I used it in a tut once and its just stuck with me.
You use whatever looks best to you
Add new layer
copy your tube and paste, position the way you like it and resize if you need to
add ds of choice on my tube I always use the default but you can use whatever looks best to you
Add new layer above bg layer
fill with color from either your tube or the frame
I used #8c7e4b
right click on this layer and click add layer mask, make sure you have the box ticked for black transparent
copy the mask and paste
hide the bg layer
merge visible layers , autocrop layer , I resize mine to 550 px width, add new layer and add your copyrights and license number
unhide the bg layer and see if you like the way your tag looks , if so then delete the bg layer
autocrop image , resize if needed
add your name
Easy huh? If you have any questions you can send me a message. I would love to see what you make using this tutorial as a guide. My email is