This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2015. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without my written permission.

This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of PSP.

Scrap kit is by Chili Designs called Military Burlesque and is available at S&CO HERE
The woman is copyright to Michael Landefeld and is available at CDO HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
Mask and font of choice


Install your plugin before beginning
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600
Open paper 13, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
I also blurred, gaussian blur, 5
Open frame 3, make it just a bit smaller and rotate left a bit, then paste as new layer
With your magic wand, click inside the frame
Selections, expand 5
Open the Michael Landefeld tube
Copy the close up layer and minimize for now
New raster layer
Paste into selection
Reduce the opacity to 60%
Deselect and then move this layer below the frame layer
Activate your group layer
Open flowers 3, copy, close and paste as new layer
With your eraser tool, remove the flower parts behind the picture of the girl
Activate your frame layer
Resize the camo corset to 160 width, paste as new layer and move down a bit and to the right side
Rotate right a bit
Open the dogtag, copy, close and paste as new layer - move to the to left of the frame
Open the tank, resize to 600 width and place at the bottom of the frame
Maximize your Michael Landefeld tube, copy the girl layer and close
Paste as new layer and move her to the right a bit
Activate the tank layer
Resize the canteen to 90 width and position at the bottom right, partially behind the girl's leg
Resize the bullet quite small and position in front of the canteen
Duplicate this layer and rotate it a bit
Resize the boot quite small and put behind the girl at the bottom
Duplicate the layer and move down just a bit
Open the compass, position at the left side of the frame
Open one of the flower bundles, resize to about 160 width and place at the bottom of the compass, overlapping it a bit
Open box 2, resize to 230 width and place at the bottom, on the left side of the girl
Open box 1, resize to 230 width and put on top of the first box
Resize the cap to 120 width and place at the bottom left
Resize the airplane to 220 width and paste in the middle of the tag
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 3, 30, 5, black
If you wish to resize, do that now before adding any text
Add the copyright info and license number for the Michael Landefeld tube
Convert to raster
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow
On the color tab choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
Lower the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text I used Tempus Sans ITC, #877322
I gave it the same gradient glow except changed overall opacity to 80%
Merge visible and save as a PNG file
Thanks for trying my tut!

tagcatz