I am using the fabulous art of Ismael Rac. To use his art you must purchase a license at MPT HERE. The scrap kit I used is a gorgeous freebie by Twinky called War Hero. You can find this kit HERE. The mask it by Itazura and can be found HERE. The soldier and helicopter images are from Stock Xchng HERE, and are in my supplies HERE.

Plug ins used. Eyecandy 4000 HSB noise for stars.

Gradient glow for around word art.

Let's get started!

Open a new image 700x700 and floodfill with white.

Copy and paste the round camo frame as a new layer. Resize the round green frame 90% and copy and paste it as a new layer over the camo frame. Merge the 2 frames together. Click inside the frame with your magic wand. Selections-modify-expand by 6. Resize the map 107% and copy and paste it over your selection. Selections-invert-hit delete on your keyboard. Bring the map under the frame. I added a sepia tone to the map. Effects-artistic effects-sepia toning set at 45

Copy and paste the dog tag as a new layer. See my tag for reference. Click inside the dog tag frame with your magic wand, expand, copy and paste paper of choice over the selection as a new layer. Selections-invert-delete. Write text of choice on the paper in the dog tag frame. I put "Never Forget POW/MIA".

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Erase at the bottom so she is inside the frame.

Resize 4 different word arts from the kit and arrange them around your tag. I added a fat gradient glow to mine. Rotate as you desire.

Resize one of the flowers 50% and copy and paste on the lower left of the tag. Resize the other flower 40% and place at the top right.

Resize the book 40% and copy and paste as a new layer. Place at the lower left. Rotate it a bit with your raster deform tool. Take your freehand selection tool (lasso) and set it at point to point. Make a selection over the right hand side of the book. Copy and paste the picture of the soldier over the selection. Resize as needed. Selections-invert-delete. Change the blend mode of the soldier to Luminance Legacy and lower the opacity to 45%. Do the same proces on the other side of the book with the helicopter making a selection at the top of the page. Write text of choice on the book. I wrote, " Miss you xox".

Resize tag 3 50% and copy and paste as a new layer across the bottom of the frame. Copy and paste the stars in my supplies as a new layer. Place on the left side of the frame. Duplicate them and mirror them. Merge the two star layers together.

Activate the white background layer and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. I used paper 4. Apply itamasque025 to the paper. Layers-load/save mask-load mask from disk. Merge the group. Use the raster deform tool to stretch the mask so it shows around the frame.

Drop shadow all pieces of the tag. I used 3/3/50/5

Crop and resize the tag to your preference. Add your copyright info, your watermark and your name. The font I used is call Army and is FTU.

Animation: stars

Activate the stars layer and apply eyecandy 4000 HSB noise with the following settings:



Copy the tag merged into animation shop and paste it as a new animation. Back to PSP, undo the hsb noise and reapply, changing the random seed. Copy and paste the tag merged into animation shop and paste after current frame. Do this process one more time, so you have a total of 3 frames.

Run the animation and save the tag as a gif!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!