I used the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott
You can purchase here art here: H E R E
or use a tube of your choice.
This tut requires a good working knowledge of psp.

Tutorial supplies are HERE
(letter holder and letters)
font of choice (I used chicken basket)

Open one of the letter holder files and increase canvas size
to give you space to work.

Using Times New Roman (standard windows font), all caps, type
whatever you want to say on the letters on the letter holder. I used
size 24. Don't forget to add the letter values after each letter just
like on a real scrabble board. I used size 9 for the numbers. I have
included the values below:

  • 1 point: E, A, I, O, N, R, T, L, S, U
  • 2points: D, G
  • 3 points: B, C, M, P
  • 4 points: F, H, V, W, Y
  • 5 points: K
  • 8 points: J, X
  • 10 points: Q, Z

Next, rotate your text 7 degrees left or right, to match the direction of
your letter holder, sharpen. Select each letter with corresponding number
and place on each letter in the tray and position as desired.

Move your 5 blank tiles around to suit you. (If you need more copy some of
the ones provided and paste them onto your canvas.) Type out the letters and
numbers you need for your blank tiles one at a time, each on its own layer
so that you can rotate them to match the angle of each letter, sharpen and place.
(You might wish to resize these a bit, I did mine at 80%.)

If you have not already done so, save your work in progress.

Add any desired dropshadows to the letter holder and tiles, do not add any
to the letters themselves.

Copy and paste your tube and place it, add a dropshadow. For the background
behind the tube choose a complimentary color from your tube. Choose the +default or
+Round 50 brush, set to a large size. Then add a texture if you wish. To achieve
the grid I added, to a new layer, the VM Toolbox grid filter. Then I selected the
layer with the brush on it, select all, float, invert, then back to the grid layer
hit delete a time or two, so that the grid in only on the brush part of your tag
and does not cover the entire tag. (Unless you want it to.)

Add any other embellishments you wish to your tag and show it off!
I would love to see the results!

Here is another tag that I made while writing this tutorial.

Questions?: qwho@fromtheheartpostcards.com


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This tutorial was written June 08, 2007 and is Qwho.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence.
Do NOT copy, translate, forward or script without written permission.
You may print out for your own use.
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