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You'll find some versions of that tag in my gallery HERE

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To realize that tag, you'll need the plugins Extravaganza, Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact, Filters Unlimited 2

and the material zip here

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*It is forbidden to suppress watermarks on the material provided , to alter, mist or rename the tubes in order to respect the work of the tubers

- The tube of the automnal scenery is by Guismo

You can find her tubes on Dakara's site here 

or you can join in her sharing group here 

- The tube of the forest is by DragonBlu,

you can join in her sharing group here 

- The tube of the small elf is by Kikirou

you can join in her sharing group here 

 - One of the brushes is by Obsidian Dawn

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and your mask. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

Place your texture in your textures folder

Export your brushes in your psp as custom brushes

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

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1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Set your material palette with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : colour d7784a

Background : dark colour 49293d

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with your foreground colour

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your background colour

5- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose Suzmaskfz0 / check Source Luminance 

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

6- Open the tube Calguismistautumn699 or a tube of an automnal scenery, if your thema is Autumn, copy it and paste it as a new layer

*If your main tube is, like me, somebody in feet, try to find a scenery with a ground or a floor

7- Open the tube Mist Scenery420 or a tube of your choice ( complementary to the previous one ), copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the two scenery tubes to your liking

I have lowered the opacity of the tube Mist Scenery420 to 80

8- Add a new raster layer

 Flood fill that layer with the colour dad0d1  

9- Effects / plugins / Extravaganza / Ray transmission / 58,128,44

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacityto about 33 ( it's up to you to adjust according to the tubes and colours you have chosen )

10- Add a new raster layer

Activate your brush tool, set as below and apply the brush SS-sparklies once or several times with a bright colour of your choice

I have chosen the colour ffff00

You may change the mode and the opacity of that layer if you wish

11- Open the tube Autumn fairy or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

12- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black or a drop shadow of your choice

13- Open the tube Kikirou158_fantasy or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place at the right place

14- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black or a drop shadow of your choicex

15- Layers / duplicate

16- Activate the first layer of the elf (which is underneath the other one )

Effects /distortion effects / wind / right , Intensity : 100

17- I have colorized that layer ( 82, 38 ) but you don't have to do it

18- You may add some other elements of decoration at any time to please yourself

19- Make sure everything is in its place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have chosen orange )

20- Layers / Promote Background layer

21- Image / resize at 90% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

22- Effects / Alien skin Eye candy 5/ Impact / Perspective shadow / drop shadow blurry :

23- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

24- We're now going to use the same colours as on step 2 but invert your foreground with your background

Flood fill your new layer with your background colour   ( orange for me )

 Set your material palette as below

Check Texture, choose texture 42em, Scale 200

25- Flood fill the same layer with your foreground texture   

27- Effects / plugins / Filters unlimited 2 / Paper textures / Wallpaper coarse / 128, 99

28- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have chosen orange )

29- Add a new raster layer, apply your signature and merge all

30- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it if necessary

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That's it !! You've done it !!

If you 've enjoyed doing my tutorial, it would be nice to write a few words in my guest book ! If you have the slightest problem, please, send me a mail here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial translated on the 26th of september 2009

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You'll find some versions of that tag in my gallery HERE