Thank you for putting a link to this tutorial, whenever you display your realization of that tag on a website, on a group or in a mail !

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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

- VM distortion,

- Filter Factory Gallery A,

- Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact,

- Mura's seamless

and the material zip down below :

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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 girl is by Katussia

You can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the birds is by Sabine

you can join in her sharing group here 

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

Place your selection in your selections folder

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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- Select all

Open the picture "texture_titre" (which is a selected part of the scenery tube  that I will use to put in the center of the tag later on ), copy it and paste it into the selection

(If you don't use my scenery tube, you'll have to make your own selection from the tube you have chosen by using your rectangular selection tool )

Select none

3- Adjust / Blur / radial blur as below :

4- Effects / plugins / VM distortion / Flip chop / 138, 28

5- Add a new raster layer

Set your material palette with two colours out of your scenery tube

My choice : Foreground : colour 367ba4

Background : black

6- Set your foreground with a radial gradient as below :

  Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

7- Effects / plugins / Filter Factory Gallery A / Holidays in Egypt / 2

8- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load selection / from disk / choose "selection_glazig_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

Flood fill that selection in black  

Select none

9- Effects / plugins / Filter Factory Gallery A / Round button / default as below :

10- Open the scenery tube ( Lighthouse for me ), copy it and paste it as a new layer; it is at the right place, in the center of your tag.

11- Open my tube cercle_glazig_fairymist, copy it and paste it as a new layer

You may colorize that cercle so that it matches your colours

12- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of the cercle

13- Activate now the layer where there is the selection that you have painted in black ( Layer Raster 3)

Hit delete

Keep the selection !

14- Selections / invert

Activate now the layer where your scenery is

Hit delete

Select none

15- Close your bottom layer( layer raster 1) 

Activate now one of the other layers as below :

You should get this :

Merge visible

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

17- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow as below : colour 46a1d4 for me

And the same thing with - 2  horiz and vert

18- Effects / Alien skin Eye candy 5/ Impact / Perspective shadow / drop shadow blurry / default / as below :

19- You can open Layer raster 1 by clicking on the eye !

Activate now the top layer

20- Open my tube "coin_glazig_fairymist" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Colorize it if necessary

Place as on my tag

21- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

Image / flip

22- Open my tube "dicton_glazig_fairymist", le copier et le coller comme un nouveau calque

Colorize if necessary

Place as on my tag

You may use a text or a decoration of your choice (brush, tube, text tool )

23- Open the tube Graphsabine_design32 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75%. Adjust / sharpen

Place the tube at the right place

24- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow of your choice ( for me : 4, 4, 50, 20, black )

25- Open the tube KTs_@fonon83 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75% and Image / mirror

I have placed the feet of my little girl on the bar which is in the left hand side corner of the tag  

26- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / my choice : 0, 4, 50, 20, black

27- Add a new raster layer

Activate your text tool set as below , write your title with white in your background  ( foreground closed ! )

Keep the selection of your floating text

28- Open the picture "texture -titre", copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Place your text at the right place

29- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha / default

30- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

31-Image / add some symmetrical borders of  2 pixels with the colour 46a1d4 used at step 17

32- Image / add some symmetrical borders of  1 pixel with a dark colour

33- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize the tag 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 've had the slightest problem, please, send me a mail here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial translated on the 17th of october 2009

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