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 Rayflect / four seasons ici ,

Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact,

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 scenery is Kikirou

you can join in her sharing group here 

- The tube of the castle is by Guismo

You can find her tubes on Dakara's site here 

or 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.

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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- Flood fill your transparent layer in white

3- Effects / plugins / Rayflect / 4 seasons

Click where it is pointed out below :

Click on the name of the different presets and choose a scenery which matches your main tube

I have chosen the preset Alien Skies and the green and yellow scenery shown below!

Click on Ok twice to confirm your choice

If you have a problem with that filter, you can use a picture matching your tube, copy it and paste it in a new layer that you have selected !

4- Open the tube Calguis699 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 75%

Place that tube at the right place

I have set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lowered its opacity to 45

5- Layers / duplicate

I have set the mode of that layer to Hard Light an lowered its opacity to 63

It's up to you to decide which mode and opacity make your tube show up

6- Open the tube Kikirou 1044 or a scenery tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75 %

Place that tube in the bottom right hand side of your tag

I have set the mode of that layer to Overlay

7- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

8- Layers / duplicate

Leave it where it is

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

I have resized my tube at 50% ( Adjust / sharpness / sharpen )

Place that tube in the bottom right hand side of your tag

10- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

11- Open the tube Mds2616Midnight-Magic or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 75%

Place that tube  as shown on my tag

12- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map as below :

These settings give my tube a greenish shadow but if you want to obtain another colour, you'll have to play with the settings !!!

13- Open the tube batsb and select, one by one, a few bats, copy them and paste them as new layers

You may choose your own decoration tubes

Place your tubes to your liking

If necessary : Image / free rotation to your liking

14- Make sur everything is at the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in black or with a colour of your choice

15- Layers / Promote Background layer

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

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

18- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in white

19- Layers / arrange / move down

20- Effects / Plugins / Rayflect / 4 seasons / as on step 3

21- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in black or with a colour of your choice

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

Place that tube in the top left hand corner of your tag

I have set the mode of that layer to Burn

23- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

24- Add a new raster layer, apply your signature

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

You may add an animation to that tag, if you wish ( Make the candle light move or a light switch on and off in the castle !)

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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 3rd of October 2009

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