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 plugin Alien skin Eye candy / 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 flowers is by Christin

- The tube of the candles is by Sheli

- The tube of the xmas ball is by PHtube

- The tube of the title is by Katussia

You may join in her sharing group ici

- The tube of the teddy bear is by Paci

- The background I have used is by JHanna

You may join in their sharing group here 

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and background. 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 and select all

2- Open the background JHanna_55Bground, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

According to the tubes you are going to use, you may colorize your background but you will get a better result using the hue map effects (Adjust / Hue and Saturation /)

3-  Open the tube of the flowers by Christin or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I moved my tube that way :

Effects /image effects / offset

4- Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacity to 40

5- Duplicate and set the mode of this duplicated layer to Hard light ( opacity 40 )

According to your tubes, you may have to play around with the modes and opacity of your two layers of flowers to get a nice luminous effect ( but not too bright !)

6- Open the tube of the candles by Sheli or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 60%

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

7- Open the tube PHtube_boule155 or a 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 top right hand side of your tag, as shown on my version

8- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black

9- Open the tube KTs'_titres11 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized the tube titre at 75 %.  Adjust / sharpen

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

10- Open the tube 2osi1 by Pacy or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube in the bottom left hand side of your tag

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 82, it's up to you to do it or not !

11- Same drop shadow as on step 8

12-  Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

13- Make sure everything is in its place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel, with a bright colour ( e37836 for me )

14- Layers / Promote background layer ( your background layer will be converted to a raster layer )

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

16- Effects / modules externes / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / impact / Perspective shadow / Drop shadow blurry default, as below :

17- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

18-Set your colour palette with two colours matching your tag

I have chosen : Foreground : bright colour dd4f03

Background : dark colour 571B03

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

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19- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

20- Effects /texture effects / blinds as below :

21- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel, with a bright colour ( e37836 for me )

22- Save your work as a jpeg file

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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 12th of December 2009

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