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 :

- Kiwi's oelfilter ( Zig Zack ) here

- Alf's Power Toys ( split distortion ) here

- Graphic plus ( Emboss ) here

- XE Xtras ( Elemental ) here

- Transparency ( Eliminate black ) here

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 woman is by Kikirou

You'll be able to get her tubes by joining in her sharing group here

- The tube of the birds is by Katussia

- The tube of the tree is by Brigitte Mtm

You'll be able to get her tubes by joining in her sharing group here

 - One of the brushes I have used is by Coby17

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

- Export your brush in your psp as a custom brush

- Put the file Preset shapes "syl_5_cercles-deco.PspShape" in the Preset shapes folder of your Psp folders

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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 transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Set your colour palette with two colours matching your main tube

My choice : Foreground :   colour  404040

Background : colour  006b8b

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

    

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Effects / plugins / Kiwi's oelfilter / Zig Zack as below :

5- Effects / edge effects / enhance

6- Effects / plugins / Alf's Power Toys / split distortion / 76

7- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / Emboss default

8- Layers / duplicate

9- On your top layer :

Effects / plugins / XE Xtras / Elemental

Click on Customize and set as below :

10- Effects / plugins / Transparency / Eliminate black

Set the mode of that layer on Overlay or a mode that suits your colours better !

11- Add a new raster layer

- Activate your brush tool and choose the brush  "Celestial_Forms_Brushes_PS_by_Coby17.cs_1" set as below or a brush of your choice

Apply the brush , in the center of your tag, with white or a colour of your choice

* If you Psp doesn't accept that big brush, you can use my tube "pinceau celestial", included in the zip, copy that tube and paste it as a new layer

- Image / flip

Place in the top left hand side of your tag

Set the mode of that layer  to Dodge or a mode that allows your brush to show better !

You may duplicate that layer in order to make the colour fetch out better and merge down with the previous layer 

12- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

13- Open the tube " Mtm_bomen 20_ 2 Aug 2007.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place at the right place

You may add a drop shadow to it ( I haven't put any )

14- Open the tube "tree2.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place at the right place

15- Open the tube " kTs_oiseaux.psp"or a tube of your choice (bird or not !), copy it and paste it as a new layer

With your free hand selection tool , cut out one of the birds and resize it to your liking

Place that bird on one of the trees

Resize the other bird and place it on the other tree 

* If you prefer, you may use my resized birds; all you'll have to do is copy them and paste them as new layers onto your tag

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice  ( My choice : 1, 1, 60, 3, black )

16- Open the tube "kikirou1545_Xiao-Bai.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 85% ( adjust / sharpen if necessary )

Place at the right place

17 - Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 10, 40, 20, black

18- Add a new raster layer

We'll draw the flowers on that layer ( unless you prefer to use mine and colorize them ! )

19- Activate your preset shape tool , choose one preset shape flower "cercle_"  and set it as below :

Set your colour palette with two colours out of your tag; my choice :

Foreground :  red A30C1F

Background : beige / grey : b2b2a8

20- Draw the flowers to your liking  and use several shapes out of the "syl_5_cercles-deco.PspShape" or other flower shapes of your choice

You may temporarily close the layer where the woman is, so you can see better

21-  Add a new raster layer

With your pen tool , set as below , draw the stems of your flowers with your foreground colour ( I have chosen red )

My choice : line style :   "dots " and width 3 but it is up to you to decide what style and width you prefer

If you want your stems to be straight, keep the shift key pressed while drawing !

22- Once your stems are drawn, convert your vectorial layer to raster layer l 

Layers / arrange / move down

Activate your flower layer and merge down so that your flowers and stems are on the same layer 

23- Layers / duplicate

Move that new layer towards the left or right 

24- Adjust / hue and saturation / colorize / 11, 23 for me ( choose, for this second lot of flowers, a colour matching your tag )

25- Adjust / Brightness and contrast / 30, 0 for me

26- You may put a  drop shadow on both flower layers

My choice : 1, 1, 60, 3, black

I have lowered the opacity of my red flowers layer on to 85

26- Activate your top layer

Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

27- Make sure everything is in its place !

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

I have chosen black

28- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 50 pixels with a colour of your choice

I have chosen : f8ecd8

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

I have chosen black

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 've had the slightest problem, please, send me a mail here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial translated on the 15th of may 2010

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