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 5 / Nature 

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 JHanna

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

- The tube of the scenery is by Guismo

You'll be able to find her tubes on Dakara' s site here

and you can join in her sharing group here

Le masque Dotty_waves est de SG

 - The Water brush is by  Ron Deviney

The other brush has been found on the net

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Preparation

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

Export your brushes in your Psp as custom brushes

- Place the mask in your mask 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 transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

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

My choice : Foreground : light colour fdecbb

Background : Dark colour ca765a

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

 

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with your gradient

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill in with white

5- Layers / load a mask from disk / choose the mask "sg-dottywaves" as below :

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more

Layers / merge group

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacity to 20 (it's up to you to see what suits your tag ! )

6- Add a new raster layer and invert your colours as below

7- Selections / load from disk / choose "selection_nancy_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

8- Flood fill that selection with your new gradient ( step 6)

Select none

9- Effects /distortion effects / waves as below :

10- Layers / duplicate

Image / flip

Set the mode of that duplicated layer ( the one which is on top ) on Multiply and lower its opacity to 50

11- Open the misted tube Calguismistautomne24119 or another misted tube of your choice ( scenery or other ), copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have set the mode of my scenery tube to Luminance Legacy and left its opacity at 100 but it's up to you to decide what is best for you )

As I don't merge my layers till the end , that allows me to modify the modes and opacity of my layers at any moment !!!

12- Set your colour palette as below ;

13- Add a new raster layer

Activate your brush tool set as below and apply the brush "Ron_water_23", in the middle of your tag with a left click of your mouse ( to make that brush white )

*** If your Psp doesn't accept that big brush, you may use the Psp layer included in my zip , copy it and paste it as a new layer

14- Add a new raster layer

Activate your brush tool set as below and apply the brush "Winter020" in the top left hand side of the tag with a right click ( to make the brush black )

15- Layers / duplicate

Image / Mirror

16-  Open the tube JHanna_252 or a tube of your choice , copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

17- Effects / 3d effects/ drop shadow of your choice

My choice : 4, 20, 50, 20, black

18- Open the tube "text_nancy_fairymist", or a text tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

I have set the mode of that layer on Multiply but you can choose another mode or colorize your text to your liking

You may prefer to write your own text on a new layer !

19- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

20- Make sure everything is at the right place !

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( white for me  )

21- Layers / Promote Background layer !!

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

23- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 100, 50, black

24- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

25- Flood fill that new layer with the gradient used on step 6

26- Layers / Duplicate

27- Effects / plugins / Alien Skin Eye candy 5 / Nature / Ripples / Raindrops in clean puddle with these settings

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy or to a mode which suits your tag better

28- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( white for me  )

29- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize 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 13th of March 2010

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