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 :

- Unlimited 2.0,

- 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 woman is by Kikirou.

- The tube of the background is by JHanna

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, mask and 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- Set your material palette with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : light colour fae4da

Background : dark colour 462c1f

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with your foreground colour

4- Add a new raster layer and select all

5- Open the background JHanna_120bground or a background of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Select none

6- In order to create a Halloween atmosphere, I have set the mode of that layer to Multiply and I have duplicated that layer three times,

( I have 4 identical layers of my background ! )

According to your choice of background and colours, you'll have to see what mode is best for you

7- Layers / merge all

8- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Lens flares / Flare 03 / 191

9- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your background colour

10- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose Masque321 / check Source Luminance 

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

11-Set the mode of that layer to Screen or another mode of your choice

12- Open the tube Lady15 or a tube of your choice to be your ghost  , copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 90 % so that it isn't bigger than the center of my mask

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacity ( 30 for mei )

13- Open the tube Kikirou1023_lostfish or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

  image / mirror on my tube

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

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

15- Add a new raster layer

Set your material palette with two colours you wish to use to write your text

I have put the colour e38d6b in my foreground

and black in my background

16- Activate your text tool, set as below and write your text with the font Shake that Booty or a font of your choice

You can add a drop shadow to it if you wish

17- Activate the layer where your main tube is

Open the tube Chaine 1, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place your chain above the first letter of your title as shown on my tag

18- Layer / duplicate

Image / mirror

Place that second piece of chain above the last letter of your title

19- Layers / merge down

You can add a drop shadow to it if you wish

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

Place that tube as shown on my tag or to your liking

21- Make sure everything is in the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice ( I have chosen black )

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have chosen white )

22- Layers / Promote Background layer

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

24-Effects / Plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5/ Impact / Perspective shadow / drop shadow blurr

25- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

26- Flood fill that layer with a colour of your choice which will match your tag once the flare effect has been applied

I have chosen Black

27- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Lens flares / Flare 10/ 114

It's up to you to choose the right flare and the settings which suit you

You may use another effect on that layer if you prefer !

28- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

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 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 3rd of october 2009

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