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 :

- Unplugged tools 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 persons is by PapyJack

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

Place the textures in your Texture folder ( Unless they are already in that 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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Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

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

My choice : Foreground : colour faf0ac

Background : colour c1dae5

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below !

     

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Effects /texture effects / Texture / Brique as below

5- Effects /texture effects / Texture / Crack06, same settings as above

6- Open the tube "fond" included in my zip file, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Effects / image effects  / Offset as below :

You may have to change the mode of that layer ( Mine is on Exclusion ) according to the colours you have chosen !

7- Add a new raster layer and select all

8- Selections / modify / contract by 90 pixels

Flood fill that selection with one of the colours you have chosen

I have chosen my light blue background colour

9- Selections / modify / contract by 20 pixels

Hit the delete key of your keyboard

Keep the selection !

10- Add a new raster layer

Selections / Modify / expand by 5 pixels

Keep the selection !

11- Open the image "la-place-saint-marc" or an image of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection ( it will be pasted on your new layer )

Select none

Adjust / Sharpness / sharpen  / if necessary

12- Layers / arrange / move down

Your picture is now underneath your frame

13- Activate, now, ( in your layer palette ) the layer where your frame is

Effects /3d effects / inner bevel as below :

14- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of your frame

Selections / modify / expand by 5 pixels

15- Add a new raster layer

Flood fill that layer with a contrasting colour

(I have chosen a darker blue : 335a7e but it doesn't really matter as it is going to be deleted later on )

Select none !

16- Effects /plugins / Unplugged tools / Jalusi as below :

17- With your magic wand, selected as previously , select one of the gaps of the blind as shown down below :

18- Selections / modify / Select colour range as below :

( The reference colour is the colour you have chosen on step 15  )

Hit the delete key of your keyboard

Select none

19- With your rectangular selection tool, set as below , draw a rectangle around your blind as shown down below :

20- Selections / Edit selection !!

   

Your selection will become red !

21- Activate your Raster deform tool ( letter D) and pull down the handle as shown below

  

22- Selections / Edit the selection

You'll get your selection back !!

Hit the delete key in order to suppress the bottom part of your blind

Select none

Click on the move tool ( letter M) to get rid of the Deform tool

23- It is up to you now, to leave the blind where it is or to pull it down ( layers / move down ) so it looks behind the window frame

24- Effects /3d effects, on your blind / drop shadow as below :

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 85

25- Open the tube Carnaval-PapyJack or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 65%

Place the tube at the right place ( in the bottom right hand side corner of the tag for me )

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

For me : 4, 15, 50, 20, black

27- Add a new raster layer

Activate your text tool and choose the font "28days left", size 60 to write your first word ( VENEZIA for me )

I have used these colours to write my word :

Foreground : ddc3d3

Background : 853a62

Place the text at the right place

-  Image / free rotation / 5° / left

Set the mode ot that layer to Multiply

28- With your text tool, set as below, I have written Carnevale with the blue colour used on step 15

Place the word at the right place

29- You will have to add as many layers as words you want to write or brushes you want to apply, on the wall

It is up to you to play around with the modes and the opacity of your layers until you get something you like !

You may use my layers with brushes ( included in the zip ) if you wish

30- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

31- Make sure everything is in the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in black

The next part of the tutorial is optionnal ; you may decide to make a different border if you wish !!

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32- Image / add some symmetrical borders of   20 pixels with a colour of your choice

I have chosen my background colour ( pale blue ) used in step 2

33- With your magic wand , set as previously , select this border

Effects / 3d effects / inner bevel as below :

Select none

34- Layers / Promote Background layer

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

36- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 8, black / do the same thing with - 4  vert and horiz

37- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

38- Flood fill that layer with a colour of your choice

I have chosen the colour 853a62 from step 27 that exists in the man's coat

39- Add a new raster layer and select all

Flood fill the selection in white

Selections / modify / contract by 50 pixels

Hit the delete key

Select none

40- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose "maskdeco" / only check Source Luminance 

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Layers / Merge group

I have set the mode of that layer to Soft light / see what is best for you !

41- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 20 pixels with a colour of your choice ( light blue for me )

Select that border with your magic wand

42- Effects /3d effects / Inner bevel as below 

Select none

43- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize your tag 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 February 2010

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