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 ( Paper textures )

- Richard Rosenman ( Grid generator) here

- Transparency ( Eliminate black) here

- Mura's pro seamless ( Emboss at alpha ) eventually 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

- The tube "Brin de Muguet by Tinette (3)" is an element of a scrap kit by Tinette

- The tube "Rubans muguet 1.pspimage "is an element of a scrap kit by Timounette

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.

Place your selection in your selection 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 7b99c3

Background : Dark colour 0a2548

Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient as below :

   

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Paper textures / Canvas, fine / 185, 87

5- Add a new raster layer and select all

6- Open the image "Paysage" or a picture of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Set the mode of that layer to overlay or a mode of your choice

6- Open the tube "calguismistspring17310.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag

I have resized my tube at 75% ( It is at the right place )

7- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load a selection from disk / choose Selection_voeuxdemai_fairymist / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

8- Flood fill that selection with your background colour ( with a right click ) or any other colour ( it will be swept away !)

9- Effects / plugins / Richard Rosenman / Grid generator as below :

10- Effects / plugins / Transparency / Eliminate black

Select none

11- Set your foreground , with a colour of your choice which matches your other colours

My choice : a6a42b

12- With your flood fill tool, set as below , flood fill 15 to 20 small rectangles on the grid done on step 10, with that new colour

13- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

14- With your move tool, move that second grid towards the right, to your liking, to break the symetry !

15- Open the tube "Rubans muguet 1.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag

Image / free rotation / 90° / left as below :

Image / resize by 25% ( Adjust / sharpen if necessary )

Place on the left hand side as on my tag

16- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 50, 5, black, for me

17- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

18- Open the tube "banc_voeuxdemai_fairymist.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag

Place at the right place

Colorize to match your colours

19- Open the tube "kikirou1346_asian_girl.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag

 I did image / mirror

I have resized that tube at 60%

Place at the right place 

20- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 20, 40, 20 , black, for me

21- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

22- Make sure everything is in the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have used my dark background colour from step 2 )

23-Image / add some symmetrical borders of 20 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have used my light foreground colour from step 2

24- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 100 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have chosen white )

25- Open my text tubes, copy them one by one and paste them as new layers on your tag

Place them at the right place and colorize them to match your colours

* If you wish to write your own texts , you may use the fonts enclosed ,size 36 with your colour palette set as below

  

To finish, I applied an effect Mura's pro seamless / Emboss at alpha default !

26- Open the tube "Brin de Muguet by Tinette (3)redimensionné.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag

You may colorize that tube to your liking

Place at the right place

27- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 40, 5, black for me

28- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice ( I have used my dark background colour from step 2 )

29- 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 30th of april 2010

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