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 Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact, Deformation, Graphic plus,

and the material zip here

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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 Da Pino

- The tube of the scenery is by Kara

- The tube Fantasy is by Sylvie

- The tube of the leaves is by Guismo

You can find her tubes on Dakara's site here 

or you can join in her sharing group here 

 - The mask used is by Kikirou, Thank you so much my friend for your present !

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 and mask; close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

Put the selection in your folder selections

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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- 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 : colour a4a5e8

Background : colour 95f0d9

Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient , repeats 3 as below :

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a colour contrasting with the colours of your main tube

I have chosen black ( put that colour in your background )

5- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose Kikiroumask2_doodle / check Source Luminance 

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

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

7- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk / Fairymist-angel_selection / check Source Luminance and replace the selection

8- Flood fill that selection with the new gradient which appears in your foreground

Select none

9- Effects / edge effects / enhance / enhance more

10- Add a new raster layer and select all

11- Open the tube KaraT1354 or a misted scenery tube of your choice whose colours match your main tube, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

12- With your moving tool, drag your tube in the top right hand corner of your tag, as below :

Set the mode of that layer to Overlay and lower its opacity to about 70

You may choose another mode if you prefer !

13- Open the tube Calguisfeuille2849 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 50 % and Image / flip

Place your tube in the bottom right hand corner of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy

14- Open the tube Fantasy_2_30_7 or another misted tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place it in the top right hand corner of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Screen and lower its opacity to about 80

15- Open the tube stars Elts52 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube in the top right hand corner of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Hard light or a mode of your choice ( I have lowered its opacity to 60)

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

I have resize that tube at 80%

I have done Image / mirror

Place the tube as shown on my tag

17- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black or a drop shadow of your choice

18- Add a new raster layer

With your material palette set as below ( or with the colours you 've been using ) ,

activate your text tool set as below

Write in capital letters the first letter of your title

Place that first letter at the right place

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

20- Add a new raster layer

Swap the colours of your foreground with the background , close your foreground

Write ( in black for me ) the rest of your word with your text tool set as on step 18

Place your word at the right place

21- Effects /effects 3d / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, white !!!

22- Add a new raster layer and appy your signature

23- Make sure everything is in the right place

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

24- Layers / duplicate

25- Activate your top layer

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

26- Effects / plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / impact / Perspective shadow / Drop shadow blurry  defaut, as follows :

27- Activate your bottom layer

Effects / reflexion effects / Kaleidoscope as below :

28- Effects / plugins / Deformation / Scrambler / 81

29- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow default

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

31- 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 19th of september 2009

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