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 Deformation ( in my zip !) or the filter Factory N ( circulator ),

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

You can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the flowers is by Guismo

You can find her tubes on Dakara's site here 

or you can join in her sharing group here 

The Bc snowflakes paper is an element of scrap by Beacrea  here

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.

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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 : colour 808080

Background : colour f3d8b9

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with your foreground colour

4- Add a new raster layer

Put now in your foreground another colour out of your main tube

I have chosen the colour 9bfafa

Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient ,repeats 2

5- Flood fill your new layer with that gradient

6- Effects / Plugins / Deformation / Circulator / default : 108, 65, 156, 80, 70, 155

7- Adjust / add noise / Gaussian, 30, Monochrome

8- Add a new raster layer and select all

Open the background BC snowflakes paper or a background of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

9-Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy and lower its opacity to about 40

10- Open the tube Calguisflower 13128 or a decorative tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized the tube at 75 %

Place that tube on the right hand side of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance (Legacy) and lower the opacity to about 70

11- Open the tube étoiles, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower the opacity to your liking ( I have lowered it to 55)

12- Open the tube KTs_Coraline_element_28, or a decorative tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 25%

Place that tube in the top left hand side of your tag 

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacity ( 23 for me)

13- Open the tube Kikirou914-girl or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube to your liking

14- Effects / 3d effects/ drop shadow / 0, 0, 40, 20, noir ; you may use another drop shadow if you wish

15- Open the tube KTs_Coraline_element (coeurs et papillons)or a decorative tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized my tube at 25 %

I have colorized it so its colour matches my main tube ( 23, 80 )

Place that tube to your liking

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

17- Open the tube papillons that I have done with the previous tube ( using my freehand selection tool !) or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place it to your liking

18- If you wish to add a title to your tag, open my cercle_vectoriel_fairymist, that I have done with my ellipse symmetric shape tool ,copy it and paste it as a new layer

With your text tool, set as below, write ( on your circle ) a text of your choice (I have written APPARITION in capital letters with white in my foreground and my background closed,  - Police Calibri, size 72

I have set the mode of that layer to Exclusion and lowered the opacity to 20

It's up to you to find what looks nicer on your tag

19- Now, you can delete the layer where your cercle is !

Drag the layer with your text underneath the layer where your main tube is, so your text doesn't cover a part of your main tube !

20- 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 )

21- Layers / Promote Background layer

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

23- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 10, black ; repeat with - 4 vert and horiz

You may use another drop shadow if you prefer !

24- Set your foreground with the same colour as the one you've used on step 2 (for me : 808080 )

Set your background with the same color as the one you've used on step 4 ( for me : 9bfafa

Prepare, on your foreground a sunburst gradient similar to the one in step 4

25- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with that gradient

26- Layers / arrange / Move down

27- Adjust / add noise / Gaussian, 30, Monochrome

28- Open my tube effets _ lumiere_fairymist, copy it and paste it as a new layer

You can play with the opacity of your layer to find what suits you better

29- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

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 12th of september 2009

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