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 :

- Penta Com,

- FM tools,

- Vm distortion,

- L en K,

- Alien skin Eye candy 5 impact,

- Simple,

- VDL Adrenaline

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 Guismo

You'll be able to find her tubes on Dakara' s site here

and 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. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

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1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels and flood fill it with a linear gradient, angle and repeats at 0 ( Invert NOT checked ) using these colours or other colours of your choice

Foreground : colour : dark green 2a6d44

Background : colour : light green c2e8c2

2- Effects /plugins / Penta Com / VTR2 / 38, 0, 180, 0

3- Effects / plugins / FM tools / blend emboss default

4- Layers / duplicate

Image / resize at 75 % ( resize all the layers NOT checked )

5- Effects / plugins / VM distortion / Flipper / 55, 39, 172

6- Effects / 3d effects / cut out as below ( with your dark colour )

7- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of your cut out

8- Invert your colours in your colour palette ( Your light colour will be then in your foreground )

Flood fill your selection with that new gradient ; Keep selection !

9- Effects / plugins / Filtres L en K Landksiteofwonders / L en K Zitah as below :

Select none

10- Open the tube "vagues", copy it and paste it as a new layer on your tag

Effects /image effects  / offset / horiz : 5, vert : -25, check custom and transparent

11- Open the tube volutes, copy it and paste it as a new layer on your tag

12- Effects / image effects / offset / horiz : - 120, vert : - 50, check custom and transparent

13- Open the tube "sapin" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer on your tag

 I have resized my Xmas tree at 115 %. Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

- Place the tree to your liking ( 10 pixels towards the left for me )

14- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map as below : ( for my tube !)

15- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / - 4, - 20, 50, 15, black

16- Effects / plugins / Alien skin eye candy5 / impact / perspective shadow / reflect behind as below :

17- Open the tube of the woman "calguissecretadmirer" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer  

Image / mirror

Place that tube so that the bottom and top sides of the tube touch the sides of your tag

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

18- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / - 4, - 20, 40, 20, black

19- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

20- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white

21-Image / add some symmetrical borders of 40 pixels with one of your colours

22- Select that border with your magic wand set as above

23- Flood fill that border with your gradient ( light colour in your foreground as on step 8 )

24- Keep selection !!

Convert to raster layer

25- Selections / Promote selection to layer

26- Effects / plugins / Simple / zoom out and flip

27- Effects / edge effects / enhance

28-  Effects / plugins / VDL adrenaline / snowflakes as below :

29- Selections / invert

Layers / merge all

Effects / plugins / Alien skin eye candy5 / impact / perspective shadow / drop shadow / blurry as below

Select none

30 -Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white

31- Open the tube gifts "cadeaux" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube on the bottom left hand side of your tag

32- Open the tube title "titre" or a title of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube on the top left hand side of your tag or to your liking

33-Merge all

 If you don't wish to do the animation you can save your work as a jpeg file and resize it if necessary

Animation :

1- In your Psp : Edit / copy your tag

2- Open your Animation shop

Edit / paste as a new animation

3- Press the ctrl key and the letter L to duplicate that layer

Repeat that

 you have now three layers; to see them all go to View / Zoom out by 5

4- Open the gif stars " étoile" in your animation shop

Edit / select all ( Your 3 layers with the stars will be selected )

Edit / copy

5- Go back to your tag ( with its 3 layers you have created on step 3)

Edit / select all 

6- Edit / Paste into selected frame

Do a left click where you want your first star to be

7- Repeat step 6 as many times as you want a new star to be put on the tree

8- To have a look at your animation click here :

Click on it again to stop the animation !

9- If that suits you , save your work as a gif file

10- If you wish to resize your animation :

Animation / resize animation

and choose the size you wish in pixels or in percentage

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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 29 th of november 2009

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