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 :

- Graphic plus,

- Filters Unlimited 2.0,

- Mura's seamless,

- Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact,

- AP01

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 Pita

- The mask circles is by HJR

- The tube coeurs is by Anna BV Designs

 - One of the brushes I have used is by Ales1984

The other elements have been found on the web

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and the mask circles. close the originals and minimize the copies for now. Put the mask 20% playboy in your mask file and the selection in your selections file

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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- Prepare your palette layer with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : colour f8919d

Background : colour c21c42

3- Flood fill your transparent image with your foreground colour

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your background colour

5- Layers / load a mask / from disk / choose Mask %20playboy

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

6- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Tile&mirror / Mirror vertical

7- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a very pale colour

My choice: colour f6dee3

8- Layers / new mask layer / from an image / choose the mask Hjr mask circles / check Source luminance

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

9- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha default

Set the mode of that layer to Multiply or choose another mode if you prefer

10- Open the tube vagues, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube as shown on my tag

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

Move the tube to the middle of your circle

* If you prefer to write your own text, you can draw a circle with your circle shape ( close your background colour in your colour palette ! ) write your text around this vector circle and suppress that circle. I've enclosed in the zip, my vector circle if you want to use it

12- Open, one by one, the bird tubes, copy them and paste them as new layers

Place the tubes at the bottom of your tag

You can use other tubes than my birds of course !

13- Open the tube Anna Bv xoxo, or a fancy tube of your choice, copy that tube and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube in the right hand side of your tag

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

Place that tube in the bottom left hand side corner of your tag

15- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, very dark colour (dark red for me )

16- Make sure everything is in its place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in white

17- Layers / Promote background

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

18- Effects / Alien skin Eye candy 5/ Impact / Perspective shadow / drop shadow blurry as below

19- Add a new raster layer

Calques / arrange / move down

20- Prepare your colour palette with two colours similar to the ones used on line 2 but in brighter shades

My choice :

21- Set your foreground with a gradient , angle 90, repeats 0, Invert NOT checked

Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient

22- Effects / plugins / AP01 / Lines Silverlining as below

23- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk / choose the selection bonheurdetrefairymist / check Source Luminance and replace the sélection

24- Flood fill your selection with the gradient

Select none

25- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in white

26- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

27- Open the tube etoile, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube right in the middle of your circle

28- Open the tube coeur, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube in the center of the tube etoile

You may use your own tubes to put in the center of your circle !

29- If you don't wish to animate your tag, just merge all and save your work as a jpeg file. Resize your tag if necessary.

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ANIMATION

1- Active the layer etoile

Edit / copy special / copy merged

2- Open your animation shop

In your animation shop : right click on the desk / paste as a new animation

3- In your Psp : ( You are still positionned on your etoile layer !) :

- Image /Free Rotation as below :

-  Edit / copy special / copy merged

4- In your Animation shop : Right Click / Paste after the active image

Do steps 3 and 4 twice

5- In your Animation shop : View / zoom out x5, you' ll see the 4 layers you've created

6- In your animation shop :

Edit / select all

Animation / Frame property / 15 ( the bigger the number is the slowler the animation is ! )

7- Test your animation by clicking on that small picture

Click again on the picture to stop the animation

8- Save your work as a gif file

9-If you wish to resize your animation :

Animation / resize animation 

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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 3rd of may 2009

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