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 make that tag, you'll need  the plugins :

- VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes.

- Murameister / Copies.

- FM tile tools.

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 snowmen is by CherSwitz.

- The mask I have used is by Narah.

- The other elements that I haven't created, have been found on the net.

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Preparation

To be on the safe side, duplicate your tubes and image in your Psp :
- Window / Duplicate
- Close the originals and work with the copies !

- Open the font outside your Psp if you have Windows Xp or place it in the Font folder of Windows if you have Win7.

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work
Click on it and drag it all along the tutorial !

 

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Tutorial made with PSP XIII

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1 - Open a transparent image of 850 by 700 pixels.

2 - Set your Material palette as below :

- My choice : Foreground : dark colour : 405382 for me.

Background : White

3 - Flood fill your transparent image with your foreground colour.

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

5- Selections / select all.

6- Open the image "Paysage_neige" or a scenery image of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

7- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION on your new layer.

- Deselect all.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Multiply.

8- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

9- Flood fill that layer with your background colour (white for me).

10- Open the mask "Narah_mask_Abstract110" in your Psp and minimize it.

11- On your tag : Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose the Narah mask and set it as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more.

- Merge group.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Dodge and lowered its opacity at 70.

12- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

13- Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes as below :

14- Open the tube "Nuage" in your Psp and copy it.

15- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

16- I have placed the cloud tube that way :

- Effects / Image effects / offset as below :

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 40.

17- Open the tube "Sol neigeux" in your Psp and copy it.

18- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

19- I have placed the tube that way :

- Effects / Image effects / offset as below :

20- Open your main tube (the snowmen for me) and copy it.

21- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

- Place it on the left hand side of your tag, like me.

22- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / - 4, 4, 50, 20, black for me.

23- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 10 pixels with a colour that isn't along the borders of your tag.

- I have chosen green.

24- Layers / Promote background layer to a raster layer.

25- Image / Canvas size as shown below :

26- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

27- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

28- Flood fill that new transparent layer with a dark colour out of your tag.

- I have chosen the blue 323b63.

29- Open the tube "neige"in your Psp and copy it.

30- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

(You can't see it as it is hidden by your tag !)

31- Effects / Plugins / Murameister / Copies as below :

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Overlay.

32- Effects / Plugins / FM tile tools / Blend Emboss as below :

33- Activate your top layer (the tag).

34- With your magic wand, set as below, select the 10 pixels frame of your tag (it is green for me).

35- Flood fill that frame in white (on your tag).

36- Selections / Promote selection to a raster layer.

- Deselect all.

37- Effects / Geometric effects / Spherize as below :

38- Layers / Merge all.

39- Activate your clone tool (Letter C) and set it as below :

40- Right click on the snowy ground (to copy it), then left click on the part of the tag that is indicated with arrows down below.

- Repeat step 40, several times !

41- Here is my result :

42- Open the tube "sapin noel" or a tree of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

43- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag and place it as on my tag.

- My tube has already got a drop shadow.

44- Open the tube "Citation" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

45- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag and place it as on my tag.

46- Open the tube "boules" or another decorative tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

47- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag and place it as on my tag.

- My tube has already got a drop shadow.

48- Set your Material palette as below with two colours of your choice.

These colours will be used to write down the title "Buon Natale" or a title of your choice.

- My choice : Foreground : green 3f793a

- Background ; red b72d25

49- Activate your text tool set as below :

50- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 60, 1, black for me.

51- Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is in the right place

52 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels in white.

 - Save your work as a jpeg file.

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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 hereso I can see to the problem

Tutorial translated on the 21st of december 2013

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