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 :

- Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha

- AP01 Innovations

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 clowns is by Mtm Brigitte

You can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the scenery is by Rire et Psp

You can join in her sharing group here

The tube of the flower is an element of a freebie from Sky Scraps

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes, mask and image. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

- Place the selection in the selection folder of your psp files

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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- Activate the image "paperfond.jpg". You may have to colorize it later on with one of your colours ( Hang on until you reach step 23 !)

2- Add a new raster layer

3- Set your colour palette with two colours matching your main tube

My choice : Foreground :   Light colour  909da1

Background : Dark colour 293433

4- Flood fill your transparent layer with your dark background colour ( right click of your mouse )

5-Add a new raster layer

Selections / Load a selection / from disk / choose " fairymist_carnaval_ " and set as below

6- With your flood fill tool,set as below , flood fill your selection with your light colour

Make sure your new transparent layer is activated !

Keep the selection !

Add a new raster layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7- Activate the tube " Scen4Juin08Bnll.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

8- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below

9- Activate the layer which is underneath as shown below

Effects /  edge effects / enhance more

10- Effects / Plugins / Simple / 4 Way average

11- Effects / Plugins / Simple / Diamonds

12- Effects / Plugins / Simple / 4 Way average

13-  Layers / Merge down

I have set the mode of that merged group to Multiply ( It is up to you to see which mode makes your geometrical effects show better !)

14- Activate your Emboss brush and set it as below 

  

Apply that brush in the bottom half of your tag to darken it 

15- Activate now your top layer ( where you have the scenery tube )

Layers / Duplicate

Image / Flip

You may have to lower the opacity of that duplicated layer in order to create a reflection

I left the opacity of mine to 100 but I slightly moved it downwards !

16-Add a new raster layer

Flood fill that layer with a colour of your choice assorted to your main tube

I have chosen white

17- Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose "tde_maske_29.jpg" and set as below

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more

Layers / Merge group

18- Effects / Plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha / default

19- With your eraser tool ( size 20) rub off the text at the bottom of your mask

20- Effects / image effects  / Offset as below

21- Activate the tube " Mtm_clowns_33-19jan 2008.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer on to your tag

My tube is at the right place !

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

23- Have you checked if your bottom background needs colorizing ?

Make sure everything is in its place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice
I have chosen black

24- Layers / Duplicate

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

26- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 80 , 40, black

27- Activate your bottom layer

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur of your choice ( 20 for me )

28- Apply your emboss brush, set as below to enlighten the layer but don't apply the brush more that once at the same place as it will be too bright  !

29- Effects / Plugins / AP O1 ( Innovations) / Lining silverlining / as below

30- Activate your top layer

Activate the tube " ruban.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer on to your tag

Colorize the tube to your liking

Apply the same drop shadow as on step 22

31- Activate the tube " fleur.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer on to your tag

Apply the same drop shadow as on step 22

Place the flower to your liking

Duplicate the flower  ( Layers / Duplicate )

Image / mirror

Place to your liking

32- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

33- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels with a colour of your choice
I have chosen black

34- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it 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 26th of February 2011

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