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 will need the plugins :

- Graphic plus / Cross shadow.

- Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha.

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 lady is by Alas.

- The mask 034 is by Tine

- The mask "ro_masque_hermine" is by Rose Orange.

- 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 !

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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

1 - Set your colour palette with two colours matching your main tube.

My choice : Foreground : Light colour 188698

Background : Dark colour 020015

- Set your foreground with a linear gradient as follows :

   

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

3 - Flood fill your transparent layer with your dark background colour

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

5- Flood fill that new layer with your foreground gradient.

6- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow default.

7- Open the mask "abstrakt-blau-metallic" in your Psp.

- Layers / New mask layer / From image / and set as below :

- Layers / Merge group.

8- Effects / Edge effects / Enhance more.

9- Layers / Duplicate.

- Image / mirror.

10- On the layer on top of the pile : Effects / Distort effects / Wave as below :

11- Layers / Merge visible.

12- Window / Duplicate.

- Put this image aside to make your background later on.

- To be on the safe side, you can save it and name it background !

13- In your Material palette, set your foreground with a light colour matching your other colours. (Take the foreground gradient off)

- I have chosen the colour c7dfe3.

14 - On your tag (before duplication) :

- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

15- Flood fill that layer with your new foreground colour.

16- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow default.

17- Open the mask "ro_masque_hermine" in your Psp and minimize it.

- Layers / New mask layer / From image / choose that new mask and set as on point 7.

- Adjust / Sharpness / sharpen more.

- Layers / Merge group.

18- I have set the mode of that layer on to Soft light.

- It is up to you to see which mode makes your flowers come out nicely without fading your background effects.

- Layers / Duplicate. I have left the mode of that layer on to Soft light.

- It is up to you to see which mode makes your flowers come out nicely without fading your background effects.

19- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Flood fill that new layer with the colour chosen on point 13.

20- Open the mask "Creation_Tine_mask_034" in your Psp and minimize it.

Layers / New mask layer / From image / set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / sharpen more.

- Layers / Merge group.

21- Effects / Plugins / Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha default.

22- With your magic wand. set as below, click in the center of your rectangle as shown below :

23- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

24- Open the tube "stars" in your Psp and copy it.

25- Paste it into the selection on your new layer.

- Deselect all.

26- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Dodge and lowered its opacity at 50.

27- Open the tube "_Alas_018_apfelkeks"in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have resized that tube at 110 % so that its sides stick to the edges of the rectangle in the middle of the tag.

- Place the tube as on my tag.

- I have deliberatly left the tube underneath the rectangle frame so that the drop shadow we'll add to the tube won't affect that frame !

29- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 0, 0, 100, 40, black for me.

30 - Make sure everything is at the right place !

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your foreground colour:
c7dfe3 for me.

31- Layers / Promote background layer.

32- Image / Canvas size as below :

33- Selections / select all.

34- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

34- Activate the image you have put aside on point 12 and copy it.

35- Paste it into the selection, on your new layer.

- Deselect all.

36- Apply your signature.

37- - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your foreground colour:
c7dfe3 for me.

38 - 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 17th of August 2013

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