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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 material zip down below :

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and images. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

- Place the brushes in the brush folder of your Psp files

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You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

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1- Open a transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Set your colour palette with two colours matching your images

My choice : Foreground : colour 90432e

Background : colour e6c1a6

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

 

3- Activate the image "père noël" or an image of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Selections / Select none

4- Adjust / softness / soft focus / settings : 100 everywhere

5- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 15 pixels with a colour different from the ones you have in your tag ( I have chosen white )

6- With your magic wand, set as below, select this border

7- With your flood fill tool , set as below, flood fill the selection with the gradient you have in your foreground

8- Selections / Float

9- Effects / 3d effects / Cut out / 0, 0, 100, 20, colour 90432e

10- Effects / 3d effects / inner bevel as below :

11- Seélections / Promote selection to layer

Selections / Select none

12- Layers / duplicate

13- Effects / reflection effects / feed back as below :

14- Selections / Select all

Selections / Modify / contract by 17 pixels

Selections / Invert

Hit the delete key of your keyboard

Selections / Select none

15- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

Image / flip

16- In your layer palette, activate the layer " Copie de sélection transformée" as shown below

17- Image / resize at 87% ( Don't check Resize all the layers !)

18- With your move tool ,pull that frame down to the bottom right hand corner of your tag as shown below :

19- With your magic wand, set as previously and while keeping the shift key pressed,  select the inside of the frame as shown below :

20- Add a new raster layer

Activate the image "fillette.jpg"or an image of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Selections / Select none

21- Layers / Arrange / Move down

22- In your layer palette , activate the layer " Copie (2) de sélection transformée" 

With your magic wand, set as previously and while keeping the shift key pressed , select the inside of the frame as shown below :

23- Repeat steps 20 and 21 for your second image ( "Chanteurs" for me )

24- In your palette layer , activate your bottom layer ( Background with the image of père Noël)

Add a new raster layer

Put the colour 6f2e21 in the foreground of your material palette

Activate the brush tool , choose the brush Nonny bordure 05 and apply it on the top of your tag, as on my tag with your foreground colour

I have set the mode of that layer to Hard light, it is up to you to see which mode you prefer!

25- Layers / Duplicate

26- Image / Free rotation as below :

Place the lace, on the left hand side as shown below :

27- Activate the decorative tubes " deco1", "deco2", "deco3" or tubes or your choice, copy them one by one and paste them as new layers onto your tag

Place the tubes to your liking

With your Eraser tool, size 10, rub off the part of the chains that you don't need.

28- Effects / effects 3d / drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 100, 1, black for me :

That must be done on all the decorative tubes 

29- In your layer palette, activate your top layer

Activate the tube "titre" or a text tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

You may colorize that tube ( Règlages / Teinte et saturation / Coloriser ) or write a text of your own

Place to your liking

30- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

31- Layers / Merge all

32- 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 here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial realized on the 13th of december 2007 , reviewed and translated on the 22nd of December 2010

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