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

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 main tube is by Mtfp

Gracias Maria Tereza !

- The tube of the girl is by Kikirou.

You'll be able to get her tubes by joining in her sharing group here

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 tube and image in your Psp :
- Window / Duplicate
- Close the originals and work with the copies !

- Place the pattern "Corel_08_047.jpg" in the pattern folder of your Psp files.

- Place the texture "Tile 1" in the texture 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
Click on it and drag it all along the tutorial !

 

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Tutorial realized with PSP XIII

Step 1 : The background of the tag

- If you have decided to use my colours, here is what you can do :

- Open the colour palette "Fairymist_Palette_Christmaswonder", in your Psp and using your dropper tool, pick out my colours to set your Material palette ( left click for your foreground / right click for your background )

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

2 - Selections / select all.

3- Open the tube "mtfp_471_Christmas.pspimage" or a large tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it

4- Paste it into the selection of your tag.

- Selections / Deselect all.

5- Effects / image effects / Seamless tiling default.

6- Layers / Merge all ( Flatten ).

7- Adjust / Blur / Radial blur / Spin high as below :

8- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur / at 20.

9- Set your Material palette as below :

-  Foreground : Tab pattern / choose the pattern Etoile 05 (Corel_08_047.jpg) and set as below :

- Background : colour you will use to paint your round frame later on :

Yellow e0a93e for me.

 

10 - Add a new raster layer.

- Flood fill that transparent layer with your pattern "étoiles" ( stars).

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

11- I have, then, colorized that layer as below, in order to get a green shade that matches my tubes :

It is up to you to see which mode and what colour suit you better ( You may change colour and mode later on if you wish as none of the layers will be merged !)

 

Step 2 : The round frame

1-Add a new raster layer.

Flood fill that new layer with your background colour ( right click ) : yellow for me.

2- Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose "mask_noel" / Set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more.

- Layers / Merge group.

3- Open the tube "mtfp_471_Christmas.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

5- Layers / arrange / Move down.

6- I have resized my tube at 90% as below :

7- I have moved it that way :

- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

8 - Activate the layer where your round frame is as shown below :

With your magic wand , set as below, click in the inside your round frame

9- Selections / Modify / expand by 2 pixels.

10- Selections / Invert

11- Activate now layer raster 2 ( with your main tube )

Hit the delete key of your keyboard to suppress the part of the tube that is outside your round frame.

DESELECT ALL.

12- In your Material palette, activate now the layer at the bottom of the pile ( Background )

13- Open the tube "nuages" , in your Psp and copy it.

Paste it on to your tag as a new layer .

- Set the mode of that layer on to Luminance Legacy.

14- Activate the layer on top of your pile ( the round frame ) as below :

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

16- Activate the layer which is underneath ( Raster 2 for me : where your main tube is ) :

- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, noir for me.

GO BACK TO THE LAYER ON TOP OF THE PILE .

17- Layers / Merge down ( Your frame and your main tube will then be on the same layer )

18- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

19- Activate the layer where the tube of the clouds is ( raster 3 for me ) and repeat step 18 on that layer.

20 - GO BACK TO THE LAYER ON TOP OF THE PILE .

- Open the tube "attache_fairymist.pspimage" in your Psp and copy it.

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

21- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

You may colorize that tube if you wish to make it match the colour of the round frame. You may add a light drop shadow on it if you wish ( I have left mine as it is)

22- Layers / arrange / move down.

23- GO BACK TO THE LAYER ON TOP OF THE PILE .

24- Open the tube " redbowtube.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

25- Paste it on to your tag as a new layer and place it like me :

 

Step 3 : The curtains and the Christmas decoration

1- Open the tube "rideau.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have moved that tube towards the left, like this :

Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

You may colorize that tube if you wish.

3- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, noir for me.

4- Layers / Duplicate

5- Image / mirror

6- Open the tube " boules_1.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

Place it like me or to your liking .

8- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, noir for me.

9- Open the tube " boules_2.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me or to your liking .

11- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, noir for me.

12- Open the tube " kikirou1620 - girl-looking-out.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

I have resized that tube at 120 % ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

- Place it like me or to your liking .

Step 4 : The borders

1 - Make sure everything is at the right place !

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 5 pixels with a colour out of your tag :  red 720f01 for me ( colour of my curtains )

2- Edit / Copy.

3- Layers / Promote background layer.

4- Image / Canvas size as below :

5-Add a new raster layer.

6- Layers / Arrange / Move down

7- Selections / select all.

8- Edit / paste into the selection ( the copy of your tag )

- Selections / Deselect all.

9- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur at 30

10- Effects / texture effects / Texture as below : ( texture tile 1)

11- Effects / Edge effects / enhance.

12- Activate your top layer ( the one with your tag)

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

13- Apply your signature.

14- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 3 pixels with a colour out of your tag :  red 720f01 for me

15 - 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 16th of december 2011

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