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 :

- Universe here,

- AP 01,

- Graphic plus,

- Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Impact

and the material zip here

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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 girl is by BT

The brushes I have used are by Coby 17

The mask navidad 0011 is by Brujita

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

Put your selection in your selection folder and the masks in your mask folder

Open the brushes in your Psp and export them as custom brushes

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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- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Flood fill that transparent layer with a colour matching your main tube; I have chosen the colour 762524

3- Effects / plugins / Universe / Nebula as below :

If you have any problem finding or using the filter Universe, you can use the jpeg file here and continue the tutorial on step 5

4- Effects / plugins / Universe / Textured stars as below :

5- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in black

6- Layers / load a mask / from disk / choose ivy_hearts3 mask / check Source luminance, Fit to layer and use image value

Layers / merge group

Merge all !

7- Add a new raster layer

Set your foreground in white ( we'll use that colour for all the brushes)

Activate your brush tool set as below and choose the brush Delicate_Brushes 1 by Brenda ( size 845 !)

Apply the tip of your brush at 400 pixels from the left side so that your brush is centered

With your move tool , drag that brush at the bottom of your tag as shown on the model

8- Set the mode of that layer to Difference

According to the colours of your tag , you may have to choose another mode so the brush contrast with your background ( my brush is turquoise and my background marroon)

Eventually , lower the opacity of the layer

9- Add a new raster layer

With your tool brush set as above but size 623 choose the brush Delicate_Brushes 2 by Brenda

Apply that brush in the top right hand corner of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to the same mode as on step 8

10- Add a new raster layer

With your tool brush set as above but on size  195 choose the butterfly brush Delicate_Brushes 9 by Brenda

Apply the brush as on my tag ( I did : Image / mirror )

Set the mode of that layer to the same mode as on step 8

11- Add a new raster layer

With your tool brush set as above but on size  279 choose the star brush Delicate_Brushes 11 by Brenda

Apply the brush as on my tag  

Set the mode of that layer to the same mode as on step 8

12- Add a new raster layer

With your tool brush set as above but brush size on 160 and rotation on 90 and choose the brush Volute simple Delicate_Brushes 5 by Brenda

Apply the brush as on my tag ( Image / mirror )  

Set the mode of that layer to the same mode as on step 8

You may use your own brushes and place them to your liking according to the tube you have chosen !

13-Open the tube texte 1, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place to your liking

Do the same thing with the tube texte 2

I have written that text in white with the font Cocaine sans,included in the zip and I have set the mode of the layer to Difference

You may play about with the opacity of the different layers where your words are written

14- Open your main tube ( if you use mine, resize it at 75 % then, Adjust / sharpen ), copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

I have chosen to set the mode of that layer on Exclusion to get that turquoise colour you can see on my brushes

15- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

16- Make sure everything is at the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice ( black for me )

Save your tag and keep it aside for later on

17- Open a new transparent image of 900 by 750 pixels

18- Flood fill that new transparent image with the colour 591c1b ( That colour is darker than the one used on step 2 )

19- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / cross shadow default

Lower the opacity of that layer to about 50 

20- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in white

21- Effects / plugins / Filtre AP 01 (Innovations) / Lines silverlining as below :

Set the mode of that layer to Difference

22- Merge all

23- Add a new layer and flood fill it with the same colour as on step 18

24- Layers / load a mask / from disk / choose Brujita navidad 001 / check Source luminance, Fit to layer and use image value  

Adjust / sharpness   / sharpen more

Merge group

25- Selections / load from disk / select1coeursolitairefairymist / check Source luminance and replace the selection

Hit delete

Select none

26- Go back to your previous tag and copy it

27- Come back on the picture which we have just been working on and paste as a new layer

28- Effects / plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Perspective shadow / drop shadow, blurry

29- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in black

30- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a light colour ( white for me )

31- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in black

32- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize 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 4th of november 2009

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