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 !

-----------------------

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

****************

Thank you to Annemarie for her lovely script ( click on the small green tag above to see it )

*****************

To realize that tag, you'll need the plugins Artistic, Alien skin eye candy 5 / Impact, Graphic plus

and the materiel zip down below :

*******************

*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 woman is by JHanna

You can join in her sharing group here

- The decorative fresco is by Katussia

- The mask 233 is from Vix_Mask

The other elements have been found on the net

******************

Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and masks, close the originals and minimize the copies for now. 

*****************

Click here to print the tutorial

*******************

You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

***************

1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- In your palette layer , prepare a linear gradient, angle and repeats at 0,  Invert not checked, with two colours out of your main tube :

Foreground : Light colour: bbcfdc

Background : Dark colour: aaa09e

I've named my two colours , Light and Dark , to make it easy for you to follow the tutorials but they are both quite lights colours ! It's up to you to choose the colours which go nicely with your main tube

3- Flood fill your new image with that gradient

4- Effects / plugins / artistic / rough pastels as follows :

5- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow / set 50 everywhere

6- Add a new raster layer and paint it in white

7- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose the mask Goldy's rip through / check the squares Source luminance and Invert Mask data

Merge group

8- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your light colour

9- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose the mask Vix_Mask233 / check Source luminance 

Merge the group

10- Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower the opacity to your liking (I've set it to 50 )

11- Open the tube of the person, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Put it at the right place

12- Effects / plugins / alien skin eye candy 5 / Impact / Perspective shadow / Drop shadow blurry / go to basic and change the black colour for your light colour or for a darker colour if you can't see the shadow

13- Go onto the bottom layer (layer raster 1) and copy it

14- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your light colour

Minimize your tag, we'll need it later on

15- Open a new image of 854 by 654 pixels and select all

16- Paste into that selection (The copy done on line 13)

Select none

17- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your light colour

18- Layers / new mask layer / choose the mask Sg- fractual2 / check Source luminance 

Merge group

19- Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower the opacity to your liking ( I've set it on 60 )

20- Open the tag you've left on the side, copy it and paste it as a new layer on the new image you opened on line 15

21- Resize at 90 %

22- Effects / plugins / alien skin eye candy 5 / Impact / Perspective shadow / Drop shadow blurry / Basic with the black colour, this time

23- Open the tube KTs_FriseDecorative01, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube on top of your tag ( or elsewhere if you prefer !)

24- Selections / Select all

Selections / Float

Selections / Defloat

25- Add a new raster layer

Flood fill it with a gradient of your choice ( I have used the same gradient as on line 2 but I've put the white colour in my foreground and the blue colour 98b6ca in my background )

26- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice ( I've put 1, 1, 70, 2, black)

Select none

27- Suppress the layer which is below ( the one with the black decorative fresco)

28- Open the tube texte_Eden_fairymist, copy it and paste it as a new layer / colorize it eventually

You can choose to write your own text with fonts of your choice

29- Open the tube starfairymist, copy it and paste it as a new layer / colorize it if necessary

30- Duplicate that layer several times , resize some of them if you wish to have different size stars

You may use other elements of decoration if you wish ( instead of the stars )

31- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your light colour

32- Add a new raster layer, apply your signature, merge all and save your work as a jpeg file.

***************

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 6th of March 2009

****************

Thank you to my friend Elusive for checking my translation

****************

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