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


To realize that tag, you'll need the plugins Mura's seamless

and the material 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 Kikirou

The other elements have been found on the web



Duplicate your tubes and your mask, 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- Flood fill that image with a nice colour out of your tube ; I have used the bright pink b32c67

3- Effects / Texture effects / weave as below :

Weave colour : FDF3FB / gap colour : b32c67

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a darker colour ; I have used the maroon colour 631a48

5- Effects / geometric effects / circle / transparent

6- Image / resize at 85 % ( all the layers not checked)

7- Choose a mode for that layer that makes the layer look darker than the background; I have chosen the mode Hard Light and I have lowered the opacity to 90

8- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, colour debed1

Do it again with - 4 vert and horiz

9- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with the colour debed1 

10- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose the mask Flornambg_16 / check Source luminance and Invert

Merge the group

11- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at Alpha default

Do it another time !

12- Add a new raster layer and select all

13- Open the tube Frame, copy it and paste it in the selection

Select none

14- Set the mode of that layer to Luminance (Legacy )

15- Open the tube of the woman , copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube as shown on my tag or to your own liking

16- Layers / duplicate

17- Activate the layer which is underneath ( the layer with the woman on line 15)

Adjust / blur / gaussian blur at 10

18- Set the mode of that layer to Dodge ( in order to get some high light around the edge of the woman ) If it's too bright, lower the opacity of the layer ; If you can't see the light effect you can resize your layer to 105 or 110 . It's up to you to decide what looks better !

19- Activate your top layer

Open the tube decobird-sandy, copy it and paste it as a new layer

(You can choose another tube of course)

Place the tube to your liking

20- We're going to turn the tube of the bird to a shadow theater but you can leave your tube as it is if you prefer ( you can colorize it too )

Adjust / Brightness , contrast / - 255, 0

21- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, light colour (debed1 for me )

22- Add one or several layers to write your text using different fancy fonts in different sizes and different modes (You'll find enclosed the fonts I have used ) But, if you prefer, you can use the tubes of my text and copy them as new layers

23- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

24- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your bright colour (for me b32c67 )

25- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it if necessary


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 10th of March 2009


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