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

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 tube of the woman is by Kikirou

The other elements have been found on the web

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Preparation

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

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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 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

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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 10th of March 2009

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