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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 plugin :

- 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 horses is by Guismo

You'll be able to find her tubes on Dakara' s site here

and you can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the bird is by Luzcristina

you can join in her sharing group here

 - The element of floral decoration is by Katussia

 - The two masks are by Kordula

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and masks. 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 transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Set your colour palette with two colours matching your main tube

My choice : Foreground : colour d6e0d5

Background : colour 97bdd2

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

 

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Set now your palette with the same foreground colour and with a darker colour for your background as below : 

My background colour : 234749

5- Add a new raster layer

Flood fill that new layer with your background colour

6- Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose the mask "jillmaskflower.jpg" / Only check Source Luminance.

Layers / Merge group

7-Add a new raster layer

Flood fill that new layer with your light foreground colour

8- Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose the mask "maskejillblue8.jpg" / Only check Source Luminance.

Layers / Merge group

9- Selections / select all

Selections / modify / contract by 30 pixels

Hit the delete key of your key board

Selections / Select none

10- Effects /geometric effects / Perspective - horizontal / 45 and check Transparent

11- Activate the tube "calguismistedhorse14610.pspimage" or a misted tube of your choice,copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75%

Leave it where it is !

Adjust / Sharpness / sharpen ..... if necessary

12- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

13- Activate the tube "kTs_Mahonia26.pspimage"or a tube of your choice,copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75% and then at 90%

Image / mirror

Place that tube in the bottom right hand side of your tag like me or to your liking

14- Selections / select all

Selections / float

Selections / Defloat

15- Add a new raster layer

Set your layer palette as below :

Put your background colour in your foreground and put another colour in your background   ( 706d50 for me )

Set your foreground with the same sort of gradient as on step 2

Flood fill your selection with that gradient

Selections / Select none

16- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha default

Suppress the layer which is underneath ( we don't need it any more )

17- In your layer palette, activate your top layer 

Activate the tube "Bow.pspimage"or a tube of your choice,copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place it on the left hand side of your tag like me

18- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Colorize / 38, 43 for me

19- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, white

20- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

21- Make sure everything is at the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with your light colour

22- Layers / Promote background layer

23- Layers / Duplicate

24- Image / resize at 90 °% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked ! )

25- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 80, 20, black

26- In your layer palette, activate your bottom layer

27- Adjust / Blur / Radial blur as below t :

28- Effects /plugins / Mura's Seamless / Check with Gradation as below

You may prefer other settings , it all depends on the colours you have chosen !

29- Activate the tube "198-luzcristina.pspimage" or a tube of your choice,copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75%

Place as on my tag or to your liking

30- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 40, 20, black

31- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with your light colour

32- 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  8th of january 2011

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