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 Graphic plus, Mura's seamless, Alien skin skin Eye candy 5 Impact

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 Dini

- The tube of the Eiffel Tower is by   Suzi Sgaï

 - The brushes used and enclosed are by Coby 17 This Electric Heart ( the birds ) and by G Valkirie

The other elements have been found on the web

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and mask , close the originals and minimize the copies for now. Place the selection in your selections file. Export your brushes in your psp 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- In your palette layers, prepare a linear gradient, angle 45, repeats 2, Invert NOT checked, with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground :  colour f5b12b

Background : colour c4dfec

3- Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient

4- Add a new raster layer

With your brush tool , set as below, apply, right in the center of your tag, the brush Simple Brush 5 by Coby with your back ground colour (right clic )

5- Copy that layer and close it !

6- Add a new raster layer and select all

Paste into the selection

Your brush is now perfectly in the middle of your tag !!

Select none

7- Effects / Edge effects / enhance

8- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your background colour ( right clic )

9- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / cross shadow / 50 everywhere but Brightness at 128

10- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose Nik GammaRays4 mask / check Source Luminance 

Layers / merge group

11- Effects / Edge effects / enhance

12- Layers / duplicate

Layers / Merge down

13- Open the tube Tour Eiffel, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place as shown on my tag

Set the mode of that layer to Soft light

14- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from Disk / my selection Selecthappinessfairymist

15- Flood fill the selection in white

16- Selections / modify / contract by 1 pixel / Hit delete to suppress the inside

17- Selections / Promote selection to layer

Flood fill your selection with the background colour you chose on point 2

Select none

Lower the opacity of that layer between 60 and 65

18- Layers / Merge down

19- With the deform tool , stretch your vertical band upwards and downwards so that the small white borders disappear !

20- Add a new raster layer and activate your brush tool ( set as on point 4). Apply the brush Gvl VinesBrushesSet2, size 356 in the bottom right hand corner of your tag with your white colour in the foreground ( left clic )

21- Effects / Plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at Alpha as below :

22- Add a new raster layer

Set your foreground with white , close your background

With your text tool, set as below, write your text ( mine : HAPPINESS )

23- Image / free rotation as below :

Place the text in the middle of your vertical band

24- Open the tube Dini-cutie, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Resize it at 80 % (All layers not checked )

 Place it as on my tag

25- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice ( my choice was : 4, 4, 50, 20, dark brown )

26- Add a new raster layer

Set your foreground with a dark colour ( I've chosen dark brown ) and activate your brush tool set as on point 4, appy the brush birdbrushes to your liking

If you want to use the other brush Birdbrushes, don't forget to add a new raster layer so that you can move your two layers easily

27- Add a new raster layer

Activate the preset shape tool, choose a star, set the white colour in your background and close your foreground

Draw a few stars of different sizes on the top of your tag

28- Add a new raster layer

Do the same thing as on point 27 but with a heart shape or any other form you fancy Draw a few hearts as shown on my tag with a colour of your choice in your background

29-  Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

30- Make sure everything is in the right place

31- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in white

32- Layers / Promote background layer ( your background layer will be converted to a raster layer )

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

34- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

35- Preparer a gradient similar to point 2 but with the following colours

Foreground : colour f9d573

Background : colour 664a3c

Flood fill your layer with your gradient

36- Effects /plugins / Graphic plus / cross shadow / 50 everywhere but Brightness at 128

37- Activate the top layer

Effects /plugins / alien skin eye candy 5 / Impact / Perspective shadow / Drop shadow blurry / colour black

38- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 or 2 pixels in white

39- Resize your tag if necessary

Save your work as a jpeg file

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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 13th of April 2009

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