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 :

- I.C Net software Unlimited 2.0 / Distortion filter

- Flaming Pear / Glitterato

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 couple has been tubed by Mtfp

Obrigada Maria-Tereza !

-The tube of the text is by Guismo

You will find her tubes on Dakara's site here  or on her sharing group here

 - The mask of the scenery is by Katussia

The other elements that I haven't created, have been found on the net.

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Preparation

- To be on the safe side, duplicate your tube and image in your Psp :
- Window / Duplicate
- Close the originals and work with the copies !

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work
Click on it and drag it all along the tutorial !

 

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Tutorial realized with PSP XIII

Step 1 : The background of the tag

- If you have decided to use my colours, here is what you can do :

- Open the colour palette "Fairymist_Palette_Happyholiday", in your Psp and using your dropper tool, pick out my colours to set your Material palette ( left click for your foreground / right click for your background )

1 - Open a new transparent image of 850 by 700 pixels.

2 - Set your Material palette with two colours out of your main tube, as below :

My choice : Foreground : Colour  3eb0ba

Background : colour 2b516b

Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient as below :

 

3 -Flood fill your transparent image with your foreground gradient.

4- Effects / Plugins / I.C Net software Unlimited 2.0 / Distortion filter / Smelter 1 / 135.

5- Effects / Plugins / I.C Net software Unlimited 2.0 / Distortion filter / Smelter 2 / 65.

6- Layers / Duplicate

7- Effects / Plugins / Flaming Pear / Glitterato default as below :

8- Set the mode of that layer on to Overlay or any other mode that suits you.

9- Layers / Merge all.

10- Copy that merged layer and paste it as a new image ( To be on the safe side, name it Fond and save it as a jpeg file ). We'll use it further along.

Step 2 : The mask Narah

1- Set your Material palette as shown below :

( Your foreground colour is the same but you have taken off the gradient. )

- Background white.

2- Go back to your tag ( not the copy ).

- Add a new raster layer .

3- Flood fill that new layer with your light foreground colour.

4- Layers / New mask layer / from image / Choose "Narah_mask_Abstract203.jpg" and set as below :

- Layers / Merg group.

5- I have set the mode of that layer on to Hard Light .

6- Layers / Duplicate

I have set the mode of that layer on to Dodge .

It is up to you to see which modes give a better effect on your mask.

  

Step 3 : The scenery

1- Add a new raster layer .

Flood fill it in white ( or any other colour if you don't mind having coloured snow !)

2- Layers / New mask layer / from image / Choose "kTs~lk4016mask.jpg"and set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more .

- Layers / Merge group.

3- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 100, 1, black for me.

4- Open the tube "givre_happy_holiday.pspimage" or a tube of your choice , in your Psp and copy it.

5- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

- Place the tube against the top border of your tag.

I have set the mode of that layer on to Hard light ( It is up to you to see what mode suits you )

6- Add a new raster layer .

Flood fill it in white or with the colour you have chosen for your scenery mask.

7- Select all.

- Selections / Modify / contract by 5 pixels

- Hit the delete key of your keyboard.

- Deselect all.

Step 4 : The main tubes

1- Open the tube "ballon_dirigeable.pspimage" or a tube of your choice , in your Psp and copy it.

2-Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

- Place as on my tag or to your liking.

3- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, black for me.

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer on to 75 as I wanted to see the stars through the balloon !

See what you prefer !

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4- Open the tube "mtfp_valentine_echi_12.pspimage" or a tube of your choice , in your Psp and copy it.

5- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

I have resized that tube at 85%. ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

- Place as on my tag or to your liking.

6- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 60, 20, black for me.

Step 5- The borders

1- Make sure everything is at the right place !

Layers / Merge all.

2- Layers / Promote background layer.

3- Image / Resize at 90% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

4- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 100, 20, black for me.

5- Image / Canvas size as below :

6- Add a new raster layer.

7- Layers / Arrange / Move down

8- Selections / select all.

9- Open the image "fond" that you have put on the side at point 10 of step 1 and copy it.

10- Paste it into the selection of your tag.

- Deselect all.

11- Add a new raster layer .

12- Flood fill that new transparent layer with white like me or  with a bright colour of your choice.

13- Layers / New mask layer / from image / Choose"zuzzanna_winther_mask7.jpg"and set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more.

- Layers / Merge group..

14- I have set the mode of that layer on to Dodge .

It is up to you to see which mode gives a better effect.

Step 6- Decorations

- Activate your top layer !

1- Open the tube "calguishappyholiday81210.pspimage" or a text tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

2- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

I have resized my tube at 50 % and have done : Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen.

- Place the tube in the bottom right hand side corner of your tag, like me or to your liking.

3- We're now going to flood fill that text with a colour matching your tag.

- I have chosen my turquoise foreground colour.

- Selections / select all.

- Selections / Float

- Selections / Defloat

- Add a new raster layer .

- Flood fill the selection with the chosen colour.

- Deselect all.

4- Optionnal : Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black.

5- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 2, 2, 100, 1, contrasting colour : red bc0f13 for me.

- Now, you may delete the grey text tube you had in the first place or close its eye as you don't need it any more.
- You may prefer to keep that grey text tube and place it on top of the pile on a Luminance legacy mode to keep the emboss effect of the original tube !

( Another possibility is to write your own text on a new transparent layer and apply the above drop shadow on it .

6- Apply your signature

7- Open the tube "deco.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

8- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

9- Effects / image effects  / offset as below ( for my tube !) :

10- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 5 pixels in white like me, or with another colour of your choice.

11 - 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 3rd of december 2011

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