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 make that tag, you'll need  the plugin :

- XE Xtras / Elemental

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 I have used is by Kikirou.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful tubes my friend.

- 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 tubes and image in your Psp :
- Window / Duplicate
- Close the originals and work with the copies !

- Place the selection in the selection folder of your Psp files.

- Place the pattern in the pattern folder of your Psp files unless you already have it in your Corel folders !

- Open the fonts outside your Psp if you have Windows Xp or place them in the Font folder of Windows if you have Win7.

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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 made with PSP XIII

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PREAMBLE

Before you start making your own interpretation of my tag, you must know that it is important to choose pictures that have the same proportions as my selections !

Otherwise, your pictures will be distorted and that won't be nice !!!!

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

- Select all.

2 - Open the image "Fairymist_Happy_New_year_Bkg", in your Psp and copy it.

3 - Paste it INTO THE SELECTION.

- Deselect all.

4- Effects / Plugins / XE Xtras elemental as below :

- Choose Fire / WilloWisp.

- If you have a problem with that filter, you can use my second background on which I have applied that filter !

5- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur at 40.

6- If you wish to change the colours of my background , you can use the effect "Hue map" of Adjust / Hue and Saturation that will keep several colours.

If you colorize it, you will just get one colour in the end !

- Move the cursors of the blue tints as shown below.

7- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

6- Set your Material palette with a pattern of your choice in your foreground, as shown below.

- I have chosen the pattern "Corel_08_046", set as below :

7- With your flood fill tool, flood fill your new transparent layer with this foreground pattern.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Multiply and lowered its opacity at 35.

9- Optionnal : (according to the pattern you have chosen) : For me : Effects / Edge effects / Enhance.

10- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

11- Selections / Load a selection / from disk / Choose "Fairymist_Happy_New_year" and set it as below :

12- Set your Material palette with white in your foreground instead of the pattern.

13- With your flood fill tool, set as below,
flood fill the selection in white (the 3 rectangles and the square) on your new transparent layer.

14- Activate your magic wand, set as below.

- Right click on your tag to deselect it.

- Then , left click on the white rectangle that is on the top left hand side of your tag to select it.

15- Selections / Modify / Contract by 1 pixel.

16- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

17- Open the image "Snowman" in your Psp and copy it.

18- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION, on your new layer.

19- Activate raster 3 (on which you have your 3 rectangles and the square you have painted in white)

- Right click on your tag to deselect it.

- Left click on the white square that is on the top right hand side of your tag to select it.

19- Selections / Modify / Contract by 1 pixel.

20- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

21- Open the image "Fleurs"in your Psp and copy it.

22- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION, on your new layer.

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer at 85.

23- Activate raster 3.

- Right click on your tag to deselect it.

- Left click on the white rectangle that is on the bottom left hand side of your tag to select it.

24- Selections / Modify / Contract by 1 pixel.

25- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

26- Open the image "Boules"in your Psp and copy it.

27- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION, on your new layer.

28- Activate raster 3.

- Right click on your tag to deselect it.

- Left click on the white rectangle that is on the bottom right hand side of your tag to select it.

29- Selections / Modify / Contract by 1 pixel.

30- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

31- Open the tube "kikirou1741" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

32- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION, on your new layer.
Keep selection !!!

34- Activate raster 3.

- Hit the delete key of your keyboard.

- Deselect all.

35- Activate the layer on top of the pile.

- Here are my layers :

36- Set your Material palette as below :

- Foreground : White.

Background : colour of your choice : Blue 3c66b7 for me.

37- Activate your text tool and set is as below with the font BibiNehruSH, size 150 (or use another font if you wish !).

- Write down 2014.

- Apply your writing and convert your vectorial layer to a raster one.

- Place as on my tag.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Difference and lowered its opacity at 23.

38- Set your Material palette as below :

- I have swapped my background and foreground colours and closed my foreground :

39- Activate your text tool and set is as below with the font BermudaLP, size 100 (or use another font!).

- Write down the word HAPPY in capital letters.

- Apply your writing and convert your vectorial layer to a raster one.

- Place as on my tag.

40- Set your Material palette as below :

- I have put a dark colour in background : Blue 000826 for me.

41- Activate your text tool and set is as below with the font Better off 1, size 100.

- Write down the word New Year.

- Apply your writing and convert your vectorial layer to a raster one.

- Place as on my tag.

42- Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is in the right place

43 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 50 pixels with a colour of your choice :
- White for me.

44- Open the tube "ruban" or a decorative tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me or to your liking.

46- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / - 4, 4, 35, 10, black.

47- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice :
Dark blue for me.

42 - 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 hereso I can see to the problem

Tutorial translated on the 4th of January 2014

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