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 !

**************************

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

***********************

To realize that tag, you'll need the material zip here :

Click on the trunk to get the material !

**************

*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 Claudia Stirner

- The tube of the oriental door is by Kikirou

You can join in her sharing group here 

- The mask I have used is by Vérocréations

The other elements have been found on the net

******************

Preparation

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

- Place the selections in your selections folder

*****************

Click here to print the tutorial

*******************

You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

***************

To make that tag, you may use my material or choose one picture and two tubes on a theme of your choice (The theme of the harem is one particular theme among many others !!!) If you use your own image, it' ll have to be an image which is higher vertically than horizontally, otherwise, it will be deformed when you paste it in the vertical selection, later on !

1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Set your palette colour with two colours matching your picture and tubes

My choice : Foreground : colour 20323c

Background : colour da6c63

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with your background colour ( right click on your mouse)

4- Add a new raster layer

Flood fill that new layer with your foreground colour ( left click on your mouse )

5- Layers / new mask layer from image / choose "masque1 Vérocréations" / only check Source Luminance

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Layers / Merge group

6- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk /  choose "Selection_harem_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

7- Flood fill that selection with your foreground colour

8- Keep the selection !

Effects /texture effects / Blinds as below with your background colour

9- Keep selection !

Effects / 3d effects / Inner bevel as below :

Select none

10- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of your rectangle  ( the frame)

Make sure it is the frame layer which is activated in your layers palette , as shown below !!

11- Selections / Modify / expand by 8 pixels

12- Add a new raster layer

Open the image 48-840-001 or a picture of your choice , copy it and paste it into the selection

Selections / Select none

13- Layers / arrange / move down

14- Activate now, the layer which is on top of the pile !

Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk /  choose "Selection_2_harem_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

Open the tube Oriental door from Kikirou or a tube of your choice ( or another picture or a text ! ), copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

15- I have set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lowered its opacity to 75

I have, then, duplicated that layer

It's up to you to see what is best for your tube !

16- Open the tube "forme_harem_creationfairymist", copy it and paste it as a new layer

You may colorize that tube so its colour looks nice in your tag

( Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize )

17- Effects / image effects / offset as below

If your tube is a person sitting ( not lying down like mine)you may suppress parts of my "forme" ( the hammock) using your rubber as shown below !

18- Make sure now that everything is in its place!

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your background colour

19- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 50 pixels with your foreground colour

20- Add a new raster layer and leave your colour palette as it is on step  2

Activate your text tool, set as below and write the letter x thirteen times in order to get a decorative band as seen on my tag

You may use another style according to the theme chosen for your tag

21- Place that decorative band against the top border of your tag

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 70, 1, black

Select none

22- Layers / duplicate

Image / flip

23- Layers / duplicate

Image / Free Rotation / 90° on the right

Place that decorative band against the left border of your tag

24- Layers / duplicate

Image / Mirror

25- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your background colour

26- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your foreground colour

27- Open the tube" by_stirner_wantknowme" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place your tube on the hammock

28- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 30, 20, black

29- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

It is up to you to add a title or other elements of decoration

30- Layers / Merge all

31- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize the tag if necessary

***************

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 16th of January 2010

**********

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