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 / Cross shadow

- VM Natural / Acid rain

- Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha

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 Katussia

- The tube of the scenery is by Hebe Argentina

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 !

- Place the mask "pspcyber030.msk" in the mask folder of your Psp files.

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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

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  a997b2

Background : colour 701d19

- Set your foreground with a linear gradient as  below :

 

3 - Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient.

4- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow as below :

5- Set your Material palette with two colours out of your scenery tube ( that one must match your main tube !! ).

My choice : Foreground : Orange 9f4c32

Background : Purple 69599e

6- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER

- Flood fill your new layer with your background colour ( right click )

7- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow as below :

8- Layers / Load a mask / from Disk / choose the mask "Pspcyber030" and set as below :

- Layers / Merge group.

9- Effects / Plugins / VM Natural / Acid Rain as below :

ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER

10 - Flood fill that new layer with your foreground colour ( left click )

11- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow as on point 7.

12- Layers / Load a mask / from Disk / choose the mask "Pspcyber030" and set as on point 8.

Layers / Merge group.

13- Image / Flip

- Image / Mirror

14- Effects / Plugins / VM Natural / Acid Rain as below :

15- Activate your clone brush ( letter C) and set it as below :

- Right click as shown below, next to the bubble ( that we want to get rid of), in order to get the colour with your clone brush.

-  Left click on the bubble and slightly move the brush while pressing so that the bubble gets covered with your background colour..

16- Effects / Plugins / VM Natural / Acid Rain as on point 9 ( 3 - 255 - 0 - 47 - 133 )

Step 2 : The scenery

1- Open the tube "mistedpaisajes190_ByHebe.pspimage" or A VERY BIG SIZE   tube of your choice and copy it.

2- In your layers palette, activate the second layer as shown below :

3- Paste your scenery as a new layer.

4- I have placed it that way :

Beware that the two following offset effects may not suit the tube you have chosen ! So you may have to move it with your move tool so that it looks placed like my tube !.

- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

5- Layers / Duplicate.

6- Image / Flip

7- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

8- Effects / Distortion effects / Wind as below :

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 80.

Step 3 : Decorations

Activate the layer on top of the pile of your layers !

1- Open the tube "deco_1_isabel_fairymist.pspimage" and copy it.

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

3- - Effects / image effects / Offset as below :

4- Selections / select all.

- Selections / Float

- Selections / Defloat.

5-ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER

- We're now going to paint that decoration with a colour matching your main tube.

- I chose the colour  e5bd43

   

6- With your flood fill tool , set as below , flood fill the selection with your colour.

- Selections / Deselect all.

7- Effects / Plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha default.

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 85.

8- I have closed the layer which is underneath where the white decoration was but your may prefer to leave it open !.

Step 4 : The main tube

1- Open the tube "kTs_©MissTigri_29.psp" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- Place it as on my tag or to your liking.

3- I have chosen to make my tube look brighter but may prefer to leave your tube as it is !

I did it that way :

- Adjust / One step Photo fix.

- If you don't have that option in your Psp, you can do this :

 Adjust / Brightness and contrast / Brightness and contrast / Brightness : 38 / Contrast : 29

4 - Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow of your choice / 4, 10, 40, 20, black for me.

Step 5 : The borders

1- Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is at the right place !

2 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice:
e5bd43 for me.

3- In your layers palette, double click on the background layer to promote it to a raster layer.

4- Image / Canvas size as below :

5- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER

6- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

7- Set your Material palette as below with a linear gradient in the foreground :

- I have used the same colours as on point 5 of Step 1.

  

8- Flood fill your new layer with your foreground gradient..

9- Effects / Plugins / AP01 ( Innovations ) / Line Silver lining as below :

10- Activate the layer that is on top your pile of layers.

- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 4, 4, 60, 20, black

Step 6 : Finale decoration

1- Open the tube "deco_2_isabel_fairymist.pspimage"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- Place it as on my tag or to your liking.

3- We're now going to paint that decoration so that its colour matches the colours of your tag.

- Selections / select all.

Selections / Float

Selections / Defloat.

4-ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER

Set your Material palette as below with colours of your choice :

My choice :

- Foreground : 8a522a

- Background : e5bd43

- Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

 

- Flood fill your selection with your foreground gradient.

- Deselect all.

- I have closed the layer where the grey original tube is.

5- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 70, 5, black

6- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice :
e5bd43 for me.

7 - 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 7th of April 2012

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