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 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 cats is by Ninaisu

You can join in her sharing group by clicking here

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and the background. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.  Put the mask  in your masks file. Put the selection in your selections file.

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 transparent image of 700 by 600 pixels and select all

Open the background "texture abstraite", copy it and paste it into the selection.

Select none .

2-Layers / load a mask / from disk as below :

Merge group

3- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black

4- Adjust / Hue and saturation /  Hue map as below :

5- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

Flood fill that layer with the colour 2c3b6e 

Layers / merge all

6- Layers / duplicate

Image / resize at 75 %

7- Layers / duplicate

Image / resize at 75 %

8- Merge all

Effects / edge effects / enhance

9- Select all

Add a new raster layer

Open the tube "fenetre", copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Move the tube on the right of your tag as shown on my tag

Lower the opacity of that layer between 60 and 65

10- Open the tube Ninaisu_cats, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Leave it where it is

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 40, 50, 5 , black

11- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk the selection "cerclekittens" as below :

Activate your background "texture abstraite" , copy it and paste it into your selection

12- Select none

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance legacy

Effects / edge effects / enhance

13- Layers / duplicate

Image / resize at 75 %

14- Layers / duplicate

Image / resize at 75 %

Place your circles as shown on the tag

15- Layers / merge all

16- Add a new raster layer

Set your foreground with a linear gradient ( angle 45, repeats 1, do NOT check Invert )  using the colour 2c3b6e in your foreground and the colour f5f5f8 in your background

Activate your pen tool and draw a horizontal line at the bottom of your tag, as shown on my tag  

Choose the style shown below, thickness of the line : 5

17- Layers / convert to a raster layer

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black

18- Layers / duplicate

Image / free rotation 90 ° . Don't check any  of the squares

Place that vertical line as shown on my tag

19- Add a new raster layer

Set your palette as below

Write the first letter of your first name, in capital letters, with your text tool, set as below :

Use some fancy fonts of your choice ( I have chosen Balmoral D)

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black

Select none

20- Add a new raster layer and write the rest of your first name, using another font, with your text tool set as below :

21- Place your letters as shown on my tag

Select none

22- Make sure everything is at the right place

23- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels in dark blue

24- Copy your tag and put it aside for the moment

24 - Open a new transparent image of 764 by 564 pixels

Flood fill that layer with the same gradient as on line 16 of my tutorial

25- Paste the tag you've just copied, as a new layer

26- Effects / 3 deffects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 5 , black

Repeat line 26 with - 4 vert and horiz

27 - Merge all

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels in dark blue

28 - 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 30th of may 2009

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