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 plugin

- Italian Editors Effects / Bordo con luci

and the material zip down below :

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

*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 roses is by Guismo.

You'll be able to find her tubes on Dakara' s site here

and you can join in her sharing group here

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

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

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 texture in the texture folder of your Psp files unless it is already there !

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

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

Click here to print the tutorial

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

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

 

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

Tutorial realized with PSP XIII

Step 1 : The background of the tag

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

2 - Set your Material palette with two colours of your choice (a light and a dark colour).

- My choice : Foreground : White

Background : Black

3 - Flood fill your transparent image with your light foreground colour.

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Flood fill that new layer with your dark background colour (Right click).

5- Open the image "mask_174.jpg" in your Psp.

- Layers / new mask layer / From image / choose "mask_174.jpg" and set as below :

- Merge Group.

6- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen or sharpen more, as you wish.

- Merge visible.

7- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

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

 8- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

9- Activate the layer on top of the layers.

- Image / resize at 80% (Resize all the layers NOT checked).

10- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 50, 5, black for me and then - 4, - 4, 50, 5, black.

10- Activate the layer at the bottom of the pile.

- Effects / Texture effects / Texture / grid as below :

11- Optionnal : Effcets / Edge effects / Enhance.

12- Effects / Plugins / Italian editors effect / Bordo con luci / 60, 62, 62.

Step 2 : The tubes

1- Activate the layer on top of the pile of layers.

- Open the tube " feuille automne.pspimage" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- I have resized my leaf tube at 120% (Resize all the layers NOT checked).

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Luminance legacy. You may choose another mode, if you wish.

- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

3- Open the tube "calguisroscoeur1319.pspimage"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

5- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / here are my choices below :

6- Open the tube " mariquita.pspimage"or a tube of your choice (insect or other) and copy it.

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

- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

- My tube has already got a drop shadow.

   

Final step

1- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Selections / Load a seection / From disque / choose "fairymist_ladybird" and set as below :

1- Flood fill that selection with a colour of your choice that matches your tubes.

- I have chosen the red colour 951114.

2- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 50, 5, noir.

- Deselect all.

3- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your dark colour.

4- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 40 pixels with your light colour.

5- Open the tube "fairymist_ladybird_text.pspimage" and copy it.

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

7- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

8- Colorize that text to your liking if you use other colours as mine (Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize).

9- Layers / Duplicate.

10- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

11- Selections / select all.

- Selections / Float.

- Selections / Defloat.

12- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Flood fill that selection on the new layer with your light colour (white for me).

- Deselect all.

- Delete the layer which is underneath (the one with the duplicated red text).

13 - Apply your signature

14- Layers / Merge all.

15 - Save your work as a jpeg file.

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

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 realized on the 9th of december 2007 and modified and translated on the 15th of September 2012

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

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