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 Unlimited 2.0

and the material zip down here :

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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 elements of scrap I have used come from a kit by Mucki here

- The tube  of the cat has been found on the net

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Preparation

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

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

2- Open the image " tuile grise" or a paper of your choice ( you may as well colorize my paper ), copy it and paste it into the selection

3- Effects / edges effects  / enhance

Keep selection !

4- Add a new raster layer

Open the image "tuile étoilée", or a paper of your choice matching the first paper, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

5- Image / resize at 90 %

6- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Edges square / square edge 16

7- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Convolution filters / Emboss ( light / inverse )

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

9- Open the tube "cadre glacé", copy it and paste it as a new layer

10-Effects / image effects  / offset / horiz 0, vert - 20, custom and transparent checked

11- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of your round frame

12- Selections / modify/ expand by 15 pixels

13- Add a new raster layer

Open your scenery image and draw a round selection on a nice part of your picture (  My scenery picture has already got that selection !)

Copy that round selection and paste it in the selection on your tag

Select none

14- Layers / arrange / move down ( your picture is now underneath your frame )

15- Go back on your top layer

Layers / merge down

16- Effects / 3d effects/ drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black

17- Open the tube "noeud", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Image / resize at 60 %; adjust / sharpness / sharpen

Place your bow on the top part of your frame

18- Same drop shadow as on step 16

19- Open the tube "barre givrée", copy it and paste it as a new layer e

Place it on the top of your tag as shown on my tag

20- Open the tube "étoile", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube as on my tag

21- Same drop shadow as on step 16

22- Open the tube "barrière", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube, on the bottom right hand side of your tag

23- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 15, 50, 10, black

24- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

Move that tube so the two elements don't overlap

25-Open the tube cat, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Image / mirror

Image / resize at 75 %

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen

Place the cat as on my tag

26- Same drop shadow as on step 23

27- Image / add some NON symmetrical white borders as below :

28- With your magic wand set as on step 11, select your white border

29- Add a new raster layer

Open the paper "tuile mouchetéee, copy it and paste it into the selection

30- Effects /texture effects / blinds / 5, 50, white , check light from left / top

31- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Convolution filters / engraver

32- Effets /3d effets / inner bevel as below :

33- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

34- Merge all and 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 2nd of December 2009

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