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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 plugin :

- Eye Candy 4000 / Glass

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 elements of the kit I have been using are from the kit Baby by Katussia

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

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1- Activate the image "paper.jpg"

2- Add a new raster layer

Selections / Select all

Selections / Modify / Contract by 25 pixels

3- Preparer material palette with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : colour b7d433

Background : colour white

4- Flood fill your transparent layer with your white colour 
(  Right Click on your mouse )

Keep selection

5- Effects /  texture effects / Blinds as below ( with the colour fe8eb0 for me )

Effects / edge effects / enhance

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 50

6- Selections / Modify / Select selection borders as below :

7- With your flood fill tool, flood fill that selection with your foreground colour 

Selections / Select none

8- Activate the tube "nuages.pspimage", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Effects / image effects  / Offset as below :

9- Activate the tube "baby03.png or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

You will find similar elements of different colours on Katussia's site

Leave your tube where it is

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

You may colorize your tube ( Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map / play with the different settings / this effect will allow you to keep several colours !

10- Effects /3d effects / Thin drop shadow as below the colour 5d2b3a or another dark colour

11- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow as below :

12- Selections / select all

Selections / Modify / contract by 25

Selections / Invert

Hit the delete key of your keyboard

Selections / Select none

13- Activate the tube "baby02.png"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 50% (Resize all the layers NOT checked )

Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking

14- Effects / 3d effects / thin drop shadow of your choice

My choice :

I repeated the same drop shadow but with - 1 vertical and horizontal

15- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow as on step 11

16- Activate the tubes "dad_bird.pspimage", "mum_bird.pspimage", "baby_bird.pspimage" or tubes of your choice, copy them and paste them, one by one, as new layers onto your tag

Place those tubes to your liking

17- Add a new raster layer

Your material palette should be set as on step 3

Activate your text tool and write down the first name of the child with the font Hole Hearted, size 140

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 50

18- Add a new raster layer

Your material palette is set as on step 3 but with your colours inverted and your foreground closed

Activate your text tool and write down the first name of the child with the font Jacobab, size 165

 19- Effets / plugins / Eye Candy 4000/ Glass as below

20- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

21- Add some symmetrical borders of 3 pixels with your background colour : b7d433 for me

22- 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  8th of january 2011

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