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 :

- Simple

- DSB / Bright noise

- Mura's Meister / Copies

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 "Sorensen_Designs Mist June 120-11.pspimage" is by Sorensen.

You can join in her sharing group here

- The tube "Abstract_2" is by Paci

- The tube of the flower is by Nimue la Fée.

You can join in her sharing group here 

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 "2020.msk"in the mask folder of your Psp files.

- Place the files "fairymist_marilyn_1.PspSelection" and  "fairymist_marilyn_2.PspSelection"in the Selection folder of your Psp files.

- Place the pattern "Corel_08_005.jpg" in the Pattern folder of your Psp files. ( Unless you've already got it in your Corel !)

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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 and paste your tube, on that new transparent image, as a new layer.

2- Activate the tube "Sorensen_Designs Mist June 120-11.pspimage" or a large tube of your choice in your Psp and copy it.

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

Optionnal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Optionnal

If you can't find a tube as large as mine, you can make your own, using an image of your choice, as explained below :

 A - Open an image of your choice with a minimum size of 850 by 700 pixels.

B- Selections / Load a selection / from Disk / Choose "Fairymist_Marilyn_1" and set as below :

C- Selections / Edit selection as below :

Your selection will become red !

D- With your move tool ( letter M ), place that selection on the most interesting part of your picture.

E- Selections / Edit selection.

You will, then, get your selection back to normal !

F- Edit / Copy. 

G- Paste as a new image.

H- On that new image : Layers / Load a mask / from disk / choose the mask 2020 and set as below :

Layers / Merge group. That layer with your new tube is now ready for use on step 4 of the tutorial as it is as the right size .

Copy that tube and paste it as a new image, Rename it "My tube" and save it as a Psp image, to be on the safe side !
( We'll use that new tube later on !)  

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Let's all go ahead with the tutorial now !

4- Effects / Image effects / Seamless tiling default, as below :

5- Layers / Merge all.

Once merged, the gaps in the tag will show in white, if you don't like those white parts, you may cancel the merge step, add a new layer, move it down and flood fill it with a colour of your choice and merge all again !!

6- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur / 20

7- Effects / Plugins / Simple / Diamonds.

8- Effects / Edge effects / Enhance more.

9- Optionnal : You may add a slight texture effect or plugin effect on that background if you wish but it mustn't show too much !! I have left mine as it is !

Step 2 : The inside diamond shape frame

1- Activate your free hand selection tool, set as below and select the diamond shape line that you can see in the middle of your tag as shown below :

If it is difficult for you to select that shape, you may use my selection :
"fairymist_marilyn2.PspSelection".

Selections / Load a selection / from disk / Choose "Fairymist_Marilyn_2" , same settings as on step 1.

2- Paste ( the copy of your tube is still in memory ! ) AS A NEW LAYER.

3- Selections / Invert.

4- Hit the delete key of your keyboard ( The part of the tube that is outside that diamond will disappear !)

5- Selections / Invert.

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

7- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

8- Set the Foreground of your Material palette as below :

9- Flood fill the selected border with the pattern "Corel_08_005.jpg / Animal tigre" ( see settings above ).

Select none.

10- If the colour of that pattern doesn't match your colours, colorize it with a colour of your choice :
Adjust / Hue and saturation / Colorize

11- Copy that frame and paste it as a NEW IMAGE. We'll use it later on. Rename that new image "Grid" and just to be on the safe side, save it as a Psp file !

12- Optionnal : On your tag, activate the layer with your diamond shape frame :

Effects / 3d effects / light drop shadow of your choice / 1, 1, 80, 5, black for example.

Step 3 : The decorations 

1- Open the tube "Daisies" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it in the bottom right hand side corner of your tag.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Overlay   ( It is up to you to see which mode suits you better !)

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 70 ( See what is best for you ).

2- Open the tube "abstract2_by_paci.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy the selected part of my tube or your tube.

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

- Place in the top right hand side corner of your tag.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Soft light ( It is up to you to see which mode suits you better !)

- Layers / Duplicate.

- Image / Mirror.

3- Open the tube "353NLF100308.psp"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

-  I have resized that tube at 85 % ( Resize all the layers NOT checked !).

- Place in the top right hand side corner of your tag.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Overlay   ( It is up to you to see which mode suits you better !)

4- I haven't put any decoration in the bottom left hand side corner of my tag but nothing stops you from doing it !

5- Open the tube "dentelle.pspimage" or another light curtain tube of your choice or any other decoration element that matches your tag, in your Psp and copy it.

- Paste that tube on to your tag as a new layer.

- My tube is at the right place. 

Here is what I get, at this stage :

6- Apply your signature

Step 4 : The borders

1- Make sure everything is at the right place.

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 3 pixels with the same colour used on the diamond shape frame of your tag :
ae481d for me.

2- Layers / Duplicate.

3- Image / Resize at 90% as below :

4- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 0, 0, 80, 20, black.

5- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 0, 0, 80, 40, WHITE  or a very light colour.

6- Activate your bottom layer.

Adjust / Gaussian blur / 20.

7- Optionnal : Effects / Plugins / DSB Flux / Bright noise as below :

8- Reactivate your tube "Grid" and copy it .

9- Paste it on your tag as a new layer.

10- Image / Resize at 25% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked ).

11- Effects / Mura's Meister / Copies as below :

12- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 1,1, 80, 1, dark colour out of your tag ( 38120c for me ).

13 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 3 pixels with the same colour used on the diamond shape frame of your tag :
ae481d for me..

Step 5 : Final decoration

1- Open the tube "bracelet.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

3- Place like me or to your liking.

My tube has already got a drop shadow !

4- Open the tube "noeud.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

6- Place like me or to your liking.

My tube has already got a drop shadow !

7- Layers / Merge all.

8 - 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 10th of September 2011

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