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

Mura's seamless here

AAA Frames here

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 tubes of the girl and the element Coraline are from Katussia

- The tube " JD element 31" is part of a scrap kit by Jaelop

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes. 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- Open a transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

2- Select all

Open the image "fond_marion_fairymist", copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

3- My background matches the colours of my main tube

If you want to change the two colours of that background so that it matches your main tube, you can do this :

- Selections / load a selection / from disk / choose "selection1_marion_fairymist.PspSelection"/  check Source Luminance and replace the selection

- Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize to your liking ( colour 1)

- Selection / Invert

- Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize to your liking ( colour 2)

Select none

4- Adjust / One step Photo Fix ( optionnal )

5- Open the text tube "JD element 31_marion.pspimage" or a text tube of your choice ( or a text brush of your choice on a new layer ) copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that text against the top side of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance legacy

6- Seections / load a selection / from disk / choose "selection2_marion_fairymist.PspSelection"/  check Source Luminance and replace the selection

Make sure the layer with your text tube is activated

Hit the delete key

Select none

7- Merge all

8- Copy your tag and paste it as new image

9- On that new image :

Image / decrease color depth / 2 colour palette as below :

10- Image / increase color depth / 16 color palette

11- Copy that new modified image and paste it as a new layer on your first tag

Set the mode of that layer to soft light

12- Add a new raster layer and select all 

13- Selections / modify / contract by 80 pixels

Selections / modify / select selection borders as below :

14- With your flood fill tool, flood fill your selection with a colour of your choice (I have chosen white )

Deselect all

15- Effects / plugins / Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha default

16-Add a new raster layer and select all

Open the tube " kTs_Coraline_element15.pspimage" or a fancy corner tube of your choice , copy it and paste it into the selection

Deselect all

You may prefer to use a brush of your own on a new layer

17- Now, we're going to paint this tube with the same colour as your frame  :

- Select all ( you must be on the corner tube layer )

- Selections / float

- Selections / Defloat 

- Add a new raster layer and flood fill that selection  by clicking several times to cover all the details ( I used white )

- Select none

- Suppress the original pink corners tube

18- Effects / plugins / Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha default

19- Merge all

Layers / Promote Background layer

20- Effects / plugins / AAA Frames / Transparent frame as below :

21- Open the tube " kTs_HanMaker15.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

i have resized the tube at 90%

Place that tube to your liking

22- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice
I have chosen : 0, 0, 60, 20, black

23- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / send to bottom

24- Flood fill that layer with the same colour as your frame and corners tube 

( In white for me )

25- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

26- Merge all

If you don't feel like doing the animation, you can save your tag in a jpeg file now.

ANIMATION

1- Open the tube butterfly 1 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place it to your liking or like me  

2- Open all the tubes butterflies 2, 3, 4, 5, copy them and paste them as new layers

Place to your liking or as on my tag

3- Close all the layers with butterfly tubes except Butterfly 1 (  as shown below )

 

4- Edit / copy special / copy merged

5- Open your Animation shop :

Edit / paste as a new animation

6- Go back to your Psp

Close butterfly 1, activate butterfly 2 and open it ( open eye )

Edit / copy special / copy merged

7- In Animation shop :

Edit / paste  after current frame

8- Go back to your Psp

Close butterfly 2, activate and open butterfly 3 

Edit / copy special / copy merged

9- In Animation shop :

Edit / paste  after current frame

10- Repeat steps 8 to 9 twice 

11- In Animation shop : Edit   / select all

12- Animation / frame properties / 75

13- Click on frame 2 ( the layer where the butterfly is on the girl's head ) in order to select that frame :

Animation / frame properties / 100

( the butterfly will then stay a little longer in that place !)

14- Edit select all

Check your animation, in your animation shop, by clicking here

Stop the animation by clicking at the same place

15- If you like your animation, all you have to do is save your work as a gif file , in your animation shop !

16- You may resize your file in your Animation shop :

Animation / Resize animation / choose the right size in pixels

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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 17th of april 2010

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