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 plugin :

- Graphic plus / Cross shadow and Panel stripes

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 is by Alas
Muchas gracias Alas
!

 - The star brush is by LadyVictoire

The other elements are of my creation or have been found on the net

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Preparation

- To be on the safe side, duplicate your tubes and masks in your Psp :
- Window / Duplicate
- Close the originals and work with the copies !

- Place the 6 brush files in the brush folder of your Psp files.

- Place the selection file "fairymist_meg_1.PspSelection" in the selection folder of your Psp files.

Place the preset file "RA_preset shape_ornamental corners.PspShape" in the preset shapes folder of your Psp files

- Double click on the font you want to use ( outside your Psp !) and minimize it.

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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 frame of the tag

- If you use my colours, open the colour palette "Fairymist_Palette_Meg", in your Psp and using your dropper tool, pick out my colours to set your Material palette ( left click for your foreground / right click for your background )

The tube I have chosen shows two main colours ( pink and maroon ) and two secondary colours ( green and turquoise )

 - Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

 - Set your Materials palette with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : dark colour 28061c

Background : Light colour a4b16a

 - Activate your flood fill tool and flood fill your transparent image with your light background colour  ( Right click )

- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow default

- Add a new raster layer : Layers / New raster layer

- Flood fill that layer with your dark foreground colour ( Left click)

- Open your mask "Gertje9.jpg" in your Psp and minimize it.

- Layers / New mask layer / From image / choose "Gertje9.jpg" and set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more
- Layers / Merge group

- Selections / Load a selection / from disk and choose "fairymist_meg_1.PspSelection", set as below :

- Hit the delete key of your keyboard and remove the inside of your frame

- Keep the selection ! and activate the layer underneath ( raster 1)
Hit the delete key of your keyboard once more !
and keep the selection !

- In your layers palette , lower the opacity of layer raster 1 if necessary ( 85 for me )
- Keep the selection !

- In your layers palette, activate your top layer ( Group raster 2)

- Selections / Modify / Select Selection borders as below :

- On the same layer , flood fill the selected borders with your dark foreground colour

- Selections / select none

- In your layers palette , lower the opacity of that layer if necessary ( 80 for me )

 

Step 2 : The background of the tag

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

- Selections / Modify / Expand by 4 pixels

KEEP THAT SELECTION UNTIL I TELL YOU TO DESELECT ALL

- Add a new raster layer

- In your materials palette , place another light colour out of your tube in your background ( pale pink : c9a3b7 for me )

- Flood fill that new transparent layer with your new light background colour 

- Add a new raster layer

- Flood fill that new transparent layer with your dark foreground colour

- Open the mask "Graphic 09.jpg" in your Psp and minimize it.
- Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose "Graphic 09.jpg" and set as below :

- Layers / Merge group

- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Panel stripes default ( 31, 132, 70)

- Effects / Edge effects / Enhance more

- In your layers palette, set the mode of that layer on to Screen
- If the result is too pale, you may duplicate that layer !

- Your selection is still active !!

My layers palette at that stage :

 

Step 3 : The brush Fantastic 7

- Add a new raster layer

- Activate your brush tool, set as below and choose the brush "fantastic_7.PspBrush"

- Apply that brush, with your dark foreground colour. Place the tip of the brush as shown below !

Because of the selection, the brush won't go on your frame !

- If you Psp doesn't allow you to use such a big brush, you can use my layer "Brush_meg_1.pspimage" included in the zip : copy it and paste it into the selection of your new layer and colorize it to your liking !

NOW DESELECT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!

- In my layers palette, I have set the mode of that layer on to Hard light , it is up to you to see which mode suits your colours better !

- Layers / Arrange / Move down

Step 4 : The brush Lady Victoire

- In your Materials palette , place another light colour out of your tube, in your background : turquoise 9ee8f7 for me

- Activate your top layer

- With your brush, set as below, choose the brush "LadyVictoire_Stars_4_1.jpg.PspBrush"

Apply that brush , with your light background colour. Place the tip of your brush in the middle of your tag ( approx) 

- If you Psp doesn't allow you to use such a big brush, you can use my layer "Brush_meg_2.pspimage" included in the zip : copy it and paste it as a new layer and colorize it to your liking !

 

Step 5 : The preset shape RA ornamental

-  Set your Materials palette as on step 1

- Activate your Preset shape ( letter P), set as below and choose the shape " RA ornamental corners 3" or a shape of your choice

- Apply the shape to your liking or like on my tag
- Layers / Convert to raster layer
- I did : Image / Mirror

- If you have a problem using the preset shape tool, you may use my layer "forme_meg.pspimage", copy it and paste it as a new layer onto your tag and colorize it to your liking


- Place the shape to your liking or as on my tag

Step 6 : The brush Text

- Add a new raster layer

- Activate your brush tool, set as below and apply the brush "texte mes mains.PspBrush" or a brush of your choice with your dark foreground colour, in the bottom right hand side corner of your tag

Here is my result :

 

Step 7 : The woman

- Open the tube "Alas_12.pspimage" or a tube of your choice in your Psp, copy it and paste it as a new layer on to your tag

- I have resized the tube of the woman to 85%

- Place at the right place

- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 50, 20, black for me

 

Step 8 : Final

- Apply your signature on a new layer

- Add a title to your tag, if you feel like it :
You can either copy my title and paste it as a new layer on to your tag and then colorize it
Or you can write down your own title with a font of your choice or with the one I have put in my zip

- Make sure everything is at the right place

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 4 pixels with the dark colour you have chosen for your frame or with a colour of your choice :
3c2d2f for me

 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 23rd of April 2011

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