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To realize that tag, you'll need some images or tubes of your choice

 and the plugins :

- Richard Rosenman / grid generator ici

- Transparency ici


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You can use my arrow to follow your work



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

2- Add a new raster layer

With your flood fill tool , flood fill that layer with any colour

3- Effects / plugins / Richard Rosenman / grid generator as below :

4- Effects / plugins / Transparency / Eliminate White

5- Selections / select all

Selections / Float

Selections / Modify / Expand by 10 pixels

6- With your flood fill tool, set as below, flood fill your selection in white like me or with a colour of your choice 

Selections / Select none

7- Activate your bottom layer ( layer raster 1)

Activate your first image, copy it and paste it as a new layer

If your picture is too big, resize the image to your liking ( 50 or 75% for example )

Place the image underneath the squares you want to put them in

8- Activate your top layer , the layer with your grid

With your magic wand , set as below, select some squares of your choice (Keep the shift keep pressed to select several squares at the same time )

Selections / Modify / Expand by 2 pixels

Selections / Invert

9- Activate the layer where your image is ( just underneath the grid )

Make sure your image is at the right place, otherwise move it with your Move tool

Hit the delete key to suppress the parts of your image which are outside the selected squares

Selections / Select none

A little note : I could have pasted my image in the selected squares but the problem is that the image is often distorted that way because the proportions of the image and of the selection aren't the same....So I much prefer work that way I have shown you !

10- Proceed in the same way with your other images !

11- I have left a few squares empty in order to write a few words in them

I have used the Arial font to write my words

12- In the end, activate your bottom layer ( raster 1) and choose one or two colours out of your pictures and flood fill your transparent bottom layer with it.

Here is my choice

Foreground : colour 3e62c0

Background : colour cec6b3

I have made a linear gradient in my foreground :


It is up to you to see which sort of background you wish ( colour, texture, image ) to make your images come out nicely !

13- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

14- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 6 pixels with the colour you have chosen on step 2

29- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it if necessary


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  26th of december 2010


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