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

- FM tools,

- Graphic plus,

- Alien skin Eye candy 5/ Impact

  and the material zip downbelow :

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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 couple and of the Xmas balls are by Amg

You may join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the bow is by Lenypeny and the ribbon is by Marian

- The mask Brujita navidad 0008 is by Brujita

- The other two masks have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

 Place the mask Brujita-navidad 0008 in your mask file

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1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels and flood fill it with a colour of your choice

I have chosen the colour b94a8e

2- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in white or a colour of your choice

3- Layers / new mask layer / choose the mask paysage chat 14 or another scenery mask of your choice / only check Source luminance

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

4-Merge all

Image / mirror

5-  Effects / plugins / FM tools / blend emboss default / twice !

Leave that picture on the side ( we'll use it on step 17)

6- Repeat steps 1 and 2

7- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it in light grey c2c2c2 or a light colour of your choice

8- Repeat step 3

Merge group

9- Image / mirror

10- Layers / merge down

11- Effects / plugins / FM tools / blend emboss default / twice !

12- Effects / plugins /Graphic plus / cross shadow default except intensity at 80 ( 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 80, 128 )

13- Lower the opacity of that layer to 82

14- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with the same colour as on step  1

15- Layers / new mask layer / choose the mask gabeemask20 / check Source luminance and invert mask data

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

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

17- Open the image you have left on the side on step 5 , copy it and paste it into the selection

Keep the selection !

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

18- Selections / Modify / select / selection borders / check Outside and anti-alias / border width : 5

19- Flood fill that border with your light grey c2c2c2 or the colour of your choice

20- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 2, dark purple 653768

21- Select none and merge all !

22- Open the tube Texte ( if you want to do your own text : draw a vertical selection , flood fill it in white, lower its opacity ; add a new layer , write your text and apply the filter murameister/ copies to duplicate the text vertically )

If you don't want to make your own text, just copy my tube and paste it as a new layer on your tag

Effects /image effects  / offset / vert 0, horiz 60, check custom and transparent

23 - Open the tube Christime 1 amg or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer on your tag

Place le tube in the top left hand side of your tag

24- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 2, dark purple for me  653768

25- Open the tube Couplehugamg, copy it and paste it as a new layer on your tag

Place it as on my tag

26- Adjust / Hue and saturation / hue map as follows ( that is if you wish to have the same colours as me !)

27- Same drop shadow as on step 24

28- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

29- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels in white

30-Image / add some symmetrical borders of 50 pixels colour e3dbe0

31- With your magic wand set as on step 16, select that border

32- Selections / Promote selection to layer

33- Set your foreground with a linear gradient , angle 45, repeats 0, invert NOT checked 

Foreground : very dark colour 230a20  

Background : same colour as on step 1

34- Flood fill your selection with that gradient

35- Keep selection !!

Layers / load from disk / choose the mask Brujita navidad 0008 as below :

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

36- Selections / Invert

37 - Effects / plugins / Alien skin eye candy5 / impact / perspective shadow / drop shadow blurry defaut

38- Open the tube BE Ribbon or a tube of your choice , copy it and paste it as a new layer

39- Image / free rotation / 45° right / don't check anything else

40- Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize / 211, 64

41- Place the ribbon on the top right hand corner of your tag

42- Open the tube Lenystrikje 85 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

43- Image /free rotation / 90 ° on the right / don't check anything else

Place the bow in the middle of your ribbon

Adjust / sharpness / sharpen / twice

44- Layers / merge down

45- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 2, dark purple for me 653768

46- Image / add some symmetrical borders of  2 pixels in white

47- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize your tag 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 29 th of november 2009

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