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 !


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


To realize that tag, you'll need  the plugins :

- Alien Skin Eye candy 5 / Impact

- Mura's meister / Perspective tiling

- Flaming pear / Flood

- Graphic plus / Cross shadow

and the material zip down below :


*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 Mtfp. Thank you Maria-Tereza !

- The tube of the scenery is by Kikirou.

You can join in her sharing group here

The other elements that I haven't created, have been found on the net.



- 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 "mask-Fade-suave.jpg" in the mask folder of your Psp files.


Click here to print the tutorial


You can use my arrow to follow your work
Click on it and drag it all along the tutorial !



Tutorial realized with PSP XIII

Step 1 : The background of the tag

- If you have decided to use my colours, here is what you can do :

- Open the colour palette "Fairymist_Palette_Miriam", 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 )

1- Open a new transparent image of 850 by 700 pixels. 

2 - Set your Material palette with two colours matching the tubes you have chosen :

My choice : Foreground : colour  d4836d

Background : colour 70b2c9

- Set your foreground with a radial gradient as below :


3 - Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient.

4- Open the copy of the tube "kikirou1574_landscape.pspimage" or the copy of a large tube showing the sea or a lake , in your Psp.

5- On that copy : Layers / Load a mask / from disk / choose the mask "masck-Fade-suave.jpg" and set as below :

Layers / Suppress

- Merge group.

6- Copy and paste that modified tube as a new layer on to your tag.

7- Effects / image effects / Offset as below :


8- You will notice that this tube isn't as wide as my tag and that its vertical sides are showing . We're going to use the Push tool, as shown below to make the sides of the tube touch the sides of the tag.

Activate your Push tool as shown below :

Set as below :

- Place your Push tool as shown below and pull the side of the tube ( Keep the left click of your mouse pressed )so that it touches the side of your tag .

- Repeat a little further down , if necessary.

- Repeat those steps on the other side of the tube !

You won't have to use your Push tool if the sides of your tube already touch the sides of your tag !

Step 2 : The water

1- Set your Material palette as below :

- Close your foreground.
- Set your background in white.

2 - Activate your text tool and set it as below with the font "eurostarblackextended.ttf".

- Write down your word ( Miriam for me ), confirm and convert your vectorial raster to a raster one.

Place the word as shown below :

3- Effects / Alien Skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude as below :

4- Effects / Mura's meister / Perspective tiling as below :

5- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur / 20.

6- Effects / plugins / Flaming pear / Flood set as below :

7- Activate the tube "Herbe-grass.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place that tube in the bottom of your tag like me.

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

Step 3 : The word Miriam

1- I have left my Material palette as it is, as I have chosen to write my word in white as previously. If you prefer to use another colour, matching your tubes, set your background with that colour now !

- Write down your word as done previously ( same settings ).

2- Effects / Alien Skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude as previously.

Place the word as shown on my tag.

3- Layers / duplicate

Image / Flip

4- With your move tool ( letter M), place the duplicated layer as below ( underneath the original word ).

- I have lowered the opacity of that duplicated layer on to 30.

Step 4 : The main tube 

1- Open the tube "mtfp_238.pspimage" or a tube of your choice , in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have resized that tube at 75% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked ! )

- Place as on my tag or to your liking.

3- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow of your choice (4, 4, 60, 20, for me . )

Step 5 : The borders

1- Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is at the right place !

2- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice (white for me ).

3- Layers / Duplicate.

4- On your top layer : Image / Resize as shown below :

5 - On the layer which is underneath :

Adjust / Blur / radial blur as below :

6- Effects / Plugins / Flaming pear / flood as below :

7- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow as below :

8- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice (white for me ).

9 - 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 27th of August 2011


Other versions of that tag