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 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 Kikirou.Thank you my friend for sharing your beautiful tubes with me.

- The background image is by  OCD1c

- The tube of the scenery is by Bibiche.

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

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Preparation

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

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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

1 - Open Kikirou's tube or a tube of your choice that has two or three cut sides (see my screen capture below) :

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2- Copy that tube and paste it as a NEW IMAGE.

3- Image / Canvas size as below :

The size of your image (Original dimensions) will depend on the chosen tube ! To get your new dimensions, you will just have to add 10 pixels in width and length to get a 5 pixels width border all around your tube.

3- Selections / Select all.

- Selections / Modify / contract by 5 pixels.

- Selections / Invert.

4 - Set your Material palette with two colours out of your main tube; these two colours will be used to make small borders around your tube.

- My choice : Foreground : colour 6F766a

- Background : colour 1D4652

5- Flood fill the selection with your foreground colour ( left click). It isn't necessary to add a new layer.

6- Effects / 3d effects / Inner bevel as below :

- Deselect all.

7- Image / Canvas size as below :

8- Selections / Select all.

- Selections / Modify / contract by 10 pixels.

- Selections / Invert.

9- Flood fill the selection with your background colour (right click)

10- Effects / 3d effects / Inner bevel as on point 6.

- Deselect all.

11- Image / Canvas size as below :

12- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

13- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

14- Set your Material palette with two colours out of your main tube; these two colours will be used to give your background a tonality, in harmony with your tube.

- My choice : Foreground : colour 76A46D

- Background : colour 1D4652 (same colour as previously)

- Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

 

15- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient.

16- Selections / select all.

17-ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

18- Open the image " By the sea_ocd1c_stock.jpg" or a background of your choice and copy it.

19- Paste that image INTO THE SELECTION.

- Deselect all.

- Set the mode of that layer on to Overlay or any other mode that suits you better.

20- Here is what I have in my layers palette :

 

Step 2 : The scenery and the text

1- Open the tube " AAAbibichescenery392.pspimage"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

2-ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Select all.

3- Paste that tube INTO THE SELECTION, on that new layer.

- If your tube is large enough, you may paste it as a new layer on to your tag.

- Deselect all.

4- As the colour of my tube didn't quite match my colours, here is what I did :

- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map :

5- I, then, moved my tube that way :

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

6- Open the text tube I have used or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- Place it in the bottom right hand corner of your tag, like me or to your liking.

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 53. It is up to you to decide what opacity you like !

8- Activate your top layer (Raster 1).

9- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 50, 40, black for me.

Step 3 : The final border

1- Make sure everything is at the right place.

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 25 pixels with a contrasting colour : white for me.

2- With your magic wand, set as below, select this white border.

3- Set your Material palette as below :

- Activtate the pattern tab of your Foreground and set it as below :

  

4- Flood fill your selected border with that foreground pattern (No need to add a new raster layer !)

7- Effects / 3d effects / Inner bevel as below :

- Deselect all.

5- Apply your signature.

6 - Save your work as a jpeg file.

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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 July 2012

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