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 make that tag, you'll need  the plugin :

- Artistic / Underpainting.

- Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 / Textures.

- FM tools / Blend emboss.

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 tubes I have used are by Odette.

- You will find her sharing group here .

- The image "Natural_Concrete_4 is by Ro_Stock.

- 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 tubes 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 made with PSP XIII

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

2 - Selections / Select all.

3 - Open the image "En forêt" or a scenery image of your choice and copy it.

4- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION. Keep selection !

5- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

6- Open the image "Natural_concrete_4_by_ro-stock" or a texture image of your choice and copy it.

7- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION. on your new layer. Keep selection !

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Multiply.

8- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

9- Open the mask "mask01" and copy it.

- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION. on your new layer.

- DESELECT ALL!

10- Effects / Edge effects / Find All.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Multiply.

11- With your magic wand, set as below, click in the center of the layer to get the same selection as shown below :

12- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

13- Copy, once more, your scenery image ("En forêt" for me).

14- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION. on your new layer.

- Deselect all.

15- Effects / Plugins / Artistic/ Underpainting as below :

16- Activate your bottom layer as shown below.

17 - Effects / Plugins / Alien skin eye candy 5 / Texture / Swirl / Random small spirals as below :

- Here are my settings:

18- Effects / Edge effects / Enhance.

19- Activate the layer on top of the pile of layers.

- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

20- Flood fill that new layer with a light colour that matches the colours of your tag.

- I have chosen the light colour : feeed2.

21- Open the mask "Narah_mask_0547" in your Psp and minimize it (put it at the bottom of your Psp !).

22- On your tag : Layers / New mask layer / From image / Choose Narah's mask and set as below :

- Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more.

- Merge Group.

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer at 85. It is up to you to see which mode and opacity suit you !

23- Open the tube "Sérénade de chat-image de alice" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

24- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag. Delete Odette's watermark with your brush tool.

25 - I have resized the tube at 75% then at 90% (Resize all the layers NOT checked !).

- I have placed that tube in the right hand side bottom corner of my tag.

26- The colours of that tube didn't quite match the colours of my main tube so this is what I did to modify its tint :

- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map as below :

- Adjust / Colour Balance as below :

- Tick the box Advanced Options to get these settings.

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

28- Open the tube "altair_by_rogner5th"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

29- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag. Delete Odette's watermark with your brush tool.

30- Place it as on my tag or to your liking.

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

32 - Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is at the right place.

33 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice :
- black for me.

34- Layers / Promote background layer (on to a raster layer).

35- Edit / Copy (your tag !).

36- Image / Canvas size as below :

37- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Layers / arrange / Move down.

- Select all.

38- Paste INTO THE SELECTION (the copy of your tag).

- Deselect all.

39- Adjust / Blur / Radial blur as below :

40- Effects / Plugins / Artistic / Underpainting as below :

41- Effects / Plugins /Fm Tools / Blend emboss as below :

42- Activate the layer at the top of the pile (your tag).

43- Open the tube "Fairymist_Odette_cadre" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Dodge.

45- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice :
- black for me.

46  - 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 hereso I can see to the problem

Tutorial translated on the 18th of January 2014

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