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 plugin :

- Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude

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 tube of the couple of friends is by Sabine.

- The tube of the cat is by Kikirou.

- The tube of the scenery is by Guismo

You'll be able to find her tubes on Dakara' s site here

and you can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the clouds is an element of the Freebie kit Tendre rêverie by Yaya

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 !

- Place the mask "2020.msk" in the mask folder of your Psp files.

- Place the pattern in the pattern folder of your Psp files.

- Place the gradient in the gradient folder of your Psp files.

- Place the two brush files in the brush folder of your Psp files.

- Plac the file "fairymist_pierrette.PspSelection" in the selection folder of your Psp files.

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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 background of the tag

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

2 - Set your Material palette with two colours matching your scenery tube.

My choice : Foreground : green 6c6c18

Background : colour turquoise  2c90b6 

- Set your foreground with a linear gradient as  below :

   

3 - Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient.

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

Set now your background ( or your foreground ! ), with a third colour matching your scenery tube.

My choice : Green: 90a108

Flood fill your new layer with this new colour ( Right click for me as I have put that colour in my background )

5- Layers / Load a mask / From disk / choose the mask 2020 and set it as below :

- Layers / Merge group.

I have left that layer on a Normal mode but your may change the mode of it if that suits you better !

6- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Set now your foreground with the Pattern "Corel_08_041.jpg " and set as below :

    

- Flood fill your new layer with this foreground pattern.

7- Effects / Edge effects / Enhance more.

8- I have set the mode of that layer on to Multiplly . It is up to you to see which mode gives a nicer effect with your colours ! You may lower the opacity of that layer if necessary.

Step 2 : The scenery

1- Open the tube " calguismistedpainting21092011.pspimage" or a big size tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- I have duplicated that layer so that my tube is enhanced and then I did : Layers / Merge down.

3- I have then moved that tube upwards like this :

- Effects / Image effects / offset :

If you use another tube, you will have to use your Move tool to place it !

4- Open the tube "elements kit tendre reverie by yaya (34).pspimage" or a cloud tube of your choice and copy it.

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

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

6- Open the tube "birds.pspimage" or a bird tube of your choice and copy it.

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

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

 

Step 3 : The Veranda

 

 THE PICTURE WINDOW

1- Set your Material palette with a gradient of your choice to flood fill the frame of your picture window.

I have chosen a metallic gradient set as below :

    

2- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

3- Selections / Load a selection / From disk / choose "fairymist_pierrette.PspSelection" and set it as below :

4- Flood fill that selection with your foreground gradient.

Keep selection !

5- Effects / Plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude as below :

6- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 40, 1, black.

Deselect all ( Optionnal ! as the next selection with your magic wand will cancel the previous selection !! )

7- Activate your magic wand and set it as below :

Click inside the first window from the left and keep the shift key presses while clicking on the second window from the left as shown below :

8- Selections / Modify / Expand by 3 pixels

9- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

10- Set your Material palette as below ( Put white in your foreground )

11- Flood fill the selection in white.

- Deselect all.

12- Lower the opacity of that layer between 15 and 20 ( 20 for me ).

 

THE FLOOR

13- Activate the layer on top of the pile of layers !

- Open the tube" fairymist_sol_pierrette.pspimage" and copy it.

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

15- Place it like this :

Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

 

THE CURTAINS

16- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Activate your brush tool , choose the brush "curtain_Brushes_2_by_farmerstochter_8.png.PspBrush" and apply it in the middle of your tag with your foreground white colour (left click )

- With your move tool, move your curtain against the left hand side of your tag, like me.

17- Layers / Duplicate

18- Image / Mirror

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

!!! For those who can't use a big brush in their Psp , I have included my brush layer in the material !!!

Step 4 : The people

1- Open the tube " graphsabine_design164.pspimage" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

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

3- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 1, 1, 40, 1, black.

4- Open the tube "kikirou1338_three_cats.pspimage" ( se positionner sur le calque du chat choisi ! ) or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

- I have resized my cat tube at 50% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

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

6- - Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 1, 1, 40, 1, black.

Step 5 : The text and the borders

1 - Apply your signature

2- Open the tube "texte.pspimage"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

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

( You may use your text tool to write a text of your choice on a new layer ! )

- Make sure everything is at the right place !

2 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice:

- Black for me.

4 - Image / add some symmetrical borders of 40 pixels with a colour of your choice :
- White for me.

- Optionnal : Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a colour of your choice:

- Black for me.

( I haven't added that last border on my tag !)

Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it 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 21st of April 2012

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Vous trouverez d'autres versions  de ce tag dans la galerie ICI