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

- Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Paper textures.

- Graphic plus / Cross shadow.

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 woman is by Sabine

- 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 !

- Place the selection 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 out of your main tube.

- My choice : Foreground : Light colour bcbcbc

- Background : Dark colour 202020

3 - Flood fill your new transparent image with your foreground light colour.

4- Open my layer "Fairymist_renno_bg" and copy it.

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

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

6- Effects / Plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Paper textures / Canvas fine / 187, 87.

7- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

8- Selections / Load a selection / from disk / Choose "fairymist_renno" and set as below :

9- Flood fill that selection with your dark background colour (Right click).

10- Effects / Texture effects  / Blinds as below :

- I have used the colour b2b2b2.

11- Effects / 3d effects / Drop shadow / 0, 2, 100, 5, black.

- Selections / Deselect all.

Step 2 : The cover

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

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

3- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

4- Open the tube " screw.pspimage"or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

6- Place it as on my tag (At one end of the small cord).

7- Layers / Duplicate.

- Place it as on my tag (at the other end of the small cord!).

8- Set your Material palette as below :

- (Colours inverted / Background closed)

9- Activate your text tool and set as below :

- Write the name of the editor in capital letters ( EDITIONS BONHEUR DU JOUR for me !).

10- Image / free rotation as below :

11- Place the text as on my tag.

12- Open the tube "graphsabine_design195.pspimage" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

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

14- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

15- Set your Material palette as below :

- I have set my background with red 870000. It is up to you to choose a colour that goes nicely with your other colours.

16 - With your text tool, set as below , write down (in capital letters for me) the title of the book.

- Place that title like me or to your liking.

17- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 40, 1, black.

18- Set your Material palette as below :

19- With your text tool, set as below , write down the name of the author of the book.

- Place like me or to your liking.

Step 3 : The edge of the book.

1- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your dark background colour :

2- Layers / Promote background layer.

3- Image / Canvas size as below :

4- Layers / Duplicate.

5- In your layers palette, activate the layer at the bottom of the pile (raster 1).

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

6- Layers / Duplicate.

7- Activate, once more, the layer at the bottom of the pile (raster 1).

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as previously.

8- Layers / Duplicate.

9- Activate, once more, the layer at the bottom of the pile (raster 1).

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as previously :

10- Layers / Duplicate.

11- Activate, once more, the layer at the bottom of the pile (raster 1).

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as previously :

- You now have 5 layers :

12- Layers / Merge visible.

13- Copy that merged layer and paste it as a new layer on to your tag. Delete the layer which is underneath (It isn't well centered!)

14- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 60, 20, black.

15 - Open the tube"corner.pspimage" and copy it.

- Paste it as a new layer on to your tag and place it in the top right hand side corner of the cover of the book.

- The tube mode is on Luminance legacy.

16- Layers / Duplicate.

17- Image / Flip.

- Place that second tube in the bottom right hand side corner of the cover of the book.

18- Apply your signature if you wish.

Step 4 : The borders

1- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

2- Layers / Arrange / Send to bottom.

3- Flood fill that new layer with the third colour you have used (red 870000 for me)

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

5- Select all.

- Open the image "Fairymist_renno_bg" and copy it once more.

6- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION of your tag. Deselect all.

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

8- Effects / plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Paper textures / Canvas fine / 187, 87.

9- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow default.

10- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your dark background colour.

11 - 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 27th of October 2012

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