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

- VM distortion here

- Unlimited 2.0

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 H@nne

- The tube of the scenery is by Nimue la fée

You can join in their sharing group here

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.

Export your brushes as custom brushes

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1- Set your colour palette with two colours matching your main tube

My choice : Foreground : dark colour : ac4680

Background : light colour : d8b8c3

 Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient as below 

2- Open a transparent image of 750 pixels by 600 pixels and flood fill it with your gradient

3- Effects / plugins / VM distortion / Flipchop / 29, 28

4- Effects / distortion effects / warp as below :

5- Effects / plugins / IC net Software / filters unlimited 2.0 / Tile and Mirror / Seamless blend (vertical)

6- Effects / Edge effects / enhance

7- Add a new raster layer

Set your foreground with your dark colour ( not the gradient any more ! )

Apply the brush "RandomB9" set as below , in the bottom right hand corner of your tag

Set the mode of that layer to Multiply and lower its opacity between 65 and 70

8- Add a new raster layer and apply the brush "RandomB8" with your brush tool set as on step 7

Place your brush as shown below :

Set the mode of that layer to Multiply and lower its opacity between 65 and 70

9- Open the scenery tube by Nimue la fée or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube in the top right hand side of your tag and set the mode of it to Overlay, opacity at 85 but it all depends on the colours and tube you have chosen !!

10- Open the tube H@nne-Girl36, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Image / resize at 75%. Adjust / sharpness / sharpen

11- Place your tube on the left hand side of your tag

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow as below :

12- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white

13- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 30 pixels with any contrasting colour

Select this border with your magic wand, set as below and flood fill it with the same gradient as on step 1 but with a dark colour in your foreground and white in your background

14- Selections / Promote selection to layer

15- Effects / plugins / VM distortion / Flipchop / 29, 28

Effects / Edge effects / enhance

Select none

16- Open the tube "bande" ( You may colorize it if you wish or create one to your liking  ) copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that band in the middle of your border on the top side of your tag

17- Image / duplicate

Place that second band in the middle of your border, on the bottom side of your tag

18- Image / duplicate

Image / free rotation / 90 ° / left 

Place that band in the middle of your border on the left hand side of your tag

19- With your erase tool ( size 10, Hardness 0, density , thickness and opacity at 100) rub off the little squares which are not useful

20- Image / duplicate

Image / mirror

Image / flip

21- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white

22- Add a new raster layer , apply your signature, merge all and 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 16th of February 2010

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