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 plugins :

- Filters Unlimited 2.0

- Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact.

- VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes

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 children is by Alas. Gracias a mi amigo !

- The tube of the bird is by Luzcristina.

- 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 !

- Double click on the Alien skin preset, it will install itself automatically.

- Place the pattern in the pattern 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 made with PSP XIII

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

2 - Select all.

3- Open the image "Paysage" or a scenery image of your choice in your Psp and copy it.

4- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION.

5- Keep selection !

- Selections / modify / Contract by 50 pixels.

- Selections / INVERT.

6- Set your Material palette with the pattern " Corel 08-074" called Beach or a pattern of your choice :

- I have set my pattern size to 25 but it is up to you to choose which size pattern suits you best.

7- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Flood fill the selection, on that new layer, with your pattern

- DESELECT ALL.

8- Effects / Plugins / Filters Unlimited 2.0 / Convolution Filters / Engraver / 107, 175, 51.

9- Effects / Plugins / Alien skin eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude :

Click on the Fairymist_Ruth_extrude preset as shown down below :

10- Image / Mirror.

- Image / Flip.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Luminance legacy   and lowered its opacity at 75.

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

12- Open the tube " happy holidays" or a tube of your choice , in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me or to your liking (not too close the bottom border of the tag).

14- Layers / Duplicate

- Image / Flip.

- Place the tube under the children's feet (shadow).

- Layers / arrange / Move down.

- I have set the mode of that layer on to Burn and lowered its opacity at 40.

15- Open the tube of the bird "198-Luzcristina"in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have resized the tube at 40% (Resize all the layers NOT checked).

- Place it like me or to your liking

17- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / - 4, - 4, 40, 10, black for me.

18- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- We're now going to make some rain !

- I have found the way to make snow on this site :

http://tutographcity.canalblog.com/archives/2009/02/26/12723112.html

19- Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrénaline / Snowflakes as below :

- If you wish to have a lighter rain as me, you will have to use smaller numbers on Amount and Hardness !

20- Adjust / Blur / Motion blur as below :

- In your layers palette, close that first rain layer and call it Rain 1.

21- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrénaline / Snowflakes as below :

22- Adjust / Blur / Motion blur as previously.

- In your layers palette, close that second rain layer and call it Rain 2.

23- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrénaline / Snowflakes as below :

24- Adjust / Blur / Motion blur as previously.

- In your layers palette, close that third rain layer and call it Rain 3.

25- Activate Raster 2 (your frame with the pattern) :

- Layers / Arrange / Place at the top of the pile.

26- Open the tube "Fairymist_Ruth_frame" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- You may colorize that frame if you wish

or use another frame of your choice !

(You will then have to add a new layer, select all and paste YOUR frame into the selection !)

28- OPTIONNAL : Open the tube "Rideau"in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me or to your liking.

30- Apply your signature

31- Here is what I have in my layers palette : .

- Layers Rain 2 and 3 are closed. I have re-opened and activated layer Rain 1.

- If you don't wish to make an animation and only in that case,

you can merge all your layers, your tag is now finished !

 

RAIN ANIMATION

1- In your Psp :

- Edit / Copy special / Copy merged.

2- In your Animation Shop :

- Edit / Paste as new animation.

3- In your Psp :

- Close layer Rain 1, open and activate layer Rain 2.

- Edit / Copy special / Copy merged.

4- In your Animation Shop :

- Edit / Paste after current frame.

5- In your Psp :

- Close layer Rain 2, open and activate layer Rain 3.

- Edit / Copy special / Copy merged.

6- In your Animation Shop :

- Edit / Paste after current frame.

- Edit / Select all.

- Click where indicated below to visualize your animation and click there again to stop your animation.

- If the speed of the rain is too fast for you, you may slower it down as explained below :

- Animation / Frame properties / change the given number to one that suits you better :

- The bigger the number is the slower the animation will be.

- I have chosen speed 10 !

- When your result suits you, all you have to do is save your animation as a gif file, in your animation shop :

- File / save as / tagruth.gif

- You may resize your animation in Animation shop :

- Animation / resize  animation / choose the right size for you in pixels or in percentage.

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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 23rd  of November 2013

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Thank you Marie for testing my English translation.

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

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