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 filters :

- Mura Meister / Copies et Perspective tiling

- Tymoes / Gridmaker2 (included in the zip)

- Brush strokes / Crosshatch (included in the zip)

- Mura's Seamless / Emboss at alpha

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

Thank you Sabine for letting me use and provide your tubes in my tutorials.

- You may join Sabine's tubes here

 - The element of floral decoration is by Cibi

- 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

Step 1 : The background of the tag

- If you have decided to use my colours, here is what you can do :

- Open the colour palette "Fairymist_Palette_sabine", in your Psp and using your dropper tool, pick out my colours to set your Material palette ( left click for your foreground / right click for your background )

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 : colour 8d8f9e

Background : colour eeafc0

3 - Flood fill your transparent image with your background colour.

4- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

5 - Activate your rectangle selection tool and click on custom selection as shown below :

- Set as follows :

6- Flood fill the selection with your foreground colour.

7- On that same layer :

- Custom selection / with these new settings :

8- Flood fill that new selection with your background colour . (If you close the layer just underneath, you will be able to see your two colours !)

- DESELECT ALL.

9- Effects / plugins / Mura Meister / Copies as below :

- I have lowered the opacity of that layer at 50. It is up to you to see what looks good with your own colours.

 10- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

11- Set your Material palette as below :

- I have set my foreground with a linear gradient as below :

    

12- Flood fill that new layer with your foreground gradient.

13- Effects / plugins / Tymoes / Gridmaker2 as below :

- It is up to you to play with the different colour cursors (Red Value, Green Value ou Blue value) to get a grid with a colour that will match your tag !

14- Effects / plugins / Mura Meister / Perspective tiling as below :

15- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

16- Activate your custom selection tool / with these settings :

17- Flood fill your selection with your background colour. Deselect all.

18- Effects / plugins / Brush strokes / Crosshatch as below :

Step 2 : The decorations

1- Open the tube "fleurs.pspimage" or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

2- On your tag, activate the layer "papier peint", as shown below :

3- Paste your tube as a new layer on to your tag.

4- I have placed my tube that way :

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

5- Activate the layer on top of the pile in your layers palette.

 - Open the tube "Deco_fleurs7_CibiBijoux.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

6- Paste your tube as a new layer on to your tag.

7- Effects / Image effects  / seamless tiling as below :

8- I have placed my tube that way :

- Effects / Image effects / Offset as below :

9- I have added a light drop shadow on that tube :

- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 40, 1, black . It is up to you to see if you wish to add a drop shadow or not.

Step 3 : The main tube

1- Open the tube " graphsabine_design163.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have resized my tube at 90% (Resize all the layers NOT checked).

3- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

4- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / very light for me as my tube is a drawing : 1, 1, 40, 1, black.

5- Open the tube " balle.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, in your Psp and copy it.

- You may choose to colorize my ball tube (Adjust / Hue and saturation / colorize).

6- Paste your tube as a new layer on to your tag.

7- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

Step 4 : The text

1- Set your Material palette as below :

- Close your foreground and set your background with a colour of your choice to write your text (red a3112d for me)

2- Activate your text tool and write down the word of your choice (Sabine for me) with a font of your choice.

- I have used the font FiresideChatN and set my text tool as below :

- Click on the Apply symbol and convert your vectorial layer into a raster one.

3- Place the word as on my tag or to your liking.

4- Optionnal : I have put an emboss effect on my word as below :

- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha default.

5- Open the tube "papillon.pspimage" or a tube of your choice and copy it.

6- Paste your tube as a new layer on to your tag.

7- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

8- Layers / Duplicate.

- Image / mirror.

- Place the tube as on my tag or to your liking.

9- Repeat steps 5 to 8 with the tube "papillon 2" or a tube of your choice.

10- - Make sure everything is at the right place !!

- Layers / Merge visible.

11- EDIT  / COPY !

- Edit / Paste as a new IMAGE. Leave that image on the side (you may need it !).

Step 5- The borders

1- On your tag :

- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

2- Set your Material palette as below :

- Set your foreground with another colour that you will use to make a special border on your tag :

- I have chosen that blue : 8ec8d2

3- Flood fill your new layer with your foreground colour.

4- Open the mask "Becky_Mask026.jpg" in your psp.

- On your tag :

- Layers / new mask layer / from image / set as below :

- Layers / Merge group.

5- Image / resize at 101 % (resize all the layers NOT checked).

6- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 40, 1, black. Repeat with - 1 horizontal and vertical.

7- Apply your signature

8- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

9- Layers / Arrange / Move at the bottom of the pile.

10- Image / Canvas size / set as below :

11- Selections / select all.

12- Copy the image of the tag you have put on the side at point 11 of step 4.

13- Paste into the selection of your tag.

- Deselect all.

14- Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur at 30.

15- Open the tube "deco.pspimage" or a small element of decoration of your choice, in you Psp and copy it.

- Paste it as a new layer. (You can't see that small tube as it is hidden by your tag !).

16- Effects / plugins / Mura Meister / Copies as below :

17- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 5 pixels with the same colour as your frame :
8ec8d2 for me.

18 -  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 30th of march 2013

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