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

- Graphic plus / Cross shadow.

- Photo aging kit.

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 fir tree and of the red ball is by Mtfp.

- The tube of the children is by Kikirou

- The tube of the christmas cards is by Guismo.

Thank you to all of them for sharing their lovely tubes.

- 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 made with PSP XIII

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1 - Open a new transparent image of 950 by 800 pixels (NEW SIZE !)

2 - Set your Material palette with two colours matching your tubes :

- My choice : Foreground :  Light colour : d8ba83.

Background : Darker colour 788569

3 - Open a new transparent image of 100 by 100 pixels which we are going to use to make a pattern
for the background of the tag we have previously opened.

4- Flood fill that small transparent image with your background colour.

5- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

6- Selections / Load a selection / from Disk / Choose the selection "Fairymist_scrapdenoel_star" and set it as below :

7- Flood fill that selection , on that new layer, in black (I have replaced my first background colour by black).

8- Selections / Modify / Contract by 1 pixel.

9- Flood fill that selection with your foreground colour. Deselect all.

10- Layers / Merge all.

11- Effects / Image effects / Seamless tiling default.

- Your pattern is ready and is called image 2.

12- Set your Material palette as shown below :

- Set your foreground with the pattern you have just created (Image2) so you can flood fill your tag with it.

    

13- Activate the transparent image of your tag (Image1) and flood fill it with your pattern.

14- Effects / Plugins / Filters Unlimited / Photo aging kit / Dirt and dust default.

15- Effects / Plugins / Graphic plus / Cross shadow set as below :

16- Open Paper1 or a paper of your choice (same size), in your Psp and copy it.

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

18- Open Paper2 or a paper of your choice (same size), in your Psp.

- Layers / Promote background layer.

19- Effects / Plugins / Filters Unlimited / Edge square / Square edge 17 default.

20- Copy and paste as a new layer on to your tag.

21- Open Paper3 in your Psp and copy it.

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

23- Optionnal : You may, if you wish, add a free rotation on one or two of these layers.

- I have made a free rotation of 2 pixels towards the right on Paper2.

and a free rotation of 2 pixels towards the left on Paper1.

 - We are now going to place the different elements of scrap that I have chosen but your may replace them all with your own if you feel like it !

24- Open the tube "calguischrismascard13129.pspimage" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- I have resized that tube at 80% (Resize all the layers NOT checked).

- Place like me or to your liking.

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

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

- Place like me or to your liking.

28- Open the tube "mtfp_xmas_bag_©Vladstudio" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place like me or to your liking.

30- Effects / 3d effets / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 4, 80, 20, black for me.

31- Open the tube "cadre blanc et or" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place like me or to your liking.

33- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of that frame.

- Selections / Modify / Expand 5 pixels.

34- ADD A NEW RASTER LAYER.

- Layers / Arrange / Move down.

35- Open the image "Paysage" in your Psp and copy it.

36- Paste it INTO THE SELECTION. Deselect all.

37- Activate the layer on top of the pile.

- Layers / Merge down.

38- Open the tube "kikirou1322" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me so that is gives the impression that the children are coming out of the frame !

40- Effects / 3d effets / drop shadow of your choice /- 4, 4, 60, 20, black for me.

41- Open the  tube "Deco_noel" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like in the bottom left hand side of your tag.

43- Open the  tube "noeud_noel" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like in the bottom left hand side of your tag.

45- Open the  tube "titre_noel" in your Psp and copy it.

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

- Place it like me or to your liking.

47- Apply your signature

- Make sure everything is at the right place

- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with a colour of your choice :
6C1420 for me

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 7th of december 2013

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