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 plugin Graphic plus here

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 girl is by JHanna

You can join in her sharing group here

- The tube of the grass is an element of a scrap kit  by Jaelop Designs

- The tubes of the butterflies are by Kubivet

- The tube of the tree is an element of a scrap kit by MissVivi

 The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

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

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

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1- Open a new transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

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

My choice : Foreground : light colour 9ed1de

Background : dark  colour 283946

Set your foreground with a sunburst gradient as below :

  

3- Flood fill your new layer with that gradient

4- Layers / duplicate

Effects /artistic effects / topography as below :

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy

5- Add a new raster layer and select all

6- Open the picture "texture1" or a texture of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy or a mode of your choice

I have lowered its opacity to 50

7- Open the tube " Doodles" or a fancy tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place that tube in the bottom right hand side of your tag

I have set the mode of that layer to Soft light

( You may change the mode, or the opacity of your fancy tube or even colorize it )

8- Open the tube "glt 2", copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lowered its opacity to  40 but you may do it to your liking !

9- Open the tube "CCAFE_wa_springtime1" or a text of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy

Place the text to your liking

10- Open the tube "MissVivi_edge-of-wood _element07" or a tube of your choice ( tree or other element ), copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

You may apply on that tube a very soft drop shadow ( I haven't put any !)

10- Open the tube "JHanna_191@c_Nicoletta_120809" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube at the right place

Apply a drop shadow of your choice

My choice : 5, 5, 40, 20, black

11- Open the tube "20" ( grass ) or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube in the bottom of your tag, as shown on my tag

12- Effects / Graphic plus / cross shadow default

13- Open the tubes "papillons" or tubes of your choice, copy them and paste them as new layers on your tag; place them to your liking

14- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

15- Make sure everything is in its place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white ( or colour of your choice)

16- Layers / Promote Background layer !!

17- Image / resize at 90% ( Resize all the layers NOT checked )

18- Effects /  3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 100, 50, black

19- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

20- Set your colour palette as follows with the light colour used on step 2 and another light colour out of your tag;
My choice : 6F840C

Set your foreground with a radial gradient as shown below :

  

Flood fill your layer with that gradient

21- Add a new raster layer and select all

22- Open the picture "texture1", copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy and lower its opacity to 50

23- Open the tube "glt2", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Set the mode of that layer to Dodge and lower its opacity to 50

24- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel in white ( or colour of your choice)

25- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize the tag if necessary

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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 20th of March 2010

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