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 :

- Filter factory Gallery E / Downstairs OR VM Natural / Downstairs

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 Jhanna

You can join in her sharing group here 

- The tube of the scenery is by Luzcristina

You can join in her sharing group here 

 - The selections have been made from a brush by Pixels & Ice-cream

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes and the mask"MD-mask-226.jpg" . Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.  

- Place the mask " masked_png.jpg" in your Psp mask folder

- Put the selections in your Psp selection folder

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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 transparent image of 800 by 650 pixels

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

My choice : Foreground : light colour bc6e3c

Background : dark colour 322822

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

  

3- Flood fill your transparent layer with that gradient

4- Layers/ duplicate

5- Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as a new image !

6- On that new image :

Image / Decrease colour depth / 2 colour palette as below :

Image / Increase colour depth / 16 colour palette

If your Psp doesn't have those effects , you can use the copy of my modified layer

7- Edit / copy

8- Go back to your first tag and activate the bottom layer  ( Raster 1)

Edit / Paste as a new layer 

Set the mode of that layer to Overlay

To be able to see that effect , you must disactivate the layer which is on top of it ( copy of raster 1) !!!

9- Activate now your top layer as shown below :

10- Effects / Plugins / Filter factory Gallery E / Downstairs / 128, 128, 128

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can find the effect Downstairs in the Filter VM Natural !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11- Selections / Select all

Selections / Modify / contract by 35 pixels

HIt the delete key of your keyboard to suppress the inside of your selection 

Keep the selection !

12- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 5, black and repeat with - 4 horiz and vertical

Select none

13- Activate the layer just underneath ( Raster 2 = your modified layer )

Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your dark background colour

14- Stay on that layer

Layers / New mask layer / from image / choose "MD-mask-226.jpg" and check Source Luminance

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more

Layers / Merge group

15- Activate the tube "1034-luzcristina.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place in the top right hand side of your tag

If your scenery tube is much bigger than the dark brown rectangle of your layer , resize it of use your eraser tool to suppress what is not necessary

I have left mine as it is !

16- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a light colour contrasting with the colours of your tag 

I have chosen the colour ede1c9

17- Layers / Load Mask from Disk / choose " masked_png.jpg"  and set as below :

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen more

Layers / Merge group

I have set the mode of that layer to Dodge , opacity at 100. It is up to you to see which mode and opacity suit you !

18- Effects / image effects / Offset / Horiz : 0 / Vertical : - 150 / check Custom and Transparent

19- Add a new raster layer

Selections / Load selection / from disk / choose "fairymist_stroll_1.PspSelection" / Check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

20- Flood fill that selection with the same colour as on step 16

Select none

I have set the mode of that layer on Overlay , it is up to you to see which mode looks better !

21- Add a new raster layer

Selections / Load selection / from disk / choose "fairymist_stroll_2.PspSelection" / Check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

22- Flood fill that selection with your dark colour ( 322822 for me )

Select none

I have lowered the opacity of that layer to 65. See what mode and what opacity suit you better !

23- Activate the tube " titre_stroll_fairymist.pspimage", or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Colorize to match your colours ( Adjust / Hue and saturation / Colorize )

I have used the font Chopin to write that word. You may write a title of your choice or no title at all !

Place your word as on my tag or to your liking

24- We're now going to place the main tube ( the woman, for me )

If you wish to put that tube on top of the frame, like me, activate your top layer, otherwise stay on the previous layer

25- Activate the tube " JHanna_338 tube.pspimage"or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place at the right place

26- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice / 4, 10, 40, 20, black for me

27- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

28- Make sure everything is at the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with the darker colour of your frame

29- Save your work as a jpeg file and resize it 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  13th of august 2010

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