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 plugins :

- Dsb flux,

- Graphic plus

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 cloud mask 292 is by Vix

You can find Vix's masks here

- The mask Hairface is by Denise Worisch

- The tube of the tree is by Gini

- The brush Elegants_Swirls_and_Flowers5 is by Coby 17

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes, close the originals and minimize the copies for now. Put your masks in your mask file. Export your brush in psp as a custom brush

Now, we're ready to start !

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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- Prepare a sunburnt gradient in your foreground, angle 0, do not check Invert , with two colours out of your main tube

My choice :

Foreground : Light colour fdd8d3

Back ground : Dark colour 94554d

3- Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient

4- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with your light colour

5- Effects / plugins / Dsb flux / Bright noise / 31, check Mix

6- Layers /load mask from Disk / choose the mask Hairface5d Worisch

Merge group

7- Activate the merged layer in your palette layers 

Double click on that layer ( where the yellow hand is)

Set the window which will appear as below

If you don't want to have a white shadow around your layer , you may pick another colour with the dropper tool !

8- Set the mode of that layer to Difference

9- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror and Image / flip

10- Set the mode of that layer to Multiply

* You may have to choose other modes if you use other colours 

11- Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with another light colour out of your tube; I have chosen the colour f8f4eb

12- Layers / load a mask from Disk / choose the mask Vix_Mask292 / same settings as on point 6

Merge group

13- Set the mode of that layer to Overlay

Move that layer down to the bottom left part of your tag  

14- Layers / duplicate

Image / mirror

Move the layer to the bottom hand right part of your tag  

15- Add a new raster layer and set your foreground with a colour which goes with your tag

I have chosen the colour a3c3c9

16- With your brush tool , set as below, apply, two or three times, the brush Elegants_Swirls_and_Flowers 5, in the top half of your tag

17- Set the mode of that layer (the one with small flowers ) to hard light

18- Open the tube SnowystormyScene by Gini, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube as shown on my tag

Set the mode of that layer to hard light and lower the opacity to 52

19- Open the tube JHanna 143 Nicoletta, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place it as shown on my tag

20- Copy, one by one, the three tubes of sweets and place them to your liking as new layers on your tag

21- Layers / merge down / three times so that the tubes of the sweets and of the girl are on the same layer

22- Effects /3d effets / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 20, black

23- Make sure everything is at the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a light colour ( for me : f8f4eb)

24- Layers / Promote background layer ( your background layer will be converted to a raster layer )

Image / resize at 90 % / resize all the layers not checked !!!

25- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

26- Flood fill that layer with a dark colour : 1f3334

27- Add a new raster layer

and flood fill it with a lighter colour : 5d878c

28- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / cross shadow  default

29- Layers / load a mask from Disk / choose the mask Hairface5d Worisch , same settings as on line 6

Merge group

30- Layers / duplicate

Layers / merge down

31- Activate the top layer ( the one where your tag is )

In the palette layers , double click on that layer and repeat what you did on line 7 but choose a very dark colour instead of the white

32- Add a new raster layer and write a text of your own

You can use the enclosed text tube or write your text with the enclosed fonts

  ( Crying Time, size 80 for the first letter and KP Duty Overtime, size 48 for the rest )

33- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

34- Image / add some symmetrical borders of 1 pixel with a light colour ( for me : f8f4eb)

35- 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 6th of April 2009

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