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

- Alien skin Eye Candy 5 / Impact et Nature

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 Lori Rhae

- The picture I have used is a background by JHanna

You may join in their sharing group here 

- The tube of the cauldron is an element of the kit Little witch by Tamie

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. 

- Place your selections in your selection folder

- Place the mask 2020 in your masks 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 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 e9e8e7

Background : dark colour 72716c

Set your foreground with a linear gradient as below :

     

3- Flood fill your transparent image with that gradient

4- Add a new raster layer and select all

Open the image JHanna-245background, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

5- Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy and lower its opacity to 65

6- Image / free rotation / 90°/ left

7- Effects / image effects  / Offset as below

8- Open the image Kayomi-12 or a picture of your choice

Layers / load a mask from disk / choose 2020msk and set as below

Layers / Merge group

9- Copy that misted image and paste it as a new layer on to your tag

10- Effects / image effects / Offset as below

11- Set the mode of that layer to Overlay

12- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk / choose "selection_petite_sorciere_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

13- In your colour palette , invert your colours

Flood fill the selection with your new gradient

Select none

14- Activate the Deform tool ( letter D)

Keep the shift key pressed while you drag your bottom left hand side corner towards the left; do the same thing for your bottom right hand side corner, like shown below :

If you don't manage to get the same shape as me, you can use my file "tablette" included in the zip and paste it as a new layer !

15- Effects / plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Impact / Extrude as below

16- Effects /image effects / Offset as below

18- Open the tube "chaine", copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the chain on one of the 3 visible extremities of the swing

19- Layers / duplicate / twice

Place the other two chains at the right place, as shown on my tag

20- Layers / merge down / twice ( the 3 chains will then be on the same layer ! )

21- Set the mode of that layer to Luminance Legacy

22- Open the tube of the woman "Image16Little Ms Tough" or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized that tube at 75 %

Place the tube as shown on my tag

23- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 30, 10, black or a drop shadow of your choice

24- Add a new raster layer

Selections / load from disk / choose "selection_petite_sorciere_2_fairymist" / check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

25- Set your colour palette as below

Foreground : your dark colour

Background : For me : red 9a0000

Same gradient as on step 2 

26- Flood fill your selection with that gradient

27- Keep the selection

Effects /3d effects / Inner bevel as below

Select none

With your deform tool , strech that band horizontally in order to get rid of the bevel at both ends !

28- Effects / plugins / Alien skin Eye candy 5 / Nature / Drip  : Use the effect of your choice !!

If you have a problem with that filter, you may use my drip file enclosed in my zip, copy it and paste it as a new layer and place it on the top of your tag

I have set the mode of that layer to Multiply but you can choose another mode !

29- Open the tubes of the spiders or tubes of your choice , copy them and paste them as new layers

Place them to your liking

30- Open the tube of the cauldron or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

I have resized the tube at 60%

Place it at the right place

31- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 0, 0, 30, 10, black

32- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

33- It is up to you now , to create a simple frame round your tag

( For me : borders of 1 pixel in black , then 2 pixels in red , and 1 pixel in black )

34- 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 23rd of January 2010

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