© Anita Design - June 13rd 2006

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Original tutorial here

Thank you Anita for allowing me to translate your tutorials.


Sonja, Ninaisu and Tamsen kindly allowed me to use their beautiful tubes. Thank you all.

Sonja, Ninaisu and Tamsen share their tubes in Yahoo! sharing group TOP_DESIGN_TUBES

Sonja shares her tubes  here Sonja's website here

 
May I point out that the tubes used here are strictly for personal use.
Do not change their names and watermarks and do not upload them on other websites.
Should you need to use these tubes for any other use than personal,
please contact the tubers first for permission.
 

You will need
the image and the font in the zip file here
3 tubes of your choice
the 20/20 mask here
the plugins FM TILES TOOLS - FILTERS UNLIMITED 2.0 - XEROPENTA.COM


Put the tubes and the image in a folder of your choice.
Put the plugins in your plugins folder 
Put the mask in your PSP masks folder
 

  1. Open the tubes. Copy and paste them as new images. We will working with the copies. The colours used here are #844c1e (dark colour) and #fdcb7b (light colour).
  2. Open your image. If you are working with your own image, its size has to be 600 x 400 px. In the layers palette => lower opacity to 80 %. Merge all (flatten)
  3. Open your main tube. Here I used Sonja's tube "Sonja-tube-africa-women-02-2006". Adjust =>Hue and saturation => colorize : hue 30 - saturation 163
  4. Copy and paste the tube as new layer. With the deformation tool enlarge tube with the help of the handles as shown below :




  5. Layers => Load/save mask => load mask from disk. Select the 20/20 mask and apply with these settings :



  6. Layers => merge => merge group. Merge visible layers
  7. Effects => plugins => Xero => porcelain with these settings




  8. Effects => plugins => Penta.com => color dot : 29 / 2 / 255 / 255 / 255
  9. Effects => plugins => FM Tile Tools => blend emboss (default settings)
  10. Effects => plugins => Xero => Tweaker with these settings




  11. Adjust => Brightness and Saturation => curves with these settings :




  12. Image => canvas size with these settings :




  13. With the magic wand select the transparent part of the tag
  14. Materials palette : foreground with light colour. Flood fill the selection
  15. Effects => 3D effects => inner bevel with these settings :




  16. Selections => select none. Open your second tube. Here I used Tamsen's tube "TLA_Monolith". Depending on the tube you are using , you will have to resize it. Here my tube is resized to 80%. Display you tube on the left side of your working image
  17. Layers palette => blend mode : Luminance Legacy
  18. Effects => plugins => FM Tile Tools => blend emboss (default settings). Layers palette : opacity 50%
  19. Add a new layer. In your selection tool settings toolbar, select "custom selection" with these settings :




  20. Flood fill the selection with your light colour
  21. Layers palette => lower opacity to 50%
  22. Effects => plugins => Filters Unlimited 2.0 => Edges square => Square edge 11. Selections => select none
  23. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 2 / 2 / 24 / 4 - black
  24. Materials palette : foreground with your dark colour and background with your light colour. With your text tool write the word EGYPTE - font "ecliptic" with these settings :




  25. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 2 / 2 / 24 / 4 - black. Apply twice. Add a new layer
  26. If you got one, you can add your website or group's link. Add your text with the text tool - font verdana - size 8 - same dark colour. Image => free rotate => 90 to the left. Move it to the left side of your tag. Lower opacity to 80%
  27. In your selection tool settings toolbar, select "custom selection" with these settings :




  28. Add a new layer. Flood fill the selection with you light colour. Selection => select none. Adjust => Blur => gaussian blur : 50
  29. Layers palette => blend mode : dissolve
  30. Layers palette => duplicate the layer. Image => mirror. Add a new layer
  31. Materials palette : foreground with your light colour and background with your dark colour. With your text write your signature - font : ecliptic - with these settings  (font size to your liking) :




  32. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 2 / 2 / 24 / 4 - black.
  33. Copy and past your last tube. Here I used Ninaisu's tube "Ninaisu_EgyptianSculpture_23-04-06". If needed resized it. Display the tube on the upper left corner of your working image. Blend mode : luminance legacy - opacity 68%
  34. Layers => merge => merge all (flatten). Export as JPG Optimizer

You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.
Translated by SilmarilDesigns, June 30th 2006

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