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Thank you so much Eve for allowing me to translate your tutorial.

 

MarieL, Filly and Cheryl created the marvellous tubes.

They kindly have given their permission to use them in this tutorial.
Thank you MarieL, Filly and Cheryl.

 

MarieL shares her tubes in her Yahoo! Group here

Cheryl shares their tubes in Yahoo! Group  here

 

Cheryl'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 tube for an other use than personal, please

contact the tubers first.

 

You will need :

"MarieL_face16_small" zip file  here

"MarieL_face15_small" zip file here

Cheryl's "orchidpeach_gbodcheryl406" zip file here

2 more tubes of your choice

the plugin FM TileTools

Put the filters in your plugins folder 
Open the zip files, save the tubes in a folder of your choice.
In PSP open and duplicate them. Close the original images. We will be working with the duplicated ones.


Do not forget to save often your work.

 

  1. Set a light colour in the foreground and a dark colour in the background (I used # FCD3CF and # CA7861) - In your Materials Palette foreground gradient settings : linear – angle 124° - repeats 1
  2. Open a new image 550 x 550 px transparent. Flood fill with your gradient
  3. Effects => Plugins => FM TileTools : collage circular with these settings :



  4. Effects => Plugins => FM TileTools : Blend Emboss - default settings - apply once or twice
  5. Copy and paste your tube "MarieL_face16_small" as new layer in your working image
  6. Move it to the upper left corner.
  7. Effects => 3D effects => Drop Shadow : 0 / 0 / 100 / 15 - Black
  8. In the layer palette => opacity to 24%
  9. Open your second tube (here I used Filly's "Filly(1061)Fashion)"
  10. Add a layer => arrange => descend to bottom and flood fill with your gradient. In the layers palette : opacity to 51%.
  11. Add a drop shadow to the tube layer : same settings as step 7
  12. Merge visible layers. Copy and past as new layer in your working image
  13. Resize to 50% and again to 56%. Move to the lower left side of your working image
  14. Add a drop shadow : same settings as step 7. In your layers palette => opacity to 51% - blend mode : luminance (legacy)
  15. Open your third tube "MarieL_face15_small". Add a layer => arrange => descend to bottom and flood fill with your gradient. Opacity to 51%.
  16. Add a drop shadow to the tube layer with these settings : -10 / 0/ 100/ 20 - black
  17. Merge all layers. Copy and past as new layer in your working image
  18. Move to the right of your working image. Resize to 60% and add a drop shadow : same settings as step 7
  19. Open your next tube (here I used Filly's "Misted_filly_75). Copy and past as new layer in your working image
  20. Resize to 75 % and go to Image => free rotate => direction : right - 45° (all layers not ticked off)
  21. Move to the lower right side of your working image. In the layers palette => blend mode : luminance (legacy)
  22. Open your tube "orchidpeach_gbodcheryl406". Right click => copy and past as new layer on your working image
  23. Image => free rotate : 90 % - direction : left (all layers not ticked off) and display the tube as shown in the finished tag.
  24. Add a drop shadow : 0 / 0 / 80 / 5 - black
  25. With the text tool write your name and add a drop shadow : 1 / 1 / 100 / 1 - black.
  26. Merge visible layers. Adjust => sharpness => sharpen.
  27. Go to Image => add borders => 1 px black
  28. Again Image => add borders => 5 px white
  29. With the magic wand (feathering 0) select the white border and flood fill with your dark colour : here I used #CA7861). Effects => 3D Effects => Inner Bevel => bevel 5 and default settings)
  30. Selection => Invert. Effects => 3D Effects =>Cutout : 0 / 0 / 50 / 30 - black (fill interior with colour not ticked off). Selection => select none
  31. Again Image => add borders => 20 px white.
  32. With the magic wand (feathering 0) select the white border and flood fill with your gradient (angle : 227 - repeats 1 - invert not ticked off)
  33. Effects => Distortion effects => warp : 100 / 50 / 76 / 76. Selection => select none
  34. Repeat steps 27 to 29
  35. Resize your tag to 82%. Then Files => export => JPG optimizer

You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.
translated by SilmarilDesigns, May 27th 2006

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