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Original tutorial here
Thank you Lorna for allowing me to translate your tutorials.


Monique42, Suzy Sgaï and Lamanouche created the tubes used here.
Thanks to all of you

Monique42 shares her tubes here
Suzy Sgaï shares her tube here
Lamanouche 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 supplies here
Plugin : FM Tile Tools
  1. Open and duplicate the tubes. Close originals


  2. Open a new image 600x500 px, transparent
    Materials palette = foreground : #c6b5a5 and background : #97a4c1
    Fill the image with your foreground colour
    Layers palette => opacity 79%
    Selections => select all


  3. Add a new layer.
    Open Monique42's tube 3141. Right click => copy
    Past into selection in your working image
    Display in the middle. Layers palette => opacity 89 %
    Keep the selection activated


  4. Add a new layer
    Open Monique42's tube 3148. Right click => copy
    Paste into selection on your working image
    Layers palette => opacity 51 %
    Effects => Plugins => FM Tile Tools => blend emboss (default settings)
    Move to the left. See the tag
    Keep the selection activated


  5. Layers palette => duplicate.
    Move to the right side as shown on the tag
    Layers palette => opacity 40%
    Go back to the previous layer and apply the FM Tile Tools blend emboss again
    Keep the selection activated


  6. Add a new raster layer.
    Open Lamanouche's tube South of France. Right click => copy
    Paste into selection on your working image
    Move it down as shown on the tag (as I didn't use Lamanouche's tube here, but one of mine, click on Lorna's tutorial link above to see the original tag)
    Effects => Plugins => FM Tile Tools => blend emboss (default settings)
    Selections => select none
    In the layers palette move the layer between the 2 palm trees layers
    Slightly move the layer where the ship is in order to better see her (see the tag)
    Layers palette => merge visible


  7. Open Suzy Sgaï's tube SS_1900. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer on your working image
    Image => resize to 70 %. Resize to 70 % once more
    Layers palette => blend mode : Luminance - opacity 24 %
    Move the layer to the top. See the tag
    Ctrl D. Paste as new image. Let aside
    Go back to the original working image


  8. Image => resize to 90% (resize all layers option unchecked)
    With the magic wand click in the transparent border
    Open the copy. Right click and paste into selection.
    Effects => Texture effects => fine leather with the following settings


  9. Effects => Edges Effects => enhance

  10. Selections => invert
    Selections => modify => select selection borders with the following settings :


  11. Paste into selection (the copy of the image is still in memory)
    Effects => Texture effects => fine leather (same settings as above)
    Effect => 3D Effects => inner bevel with the following settings

    Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert./hor. 4 - Opacity 60 - Blur 6 - colour #000000
    Selections => select none

  12. Selections => select all
    Selections => modify => contract 5 px
    Selections => invert
    Adjust => blur => gaussian blur =>30 px
    Repeat inner bevel and drop shadow with settings as step above
    Selections => select none


  13. Selections => select all
    Selections => modify => contract 15 px
    Selections => invert
    Repeat inner bevel and drop shadow with settings as above
    Selections => select none


  14. Select a nice font - Write your text and apply a drop shadow to your liking.
    Apply a drop shadow
    Add your watermark


  15. Layers palette : merge all (flatten)


  16. File => export as jpeg optimiser


You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by Silmaril, August 31st, 2008.

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