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

NightAngel and Kat created 2 of the tubes used here. Thanks to you both.
MMarieL shares her tubes in her Yahoo! sharing group 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
and the following plugins : UNIVERSE - GRAPHIC PLUS and FM TILE TOOLS

  1. Open and duplicate the tubes. Close originals

  2. Open a new image 600x450 px, transparent

  3. Materials palette => foreground #695229 and background #3d2d13
  4. Material palette => create a gradient : linear with the following settings
    fill the image with the gradient


  5. Effects => plugins => Universe => Stars - defaults settings

  6. Effects => plugins => Universe => Nebula with the following settings


  7. Open the tube Cavall_misted_na_19. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer on your working image
    Image => resize to 70% (option resize all layers unchecked)
    layers palette => opacity 77 %
    move the tube as shown on the finished tag above

  8. Selection tool => custom selection with the following settings


  9. Add a new raster layer. Fill it with the golden pattern

  10. Selection => selection all. Selection => modify => contract 5 px. Delete
    Selection none

  11. Move the golden frame as shown as shown on the tag above

  12. With the lasso tool select the part of the frame crossing the dancer's foot


  13. Delete the selection
    Of course you can use the eraser tool if you are not used with the lasso... LOL

  14. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. 1 - hor. 3 - opacity 100 - blur 2 - colour #000000
    When applying the drop shadow there will be a little shadow ON the foot. Remove it with the lasso or the eraser tool.

  15. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. and hor. 3 - opacity 100 - blur 50 - colour #ffffff

  16. Open the tube Kat_0324. Right click => copy
    past as new layer on your working image
    place it as shown on the tag and move down the layer just above the background layer
    layers palette => blend mode : luminance (legacy)

  17. layers palette => merge visible

  18. Right click on the merged image => copy
    Image => resize 90% (resize all layers unchecked)
    Paste as new layer. Layers => arrange => send to bottom
  19. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. and hor. 1 - opacity 100 - blur 25 - colour #000000
  20. Go to the upper layer.
    Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. and hor. 1 - opacity 100 - blur 25 - colour #000000
    Repeat with Vert. and Hor. -1

  21. Go back to the lower layer : Adjust => Blur => gaussian blur 10

  22. Effects => plugings => GraphicPlus => Pin Wheel with the following settings


  23. Effects => plugings => FM Tile Tools => Saturation emboss with the following settings


  24. Layers palette => merge all

  25. Image => add borders => 5px - colour #ffffff
    With the magic wand select the border and fill it with a gold pattern

  26. Effects => plugins => GraphicPlus => Cross Shadow with the following settings


  27. Selection => selection none

  28. Image => add borders 1 px dark colour

  29. Open the tube Marif_2006_octobre_misted_decor083. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer on your working image
    Image => resize 75% (resize all layers option unchecked)

  30. Move the tube to the left side (see the tag)
    Layers palette => opacity 69% - blend mode Luminance
    Depending on your liking you can go to Adjust => sharpness => unsharp mask : default settings

  31. Add your name.
    Layers palette => merge all (flatten)

  32. File => Export => as jpeg optimizer.
You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by Silmaril, August 24th, 2008.

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