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

Marif and MarieL created some of the tubes used here. Thanks to you both.
Marif and MarieL share their tubes in their Yahoo! sharing group here
The other tubes used here have been done by me.

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 here


  1. Open and duplicate the tubes. Close originals

  2. File => new image 600x600 px, transparent.
    In the Materials palette select a dark colour from the tube for the background and a light colour for the foreground. (Here I used : foreground = #160761 and background = #9697ea)

  3. Open Silmaril's tube Blue_Moon_misted_2008_08.Right click => copy
    Past as new layer in your working image
    With the pick tool place and drag the tube to the borders


  4. Layers palette => opacity to 51%
  5. Add a new raster layer
    Fill it with your foreground colour. Layers => arrange => move down the tube's layer
    Go back to the upper layer
  6. Open Marif_2006_septembre_misted_man03 tube. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Place the tube on the upper right border as shown on the tag above
    Blend mode : luminance (legacy) - opacity 48%.
    Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow with the following settings


  7. Open Marif_2006_septembre_misted_decor040 tube. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Place the tube on the lower right border as shown on the tag above
  8. Open Silmaril_EvaGreen_misted_2008_08 tube. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Place the tube on the lower left border as shown on the tag above
    Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow with the following settings : vert./hor 3 - opacity 100 - blur 6 - colour #ffffff
  9. Open Marif_2006_septembre_misted_fleurs067 tube. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    place it on the upper left corner - opacity 55%
    move the layer down under the woman's layer
  10. Open Silmaril_BoucheronRing4_2008_07 tube. Copy and past as new layer in your working image.
    Image => free rotate with the following settings

  11. place the tube as shown on the tag
  12. Open MarieL_2006_09Septembre_smoke12t - Copy and past as new layer on your working image
    Image => resize to 75 %. Image => mirror
    Image => free rotate with the same settings as above
    Place the tube as if the smoke was coming through the ring (see the tag)
    Opacity 48% - Blend mode Luminance (Legacy)
  13. Layers palette => merge visible
    Image => resize to 90%
    Adjust => sharpness =>sharpen
    Right click on your image => copy
  14. Select the border with the magic wand - fill it with your foreground colour
    Effects => texture effects => blinds - colour with your background colour


  15. Do it again with the horizontal option checked
    selection none image

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


  17. Add a new raster layer
    Past as new layer - Selection none
  18. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow with the following settings : vert./hor 2 - opacity 100 - blur 25 - foreground colour
  19. Layers palette => duplicate. Image => flip
    Layers palette => duplicate. Image => free rotate : left - free : 90
    move it to the left side of your tag
    Layers palette => duplicate. Image => mirror
  20. Image => add borders : 2 px dark colour (here I used #0c0539)
  21. Select your text tool. With a font of your liking write your name.
  22. Layers palette : merge all (flatten).
  23. Now you can add an animation on your tag. In Animation Shop open your tag.
    Duplicate it until you get 3 images. Ctrl A and stay on the first image.
  24. Open the smallbiglimmerkris gif. Ctrl A => select all.
    Drag the first image on to the woman's earring. The star gif must be seen on all images.
  25. Do it again 2 or 3 times and place them on the ring.
  26. Now have a look at your animation.
  27. Save your work on gif format.

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

Translated by Silmaril, August 24th, 2008.

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