Le Grand Jour

© LornaGraph 2006
Lornagraph

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

Patry kindly allowed me to use her tubes. Thanks you Patry.
Patry 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




  1. Open Patry's tube YwBou. Duplicate it (Shift D). Close original.
    Delete layer 3. (Don't remove the background layer)
    In the layers palette, opacity of the flowers layer : 38%


  2. Merge all (flatten)


  3. Go to Image => resize => 75%


  4. Set the following colours in the materials palette : foreground #9ca77b - background #dfd7bd.


  5. Image => add borders : 1px - #9ca77b


  6. Image => add borders : 3 px - #dfd7bd


  7. Image => add borders : 2 px - #9ca77b


  8. Go to Edit => copy (Ctrl C) - Close image


  9. Open a new image 600x450 px - background white


  10. Right click on your image => paste => paste as new layer


  11. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow with the following settings (colour #9ca77b)




  12. Again add a drop shadow : vert. -3 ; hor. -3 ; opacity and colours same as above


  13. Image => free rotate with the following settings




  14. Move the image down to the lower right corner (see the tag)


  15. Open Patry's tube WeddingBouquet - Copy and past as new layer in your working image


  16. Move it to the left side. With the "pick" tool slightly increase the tube to fit the tag's height.


  17. Layers palette : opacity=> 71% - Move down the layer under the flowers layer.


  18. Open Patry's tube Flowers_56 - copy and past as new layer in your working image.


  19. Place it on the top of the flowers frame.


  20. Using the finished tag as an example, with the eraser tool (or the lasso tool if you are used to) remove parts of the stems.
    In the layers palette : opacity => 71% - blend mode => luminance (legacy).


  21. Layers palette : merge all


  22. Add a new layer. Select the selection tool => custom selection with the following settings




  23. Fill it with the foreground colour #9ca77b - Go to Selection => modify => contract : 3 px.
    Hit the DELETE key and add a drop shadow (same settings as steps 11 and 12)


  24. Again copy and paste as a new layer Patry's tube Flower_56. Image => resize to 65%. Image => flip. Image => mirror.
    Place the tube at the bottom of the flowers frame as shown on the tag.
    With the eraser tool (or the lasso tool if you are used to) remove parts of the stems.


  25. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. and hor. 6 ; opacity 50 ; blur 13 ; colour #9ca77b


  26. With the eraser tool (or the lasso tool if you are used to) remove part of the frame crossing the flowers frame
    in the lower left side (see the tag).


  27. Open Patry's tube ValentineD_10. Copy and past as new layer in your working image. Resize to 55 %.


  28. Adjust => sharpness => sharpen


  29. Move it to the upper left corner of the flowers frame. In the layers palette : right click => duplicate.
    Move it to the top center of the big frame.


  30. With the eraser tool (or the lasso tool if you are used to) remove part of the jewel in order to give the idea that the tube is hanged to the frame. (see the tag)


  31. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : vert. and hor. 6 ; opacity 50 ; blur 13 ; colour #9ca77b


  32. Add a new layer. Fill it with the foreground colour #9ca77b.
    Selection => select all (Ctrl A) - Selection => modify => contract : 3 px. Hit the DELETE key.


  33. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow with the following settings : vert. and hor. 2 ; opacity 100 ; blur 35 ; colour #000000. Repeat with vert. and hor. -2.


  34. Selection => select none. In the layers palette : merge all.


  35. With the text tool and a font of your liking write "Love" (stroke 1 - foreground #9ca77b - background #dfd7bd).
    Convert to raster layer and place the text as shown on the tag.


  36. Blend mode : luminance (legacy). Add a drop shadow with the following settings :
    vert. and hor. 1 ; opacity 100 ; blur 1 ; colour #000000.


  37. Duplicate the layer and move it as shown on the tag.


  38. Again with the text tool write "Happiness" (stroke 1 - foreground #dfd7bd - background #9ca77b).
    Add same blend mode and drop shadow as above. Place the text as shown on the tag.


  39. Sign your tag.


  40. Merge all layers (flatten). File => export as JPG optimizer.

You are done !

I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by SilmarilDesigns, August 19th, 2008
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