© X-clusive Designz - July 2006

X-clusive Designz


Thank you Lien for allowing me to translate your tutorials.


Ivory et Serena (SDH) created the tubes that are used 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:
the zip file here
the plugins XERO - ANDREW'S 25 - ADJUST - FM TILE TOOLS here and here

Put the tubes and the images in a folder of your choice.
Of course you are free to use other tubes and images.
Put the plugins in your plugins folder.
  1. Open the tubes and put them aside


  2. Open a new image 640 x 480 px - transparent


  3. Material palette : foreground #f3cc5b - background #fffdfc. Set a gradient "Sunburst" : angle 0 - repeats 3 - invert checked - horizontal and vertical 1. Flood fill your working image with the gradient


  4. Adjust => blur=> gaussian blur : 10. Effects => plugins => Andrew's 25 : a right dolly mixture. Effects => edge effects => enhance more


  5. Add a layer. Selections => select all. Open the "Passing Time.jpg" image. Copy and paste into sélection. Layers palette => opacity 20 and blend mode : hard light.


  6. Add a layer. Selections => selec all. Open the "Golden-eye.jpg" image. Copy and paste into sélection. Layers palette => opacity 51 and blend mode: multiply. Effects => plugins => FM Tile Tools : blend emboss (apply twice). Selections => select none.


  7. Layers palette => duplicate. Stay on layer "copy of layer 3". With the lasso tool - feathering 20 - go around the eye's iris. At need zoom in. Selections => invert. Selections => delete. Selections => select none.


  8. Effects => plugins => Adjust-Variations : "more yellow" (apply 4 times)- lighter (apply 1 time).Go back to layer 3. Effects => illumination effects => sunburst with these settings :




  9. Open Serena's tube "tutmask-sdh". Copy and paste as new layer in your working image. Layers palette => arrange => move down. With your move tool move the tube under the eye. (see the finished tag). Layers palette => opacity 65 and blend mode screen


  10. Go back to the upper layer. Open Ivory's tube "IDI(Mist)Beauty7@19(1).5.6". Copy and paste as new layer in your working image. Move the tube towards the lower left corner of the tag. Layers palette => opacity 90.


  11. Add a new layer. With the sélection tool create a custom selection with these settings :






  12. Open the "Acropolis.jpg"image. Copy and paste into selection. Effects => plugins => Xero => porcelaine (red chanel and blue chanel : 255). Apply twice. Layers palette => opacity 66 and blend mode Luminance legacy. layers palette => duplicate. Opacity 55.


  13. Add a layer. Flood fill the selection with #372707. Selections => modify => contract 1 px. Delete. Layers palette => blend mode overlay. Selections => select none.


  14. Go to layer 6 (the Acropolis layer). Effects => distorsion effects => wind : from right - wind strength 100. Effects => edge effects => enhance more


  15. Layers palette => merge visible. Add a new layer. Flood fill with the texture "Vloeibaar goud". Effects => texture effects => weave with these settings :




  16. adjust => brightness and contrast : 5 - 10
    Selections => select all
    Selections => modify => contract 10 px
    Selections => modify => feathering 30 px - delete
    Selections => select none
    Layers palette => opacity 75 et blend mode : overlay

  17. Add a new layer. Selections => select none. Selections => modify => contract 15 px. Selections => invert. Flood fill the selection with the texture "Vloeibaar goud". Selections => invert. Flood fill with #372707. Selections => modify => contract 5 px. Delete. Layers palette => opacity 65 and blend mode overlay. Selections => select none.


  18. Select the font "Ancien Greek" in your Text tool options settings toolbar. - size 48 - stroke 1 - vector - foreground #372707 and background #e3cbb0. Write your text and display it as shown on the finished tag. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow : 1 / 1 / 80 / 5 - foreground colour. Layers palette => opacity 89 and blend mode : overlay


  19. Add a layer. Add your name.


  20. Image => add borders : 2 px - foreground colour


  21. Resize your tag at need. Effects => sharpness=> unsharp mask : 1 / 64 / 4


  22. File => export => JPG optimizer.
You are done !
I hope you enjoy doing this tutorial.

translated by SilmarilDesigns, August 05th 2006
 
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