To realize that top, you'll need the plugins Factory Gallery A, Mura's seamless,  Jeu de lignes

and the material zip here


*It is forbidden to suppress watermarks on the material provided , to alter, mist or rename the tubes in order to respect the work of the tubers

- The tubes of the eye and of the flowers are by Kikirou

- The tube of the scenery is by MDS

- The tube of the woman is by Lori Rhae; you can find her tubes on the sharing group here

- The picture I have used is by Patrick Gunderson

The other elements have been found on the net



Duplicate your tubes and your image. Close the originals and minimize the copies for now.


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You can use my arrow to follow your work



1- Open the tube Kikirou138-oeil, copy it and paste it as a new image, we're going to work on it

Later on you may colorize that tube so that it matches your other tubes and colours ( scenery, person ) or do Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map ,if you want to keep your eye brown ! You'll have to play around to find the right colours !!

2- Adjust / sharpness / sharpen

3- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

4- Prepare your palette layer with two colours out of your main tube

My choice : Foreground : Light colour 98d5e4

Background : dark colour 0f2164

3- Flood fill your transparent image with your foreground colour

4- Add a new raster layer and select all

5- Open the image Bg Patrick Gunderson or a picture of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Select none

Set the mode of that layer to Luminance legacy and lower the opacity to 25

If you wish you may choose another mode for that layer

6- Layers / duplicate

Effects / plugins / Filter Factory Gallery A / spotlight as below :

Set the opacity of that layer to 50 !!

7- If you wish, you may use your eraser, set as below, to rub off some dark parts of that layer to show up more light on your tag

8- Add a new raster layer and select all

Selections / Modify / contract by 80 pixels

Flood fill that selection with your background colour

9- Selections / modify / contract by 2 pixels

Hit delete to suppress the inside of your selection

Keep the selection !

10- Add a new raster layer

Open the tube scenery mds10384_fine_enchantedsea, or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it into the selection

Keep the selection !

11- Selections / invert

Activate your layer raster 3 as below

12- Layers / merge down

13- Effects / Filter Jeu de lignes / entrelacement as below

Select none

14- Activate the top layer

Open the tube Kikirou72_branchage or a tube of your choice

Copy it and paste it as a new layer in the top left hand corner of your top  

15- Adjust / Hue and saturation / Hue map as below ( if you want to have my colours)

16- Effects / plugins / mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha default

17- Open the tube of the woman by Lori Rhae or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Image / resize at 90%

Place the tube as on my top

18- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow of your choice ( 4, 4, 50, 20, black for me )

19- Ouvrir le tube moon du couple ou un tube de votre choix, le copier et le coller comme un nouveau calque

Resize the tube at 75%

Place the tube in the top right hand corner of your top

Lower the opacity of that layer between 20 and 25

20- Open the tube texte, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place the tube to your liking , colorize it if necessary

21- Add a new raster layer and apply your signature

22- Make sure everything is in the right place

Image / add some symmetrical borders of 2 pixels with your dark colour

23- Image / resize the width of your top to 1024 pixels

24- Save your work as a jpeg file


That's it !! You've done it !!

If you 've enjoyed doing my tutorial, it would be nice to write a few words in my guest book ! If you 've had the slightest problem, please, send me a mail here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial translated on the 5th of May 2009


Thank you Huguette for your fantastic version


Thank you Meg for your lovely fairy like version


Thank you Pauline, it's so beautiful, I love your top !


Thank you Karin for your very nice top


Thank you Roo for your awesome version


Thank you Sherri for your gorgeous version