Original can be found here

Franie works with PSP 13, and I use PSP 17
But this tutorial can be realized with another version of PSP

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please put a link towards the tutorial.
Thank you to understand and respect the rules.

The tubes Franie uses have been sent by the authors on different groups
And she has their permission to use them
Some of them have been found on the WEB,
If you see a tube that belongs to you, contact Franie or myself
And a link towards your site will be added.

Filters used
Tile & Mirror / Kaleidoscope 3
 Almathera / A Puddle
 Flaming Pear / Flexify 2
 Simple / 4 Way Average
 Tramage / Tow The Line
 Alien skin – Eye Candy 5 Impact / Gradient Glow
 Alien skin – Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
 Graphics Plus / Cross Shadow
 MuRa’s Filter Meister / Perspective Tiling
 VM Toolbox / Dynamic Diffusion

1 alpha layer - 1 image vector - preset for Alien Skin Gradient Glow - 1 plugin (import into Unlimited 2)
1 tube by Gerda - 1 tube by Krys - 1 text by Mago - 1 mask - 1 color palette
double click on the preset to install it

Tubers’ authorizations 

Franie’s colors
Don’t hesitate to change them and to change the blend modes of the layers
According to your tubes and images
color 1 -> foreground color -> #9c1f1d
color 2 -> background color -> #ffffff
color 3 -> #6f2315

Use the paintbrush to follow the steps
left click to grab it

Step 1
in the materials palette, prepare white as foreground color and color 1 as background color

Step 2
open the alpha layer, duplicate, close the original
work with the copy (Raster 1)

Step 3
fill the layer white
layers/new raster layer and select all
copy/paste the background image « romantic_heartshaped_ballons_vector3 » into selection
selections/select none
adjust/blur/gaussian blur

effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/Tile and Mirror/Kaleidoscope3

Step 4
selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #1
selections/promote selection to layer
selections/select none
effects/plugins/Almathera/A Puddle

blend mode : soft light

Step 5
activate « copy of Raster 2 »
selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #2
selections/promote selection to layer
layers/arrange/bring to top
selections/select none

Step 6
image/resize/uncheck « resize all layers »/80%

effects/plugins/Flaming Pear/Flexify 2

layers/duplicate - image/mirror/mirror horizontal
effects/image effects/offset

layers/merge/merge down

Step 7
selections/select all - selections/float
selections/modify/select selection borders

layers/new raster layer - fill white
selections/select none
layers/merge/merge down
effects/image effects/offset

effects/3D effects/drop shadow/color 3/check « shadow on new layer »

Step 8
keep this layer active (promoted selection 1 shadow 1)
effects/distortion effects/wave

layers/duplicate - image/mirror/mirror vertical - image/mirror/mirror horizontal
layers/merge/merge down
opacity : 50%

Step 9
again, activate « Promoted selection 1 shadow 1 »
effects/plugins/Simple/4 Way Average
blend mode : overlay (or other)
(for her second version Franie set the blend mode on « Hard Light »)

Step 10
your layers palette looks like this

Step 11
activate « Copy of Raster 2 »
selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #3
selections/promote selection to layer
layers/arrange/bring to top
selections/select none
effects/plugins/Tramage/Tow The Line

effects/refelction effects/rotating mirror

layers/arrange/move down
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/color 3 :   uncheck « shadow on new layer »

again drop shadow changing (8) by (-8)
effects/plugins/Simple/Centre Tile

Step 12
keep the layer « promoted selection 2 » active
selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #4
selections/promote selection to layer
effects/plugins/Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact/preset Gradient Glow provided

selections/select none
effects/plugins/Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact/Glass/preset « Clear »

Step 13
activate the top layer
selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #5
layers/new raster layer and fill with color 1
effects/plugins/Graphic Plus/Cross Shadow/default settings
layers/arrange/move down and keep the selection active
layers/new raster layer
copy/paste the text « Love by_Mago74WA » into selection
move it slightly to the right (see example) and move the red heart slightly upwards
image/negative image
layers/merge/merge down
selections/select none

Step 14
activate « copy of Raster 2 » (third from the bottom)
effects/plugins/Mura’s Meister/Perspective Tiling

selections/load selection  from alpha channel/selection #6
selections/select none
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/color 3

Step 15
activate the top layer
layers/new raster layer and fill white
open the mask and minimize it
layers/new mask layer/from image

layers/merge/merge group
blend mode : Screen

Step 17
your tag looks like this

layers/merge/merge visible
copy/paste as new image and set aside for a later use

Step 18
back to your work
selections/select all
image/add borders/10 pixels color 1

effects/3D effects/cutout (twice)/color 3

effects/texture effects/mosaic antique

Step 19
selections/select all
image/add borders/50 pixels color 2

copy/paste the image set aside in step 17 into selection
adjust/blur/gaussian blur

effects/plugins/VM Toolbox/Dynamic Diffusion

if you chose light colors do --> adjust/sharpness/sharpen more
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/color 3

drop shadow again changing (5) by (-5)
selections/select none

Step 20
copy/paste the tube « Valentine-Cookies-von-Gerda » as new layer
image/resize/uncheck « resize all layers »/80%
move it to the right
effects/3D effects/drop shadow as in step 19
adjust/sharpness/sharpen more

Step 21
open the tube « KRISVALENTINE » and erase the signature
copy/paste as new layer and move it to the left
adjust/sharpness/sharpen more

Step 22
selections/select all
image/add borders/10 pixels/color 1

effects/texture effects/mosaic antique as before (step 18)
effects/3D effects/cutout (twice) as in step 18
selections/select none
apply your signature and save as... type jpeg

Your tag is finished

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