Forget-Me-Not


Forget Me Not


I do claim Copyright to all the tutorials I wrote myself. *** The words that I use and the way I explain things *** This is my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental. Please feel free to bookmark this tutorial, and/or print it out for your own personal use, but do not copy it in any way to put it online, link to it, distribute, or re-write without my written permission.
Tish January 15, 2007


For this tutorial you will need:
Your own choice of tubes and colours
Filters Required: DSB Flux Linear Transmission
I have included the materials I used in the zip file
Download here

Open a new Transparent Image 650 x 450

Selection Tool - Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 0, Right = 350, Bottom = 450
Flood the Selection with #5e5176. Selections - Invert
Same Layer. Flood the Selection with #813371. Selections None

Same Layer. Apply Effects - Reflection Effects - Feedback
Opacity = 75, Intensity = 60, Horizontal Offset = 85, Vertical Offset = 0

Same Layer. Apply DSB Flux - Linear Transmission
Slice size = 6, Offset = 1, Blend = 50, Horizontal checked

Same Layer. Magic Wand, RGB, Tolerance 20. Select the solid colour on the right side
Apply Noise 20%. Gaussian checked, Monochrome checked. Selections Invert

Same Layer. Apply Blinds
Width = 2, Opacity = 20, Colour White, Horizontal checked
Leave the Selection active and apply a Drop Shadow with settings
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 15, Colour Black
Selections None

New Layer

Select All - Selections Modify - Contract by 40
Flood the Selection with a gold pattern or gradient
Selections Modify Contract by 1 Hit delete on the keyboard
Selections Modify Contract by 1 Flood with gold
Selections Modify Contract by 1 Hit delete on the keyboard
Selections Modify Contract by 1 Flood with gold
Selections Modify Contract by 1 Hit delete on the keyboard
Selections None

Apply Effects - Distortion Effects - Curlicues
Columns = 8, Rows = 10, Radius = 50, Strength = 50. Check Clockwise

Apply Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 30, Blur = 0, Colour Black

New Layer

Select All. Copy and Paste bgtutmermaid (bubbles) into Selection
Selections None
Reduce the Layer Opacity to 45 and change Layer Mode to Screen

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

This is what we have so far

result at this point

Copy and Paste the face tube as a New Layer

Copy and Paste the butterfly and flowers as a New Layer

Use the Mover tool to position both tubes. See tag for placement

Highlight the top layer, butterfly and flowers and apply a Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 35, Blur = 8, Colour Black
Reduce Layer Opacity to 70

New Layer

Selection Tool - Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 0, Right = 650, Bottom = 30
Flood the Selection with white
Change Layer Opacity to 50
Select None

Duplicate and Flip

result at this point

Type Text in bottom left corner and apply your favourite drop shadow

Merge All Layers Visible. Copy. This will stay in memory

Add Borders, Symmetrical = 20, Colour White

Select Magic Wand. Change the Tolerance to 0. Select Border

New Layer

Paste into Selection. Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur = 5. Leave Selection active
Effects - 3D Effects - Chisel. Size = 5, Transparent checked, Colour White. Leave the Selection
Selections - Modify - Contract by 9. Leave the Selection

New Layer

Flood Selection with gold
Leave those marching ants
Apply Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 35, Blur = 0, Colour Black
Select None

Add Symmetrical border of 1 pixel, Colour #5e5176

Add tiny corners to cover up the jagged edge of the gold border, Watermark, add any necessary copyright information
Merge Flatten and your tag is finished

Resize to suit using Bicubic Resampling


Be creative, a tutorial is a guideline only so have fun



Alternate Images

alternate image by KoKo







Page design by Carol

Some of the graphics used are from groups I belong to which share tubes and/or images.
They are used here for the purposes of this tutorial only.

Copyright infringement not intended