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« on: May 20, 2012, 06:50:11 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I'm using one by Shawn McManus which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Thickhead.

Mura's Meister - Copies
Filter Factory C - Speed
Eye Candy 5: Glass

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and apply Mura's Meister Copies with the following settings:

3.  Apply Filter Factory C - Speed with the following settings:

4.  Apply Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixellate with the following settings:

5.  Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.  Crop your tag back to 600 x 250 pixels.

6.  Apply Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass.  Click on the Settings tab and select 'Clear'. 
On the Basic tag, change the settings to match mine below:

7.  Paste your tube as a new layer and add a drop shadow of choice.

8.  Highlight your Glass layer.  Selections - Select All.  Selections - Float.  Selections - Defloat.
Highlight your tube layer.  Selections - Invert.  Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

9.   Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).  Export your tag as a PNG.

To create your avatar:
10.  Shift - D to duplicate your tag.
Crop it to 150 x 150 pixels.

11.  Delete any unnecessary layers, making sure you left the background layer in place.

12.  Apply Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass with the same settings as previously.

13.  Add your name or initial, plus any copyright and license numbers, as required.
Export this as a PNG as well.
And you're done :)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 11:11:44 am by Sezy »

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