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« on: July 14, 2012, 09:00:54 am »

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 Michael Landefeld which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font(s) of choice.  I've used Pussycat as my phrase font, and Windsong as my name font.

Muras Meister - Copies

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 400 pixels

2.  Paste your tube as a new layer.
Apply Muras Meister - Copies using the Wallpaper (Rotate) default settings.

3.  Apply Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur, setting the radius to 15

4.  Apply Effects - Texture Effects - Mosaic - Antique with the following settings:

5.  Apply Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew with the following settings:

6.  Select your selection tool and create a Custom Selection with the following settings:

Image - Crop to Selection

7.  Add your tube as a new layer, move it over to the right-hand side and apply a Drop Shadow of choice.

8.  Add a new raster layer above your tube and flood fill it with a dark colour (or black) from your tube.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2
Flood fill the selection with another colour from your tube. Do not deselect
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1
Flood fill with your dark colour.  Keep selected
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.
Press delete on your keyboard.  Selections - Select None.

9.  Add a phrase, if you like - I've used white for my colour, added a slight drop shadow and then dropped the opacity down to 50%

10.  Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
I added a slight drop shadow using a light colour to make my name stand out a bit more.
And you’re done :)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 11:00:07 am by Sezy »

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