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Contrasting Lines
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:39:21 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 Charlotte Thomson which is available from TPP
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used PoodlePusherNF.

Muras Meister - Copies
Alienskin Xenofex 2 - Constellation
Eye Candy 5: Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

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

3.  Apply Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur with the following settings:

4.  Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.
Apply Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave with the following settings:

5.  If you haven't used a Black and White tube, go to Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colourise with settings of 0, 0.
If your wave effect isn't well defined, go to Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance again (I didn't on my first example, but I have on my second)

6.  Select your Preset Shape tool and set it to Rectangle. 
Select a contrasting colour from your tube (I selected a random colour for my first example) and set it as your background.
Draw out a thin Rectangle across your canvas, overhanging the edges slightly, as you can see in my screenshot:

When you're happy with the thickness, convert it to Raster layer.

7.  Still on your Rectangle layer, go to Image - Rotate - Free Rotate with the following settings:

8.  Again on your Rectangle layer, apply Muras Meister - Copies, this time using the Line preset with the default settings.
Change the Blend Mode to Overlay, or one that suits your tag (I've used Screen on my second example).

9.  On your Line layer, apply Alienskin Xenofex 2 - Constellation with the following settings:

10.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Move it into position, resizing if necessary and add a drop shadow of choice.

11.  Crop your canvas to 600 x 250 pixels.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with the same colour you used for the rectangle.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 3.  Press delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

12.   Add your name, copyright and license number (if necessary).
I also added a Gradient Glow and drop shadow to my name.
And you’re done :)

Here's another example using the art of VeryMany, which was a Prepaid Project from TPP, and is no longer available to purchase
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 11:03:10 am by Sezy »

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