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« on: May 26, 2012, 03:12:45 pm »

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

Supplies needed:
A tube or close up of choice.  I'm using one by Saltygirl which is available from TPP
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used LaPoint's Road.

Filter Factory U - Serrate
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5:Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels. 

2.  Select two colours from your tube - a dark colour for your background and a medium colour for your foreground.

3.  Set your foreground to a foreground-background gradient with the following settings:

Flood fill your blank canvas with this gradient.

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

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

4.  Duplicate this layer.  On the duplicate, apply Filter Factory U - Serrate with the following settings:

5.  Change the blend mode of your duplicate to Luminance (Legacy) or one that suits your tag.  Drop the opacity to 80%. 

6.  Paste your tube on the left hand side of your tag and apply an appropriate drop shadow.

7.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill using your darker colour.  Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 4.  Press delete.  Selections - Select None

8.  Add your name in font of choice.  Add a Gradient Glow and a drop shadow, if required. 
Add your copyright and license number (if necessary).
And you’re done :)

I'd love to see the results from any of my tutorials - just email me at

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