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Spring Inspiration
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:59:40 am »

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 your choice.  I'm using one by Teri Rosario which is available from CDO
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Fonts of choice.  I've used Island of Misfit Toys and Fleur De Leah.

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5:Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels.  Paste your tube as a new layer.

2.  Duplicate and move your tube as many times as required to cover your canvas. 
I also mirrored mine a couple of times.
You should get a result as below:

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

4.  Apply Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds with the following settings, using a medium colour from your tube:

5.  Effects – Edge Effects – Enhance. 

6.  Paste your tube again, and move it into position.  Duplicate.

7.  On the original tube layer, apply Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur with a Radius of 15.

8.  Apply Effects - Texture Effects - Texture with the following settings, and a contrasting medium colour from your tube:

I believe the texture I've used is one that comes default with PSP9. 
If you don't have it, choose one to your liking. 

9.  Duplicate the texture layer.

10.  Add a drop shadow to your tube.

11.  Select your Preset Shapes tool and draw a rectangle above your texture layers, but below your tube. 
I used the same colour that I used for my texture. 
See my screenshot for placement:

12.  Convert to raster layer and add a drop shadow of 0, 0, 100, 10.  Drop the opacity to 70% (or to your liking)

13.  Crop your canvas to size.  Add a new raster layer above your tube.  Flood fill with a dark colour from your tube.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.  Press delete on your keyboard.  Select None.

14.  Add a phrase of choice to your rectangle layer using the dark colour you just chose. 
Change the blend mode of your phrase to Overlay, or one that suits your tag.

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

Here's a second example created by the wonderful Spawn, using the art of TooshToosh
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 08:06:27 pm by Sezy »

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