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Harlequin - NO SCRAPS
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:43:11 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
You need to have knowledge of working with layers and masks.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I've used the art of Marika, available for purchase at CDO.
Please do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Font of choice.  I've used Broadway.
Mask of choice.  I've used Mask 476 by Insatiable Dreams

Muras Meister - Copies
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new image 600 x 600 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

3.  Apply Muras Meister - Copies using the 'Wallpaper - Rotate' settings.
If your canvas isn't fully covered, duplicate this layer.  Image - Mirror.  Merge Visible.

4.  Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur with the following settings:

5.  Crop your canvas back to 600 x 600 pixels.
Apply mask of choice to your blurred layer and merge group.

6. Copy and paste your tube.  Move it into position and resize it if necessary.

7.  Set your foreground to a dark colour from your tube and your background to a lighter colour from your tube.
Select your preset shapes tool and set it to Rectangle with the following settings:

Draw a rectangle towards the bottom of your tag - I've positioned mine so it appears my tube is sitting over it.
When you're happy with the placement and size of the rectangle, convert it to a raster layer.

8.  If you want your tube to appear like it's sitting over it, duplicate your tube and move one below your rectangle.
On your upper tube layer, erase anything you don't want showing over your rectangle.

9.  Add your name to your rectangle, using your dark colour.

10.  Optional: Merge your rectangle, name and two tube layers together. 
Apply Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow with the following settings to this new merged layer:

11.  Add a Drop Shadow of choice to your tube (or the glow layer).

12.  Crop your tag to remove any blank canvas and resize to your liking.
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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