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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Anastasia

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Keith Garvey

This artist is not currently selling his art in Tube Format

 

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your Foreground and Background to two colors from your Tube

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with the following settings

Style - Linear
Angle - 45
Repeats - 15
Invert - unchecked

Flood Fill your image with this Gradient

 

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... with the following settings

If the Pixelate effect is not very visible then Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

 

Now you need to Swap Colors, to do this click the arrow like so



Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill this layer with your Gradient

 

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... with the following settings

Again if the Pixelate is not very visible then Enhance

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings



Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... with the following settings

Horizontal - 0
Vertical - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 5

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... Paste your Tube as a new layer

Change the layer Opacity to 50% and move the Tube into position on the right

 

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow then Crop Image 600x250

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings



Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

 

Paste your Tube as a new layer ... Move the Tube into position on the left

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow then Crop Image 600x250

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings



Flood Fill selection with a color from your Tube

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Add Copyrights and your Name and that's it your done

 

 

Here is another example by my friend Sezy



Tutorial written on the 03/02/2011 ©David Hanslip