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You will need:

Font of your choice

Large Tube or Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jose Cano

License and Tubes now available at CanoTubes

 

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground and Background to 2 colors from your Tube

Click on your Foreground again & change to Gradient ... with the following settings

 

 

Open a New Image 600x250 & Flood Fill it with your Gradient

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

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

 

 

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

 

 

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

Flood Fill this Selection with White ... Selections> Select None

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Line ... change the Number to 15

Image> Free Rotate ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Image Effects> Offset ... with the following settings

 

 

Activate the Bottom layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Image> Crop to Selection

Activate the Top layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Activate the Bottom layer ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

 

 

Selections> Select None ... Delete the Top layer

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selected areas with Black

Selections> Modify> Contract by 1 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

 

 

Selections> Modify> Contract by 2 ... Flood Fill the Selected areas with White

Selections> Modify> Contract by 1 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None ... Change this layers Blend Mode to Overlay

 

 

Paste your Tube/Close Up as a New Layer and position slightly to the Right side of your Tag like so

 

 

Layers> Duplicate

Activate the Original & apply a suitable Drop Shadow & change layers Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance (L)

Lower the opacity a little too, I lowered mine to 75% ... Layers> Arrange> Move Down

Activate Duplicate & move it to the Right some more (look at my sample for reference)

Add Copyrights & your Name & that's it all that's left is to save your Tag as a PNG!

 

 

Here is another example made by my friend Fi

 

Tutorial written on the 22/03/2012 ©David Hanslip