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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called An ode to noone

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac - License and Tubes available at his store HERE

 

Filters:

L en K/Trix (also known as L&K Filters)

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

Mura's Meister/Copies

 

 

Ok let's begin

Set your Foreground and Background to 2 light colors from your Tube

Open a new image white image 100x50

Effects> L en K> Trix ... with the following settings

Control 0 - 84

Control 1 - 160

All others - 255

 

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

Change the layers Blend Mode to Multiply

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

 

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings

 

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... with the following settings

Click on the "Settings" tab and select the following

Simple (thin) - Black

Click on the "Basic" tab and change the Glow Radius to 2

and the color from Black to your Background color

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... V-Tile(rotate) ... change number to 33

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill this layer Black

Layers> Arrange> Send to Bottom ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following Settings

Top - 40

Right - 600

Bottom - 90

Left - 0

Flood Fill the Selection with the color white

 

Effects> L en K> Trix ... same settings as before but this time change Control 0 to 90

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Flip

Merge these two layers together

 

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

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color

Change the layers Blend Mode to Multiply

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

Apply the same Gradient Glow as you did earlier ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

 

Now go to your Tube image ... Edit> Copy

Return to your Tag ... Edit> Paste as New Layer

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow ... Crop image 600x250

 

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

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 3

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Modify> Expand ... by 1

Selections> Invert ... Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color

Selections> Select None

 

Add Copyrights and your Name

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Now all that's left is to save your Tag

 

 

 

Tutorial written on 28th July 2010

©David Hanslip