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You will need:

Font of your choice

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jose Cano

License and Tubes now available at CanoTubes


Filters:

Mehdi/Melt 1.1

Mehdi/Fur 2

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

AAA Frames/Foto Frame

 



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your

Foreground to a color from your Tube and your Background color to White

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to a Foreground-Background Gradient ... with these settings



 

Flood Fill layer with Gradient ... Layers> Duplicate

Activate the Bottom layer

Effects> Mehdi> Melt 1.1 ... click Random button once then OK

Activate the Top layer

 

Selections> Select All

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



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

Effects> Mehdi> Fur 2 ... click Random button once then OK

 

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

change the Glow Radius to 3 and the color from Black to your Foreground color

and click on ok

 

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... this time change the Overall Opacity to 10 and color to Black

Paste your Tube as a new layer

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette (if not already there)

Position to your liking then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

Crop image 600x250

 

Selections> Select All

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



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

Activate the Bottom layer

 

Effects> AAA Frames> Foto Frame ... with the following settings



Activate the Top layer

Add Copyrights and your Name ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Now all that's left is to save your image as a PNG



Tutorial written on 26/04/2011 ©David Hanslip