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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called Aquatic
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac - License and Tubes available at his store HERE

Filters:
Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow
Mura's Meister/Copies
DSB Flux/Bright Noise

DSB Flux/Bubbles



Ok let's begin

 

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your
Foreground to a Dark color from your Tube
and your Background color to a Light color from your Tube

 

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

Style - Linear

Angle - 145

Repeats - 0

Invert - unchecked

 

Flood Fill layer with this Gradient

Effects> DSB Flux> Bubbles ... with the following settings

Bubbles - 70

Density - 30

Frequency - 30

Tune - 30

 

Effects> Edge Effect> Enhance More

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 100

Right - 240

Bottom - 130

Left - 210

 

Flood Fill with your dark color

Selection> Select None

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 70

Right - 240

Bottom - 100

Left - 210

Flood Fill with your light color

 

Effects> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 20

Mix

 

Selections> Select None

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Wave(horizontal) ... default settings

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling(angle) ... default 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

change the Glow Radius to 2 and the color to of your choosing

 

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette (if not already there)
Position to to your liking then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

 

Crop image 600x250

Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All

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

Inside

Anti Alias - checked

Border Width - 5

 

Flood Fill the Selection with your dark color

Selections> Select None

 

Selections> Select All

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

Inside

Anti Alias - checked

Border Width - 4

 

Flood Fill the Selection with your light color

Selections> Select None

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All

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

Inside

Anti Alias - checked

Border Width - 1

 

Flood Fill the Selection with your dark color

Selections> Select None

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

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 16th July 2011

©David Hanslip