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

Mura's Meister/Copies
DSB Flux/Mosaic Ripple

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Paste your Tube as a New Layer

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies .... Wallpaper rotate (default settings)
Edit> Repeat Copies ... same settings

Adjust> Blur> Motion Blur ... with the following settings

Effects> Texture Effects> Mosaic Antique ... with the following settings

Activate the raster 1 layer
Layers> Arrange> Bring To Top

Flood Fill this layer with the main color of your Tube
Change the layers Blend Mode to Color or Color(L) ... whichever looks better

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Promote Selection to Layer
Activate the promoted layer (if not already active)

Effects> DSB Flux> Mosaic Ripple ... with the following settings

Selections> Select None
Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

If needed Image> Mirror so that your Tube is facing to the Right
Position to the left then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

Layers> Duplicate
Activate the original Tube layer

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

Change the layers Blend Mode to Luminance

Activate the Background layer
Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill the Selection with the brightest
color from your Background layer

Selections> Select None
Layers> Duplicate

Activate the duplicate layer (if not already active)

Effects> 3D Effects> Cutout ... with the following settings

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Effects> Texture Effects> Texture ... with the following settings

If you have any parts of this stripe showing to the left of your main
Tube then Select your Eraser Tool and erase it

Activate the Top layer

Layers> New Raster Layer
Flood Fill layer Black

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 2

Hit DELETE on your keyboard
Selections> Select None

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 28th April 2011
©David Hanslip