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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called DJB Writes A Lot

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac

License and Tubes available now available at Scraps and Company


Filters:

Kang 4/sillyString

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow


 


Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250 and Flood Fill it White

Effects> Kang 4> sillyString ... with the following settings

Warp 1 - 47
Warp 2 - 30
All others - 255

Layers> New Raster Layer

 

Flood Fill with a color from your Tube ... Change this layers Blend Mode to Color

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Layers> Duplicate

Activate the Bottom layer

 

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


Blur Type - zoom
Strength - 56
Elliptical - checked
Horizontal offset - -100
Vertical offset - -100
Protect center - 0

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror ... Image> Flip

Change the layers Blend Mode to Overlay

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

Edit> Repeat Enhance Edges ... Activate the Top layer

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Activate the Middle layer

Selections> Select All

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

Inside - checked
Border Width - 46
Anti Alias - checked

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

 

Activate the Top layer ... Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 5

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

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 to White

 

Activate the Middle layer

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... same settings as before

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... change color to the main color of your tag

 

Activate the Top layer

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... same settings as above

Paste your Tube as a new layer

Move in to a position you are happy with and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

With the Tube layer still active

Layers> Arrange> Move Down ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

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

And that's it your all done



Tutorial written on 23/04/2011 ©David Hanslip