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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called Bea
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/Paris (also known as L&K Filters)
AAA Frames/Foto Frame
Mura's Meister/Copies



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 to another color from your Tube

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



Flood Fill layer with your Gradient

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



Activate your Preset Shape Tool ... with the following settings

select a preset shape of your choice (I will be using Star 2)
Anti Alias - checked
Create as Vector - checked
Line Style - Solid
Foreground color - Null
Background color - White

Draw out your preset shape onto your canvas (look at stars on my tag for a rough size)

Objects> Align> Center in Canvas
Layers> Convert to Raster Layer

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Line (default settings)

Activate your Mover Tool and move the line of your shape near the top of your tag
(look at my tag for reference)

Layers> Duplicate
Move the line of your shape near the Bottom of your tag
(look at my tag for reference)

Layer> Merge> Merge Down

Change this layers Blend Mode to Overlay
Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Position to the left side of your tag and add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

Layers> Duplicate
Image> Mirror

In your layer palette move the duplicate Tube down so it is the middle layer
Change this layers Blend Mode to Soft Light

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

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



Layers> New Raster Layer
Flood Fill with a color from your Tube

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 1

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 30th April 2011
©David Hanslip