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This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on May 27th 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X2 but this will work in any version
Tube of your choice
Font of your choice – I used Toonish
MuRa’s Mesiter – Tone
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Template1 (2011) by j0eswife {here}
Mask 023 by Becky

I used the awesome artwork of Martin Abel, You will need a license from cdo to use his work
Please do not use Martin’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open Tanya’s template, press shift + D to duplicate and close the original
Delete Raster 1 and the credit layer
If you want a smaller tag, resize now
I resized to 400pixels, all layer checked
Image, Canvas Size, increase by 25 pixels to both Width & Height
This just gives us a little more room which we will need later

Activate Line of Stars – Top
Layers, Arrange, Send to Bottom
Now add a new raster layer
Drag this below your star layer and flood fill with white
Rename Background

Choose 2 contrasting colours from your tube
Set one as your foreground and one as your background
Set your foreground to a gradient mix of the two colours
Style – Linear / Angle – 90 / Repeats – 0
Activate Line of Stars – Top
Selections, All, Float, Defloat

Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient
Selections, None
Delete the original Line of Stars – Top layer
Now on your material palette
Click the small double headed arrow to switch the foreground and background colours round

Activate Line of Stars – Bottom
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient
Selections, None

Delete the original Line of Stars – Bottom layer
Activate the Lines layer
Using your Manual Colour Correction (MCC) tool – tut {here} on this tool

Change the colour of the lines
Effects, Texture Effects,Blinds
Width – 2 / Opacity – 25 / Colour – I used my other colour choice / Horizontal & Light from left/top – checked
Using the MCC tool again recolour Rectangle Outline
Hide all layers except the Rectangle Outline

This just makes it easier to see what you are doing hehe
Now make sure your foreground colour is set to other colour (not the one you just coloured your rectangle
Background set to null
Grab your preset shape tool and set it to rectangle
Anti-Alias & Create as vector – checked
Line width – 2
Line Style – I used Diamonds but you can use one of your choice
Draw a rectangle, try to line it up with the rectangle outline as best you can

When happy convert to raster
Unhide your other layers now
Activate the Rectangle layer
Set your foreground back to a gradient but change the angle to 45
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Floodfill the selected area

Duplicate this layer
Activate the original rectangle layer
Add a new raster layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Tone

Change the foreground to a light colour from your tube thats not in your gradient
Selections, None
On the copy of rectangle, change the blend mode to screen
Activate Rectangle Outline and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H – 2 / Opacity – 47 / Bur – 5 / Colour – Black

Activate the Circle layer
Change the foreground and background colours round
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Floodfill with your gradient
Duplicate this layer

Activate the original circle layer
Add a new raster layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Tone
Same settings as before
Keep Selected
On the copy of circle change the blend mode to Screen

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position inside the circle
Selections, Invert – press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None
Drag the tube layer below your copy of circle layer
Add a big blurry drop shadow, I used Lokas Software 3D Shadow

Activate Circle – Outline

Using the MCC tool recolour this layer
I recoloured to a lighter shade of my rectangle outline
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise
Random & Monochrome – Checked / Noise – 100%
Selections, None

Activate the Star – Large
Use the MCC tool to recolour a lightish colour from your tube
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise
Random & Monochrome – Checked / Noise – 100%
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Selections, Invert

Activate your Star – Large layer again
Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds
Use the same settings from before but change the colour if needed
Selections, None

Activate the promoted layer and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H – 2 / Opacity – 47 / Blur – 5 / Colour – Black
Repeat the above step for the Star – Small layer
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your gradient
Image, Resize by 50%
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from disk – look for the Becky_Mask023
Source luminance / Fit to layer and Hide all mask – checked
Layers, Merge, Merge group

Now move the mask upwards and to the left of your canvas
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Keep duplicating and Mirroring or flipping until you get a look you like
Once you have something you like
Hide all layers except your mask layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Layers, Arrange, Send to bottom
Now drag above your white background layer

On the mask layer
Effects, Texture Effects, Weave:

Lower the opacity down to about 63

Activate your top layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed
Add a nice drop shadow, I used Lokas Software 3D Shadow again
Same settings as before but I changed the Transparency to 55
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection Type – Rectangle / Mode – Add (shift) / Feather – 0 / Anti-Alias – checked
Draw a selection round your tube where it meets the bottom edge of the rectangle outline

Selections, Promote selection to layer
Back on your tube and press delete
Selections, None
Drag the promoted layer below your rectangle outline on your layer palette
Activate your tube layer again
Erase any tube that is outside the rectangle at the bottom
Now grab your text tool and select your font
Set your foreground to null, background to one of the contrasting colours we started with
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy convert to raster

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Now add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V&H – 2 / Opacity – 47 / Blur – 4 / Colour – Black
Add your artist copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Crop away any excess canvas

Save as a jpg or delete the white layer and save as a png

All Done 🙂

Another sample, using Daniel Esparza who is also licensed through cdo

I used the same font on this but added the name in Leisure Script

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