This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on November 10th 2012.
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 X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used WaterhouseRob
MuRa’s – Copies
DSB Flux – Blast
AAA Frames – Foto Frame

I used the awesome artwork of Michael Calandra
You will need a license from CDO to use his work.
Please do not use Michael’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 500×250 and flood fill with any random color
It doesn’t matter what color as we won’t be keeping it
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position on either the left or right hand side of the canvas
Duplicate the tube layer

Image, Canvas Size, increase to 700×700
On the original tube layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Copies – Wall Paper (rotate)
Use the default settings

Lower the opacity of the MuRa’s layer to about 57
Move this layer about until you are happy with the prt you can see next to your tube
If need be dulicate and Image, Mirror the MuRa’s layer (thats what I did)
You should have something similar to this

Activate your colored background layer
Select your Crop tool and select Layer Opaque, then crop

On your MuRa’s layer(s) put the opacity back up to 100
If you have more than one layer
Hide the top tube and Layers, Merge, Merge Visible the MuRa’s layers
Rename this layer MuRa’s

Duplicate the MuRa’s layer
On the original layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 10
On the copy of MuRa’s layer
Lower the opacity to about 32

Activate the main tube
Duplicate twice so you have 3 copies
On the original
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Blast
If your tube is on the Left: Direction: Right / Percentage: 50
If your tube is on the Right: Direction: Left / Percentage: 50
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to about 69

Activate the top copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 10
Reduce the opacity to about 42

Activate the first copy (middle tube layer)
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 9 / Opacity: 70 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black

Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, AAA Frames – Foto Frame

Select your Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the frame
You may want to zoom in slightly

Selections, Invert
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None
Duplicate your frame layer
On the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 10

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to null, background to a dark color from your tag
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Play about with the belnd modes till you find one you like I used Overlay
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 70 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Light color from your tag

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as jpg/png

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