Name In The Sand

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on April 18th 2013
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 X5 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Press Style
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow
Texture – Texturizer
Eye Candy 4000 – Glass
Image/Photo/Scenic Paper & Elements of Choice – I used Beachy CU items by DesignsBySarah
Big Mask001 by Vix

I used the awesome artwork of Dean Yeagle
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO.
Please do not use Dean’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed – I resized by 75%
Add a drop shadow of choice
I used Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line Style: Solid / Line Width: 15
Set your foreground to white and your background to null
Draw a rectangle behind your tube

When happy with the size, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Texture – Texturizer

Add a drop shadow of choice to the frame layer I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 73 / Blur: 10.59 / Color: Grey (#404040)

Select selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (shift) /Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select your frame using your selection tool
Activate Raster 1 – which should be empty
Copy and paste your image/paper of choice INTO selection
Selections, None

Hide your tube layer
Select your text tool and choose a bold font
Foreground set to null, background set to any color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice I wrote ‘SUMMER’
Position in the frame
Using the nodes, stretch so it fills the frame

When happy, convert to raster
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Activate the image layer – selections, promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Delete the original text layer

On the promoted layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Glass

Change the blend mode of this layer to Screen
Unhide your tube layer

Add any elements you want to jazz your tag up

Copy and paste your image again as a new layer
Move to the bottom of your layer palette – Layers, Arrange, Send to Bottom
Crop your canvas back to 400×400
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask001 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layer, Merge, Merge Group

Select your text tool again – same settings as before
Add your name – do not convert to raster
Hold down your ctrl key and drag either the bottom left or bottom right node out

Drag the bottom middle node up slightly and repeat the above step
Now convert to raster

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Cutout

Selections, None
Delete the original text layer

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits (if required) and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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