Silver Future

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 10th 2014
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 Handful of Nothing
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Template 147 by Dave (Spawn)
Two Textures of choice – I used 001 & 033 from ArtPlusLove

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

Before We Start
Before we start you will need to select 6 colors from your tube
I choose a mid color (#3) then shades of that color
With a different one to make it POP!
This is the color scheme I used:

You may find it easier to make a little chart for when you are recoloring
Will will be using the Manual Color Correction tool, you can find the mini tut {here}
We will also be using the Change to Target brush, this is located in drop down from Lighten/Darken tool
It looks like this

Let’s Start
Open the template and press shift + D to duplicate, you can close the original now
Delete the credits layer
Duplicate the 3 Angled Square layers
Hide all layers except the 3 copies
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Rename Angled Square Edge
Layers, View, View All
Hide the Angled Square Edge layer

Activate the Main Background layer
Flood fill this layer with your color 2
Open one of the texture – I used 001
Press + D to duplicate and close the original
Ensure color 2 is your foreground color
Using Change to Target brush with these settings:
Shape: Square / Size: 999 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0 / Continuous: Unchecked / Mode: Color
Click once with your foreground color on your texture
Now copy and paste your texture as a new layer above the main background layer
Reposition if needed and change the blend mode to Overlay

Activate the Left Lines layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Change the color of these line to color 6 using your manual color correction tool

Activate Angled Square 3
Using your manual color correction, change this to color 1
Repeat this on Angled Square 1
On Angled Square 2, recolor to color 3

Unhide your Angled Square Edge layer
Recolor this to color 4
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Press delete on your keyboard once
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – Rename Main Tube
Position within the Angled Square Edge
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate Angled Square Edge layer and click inside in square
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate your Main Tube again and press delete
Selections, None

Select your magic wand again using the same settings
Activate Angled Square Edge, click inside the top and bottom squares
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Activate Main Tube
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Back on Main Tube and press delete
Selections, None

Working on the promoted layer
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Duplicate and on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 4
Lower the opacity to 53

Open your second texture of choice – I used 033
Press shift + D to duplicate and close the original
Using your Change to Target brush recolor the texture to color 2
Copy and paste as a new layer
Reposition if required and change the blend mode to Multiply
Move your Main Tube above this layer

Activate Angled Square Edge and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 1 / Opacity: 64 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Activate the lines layer and add a drop shadow to that too
I used the same settings but changed the H to 0

Activate Border layer and flood fill with color 5
Make sure the actual border is filled too, you may have to zoom in a little
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels and press delete
Selections, None
Add a drop shadow with these settings:
V & H: 1 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 1 / Color: 1 (from your chart) / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Activate the border again, repeat the drop shadow but change the V&H to -1
With the top shadow active, Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Keep the shadow layer active
Add a drop shadow with these settings:
V & H: 1 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 1 / Color: 3 (from your chart) / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Activate the border again, repeat the drop shadow but change the V&H to -1
With the top shadow active, Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Select your text tool and choose your font
Set your foreground to null, background to color 5
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Set the size to 48
Add your name, Image, Free Rotate, 45 to the right
Position your name within two of the lines
Convert to raster

Duplicate your text layer
On the original
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
You may need to fiddle with the Shift X & Shift Y depending on your text placement

Move this across so the main part of off canvas, leaving just the faded part
Now move it up a little
Duplicate and move down so you have the faded text above and below your name
With the top one active, Layer, Merge, Merge Down
On your layer palette move this down so its below the lines layer
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a JPG/PNG
All Done šŸ™‚

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