All You Need

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 3rd 2015
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 X7 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Impact and AndantinoJF
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude & Glass
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Select your text tool and choose a bold font
Set your foreground to a color of choice, Background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Set your stroke width to 2
Type out ‘LOVE’ all in caps
Use the nodes to stretch your text so it’s almost as wide as your canvas
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
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Convert to raster and rename Text

Activate your white background layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position part of your tube inside the first letter
Duplicate your tube and move over
Keep duplicating until all the letters are filled with tube
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Hide your text and white background layers
Merge visible the tube layers – rename Tube
Unhide your text and background layers

Duplicate your Tube layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Effects, Art Media Effects – Brush Strokes
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Change the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the opacity to 65

Activate your Text layer and select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside each letter
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate Tube layer and press delete
Activate Copy of Tube and press delete
Selections, None

Activate your Text layer
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 65%

Duplicate your Text layer and hide the copy
Hide your background layer
Merge Visible the remaining layers (Tube, Copy of Tube & Text)
Unhide Copy of Text and background layers

Activate your Merged layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude
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Activate Copy of Text
Using your magic wand – same settings, click inside each letter
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Add a new raster layer and move it below Copy of Text
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Glass
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Selections, None

Activate Copy of Text and apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your text tool and choose another font
Set your foreground to null, Background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice – I wrote ‘all you need is’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Apply the same drop shadow as used before

Use the same font and settings to add your name
Position where best and convert to raster
Apply the same gradient glow and drop shadow

Add your artists copyrights 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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