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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on December 16th 2015
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X8 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean and KG The Fighter
Photo Effex – Scanlines
MuRa’s Meister – Copies

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 225
Set your foreground to a dark color from your tube
Set your background to a light color from your tube
Select your selection tool and choose Custom Selection
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Selections, Invert and flood fill with your dark foreground color

Add a new raster layer – rename Middle
Selections, Invert and flood fill with your light background color
Selections, None

Duplicate Middle
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 5 pixels and press delete
Selections, None
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Middle
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Middle Tube
Position within the middle frame
Erase any excess tube from either side

Activate Raster 1
Copy and paste your tube again as a new layer
Position on either side where it looks best
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Reposition if needed
Layers, Merge, Merge Down – rename Back Tubes

With Back Tubes active
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Reduce the opacity to 50
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and put the opacity at 100

Activate Raster 1
Effects, Plugins, Photo Effex – Scanlines
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Repeat the Scanlines again with the same settings

Activate Middle Tube
Duplicate and apply the same Gaussian Blur
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate Middle
Copy and paste your tube again as a new layer – rename Copies
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wall Paper Rotate at default settings
Effects, Art Media Effects, Brush Strokes
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Apply the Custom Selection as used before
Selections, Invert, make sure you are on the Copies layer and press delete
Selections, None
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 75

Duplicate the Copies layer
Move the copy above your copy of tube layer
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Reduce the opacity to 60

Add a new raster layer – name it Frame
Flood fill with your dark foreground layer
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 5 pixels
Press delete, Selections, None
Apply the same drop shadow as used before
Apply the custom selection agan
Ensure you are on Frame and press delete
Selections, None

Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Select your text tool and choose a bold font
Set your foreground to your light color, background to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 1.5
Add your text of choice – I wrote ‘COFFEE’
Use the nodes to stretc your text to the width of the middle section, but leave a slight gap and either side
Do Not Convert yet

Duplicate your text layer
On the copy – Convert to raster
On the original, click the +sign on your layer palette
Right click on the indented layer and select properties
Turn the foreground off and set to background color to your dark color
Click ok and then Convert to raster
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
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Choose another font, I used a script style
Set your foreground to null, background to a light color – I used #FAF9F9
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both still checked
Add your name, position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

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

Another sample using the art of PinUp Toons, who is also licensed through CDO. This is the current bonus tube from PinUp Toons for December 2015, you can get this tube for free, when you spend $10 (after discounts) on PinUp Toons tubes, read more about {here}. Fonts used are Janda Truly Madly Deeply (snow) and Dazzling Divas for the name.
Susan-PUT-Snow-byFi

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