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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on January 5th 2016
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 & Close Up of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Cherry Swash Bold
Grungy Brush of choice – I used one called Grunge_53 ( sorry I can’t find this brush anywhere online)
Texture of choice – I used 002 from Halftone Textures Vol. 1

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 125
Set foreground to a medium shade from your tube – I used #82B8D5
Set your background to a light shade – I used #DDECF3
Change your foreground to fore/back gradient mix
Style: Linear / Angle: 90 / Repeats: 1
Flood fill your canvas

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer – rename Main Tube
Position so the face is visible in the middle of the canvas

Activate your background layer
Copy and paste your close up as a new layer – rename CU 1
Position to either the left or right of your main tube
Duplicate and Image, Mirror – rename CU 2
Reposition the copy so it’s a different part of the close up you can see
Set the opacity to both Close Ups layer to 40

Activate CU1
Open your texture of choice – resize to 600 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Texture
Change the blend mode to Burn or a mode of choice

Activate CU2 and duplicate
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and put the opacity to 100

Activate Main Tube
Select text tool and choose a font – I used Cherry Swash Bold
Foreground set to null and background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name – position where best
Used the nodes to stretch/angle if required
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
C-01
Select your Paint Brush tool and choose a grungy style brush
Set your foreground to a light color – I used #D6D6D6
Add a new raster layer above your text
Click your paint brush once or twice on your text
Activate the text layer – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate the brush layer and press delete
Selections, None
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Activate your text layer again and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 69 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the color you used for your text
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 5 pixels and press delete
Selections, None
Rename Boarder

Grab your paint brush tool again using the same brush
Keep your foreground set to the light color
Set your background color to a dark color – I used #230d13
Add a new raster layer – name it Boarder Brush 1
Click randomly with your brush tool using your foreground color around the border
Then add another new layer – name it Boarder Brush 2
Click randomly with your brush tool using your background color around the border
You don’t want to cover the whole boarder though
Activate Boarder – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Press delete on both Boarder Brush 1 and 2 layers
Selections, None

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

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