Silence

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 16th 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 of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used 1042 Report and Shoreline Script
BigMask019 by Vix

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 300 x 100
Flood fill with a gradient of choice – I used the one that came with my tube
Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Mirror
Rename the original BG
Rename the copy – Frame

Activate Frame layer
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Press delete
Selections, None
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 47 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the BG layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Base Tube
Position within the frame
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Duplicate the tube and rename the copy Top Tube
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Repeat the Gaussian Blur with the same settings
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Activate Base Tube
Image, Decrease Color Depth – 2 Colors
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Edit, Copy, Edit Undo, Edit, Paste as a new layer
Rename this layer Color Depth
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Reduce the opacity to 53

Press Shift + D to duplicate the whole tag
On the copy, delete the Color Depth layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Edit, Copy
Back to your original tag
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Rename Middle
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked

Back to your copy – Edit, Copy
Back to your original tag
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Rename Top
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Repeat the resize with the same settings

Activate Middle
Adjust, Hue & Saturation – Colorize
H: 255 / S: 18
Image, Mirror

Crop your canvas to 300 x 100 – to get rid of any excess tube
Increase your canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement selected
Activate Top
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer again
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Resize again
Lower the opacity and line the tube up with your top image
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Crop away all excess canvas from round your tube and boxes
Ensure you are on the tube layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask019 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Layers, Arrange, Send to bottom
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5

If like mine, your box is right up on one edge of the canvas
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Increase your canvas size by 35 or so pixels on the one side
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used 1942 Report
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text – I wrote ‘SILENCE’
Position below the boxes, stretch to its the same size as the bottom box
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Keep your text tool active and change the font is required – I used Shoreline Script
Keep the settings the same changing the background color if required
Add your name and position where it looks best
Convert to raster and add the same Gradient Glow (change the color if required)

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 Maryline Cazenave, who is licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. Fonts used are Magnolia Sky (name) and Marcelle Script (waiting for your call)
kelly-mc-waiting-byfi

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