This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on Novemer 14th 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 Amoky Typeface and Anggie
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
BigMask001 by Vix

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 5
Set your foreground to a color from your tube, background set to null
Draw a rectangle, approx 115 x 200
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster
Effects, Texture Effects, Texture – I used Striation
Rename Frame

Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color of choice
Selections, None
Rename Frame Back
Move this below the Frame layer

Hide the white background layer
Lower the opacity of Frame Back to 60
Press your Prt Sc (print screen) button
Edit, Paste as a new layer
Select the inside of the frame on your screen shot
Edit, Copy and paste as a new layer onto your main canvas
Position below Frame Back and rename Bottom Frame Back

Back on your screen shot layer
Selections, None
Select 4 small squares from inside the frame
Copy and paste as a new image
You can close the screen shot image now

Back on your main canvas
Unhide your white background layer
Add a new raster layer
Set your foreground to pattern and set it to the squares
Flood fill the new raster with this pattern

Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask001 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked
Image, Free Rotate, 90 to the left

Activate Frame Back
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 45%, all layers unchecked
Position within the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select any part of your tube you want outside the frame
Selections, Promote selection to layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the frame
Erase any tube outside the frame
Add the same drop shadow to the frame BUT change the H to 2

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Amoky Typeface
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your word of choice – I wrote ‘BEAUTY’
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the left
Position on the left of the frame
Stretch out if needed so its the same size as your frame
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow as just used
Reduce the opacity to about 63

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Image, Increase canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement selected
On the Blur layer – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to about 77

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Anggie
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if required
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Add the same 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 😀

Another sample using the art of Amy Brown, who is licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. Font used are Antonie and Queen Of The Moon

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