En-Ger-Land

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 5th 2018
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 X9 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Back Stitch Solid Regular and Peignot
RD_MaskSet103_Mask4 by Rachel
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

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

A little note, I’ve had a few people ask me what does En-Ger-Land mean and I’m beginning to realise that those outside the UK, will have no idea what this tut is about. If you google ‘Fat Les – Vindaloo Song’, listen to the song and watch the video and it will make more sense. It’s a football (soccer) related chant that the crowds sing at England matches 🙂 hope this helps those that are completely puzzled and think I have finally lost the plot

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 500 x 500 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 85%, all layers unchecked
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 4.00
Draw a circle round your tube

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER

Activate the white background layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Back Stitch Solid Regular
Set your foreground to null, background set a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Position your mouse over the edge of the vector circle layer
When you get a +A) or +T) symbol click and add your text – I wrote ‘EN-GER-LAND’
Repeat so it goes all round the circle

Ignore the fact mine is black in the screen shot
Covert the text to raster and rename Text 1
Duplicate twice for a total of 3 text layers
Rename the copies Text 2 and Text 3
Delete the vector circle now

On Text 2 – resize by 75%, all layers unchecked
On Text 3 – resize by 50%, all layers unchecked
Activate Text 1
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 4 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Text 3
Repeat the Gradient Glow with the same settings
Add the same drops shadow

Activate Text 2
Image, Free Rotate, 45 degrees to the Right
Using your Manual Color Correction Tool (mini tut here)
Recolor to white or the color you used for your glow
Apply the same gradient glow, but change the glow color to the color of Text 1 and 3
Add the same drop shadow

Activate your Tube
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 1 / H: 5 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 4 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Grab your freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the base of the tube where it covers Text 1

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer – rename Bottom Tube
On the original Tube layer, press delete
Selections, None

Activate Bottom Tube and move below Text 1
With your Freehand Selection Tool, same settings as before
Trace around the base of Text 1 where the bottom of your tube is

Selections, Modify, Feather by 10 pixels
Press delete a couple of times on Bottom Tube to soften the bottom edge
Selections, None

Activate the white background layer
Select your Pen Tool with these settings:
Mode: Draw lines & polylines / Create on Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 75.00
Set your foreground to the color of Text 1, background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Draw a vertical line the full height of your canvas
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Duplicate and Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the Left
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 15%
Layers, Merge, Merge Down again so its now merged with the white background layer – rename Mask

Working on your Mask layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_MaskSet103_Mask4 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate your Tube layer
Select your text tool again and choose a font – I used Peignot
Set your foregrond to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Apply the same gradient glow, changing the color if needed
Add the same drop shadow as used on the tube

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 again using the art of Elias Chatzoudis, you can find this tube {here}. Fonts used are Sandy Beaches (Happy July 4th) and Summer Joy (name)

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