#1 Fan

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 25th and added to my site September 18th 2019
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only.
No distribution allowed except via text link.
This tutorial was originally written for the members of the CDO Facebook Group as an exclusive tutorial for the weekly challenge

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Several Tubes of Choice from the same artist
Fonts of Choice – I used Splatch and The Feeling
DSB Flux – Blast
Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used Splatch
Set your foreground to black, background set to null
Stroke width set to 2
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your text, I wrote ‘FAN’
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas

Convert to raster and rename Outline
Duplicate and rename the copy – Base Outline
Move Base Outline below Outline layer

Activate Base Outline
Copy and paste your tubes of choice – each one as a new layer (I used 7 different tubes)
Position then so all the text is filled

Hide Outline, Base Outline and white background layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Tubes

Unhide the hidden layer – Layers, View, All
Activate Outline
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select outside the Text
If you have any letters with holes in like a O or A, make sure you select that part as well

Selections, Modify, Expand by 1 pixel
Activate Tubes and press delete
Keep Selected

Selections, Invert
Add a new raster layer – rename Fill
Flood fill with a color/paper/gradient of choice
Selections, None
Move the Fill layer below the Tubes layer

Activate the Tubes layer and duplicate
On the original, change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
On the copy, change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 50

On Copy of Tubes
Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds

Activate the Base Outline
Move up so it’s right below the Outline layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3

Activate Outline – which should be your top layer
Layer, Merge, Merge Visible to New Layer
If you don’t have this option – Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer and line it up with the original layers
Rename Blur
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 6
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Duplicate Blur – rename the copy Blast 1
Move to just above the white background layer
Change the blend mode to Normal
Duplicate and rename Blast 2
Working on Blast 1
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Blast

Activate Blast 2, repeat the Blast but change the direction to Right
Lower the opacity of both Blast layers to 67

Activate Fill layer
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Activate Copy of Tubes
Add a new raster layer – rename Glass
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass

Selections, None
Activate the Blur layer
Select your text tool again and choose a font – I used Type Wrong
Set your foreground to null, background to a color/pattern/gradient of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out #1 or text of choice
Position where it looks best and convert to raster – rename Text 2
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster later – name it Text 2 Glass
Apply the same Glass with the same settings
Change the blend mode to Screen
Selections, None

Activate the original Text 2 layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Choose the Fat preset

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 61 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used The Feeling
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color/pattern/gradient if required
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same Gradient Glow as just used
Add the same drop shadow

Add your artists copyrights and your own tagger watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done

A couple of samples, these are the tags I made for the challenge this tutorial was written for

Art is by Cuddly Rigor Mortis, who is licensed through CDO. This was the bonus tube for August 2019, so no longer available.
Fonts used are: Some – Kathlyn, Bunny – Don Jose, Loves – Covered By Your Grace, U – Jelly Belly and the name – Yessy

Art is by Julia Spiri, again who is licensed through CDO. This was also a bonus tube from August 2019, so no longer available. Fonts used are Angel – Impact and the name used Rocket Clouds

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