This tutorial was created December 28, 2005.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.

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This tutorial was written using PSP 10.
~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro X, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

The zip containing all the supplies and freeware font,
("Metropolis" by Nick Curtis) used for the tutorial here.
There are 2 different royalty free cloudy sky images in the zip, you can use either one.

Open the images, the moon and white wolf tube in PSP. Open and minimize the font on your desktop.
"Vantage Point" is used with permission by Christy Grandjean, please visit her website by clicking on her banner below.
Please follow her terms if you use this tube.

The tube of this image was done and is used with permission by ABC Tuber.

If you'd like to have a peek at what my testers made, I have a "brag" page here.

Let's get started ...
With the skytag_whitelightning_gh.jpg as your active image go to Edit/Copy.
You can minimize this image now.
Open a new canvas, 600 x 450, background color #3f638b. I named mine 3D Sky tag and saved it.
Now go to Edit/ Paste as New Layer.

With one of the cloudy sky images active go to Edit/Copy then go back
to your 3D Sky tag image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer.

Click on your Selection Tool and with these settings ....

Make a selection 20 pixels wide starting at the top at 235 and go over to
255, dragging this selection through the cloud image to the bottom.
You can see the numbers on your status bar at the bottom right of your workspace ..

here's what you should have.

Go to Edit/Cut. Go to Selections/Select none.
Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and use these settings ...

Vertical and Horizontal ~ 2
Opacity ~ 70
Blur ~ 5
Color ~ Black

Open your tube, "abc_vantagepoint" and go to Edit/ Copy.
Go back to your 3D Sky Tag image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Go to Image/Resize and use these settings ...

Move your tube over to the right and add the same Drop Shadow
as the Cloud image but change the blur to 10.

Vertical and Horizontal ~ 2
Opacity ~ 70
Blur ~ 10
Color ~ Black

now to add your name.
Click on your Text Tool and use these settings ...
You'll need to high light the size and type in 110. You may have to adjust your size depending on your name.

In your Materials palette make your Foreground color #365576 and change
your Background to Pattern and locate the "3D skytag_textfill_gh". Angle 0 and scale 100.

Click on your canvas to apply the text.

Go to your layer palette, right click on your text layer and "Convert to Raster Layer".
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract 2.

Go to Adjust / Sharpness / Unsharp Mask
Radius 5, Strength 70, Clipping 35, check "Luminance only"

Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Choose "Bevel One" , width 1,
Smoothness 32, Depth 1, Ambience 0, Shininess 44, Angle 315, Intensity 39 and Elevation 36.
Go to Selections/Select None.

For the drop shadow go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow with these settings .....
Vertical 2, Horizontal 2, Opacity 80, Blur 5 and Color #000000 (black)

Open your "skytag_bluemoon_gh" tube and go to Edit / Copy then go back to your 3D Sky Tag and
go to Edit / Paste as a New Layer. Move your tube up to the top left corner of the cloud image
and lower the opacity to 70.

Add a new raster layer for your watermark, save as a .jpg and you are done.

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