This tutorial was created November 08, 2005 and updated on July 11, 2006.
This tutorial was written using PSP10.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.

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This tutorial is just a guide. Use any tube, font or text you like. I will give you the colors I chose for
my image
and you will need at adjust those and the drop shadows according to the tube you choose.

I hope you enjoy doing this tutorial!

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

Your choice of tube. I used a Rion Vernon tube purchased from the GILD.

My mask, "gh_tornedges.jpg" here. This will open in a new window,
right click and "Save Picture as" and save it in your PSP10/Mask folder.

The font used for the tag is called Riesling and you can get it here.
If you'd like the font I used for the text title above, it's called
"Shoestore" and can be found at DaFont here.
Open and minimize the Riesling font on your desktop.

Penta filters/ Garbage Collection and Color Dot here.
If a "Language Pack Installation" window appears just click on Cancel.
These are great filters and they are free so I suggest you get them.
The Garbage Collection filters are the 12th listed.



The Color Dot are the 15th listed



Make a new folder in your Plugins folder named Penta and unzip the filters there.
dsb flux filter here.
Make a new folder in your Plugins folder named dsb flux and unzip the filters there.
Your own "Initial Brush" which we will make in this tutorial.


Let's get started ...

Open a new transparent image, 600 x 550.
Make your Foreground color a light color from you tube and your Background color a darker one.
I am using #d6cec9 and #b4a298
Change your Foreground to Gradient and use these settings....
#1 Foreground-Background
Angle 145, Repeats 3, Invert Checked, Style Linear
Flood fill your image with the Gradient.
Go to Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur and change the Radius to 20.

Go to Effects / Plugins / penta.com / Dot and Cross and use these settings ....
Amount 38, Cross Distance 10, Cross Width 2

Go to Layers/New Raster Layer and flood fill this layer with your Background color, #90998b.

Go to Layers/Load Save Mask/Load Mask From Disk and find "gh_tornedges".
Check Source luminance, Fit to Layer and Show all mask. Make sure Invert Transparency is Unchecked.

Go to your Layer Palette and right click on Group-Raster2. Click on Merge/Merge Group.

Go to Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow and use these settings ....
Vertical 2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 36, Blur 1 and Color / Black.



Next step is to add your Initial Brush which I will show you how to make now.
Find a font that you really love the letter of your first name. I chose Riesling for the great lower case "g".
Open a new canvas 400 x 400, background color white.

Click on your Text tool and make these changes to your settings (adjust the size for your font)



Change your Foreground color to black and your Background color to #808080,
then change the Background to Gradient with these settings ...
Angle 145, Repeats 5, Invert is Unchecked and Style Linear.

Click on the center of your canvas to apply the letter like below ...



Go to Layers / Merge / Merge Visible. Now go to Selections / Select all then click on your Paint brush tool. Click on
your Brush preview window and click on the "Create brush from Selection" icon . It's at the bottom on the right.

When the Create Brush Tip window opens give your brush a name and add your name as the author. Do not check the "Save Variance"option. I named my brush gh_g. I put my initials first so all my brushes all listed together. While the brush preview window is open look for your new brush and select it. Once you find your new brush tip you can close out this canvas, we won't need it again.

Open a new canvas 500 x 500, white background.
Add a new Raster layer and using your new initial brush, size 195, Rotation 0,
drag the brush around in a circle like below.



Lower the opacity to 10.
Add a new Raster layer, this time make the brush size 400, Rotation 0 and add your letter again.
Lower the opacity to 18.



Add another new Raster layer and with a brush size of 480 and a rotation of 100 add the letter again.
Lower the opacity to 16.



I added 2 more layers and added the brush changing the size, rotation and opacity until I ended up with this ...



Now let's make a brush with this image. Go to Layers / Merge / Merge Visible. Now go to Selections / Select all
then click on your Paint brush tool. Click on your Brush preview window and click on the
"Create brush tip from selection" icon.

When the "Create Brush Tip" window opens give
your brush a name
, I named mine gh_g's. Leave the "Save
Variance" unchecked again, too. Find the brush in your preview window then you can close out the canvas
we just made.

Now, back to the tag with your very own custom initial brush!

Add a new Raster layer and name it brush.

Let's change your Materials palette back to the original settings for the tag ....
Foreground color #d6cec9 and Background color #b4a298.
Change your Foreground to Gradient and use these settings....
#1 Foreground-Background
Angle 145, Repeats 3, Invert Checked, Style Linear


Using your Paint brush with your Initial Brush selected, size 450, Rotation 0,
right-click 4 times (this will apply the Background color) on the center of the canvas to apply the brush.



To go Effects/Plugins/penta.com/Color Dot with these settings ...
value 90
Distance 2
color R 255
color G 255
color B 255

Go to Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow and use these settings ....
Vertical 2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 20, Blur 1 and Color / Black.


Now let's add your tube.
With your tube as the active image, go to Edit/Copy then go to your tag image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Using your Mover tool move the tube over to the right and down a little. In your Layer Palette
right-click on the tube layer and duplicate the tube. Click on Raster 2, the bottom tube layer and go to
Effects/Plugins/dsb Flux/Bubbles and use these settings ...

Bubbles 20, Density 20, Frequency 30 and Tune 30.

Now go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize
Hue 15 and Saturation 35.
**To find the values for your image, click on your foreground color. When the Material palette opens, click on Color
and look at the Hue and Saturation numbers for that color. Those are the numbers you should use for your tube.**
Your numbers will be different from mine.



Go to Effects/Distortion Effects/Punch ~ Strength 35

Before we go on let's make the pattern for the text. While still on the tube layer with the Bubbles effect go to
Edit/ Copy then Edit/Paste as New Image.
Go to Image/ Resize.
You will have to uncheck "lock aspect ratio" first then put in 200 x 200 pixels.

Now add a new Raster layer and in your Layer Palette drag it to the bottom.
Flood fill this layer with your Background color which should be #b4a298. Click on the the pattern layer (Raster 1)
and duplicate this layer. Image/Mirror. Image/Flip. Go to Layers/ Merge/Merge Visible.
Now go to Effects/ Image Effects/ Seamless tiling with these settings ...



Just minimize this image for now.

Back to your tag image now.
Click on your tube layer and add this drop shadow ....
Vertical 2, Horizontal 4, Opacity 45, Blur 10 and Color Black.


Depending on the tube you are using it may look better below the mask layer. Mine tube was cut off at her legs so it looked weird on top of the mask. You'll have to decide what is best for the tube you are using.
To move the mask up in the layer palette, right click on the Group -Raster 2 layer, Arrange/Bring to Top.


Let's add your name.
Using your Text tool with these settings ... (you will have to adjust the size if you are using a different font)



In your Materials Palette change your Foreground back to Color and change the color to #9f887b. Change your Background to Pattern and click on the Background color window and find the pattern you just made from the tube. Set the Angle at 0 and the Scale at 60.
Click on your canvas with the Text tool to apply your name. Using the control arm turn your text vertical and
move it to the left side of the tag like below ...



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 3 pixels.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Choose "Bevel One" , Width 1,
Smoothness 57, Depth 2, Ambience 0, Shininess 45, 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 40, Blur 4 and Color #000000 (black).

Make any adjustments to your tag now, add copyright information, your watermark and save a copy in .psp format.

If you want to use this tag on a white background all you have to do is click on the Group-Raster 2 layer, go to
Brightness and Contrast/Brightness/Contrast and move the brightness slider to 255. That will change any color
to white. You can change it to black by moving the slider to -255.

Save your tag as a .jpg and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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