This tutorial was created January 18, 2007.
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Thanks again to my dear friend, Diana, who tested this tutorial for me. Click here to see her results.

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.
My supplies here. The zip includes the mask, texture, font and word art.
I have other frame masks to choose from here.
Put the "gh_ grungeframemask3_bunnysatticdotcom" mask in your My Documents/My PSP Files/Masks folder.
Double click to open the font "Renaissance" and minimize it on your desktop.
Have the word art, texture and the tube you are using open in PSP.
The tube I am using is the artwork of Arantza Sestayo and was purchased from CILM.

This tutorial was written using colors and drop shadows to go with the tube in my example.
Please make adjustments if you are using another tube.
Let's get started ...


Open a new canvas 600 x 550 with a white background. Layers/New Raster Layer.

Open the tube you are going to use and with your Dropper Tool pick two colors from your tube.
Mine were #748791 and #878775. If you are using a different tube please choose colors to match your tube.
Go back to your new canvas and using your Airbrush Tool with these settings ....

Spray some of each color on the canvas. Now pick another color, I used #cfa5a0 and spray again.
Here's what mine looked like ...


Adjust/Blur/Guassian Blur 30.
In your layer palette lower the opacity to 80%.



Adjust/Add/Remove Noise/Add Noise with these settings ...
Uniform, 8 and Monochrome.

Layers/Load/Save Mask/Load Mask from Disk.
Look in the Mask Preview window and find "gh_ grungeframemask3_bunnysatticdotcom" and use these settings ...



In your layer palette right click on Group - Raster 1 and go to Merge/Merge Group.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and use these settings ..
Vertical and Horizontal 1, Opacity 30, Blur 1 and Color Black.

Layers/New Raster Layer.
Click on your Selection Tool with the settings below, then on the Custom Selection icon ..

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Put in these values ....

Open the "dreamtexture_gh". Edit/Copy.
Go back to your canvas. Edit/Paste into Selection. Selections/Select None.

In your layer palette use the drop down menu to change the Blend Mode to Overlay.


Here's what you should have now ....



Open your tube. Edit/Copy.
Go back to your canvas. Edit/Paste as New Layer. Image/ Resize 80%, Smart Size, All Layers Unchecked.
If you are using another tube resize it so the tube is just a little bigger than the mask.
Adjust/Sharpness/Unsharp Mask with these settings ... Radius 8, Strength 20, Clipping 1

Position your tube over to the left and line up the top of the wings with the top border of the mask.


Layers/Duplicate. Click on the bottom tube layer then click on the Pick Tool.
**The tool is called Pick Tool in 10, the Raster Deform Tool in 9, the Deform Tool in 8 and the Deformation tool in 7.**
You will see the deformation box surrounding the tube.
Grab the top middle node and pull it down below her toes and almost to the bottom of the canvas.
Pull what was the bottom middle node, before the previous step, up a bit so it meets the flowers like below ...


When you're done with the adjustments click on any tool to get rid of the deformation box.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur 1
In your layer palette lower the opacity of this layer to 60.

Click on your top tube layer (should be Copy of Raster2)
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and use these settings ..
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5 and Color Black.
Repeat the drop shadow but change the Vertical and Horizontal to -2.

Open the "dream_wordart_gh". Edit/Copy.
Go back to your canvas. Edit/Paste as a New Layer. Position to the right.
In your layer palette use the drop down menu to change the Blend Mode to Burn.
If you are using different colors and the text doesn't show up as much as you'd like try Multiply and lower the opacity a bit.
Diana, who tested the tut for me, used Burn at 100% and duplicated the layer, setting the duplicate to 75% to get a prettier
coloring with her background. So feel free to experiment with the Blend Modes until you get something you like.

Click on your Text Tool and use these settings ...


NOTE: You will have to highlight the Size and type in 125 and the Kerning is set at -25.

Click on your canvas to apply the text. I used #748791 for my foreground color and #cfa5a0 as my background color.
In the layer palette right click on your text layer and convert to a raster layer.
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract/ 1 pixel.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel and apply these settings ...



Selections/Select None. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and apply these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 30, Blur 3 and Color Black.

Add any appropriate copyright information and your tag is finished.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

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