This Tutorial is copyrighted to the Tutorial Writer, Emmy Kruyswijk July 2008 and is
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Emmy Kruyswijk.

Materials

1 tube, font ( I used Square721BT)
filter Dsb flux

Disney tag Backing Cake.

 

 

Open your tube - shift D - close the original. 

1. Open a new image 500 x 500 raster layer transparent.
2. Take a light color from your tube for the background and a dark color for the foreground.
3. Make the foreground  gradient linear, angle 0 - repeat 1 invert checked.
4. Flood fill the new image with the gradient. Go to Effects. Texture Effects-Texture - Canvas

5. Go to your selection tool and make a rectangle about 225 x 325,

6. Add a new raster layer.
7. Floos fill this with the gradient, but change the angle in 45 and repeat in 2 invert unchecked. Let stay the selection.
8. Go to your tube. Copy and paste into the selection.
9. Effects - 3D Effects . Drop Shadow H & V 4 Opacity 50 Blur 5
10 Repeat this drop shadow, but than with H & V -4
11 Selection - Select none.
12 Add a new raster layer. Go to your selection tool - custom-selection

13 Flood fill this with the dark color, let the selection stay.
14 Add a new raster layer flood fill this with the light color, selection - modify - contract 2
15 Go to the delete button at your computer and delete..
16 Activate your top layer (raster 4) right click  Merge - merge down.
17 Add a drop shadow H & V 4 Opacity 50 Blur 5
18 Duplicate this layer - Image - mirror
19 Get your move tool and place it under your first square. (See screen)

20 Stay at raster 3 in your layer palette. Get your magic wand. Go inside the square, selection - modify - contract 2 - OK
21 Go to your tube. Than to the selection tool and make a selection of a tile of your tube.

22 Copy and paste it into selection of your image.
23 Selection none
24 Activate your top layer.
25 Go with your magic wand inside the top layer. Selection - modify - contract 2 - OK.
26 Select another tile of your tube. Copy and paste into the selection of your image. ( I had mirror my selection, but that's up to you).
27 Selection none.
28 Make your foreground to another light color of your tube and the background to your dark color.
29 Go to your text tool and use a nice font.

30 Type your text, Put it under your tube. Image free rotate - left 15
31 Convert to raster layer.
32 Effects - 3D Effects - Inner bevel

33 Add a drop shadow H & V 4 Opacity 50 Blur 5.
34 Add your name use the same Inner bevel and drop shadow as before.
35 Image - add border 1 black, Image - add border 20 dark color. Image - add border 1 black
36 Selection - select all - modify - contract 22 - selection - invert.
37 Effects - dsb-flux - center mirror - 6 -123 OK

38 The same Inner bevel as before.
39 Selection none
40 Image -  add border 5 dark color.
41 Image - add border 20 black. Select the black border.
42 Effects - dsb-flux - center mirror, change mirror in 25 -123 OK
43 Selection none.
44 Add your watermark.


45 Image - resize 75 % all layers checked. Save as JPEG.
Your tag is ready.

I hope you like my first lesson.

greeting Emmy

 

   

    

Lesson written July 2008