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    This Tutorial was written by me, Angel Flower, from my own
    ideas. Any similarities to others is coincedence. All my tutorials
    are registered with TWI.
    For this tutorial you will need
    A tube of choice. I am using the work of Michael Calandra, you must purchase a license from MPT,, to use his work.
    Mask of choice. I am using a mask by essex girl, which you can find here
    New image-600x600-transparent.
    Flood fill with white.
    Paste your tube as a new layer. Position to the right side of your tag. If needed, resize using the pick tool, the little arrow tool, and drag the box by a corner to
    the size you want it.
    Duplicate your tube layer twice for a total of three. On the very top one, click the little eye next to it to hide it.
    On your bottom tube layer, go to image-mirror.
    Merge the two visible tube layers together by right clicking on the one on top, not the hidden tube layer, and go merge down.
    On this merged layer, go to adjust-blur-radial blur- blur type is twirl, strength 29, twirl degrees 45, elliptical checked, H and V offset is 0, protect center is 27.
    Repeat the blur step one more time.
    Unhide the hidden tube layer.
    Make your white fill layer active and add a new layer. Pick two colors from your tube for the foreground and background. In your material palette, choose gradient, linear style,Foreground/background,
    angle 45, repeats 0. Flood fill the new layer with this gradient.
    Go to layers, load/save mask, load mask from disk, and in the drop down box find the mask you want to use. Source luminance, invert, hide all, and fit to canvas all selected. Load.
    Now, i thought this layer looked too light so i clicked on my white background layer and filled it with black.
    Make the mask layer active and right click on it, choose merge group.
    Give your tube layer a drop shadow of choice.
    We are now going to add a border. Go to image-add borders-symmetric checked and all directions are 10, choose a dark color to match your tag.
    Now repeat the add border, but change it from 10 to 25, and choose an opposite color,I used white, doesnt matter what cause it will be changed.
    Grab your magic wand, mode is add, match mode rgb, tolerance 20, feather 0, and click on the white border, or whatever color you used.
    Go to effects, 3d effects, reflection effects, kaleidoscope- image area settings are -100,-100,196,76, and Kaleidoscope settings area is 6,0,29. Edge mode is wrap.
    Keep selected.
    Go to effects, 3d effects, cutout, v and h 4, opacity 100, blur 30, color black, fill interior unchecked.
    Repeat changing the 4 to -4.
    Select none.
    One more time, go to image, add border, black, or the dark color you used for the first one, 10 on all directions.
    Now is the time to resize your entire tag if you think it is too big. Go to image, resize, make sure lock aspect ratio, and resize all layers is checked at the bottom, change the percent drop box to pixels and
    choose your size, when you change one, the other should automaticly adjust. Make sure the resolution is at 72.
    Add your copyright so it is clearly visible.
    Add your name. If you want it to go up and down like mine, once you click on the text tool, click the drop down box under where it says direction, and choose the middle one. Convert to raster. I added an
    inner bevel to mine, first get the magic wand and click inside each letter. Effects, 3d effects, inner bevel, in the drop down box, bevel 2, width 20, smoothness 25,
    depth 10, ambience 2, shininess 20, color white, angle 315, intensity 40, elevation 40.
    Thats it, you are done.
    ©Angel Flower February 2009
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