©Lornagraph 2007

Original tutorial here
Thank you Lorna for allowing me to translate your tutorials.

Giada and Marif created the tubes used here.
Thanks to both of you

Giada shares her tubes here
Marif shares her tubes here

May I point out that the tubes used here are strictly for personal use.
Do not change their names and watermarks and do not upload them on other websites.
Should you need to use these tubes for any other use than personal,
please contact the tubers first for permission.

You will need the supplies here

  1. Open and duplicate the tubes. Close originals

  2. Open a new image 700x500 px, transparent
    Materials palette = foreground : #ba0306 and background : #78050e
    Fill the image with your foreground colour

  3. Add a new layer. Fill it with your background colour
    Layers => new mask layer => from image. Selec the deception mask
    Layers => Merge => merge group
    Selections => select all

  4. Add a new layer
    Open Giada's tube Always_the_same_story. Right click => copy
    Paste into selection on your working image
    Selections => select none
    Effects => Edges Effects => enhance
    Effects => D Effects => drop shadow : vert./hor. 4 - Opacity 100 - Blur 21 - colour #000000

  5. Open Marif's tube Marif_2007_03_misted_decor0134. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer on your working image
    Image => resize 180% (resize all layers option unchecked).
    Layers palette => move the layer down just above the background layer
    Layers palette => blend mode : multiply - opacity : 89%
    Effects => Edges Effects => enhance
    Slightly move the tube up and to the left (see the tag)

  6. Open Marif's tube Marif_2007_03Mars_misted_decor0135. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer on your working image
    Layers palette => move down the layer (3rd layer from bottom
    Layers palette => blend mode : hard light - opacity 77%
    Move the layer to the lower left corner
    Effects => Edges Effects => High Pass with the following setting :

  7. Layers palette => duplicate. Image => mirror
    Layers palette => merge visible

  8. Selections => select all
    Selections => modify => contract 3 px
    Selections => invert Fill the selection with your foreground colour
    Selections => select none

  9. Effects => Plugins => Bordermania => Frame #2 with these settings :

  10. Select a nice font - Write your text and apply a drop shadow to your liking.
    With the mesh warp tool, deform your text to your liking
    Add your name or your watermark.
    Layers palette : merge all (flatten)

  11. File => export as jpeg optimiser

You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by Silmaril, August 31st, 2008.

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