You will need Corel PsP  9X
EyeCandy's Plugin/Impact , Xenofex2 Plugin
A tube, font of choice.My template.
I have used images from artist Lorenzo Sperlonga. Check out the Gild
to receive your own license to work with these images.


Let's Begin~

Open up PsP.
Open the tube you will be using. Open my template, windows duplicate and close out the original for future play.
Click on Raster2 this layer will be the active layer already.

Effects, Plugins, Xenofex2, Flag with these settings.
Click on settings and select simple flag.

With these settings.

Image, flip
Effect 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings.

Grab you mover tool and position towards the bottom of our background.
Click on the tube you will be using. Edit, copy , back to our canvas, paste as new layer.
Grab your mover tool again and position your tube to where you would like.
Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow click ok to repeat the settings we just used.

Grab your text tool with these settings. I have used the font,SonicCutThru Hv BT I used a purple for my foreground and red for my background. Choose 2 colors from your tube.

Using the nodes, resize, rotate and position your text , once happy with , right click on Vector 1 and convert to raster. * Do not worry if you text is on top of your tube we will be moving our text layer down in one sec.
Selections, select all, selections float, selections modify and contract by 4.00
Effects, plugins, Alien Skin/Eye Candy 5 Impact /Glass .
Click on the settings tab and select "clear".

Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow , click ok to repeat the settings we've used earlier.
Selections , invert.Selections float.
Flood fill with white or your foreground color.Image resize 80% all layers unchecked.
Effects, Plugins, Xenofex2, Flag with these settings.

Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow click ok to repeat the settings we've used earlier.
Selections, select none.
Add your watermark., your artists credits.
Layers,merge, merge visible.
Edit, copy, edit paste as new image.
File jpg optimizer, save and you're done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, but most importantly perhaps have learned something new.



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