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You will need PsP to complete this tutorial.

You will need an image and a tube. A font and the flaming pear plugins here(tachyon,transtone,flood)

I have used an image and tube from my Jay Trembly , Gild Package.
Choosing an image that has alot of color produces the best results. We are using a image and a tube for this tutorial.  
 
Open the image and tube you will be using.
File, new 500x500 transparent canvas.
Selections, Select all.
Click on your image , edit, copy
Back to our canvas, edit paste into selection.
Effects, plugins, flaming pear, tachyon.
Effects, plugins, flaming pear, transtone.
Selections, modify, inside/outside feather
Dot the "both" and enter 20 for the feather amount.
Selections invert.
Tap the delete key on your keyboard 3-4 times.
Selections, select none.
Layer duplicate,
Effects, plugins , flaming pear, flood with these settings.

Selections,select all, selections, modify, inside/outside feather
Dot the "both" and enter 20 for the feather amount.
Selections invert.
Tap the delete key on your keyboard 3-4 times.
Change the blend mode of this layer to difference.

Image resize , 400x400 pixels all layers checked.
Grab your selection tool with these settings.

Draw a rectangle on the top portion of Copy of Raster 1.

Effects, plugins, flaming pear, tachyon.
Effects, plugins, flaming pear, transtone.
Selections, modify, select selections borders.
"Enter the number of the width you would like your border to be. " 
Selections Float, Flood fill with white.
Selections, select none.
Click on your tube, edit copy, edit paste as new layer.
Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings.

Effects, plugins, flaming pear, tachyon.
Click on your top layer and add your text.
I added tachyon, then transtone. Then applied eyecandy's bevel boss to my text.
Add your watermark, your artists credits.
File, export jpg optimzer.
Save and you're done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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