Monday, 6 August 2012

This tutorial was written by me on 6th of August 2012
any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
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Supplies
Tube of Choice - I used the awesome art of Arthur Crowe. You must have a licence to use his tubes. You can purchase them at Arthur Crowes Factory
Template 35 by Dave at Spawns Forum Set Templates
Font Heartbreaker (hence the name of the tag lol)

Plugins
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Swirls
Dsb Flux - Bright Noise
Xero Effects - Fritillary
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Lets Start
Open up SpawnsFSTemplate035 Press shift+D to duplicate - close off the original. 
Close off all the layers. I'm working from bottom to top. 
Open Main Background (colorize if you like) 
Open Black Lines Paste your close up as a new layer - duplicate twice. Position how you like or as in my example.
Merge the 3 tube layers together. Change the blend mode to Luminance Legacy - Lower Opacity to 50% Duplicate - Adjust Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Blend Mode to Soft Light. 
 Bottom Wave
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction.
Source color (#c0c0c0) Target Color (color from your tube) 
 Effects - EyeCandy 5 - Texture - Swirl

Effects - Xero - Fritillary
Bottom Wave Line 
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction. Source color (#ffffff) Target Color (color from your tube)
Effects - Dsb Flux - Bright Noise
Top Wave
 Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction. Source color (#c0c0c0) Target Color (color from your tube) Effects - Eye Candy 5 - Texture - Swirl
Top Wave Line 
Adjust - Color Balance - Manual Color Correction. Source color (#ffffff) Target Color (color from your tube)
 Effects - Dsb Flux - Bright Noise - Same settings as before. 
 Paste your tube as a new layer - Position where you like it. Duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - blend mode Overlay - Opacity 50% 
Add a dropshadow of choice to the original tube.

 New Raster Layer 
Selections - Select All - Floodfill with color of choice. Selections - Modify - Contract by 2 - floodfill with another color - contract by 2 
Press the small delete key.
Selections - Select None.
 Add your copyright, name and save as JPEG.
Avatar
Open a new canvas 120 x 145
Copy your tag and paste it as a new layer on the avatar canvas.
Move it around until you have something you like showing.
Image - Add Borders 
Image - Add Borders
Change the color to the 2nd color in your Forum Set.

Add your name and copyright, save as JPEG

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