Author: Precious Beauties
• 7:09 PM

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice (close-up and half or full body), I am using Keith Garvey found at PTE
Tramages - Tow The Line (optional)
MuRa’s Meister - Copies (optional)
Preset Shape of choice

WOW, can you say PINK?! LOL…well my daughter is happy with it seeing how she loves pink. Okay, really to begin, awesome!

Open a new image 600 x 250 with a white background.

Using two colors from the tube you choose make a gradient. Add a new raster layer above the white background and flood fill the layer.

Go to Effects - Plugins and find the Tramages - Tow the Line, these are the setting I used:
Control 0 - 51
Control 1 - 32
Control 2 - 133
Control 3 - 22
You may want to play around a bit with the setting until you have something you like.

Copy and paste the full or half tube as a new layer. Go to Effects - Plugins - MuRa’s Meister - Copies and these are the setting I used on the tube:
Blend Mode
Number - 2
Shift X - 40
Shift Y - 10
The rest were left on default. Once again you may want to play around until you have something you like. Change the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity to 75.

Okay, now choose a Preset Shape of choice, using the same gradient as we did for the background switch the two colors, draw out the shape across the layer. Convert to Raster layer and position to your liking, apply a drop shadow.

Its time to add EASTER, select a font of choice something a little thick/blocky. Use a gradient again from the tube. This should reach all the way across the tag. Convert to Raster layer once happy. Position to your liking. Go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.

Copy and paste the close of tube above the selected layer. Position over top the one side of the word EASTER. Once happy go to Selections - Invert and hit delete on the keyboard. Do the same thing with the other side, once you have both sides done change the Blend Mode to Soft Light on both.

Apply a gradient glow or nice drop shadow to the word art.

Select a color of choice or make a new gradient, using the same font only smaller type out the word HAPPY until it reaches across the tag, Convert to Raster layer and place in the center of the word art EASTER. Apply a drop shadow or gradient glow.

Copy and paste the smaller tube as a new layer. Place to your liking. Apply a drop shadow.

We are going to add the frame now. Select the white background layer. Go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat. Modify - Contract by 5.
Add a new layer above the others. Go to Selections - Invert and flood fill the frame area with a color of gradient. Repeat the same steps only this time Contract by 7 and use white as the flood fill. Apply a nice drop shadow to the white frame layer. Make sure the white frame layer is below the first frame layer.

Add any copyrights and your name.

Save as a PNG.

Thank you for trying one of my tuts, I hope you have enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing ya again! I would love to see what you have created.

*To make the avatar I open a new image 150 x 150 with a white background. I then copied my larger tag merged and pasted it as a new layer. Position to your liking, add the tube, resize if needed. Apply a drop shadow. Add a frame the same as we did for the signature. Add copyright and name. Save as a PNG…all done!!
What do you think?
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