To create this Tag you will need

A Tube

I used Art by Barbara Jensen

Tubes and License HERE


Mura's Meister - Copies

Toadies - What are you?

Graphics Plus - Emboss

My Mask

Right click and Save to your own computer

My Selection - HERE


Let's begin!


Choose Dark and Medium colors from your Tube for your FG/BG colors

New Image 800x600

Fill with your Dark color

Distortion Effects - Spiky Halo

Drop shadow 2, 2, 60 and 5


Put your light color as the BG

Make your FG Null

Preset Shape Tool


Choose any shape you like

I Chose Draw Polygon and made the number of sides 4

For the second sample I chose the Heart preset

Draw out a small Shape

Objects - Align Center

Convert to Raster

I used the Pick tool to elongate it, so it made a Diamond Shape


Mura's Meister - Copies

V-Tile[random h-line] - Default settings

Image Effects - Offset

Duplicate - Mirror

Merge Down

Change the Blend mode to your liking

Lower the Opacity a bit


Select the Bottom Layer

Select All - Float - Defloat - Invert Selection

Select the Shapes Layer - Delete - Deselect


Merge Down

Graphis Plus - Emboss - Default Settings


New Layer - Fill with White or Light Color

Mask from Image - Source Luminance Checked

Merge Group - Add Noise - Gaussian - 40% - Mono Checked

Drop the Opacity to around 50


New Layer

Load my selection

Fill with your Lighter color or white


Toadies - What are you?

X-dose 36

Y-dose 34

Rotate Left - 90 Degrees

Edge Effects - Enhance

We're going to add a little noise now

Take your Magic Wand and click where you want the noise to be

Add Noise - Gaussian - 40% - Mono Checked

Drop Shadow 2, 2, 60 and 5


New Layer - Fill with your Dark Color

Select All - Contract 3 - Delete - Seselect

Add your Tube - Drop Shadow - 20, 20, 60 and 100

Resize to your liking- I made mine 600X450

Add your Name and CR Info

Save as PNG


**This Tag is meant to have a Transparent BG. If you want to wear it on a Forum with a color scheme

that doesn't match your Tube, simply create a new layer, fill with color of choice and move to the bottom of the layer stack**


Another Sample using art by Elias Chatzoudis

I bought this Tube while he was at PTE

He now has his own store HERE


If you try this, or any of my Tutorials

I would love to see what you made

Please Post results and comments on my Fanpage




All Tutorials and Designs on this site are

©Shirley Franklin