First choose your main picture tube and with
the eye dropper, pick a light forground color and a darker
background color and make them into a Foreground/background
gradient. Make it a linear gradient Angle = 90%:
Repeats = 5.
New image 700 x
Fill with your
Go to Adjust/
Blur/ Gaussian blur - radius 16
On new layer
Effects/ Reflection effects/ Pattern/ Four by four
Multiply and bring top layer opacity down to 65%
Make a new layer
and select all
Find a nice
pattern (I used a photo of pebbles) and paste into
Make the blend
mode of this layer Soft light and bring the opacity down to
50% (Or whatever you think looks good.)
Find a misted
tube that complements the colors of your background and
paste as a new layer.
Overlay and bring down opacity to about 60%.
Add your lady
tube and put into position.
Rectangle selection tool draw a thin rectangle at the left
edge of the image and two more closer together to the right
16 Fill these
with gold or any metallic color.
Select the gap
between the extreme left bar and the next and fill with your
original gradient - but this time repeats=9 and angle 140%.
selected go to Adjust/ Add remove noise and add noise/
effects/ Buttonize: size=10: color=white.
Add your text and
To use the kind of text I used ...
choose a fairly
"fat" font - (mine is Cooper Black) - with these settings
size = 48:
alignment= centre: Anti=alias= sharp: stroke width=1: Create
as = SELECTION : everything else as default. OK
In the layer
palette, right click on this layer and choose "Promote
selection to layer"
On the promoted
layer, go to Effects/ 3D effects/ drop shadow with these
v. Same drop
shadow again but this time change Vertical and Horizontal to
minus 2 and color to white.
vi. De-select and merge