by RoniElaine 

  Tutorial written in April 2009.  Tutorial includes the header and an
   optional background.
Skill Level - Intermediate
  This tutorial was written using PSP X but should work
   in other versions with just a few adjustments.
   It was written in "split screen" format so that
   you can work on the tutorial with PSP open on one
   side of your screen and the tutorial on the other side.
Filter Needed
    Filter:  VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur
      All Visman filters are available HERE
      (Note: Your Zoom Blur may show up in Filter Factory H)
     All supplies needed will be provided for you.
     I encourage you to use tubes and patterns of your choice
     and make this your own "original" creation.
     Example using other tubes: Shown using the optional background
                    that you can use to make a letter background


 Supplies in Zip File:  Click Here
       Thanks to Ms Kitty for permission to use her tube
     SaxAGogo_TubedByGini (group share tube)
     Plaid Swirl Texture (put into your PSP Texture folder)
     paper 2 by Fee (group share scrap by Fee- Scrappy Daze)
1.  File > Open your main tube
     I'm using misc_fiery_jazz_small_mskitty
     Set your foreground to #c80c00
     Set your background to #fffece
     Window > Duplicate  close original and minimize copy
     File > New
     Open a new transparent image 700 x 500 pixels
     Use your Flood Fill tool to fill image with foreground color
     Effects > Texture Effect > Texture
     Settings:  Texture Plaid Twirl
                       75, 0, 1, 0, 68, White, 315, 75, 10


     Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
     Layers > New Raster Layer
     Flood Fill with your foreground color
     In Layer Palette set Blend Mode on Luminance
                                 set Opaciy to 46 or your choice
2.  Open paper 2 by Fee
     Edit > Copy  You can close your original
     Edit > Paste as New Layer
     Image > Resize 
     Settings:  85%, All Layers Unchecked
     Effects > Plugins > VM Toolbox > Zoom Blur
     Settings: 39, 60
     Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance More
     In Layer Palette, set Blend Mode on Multiply
     Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen
     Repeat VM Toolbox > Zoom Blur
     Your image should now look like this


      (Note:  You may adjust Opacity to your liking)
3.  Reactivate your main tube
     Image > Resize
     Settings: 510 to 515 pixels height - Width will self adjust
                      Both boxes checked
     Edit > Copy
     Edit > Paste as New Layer onto your main image
     Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
     Settings:  Bevel #2
                       8, 0, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30
4.  File > Open
     Open SaxAGogo_TubedByGini
     Edit > Copy  You can now close this tube
     Edit > Paste as New Layer
     Use Your Move Tool to move to far left side
        (see example image for placement)
     Layers > Arrange > Move Down
     Effects > Edge Effect > Enhance
     Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
     Settings:  2, 2, 70, 15, Black
     Activate your main tube layer
     Use Your Move Tool to move main tube to the right
        so that more of the left saxaphone image is showing
        (see example image for placement)
     Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
     Settings:  2, 2, 70, 15, Black
5.  Activate SaxAGogo Layer > Duplicate
     Image > Mirror
     Use your Move Tool  to move to the upper right so
     that the the sax part of tube is what is showing
         (see example image for placement)
     In Layer Palette set Blend Mode to Screen
       Note:  This will eliminate the black part of the tube
     Layers > Duplicate
     Use your Move Tool to move down to the bottom so
       that only the top part of that image is visible
     Your image should now look something like this


     Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
6.  With your Selection Tool, choose Custom Selection
        with the settings below
        Top: 21, Left 462, Right 592, Bottom 162
     Edit > Copy
     Selections > Select None
     Edit > Paste as New Image and minimize
     In Material Palette - Select this image as your Pattern
     Settings:  45, 100
7.  Image > Add Borders
     Settings: 1 pixel of black
     Selections > Select All
     Selections > Modify > Contract by 1
     Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout
     Settings: 0, 0, 100, 25, Black
     Selections > Select None
     Image > Add Borders
     Settings: 20 or 25 pixels of White (your choice)
     Select the border with your Magic Wand
     Settings: Add (Shift), RGB Value, Tolerance and Feather 0,
                      Contiguous, Anti-alias and Outside checked            


     Flood Fill with your pattern
     Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur
     Setting:  10
     Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
     Settings:  Bevel #8
                       20, 20, 70, 0, 20, light background color
                       225, 40, 40


     Selections > Select None
     Image > Add Borders
     Setting: 1 pixel of black
     Image > Resize  to your liking
     Add your watermark by your usual method
     File > Export > JPEG optimizer
 You are now finished unless you want to make a background

Activate the pattern you made in Step 6.
Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance  (optional)
Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling  (default)
Layers > New Raster Layer
In Material Palette - change setting of the pattern
Settings: Change the Angle to 125
Flood Fill with the pattern
Adjust Opacity to 50%
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling (default)
Layers > New Raster Layer
Flood Fill with your dark color
Adjust opacity to your liking - I used 73%
Layers > Merge > Merge All
File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
I want to thank Claire and Francine for testing it for me !!
Your input is much appreciated !
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under Guest Writers
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feel free to share my tutorials.
I only ask that you not claim them as your own.
If the tutorial is to be used as a lesson,
please contact me for permission.