What we are making


Tutorial written by Marie;s Designs FKA PSP Magic © copyright 2004 ® All rights reserved to tutorial
Tutorial updated 01/10/2016
This Tutorial was written originally written in PSP 8 and I am updating it using PSP X3 (I found know real difference in the settings of the 2}
This tutorial was written by me and I retain all rights to same.
Your results, however, are not and are yours to do with as you will.
I hope that you enjoy making this Sig and if you have any questions please E-Mail me.

This is an "Old School Tutorial" and does not require a scrap kit.
It is pretty simple and a beginner should have no problems trying it
Supplies you will need for this tutorial

  • VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur available Here
  • Eye Candy 4000 Here.
    I use PF Arma 5 or FFF urban set at sz 8 color black foreground closed Anti-alias sharp.

    I have put an alternative using drop shadow if you don't have EC 4; although it does not give quite the same effect it is close

You can use your own image or use the one I did by artist Cris Ortega- which is free to use as of the update of this tutorial and is available here or Here.
Please read the artists TOU before using.
Font I used is called Psych and is available Here
Please remember to add the correct copyright info to your tag.
The © should read: ©Cris Ortega http://www.crisortega.com
The image I am using is called The Wolf's Sword ©Cris Ortega
Thank you for trying my tutorial.

Now that you have all your supplies let's get started
  • Open new image 700 X 700
  • Copy and Paste your tube on new image
  • duplicate the tube, close top layer
  • working on the bottom tube layer resize by 80% all layers unchecked
  • effects: distortion effects twirl 600
  • adjust - blur - motion blur: settings: angle 358 strength 25
  • vmtoolbox; Zoom Blur amount 54 adjust 75
  • open up the top layer (Your Tube)
  • Resize by 90% all layers unchecked
  • If your tube has harsh lines with your selection tube choose elipse and draw around that part your tube.
    Selections: modify feather 10 then hit delete a few times. This will help the edges of your tube to blend well with the background
  • effects eye candy 4000: gradient glow
    settings glow width 12
    soft corners 40
    overall opacity 60
    draw only outside selection checked
    color: choose soft color rom your tube using your dropper tool
  • If you do not have eye candy 4000, apply a drop shadow with these settings
    V H 6 Opacity 60 blur 40   Apply again with V & H set at -6
  • Add your text vector chosen font I used is Psycho size 36
    foreground color: #3b342e   background color: #c9c5ac Gradient Linear settings 0 0
  • I added an inner bevel with these settings
    width 19   smoothness 40  
    depth 10   ambience 0   shininess 45   angle 320  
    intensity 30   elevation 40
Inner Bevel Setting
  • add gradient glow with same settings as before.
  • Resize now if you want a smaller size. All layers checked. (Skip this step if you don't want to resize)
  • After resizing (or if you don't resize) Selection Tool Merge Opaque Crop to Selection
  • Add your copyright info after resizing
  • export png optimizer and save

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial if you have any questions please leave a message in the Forum or e-mail me

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