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Open the tubes, duplicate them and work with the copies
1 tube - 1 mask - 1 selection - 1 watermark - 1 preset for the plugin Extrude
double click on the preset to install it
copy the selection and paste it into the folder « selections » of « My PSP Files »

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact/Extrude     
Mura’s Meister
Niksoftware/Color Efex pro 3.0
 Graphic Plus
Carolaine & Sensibility
Thank you To Violette

Use the paint brush to follow the steps
left click to grab it

color 1 -> foreground color -> #835e20
color 2 -> background color -> #4b2010

Step 1
in the materials palette, prepare a linear gradient

Step 2
open a new transparent background layer   900 * 600 pixels
fill with the gradient
selections/select all

Step 3
activate the tube
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste into selection
selections/select none

Step 4
adjust/blur/radial blur

effects/user defined filter/emboss 6

Step 5
layers/duplicate - image/flip - image/mirror
in the layers palette, set the blend mode on « overlay »
layers/merge/merge visible

Step 6
effects/plugins/Carolaine & Sensibility/CS-DLines

adjust/sharpness/sharpen more

Step 7
layers/new raster layer
fill with color 1 (light)
layers/new mask layer/from image/find mask « masknp.tracejada »
layers/merge/merge group
in the layers palette, set the blend mode on « lighten more » and the opacity on 50%

Step 8
layers/duplicate - image/flip
layers/merge/merge down
effects/edge effects/enhance more

Step 9
layers/new raster layer
selections/load selection/from disk/and choose « sel.nara ;amor »
fill the selection with the gradient prepared in step 1
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/   5 / 5 / 83 / 13.9 / black
selections/select none

Step 10
effects/plugins/Eye Candy 5 Impact/Extrude
choose the preset « tag_amor »
in the « basic » tab, choose a light color

Step 11
effects/plugins/Mura’s Meister/Copies

Step 12
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down

Step 13
effects/plugins/Mura’s Meister/Copies

Step 14
effects/geometric effects/circle/check « transparent »
image/resize/uncheck « resize all layers »/80%
effects/3D effects/drop shadow

repeat this effect, replacing  ( 5 ) by ( -5 )
activate the tube « NP-1047 »
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste as new layer
image/resize/uncheck « resize all layers »/78%
effects/edge effects/enhance
in the layers palette, activate « copy of Raster 1 »
your layers palette looks like this

layers/merge/merge down

Step 15
effects/plugins/Niksoftware/Color Efex Pro/3.0
evnetually, find the effects that matches with your colors
Nara chose these settings

Step 16
activate the top layer, « raster 2 » (the tube of the characters)
effects/plugins/Eye Candy 5 Impact/Perspective Shadow
and find the preset « Drop Shadow Blurry »

Step 17
image/add borders/check « symmetric »/2 pixels/light color
(note of the translator :  I chose #ead3ae, and I left this color as foreground color)

Step 18
image/add borders/check « symmetric »/20 pixels/contrasting color
select this border with the magic wand tool
fill the selection with a linear gradient (same settings as in step 1, but color 1 has changed)
effects/plugins/Graphic Plus/Cross Shadow/default settings
selections/select none

Step 19
repeat step 17

Step 20
activate Nara’s watermark
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste as new layer
apply your signature
resize eventually
file/save as... type jpe

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