Bad reputation was written by myself on 22nd February 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.
Tube of choice. I have used the awesome artwork of Arthur Crowe HERE
Mask of choice. I have used mask 13 by Leah. You can get it HERE
Template 25 by Me. HERE
Eyecandy- Chrome- Shadowlab (optional )
Open template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and background layer. Mask layer, add a new raster layer bottom of layer palette. Flood fill with black and resize to 97%. Load mask from disk -fit to layer. In layer palette delete mask and merge group, duplicate and merge down.
Layer palette-large blue rectangle- select all -float-new layer and flood fill with black. Apply texture effects- weave, settings below. Select none and delete original template layer.
Merge thin grey rectangles and select -float- new layer. flood fill with metal steel gradient from colour palette-angle 0 repeats 0. Apply texture effects-blinds with settings below.
Change blend mode to difference and select none. Don't delete original grey rectangles. Select them in layer palette, take your selection tool and draw 2 small rectangles, right end of top rectangle and left end of bottom rectangle and hit delete.Select none.
Merge both arrow layers, Select- float and add new raster layer. Flood fill with linear gradient, dark grey and a colour from your tube, ( I used Blue) angle 45 -repeats 1. Apply texture effects - weave as before but change width to 8 and both colours to black. Select none, delete original layer. Apply Xero radiance, play around with the random button till you get the effect you like and drop shadow.
large grey rectangle- select all and float and add new layer. Flood fill with same gradient as used on arrows. Paste a close up of your tube and selections invert and delete excess. Select none. Change blend mode of tube layer to luminance legacy and apply radiance to suit. Duplicate tube and on top copy adjust gaussian blur by 5 and change blend mode to soft light.
Dark rectangle 1- Select all - Float -add new layer. Flood fill with same gradient as used for large rectangle keeping the dark grey but changing your foreground colour. (mine was yellow) Image-mirror your close up and paste as new layer, Move to desired position and invert selection and delete excess.Select none. Apply radiance. Change blend mode to hard light, repeat this for rectangle 2 but have your tube facing the opposite way and change your blend mode to multiply.
For the frames, Dont know and Me wordart- Eyecandy-Chrome with settings below. I drop shadowed frames and used Eyecandy-Shadowlab on my word art.
For remaining word art. Adjust- Brightness and Contrast- 250-50 and shadowlab with no blur, if desired.
Stars-Shadowlab or gradient glow to suit and add a drop shadow to staples.
Merge Visible, crop/resize and sharpen to your preference. Add your name and relevant copyright info and save as Png. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your happy with your results.
Used a Tube by Elias Chatzoudis on this one. Available HERE