A Little Crazy

"A Little Crazy"

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What you need:
Tube of choice, I used artwork by Ismeal Rac
Tag Template # 268 By Missy 
Font of choice I used Toonish
Plug-Ins Used :
EyeCandy 5 Impact : Gradient Glow
Xenofex2 : Constellation
Xenofex2 : Lightning
Mask 17 by Becky or other mask of choice

Let's Begin!

1. Open a new transparent image
Open all of your supplies

2. Change the colors of the template to fit your tag
Add texture if you wish by going to the following setting:
Effects>Textures>Blinds>Width 3 >Color of choice>Opacity>43
Apply Constellation to each layer of your template
Settings I used are :
Star Size : 2
Size Variation : 9
Edge Star Density : 19
Overall Star Density : 8
Overdrive : 100%
Twinkle Amount : 75%
C/P each layer to your transparent image
Arrange as needed

3. It's best to use a tube that has a close-up image
C/P the large circle as a new selection to your close-up tube
Crop to selection and paste over the circle 
Duplicate tube
For the top layer, apply Gaussian Blur > 3
For the bottom layer make it B&W
Lower the Opacity of the top layer to your liking
C/P the 2nd tube of choice as a new layer
Apply Gaussian Blur again with the same settings to the top layer tube
Apply "Luminance" to the bottom layer in your blend drop down menu

4. Go to your the second half of the oval center template
Go to Xenofex : Lightning 
Settings I used :
Arc : 16
Jaggedness : 92
Branching : 90
Branch Speed : 32
Click the Glow Tab and use this setting :
Flash Size : 2
Be sure to move the circle to where it overhangs the right oval half

This will prevent it from showing in the center of the tag

5. Apply mask to flood fill image of color of your choice
C/P behind all tag layers
Re-Size as needed
Merge All layers visible
Type name
Create a new raster layer behind the text
Merge text layer down to raster layer
Rotate 90 degrees to the left
Go to your gradient glow in EyeCandy 5

Above are the settings I used
Merge all layers visible and Add copyright info

You are done! This tutorial was written on Nov. 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM by Pimp'd Tagz