Faery Light

Irene-EM-FaeryLight

You will need:-
Paint Shop Pro 7
FilterFactory A
Tube & Font of your choice (Tag created by JustFi; art created by Ed Mironiuk* – *site contains adult content)

Open a new 500×500 transparent canvas.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Go to Image > Resize > 80% Bicubic All layers un-checked.

Place over to the left. Go to Layers > Duplicate then Image > Mirror.

Merge Visible.

Duplicate the merged layer.

x out top layer.

Activate the original merged layer and go to Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass

Play around with Mosaic Glass until you are happy with the effect.

Re-activate the top layer.

Now go to Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Vertical: -3, Horizontal: 0, Opacity: 50, Blur: 1.87
Click OK
Then Apply a second drop shadow
Vertical: 10, Horizontal: 0, Opacity: 50, Blur: 1.87
Click OK.

Copy and paste your tube again.
*Reversing the direction that the tube is facing*
Image > Resize 60% Bicubic All layers un-checked.
Go to Layers > Duplicate then Image > Mirror.

x out bottom layers.

Merge visible.

Go to Effects > Plugins > FilterFactoryA > Spotlight > Default Settings.

Repeat the same drop shadows as before in the same order.

Activate text tool
Create as Vector
Anti-Alias
Stroke 2.
*Choose your stroke and fill colours from your tube*

Place your text as it suits

Convert to Raster.

Go to Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

Choose a preset or fiddle with the settings to your liking

Again repeat the drop shadows then save.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the comments section below and if there’s any errors in the tutorial please let me know!