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"A Rose For You" Sig Tag Tutorial

This tutorial was created on December 23, 2004.  If it bears any resemblance to another tutorial on the net, it is pure coincidence.  The skills that you will learn here are your own, and I hope that you will find them useful.  In this tutorial, I will assume that you have a basic working knowledge of PSP and plug-ins, and it is made for upper level beginners or intermediate skill levels.  Remember to save your work often.  You should have a better understanding of working with shadows and shadow effects following this tutorial.


  • You will need Paint Shop Pro, of course.  I use Version 9.10, but it should also work in older versions.  You can download a trial version of Paint Shop Pro from JASC

  • Tube of your choice or use this Tube

  • This gradient or one of your own choosing.

  • You will the need Eye Candy 4000 Plugin (came free with version 7) and a demo is available at Alien Skin

  • Font of your choice.  I used the A&S Signwriter font but many others can be found here


Open a new image 450 x 450 transparent.  Open the tube provided or one of you choice and minimize for later use.


Fill image with the gradient provided or one of your choice.  I used the settings below but you can vary these depending on the gradient you chose for you project depending on your gradient style.

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Select an area using your selection tool (rectangle) that splits the light highlight of you gradient.  This will become the split between the wall and the floor.  It should be similar to below.

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Leave this area highlighted and Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds with these settings (color used was #ab6e7b):

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You should now have something like this:

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Copy the tube you minimized earlier - Edit/Copy and paste as a new layer on your new image - Edit/Paste/Paste As A New Layer.  Position the tube to the left side about the middle of the canvas (you can adjust the position if needed after this step to make it look the way you like)


Make sure the new layer is selected.


Open E.C.4000 Shadowlab and apply a drop shadow with these settings (color Black)  Under the "Settings" tab, choose Short Perspective Shadow.  You may have to play with the settings a little for your tube to get the same results.

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You should now have something like this:

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Add a new Raster layer and select this layer.


Add a wall shelf by creating a selection in the upper right hand corner like shown.

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Apply a cutout using the settings below - Effects/3D Effects/Cutout - Shadow color #76434e

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Add a new Raster layer and select this layer.


Apply a cutout using the settings below - Effects/3D Effects/Cutout - Shadow color #000000

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Now using your eraser tool with these settings, create your corner by erasing the overlapping black cutout shadow as shown. 

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Place the eraser and one click should do it.

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If your tube overlaps part of the box, you will need to move the two cutout layer below your tube layer which bring your tube back to the front (see the dragon example where the wing overlaps the wall box)  At this point add your watermark, Merge/Merge Visable, and save the blank tag for later use.


Add a new Raster layer.


You need to add something to your wall box to give the finishing touch.  Use a tube of your choice to place on the ledge of the box.


Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, color #5b4046.

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Add a new Raster layer and add your name using the font and size you have chosen.  I used the A&S Signwriter font with the size at 100 pixels.


Add a border of your choice and your finished!


Here is another variation of the tut using a dragon.

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Resize if desired and export your finished file as a .gif or .jpg and your all set. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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