This tutorial was written by me April 24 2015
any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely coincidental.
I'm using a tube from Jennifer Janesko you need a license to use her tubes
you can get one at CDO

My supplies here


Open the zuzzanna alphaback1
it has all the selections saved

chose a tube and then use Hue&Saturation to change the alphaback and cross_string
to a color that fits your tube

add a new layer on the zuzzanna_alphaback
selection - load selection1 from alpha channel

make a gradient using two colors from your tube or background
this setting and fill the selection

selection non
add the cross-string

new layer
load selection 2
floodfill with the same gradient but change the Angle to 0

still selected CopyNpaste your tube and place it in the selection
selection invert - hit delete - select non
layer merge down

selection all - float - defloat
selection modify - selection border
new layer and fill with backgroundcolor

layer merge down and drop shadow - I used default setting

new layer - load selection 3
modify - expand with 14
selection border same settings - fill with foreground color
de-select and drop shadow

add and your name

I changed the direction to vertical for my name
and depending on which font you use
you might have to change the Kerning