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Step 1:
Create a new document the width of bar you need, and a height of 200px. For this tutorial I'm using a width of 548px.




 

Step 2:
Set the background to black.

Step 3:
Select the rectangle marquee tool tool, set the Style to: Fixed Size. The width should be the width of your image, and height of 12px.

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Step 4:
Create a new layer, name it Bar.
Using the paintbucket tool fill the selection with black.

Step 5:
Create a new layer, name it Shading. Set the layer opacity to 30%
Select the Gradient tool , Set the gradient type to Foreground to Transparent using a white foreground.

Step 6:
Drag a straight line from the top of the selection to the middle.
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Step 7:
Drag a straight line from the bottom of the selection up about 2px.
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Step 8:
Merging the shading and bar layers. Go to: (Layers > Merge with Previous) OR (Ctrl + E)

Step 9:
Go to: (Edit > Copy) OR (Ctrl + C)

Step 10:
Make a new document. The same width as your original document and set the height to the same setting as the width (creating a square image).
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Step 11:
Go to: (Edit > Paste) OR (Ctrl + V)
Name the pasted layer "Swirl"
Go to: (Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 Degrees CW)
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Step 12:
Go to: (Edit > Transform > Perspective)
Hold shift, Left Click the top right box and stretch it right. The W: setting will go up. Try to get it to 300%. Take the bottom right box and squeeze it left, not passing the bottom left box. Use my image as an example:
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Step 13:
Go to: (Filter > Distort > Shear)
Use these settings:
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Step 14:
Go to: (Layer > Layer Style > Satin)
Use these settings:
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Step 15:
Create a new layer below "Swirl"
Select the "Swirl" layer
Select the entire canvas (Ctrl + A)
Go to: (Layer > Merge with Previous) OR (Ctrl + E)

Step 16:
Go to: (Edit > Copy) OR (Ctrl + C)
Go back to the other document.
Go to: (Edit > Paste) OR (Ctrl + V)
Name this new layer "Swirl_1"

Step 17:
Go to: (Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 CW)
Hold shift and press the up arrow key until the swirl shape goes up and down the navbar.
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Step 18:
Go to: (Layer > Duplicate Layer...)
Name the new layer "Swirl_2"
Go to: (Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical)
Adjust the layers to where you can see the bar between the O shaped sections of the swirls. Use my image as an example:
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Step 19:
Go to: (Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow...)
Use these settings:
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Step 20:
Go to: (Layer > Layer Style > Copy Layer Style...)
Select the other swirl layer
Go to: (Layer > Layer Style > Paste Layer Style...)
*You could also right click and do those steps.
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Step 21:
Create a new layer below each of the swirl layers.
Select the first swirl layer
Go to: (Layer > Merge with Previous...) OR (Ctrl + E)
Select the second swirl layer
Go to: (Layer > Merge with Previous...) OR (Ctrl + E)


Now here we come to the somewhat hard part. You'll be cutting the swirl layers into pieces to give the swirls a look like they are entangled around each other and the bar layer. If you follow the instructions carefully you'll have no problem with it. We'll be working from the left side to the right side cutting the images up to make it a bit easier.


Step 22:
Using the rectangular marquee tool make a selection like so:
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Step 23:
(Right Click) inside the selection. Select (Save Selection...)
Use the following settings:
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Step 24:
Select layer "Swirl_1"
Go to: (Edit > Cut) OR (Ctrl + X)
Go to: (Edit > Paste) OR (Ctrl + V)
Name the new layer "Swirl1_Cut1"
Position the piece back into place.
Move the layer below all others *excluding the background layer

Step 25:
Select layer "Swirl_2"
Using the rectangular marquee tool right click the canvas, select (Load Selection...), change the channel to cut_01.
Repeat step 24 for the "Swirl_2" layer.

Your image and layers should look like this:
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Step 26:
Using the rectangular marquee tool tool_recmarquee make a selection like so:
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Step 27:
(Right Click) inside the selection. Select (Save Selection...), save this selection as "Cut_02"

Step 28:
Select layer "Swirl_1"
Go to: (Edit > Cut) OR (Ctrl + X)
Go to: (Edit > Paste) OR (Ctrl + V)
Name the new layer "Swirl1_Cut2"
Position the piece back into place.

That's the first half of the tutorial done. go on to the next page.

 

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