Picture tubes seem to be really handy. I made a picture tube out of cat postage stamps.
Here's the tube! (Right click on the link and choose Save As to get it.)
I made a fake site site as an example of how people can use tubes to make web graphics. Here's the fake site. All the graphics in the fake site were made with tubes.
Here are some buttons and titles I created following the instructions in Chapter 6.
This one I made using my Cat Stamps tube as a background. The text is on its own layer.
My version of the "The Lion's Roar" masthead.
I created this image of fading text by promoting the text to a layer and then adjusting the text layer's opacity to 24.