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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Trek

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of JM Leotti - License and Tubes available at Creative Design Outlet

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250 ... Rename layer Plain Color

Duplicate layer Twice ... Flood Fill each layer with a Medium color from your Tube

(Top 2 being the colors that will be for Text and Bottom for Background)

 

 

With the Top layer Active ... Paste your Tube as a New Layer

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Wall Paper(rotate) ... default settings

Edit> Repeat Copies ... same settings as above

 

 

Adjust> Blur> Motion Blur ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance More

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Clip to Canvas ... Image> Crop to Selection

Change this layers Blend Mode to Luminance ... Rename this layer MM

 

 

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged ... Edit> Paste as New Layer

Rename this layer Color 3 ... Hide this layer for now

Delete the Copy (2) of Plain Color layer

 

 

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged ... Edit> Paste as New Layer

Rename this layer Color 2 ... Hide this layer for now

Delete the Copy of Plain Color layer

 

 

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged ... Edit> Paste as New Layer

Rename this layer Color 1 ... Hide this layer for now

Delete the Plain Color layer

 

 

Delete the MM layer

Unhide ALL layers ... rearrange the layers in your Layer Palette like so

Color 3

Color 2

Color 1

 

 

Activate the Color 3 layer

Paste your Tube as a New Layer, position on the Left side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Activate your Text Tool ... change your Background color to Black and make your Foreground to Transparent/Null

Type out your Name (be sure to create as vector) ... before clicking Apply ... play around with this size til it is something like this

 

 

Play around by moving the nodes (lil squares) til your text looks something like this

 

 

Once happy with size ... Layers> Convert to Raster Layer

Rename this layer Text

Activate your Selection Tool ... with the following settings

 

 

Make a Selection around every other letter like so

 

 

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer

Activate the Text layer ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Activate the Promoted Selection layer

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Selections> Invert ... Activate the Color 3 layer ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Activate the Text layer

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Selections> Invert ... Activate the Color 2 layer ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Delete the Text and Promoted Selection layers

Activate the Color 3 layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... with the following settings

 

 

Activate the Top layer ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill with color of your choice

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 1

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the following settings

 

 

Add Copyrights ... Activate the Color 1 layer ... Edit> Copy

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Now open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation ... Effects> Insert Image Effects

 

Click on the Customize button

 

 

 

Change the first 10 waves to the following

Wave 1: X 14 ... Y -21

Wave 2: X 3 ... Y -19

Wave 3: X -12 ... Y -14

Wave 4: X 6 ... Y 17

Wave 5: X -16 ... Y 17

Wave 6: X -6 ... Y 17

Wave 7: X 20 ... Y 7

Wave 8: X 27 ... Y -7

Wave 9: X -27 ... Y 8

Wave 10: X -25 ... Y -1

 

Set all other waves to X 0 ... Y 0

Click on OK then on OK again ... DELETE the first Frame

 

 

Return to PSP and hide the Color 1 layer ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have the same amount of frames as your animation (should be 10)

 

 

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

Activate you Animation ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames

Move into position and click once (I zoomed in to help with positioning)

 

 

Close the Image that has the layers without the Background as it is no longer needed

And that's it. All that's left is to save your Tag ... If you wish to Preview it first View> Animation

 

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Tutorial written on the 10th August 2013

©David Hanslip