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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called DJB ADEE1

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Scott Blair

License and Tubes available at PTE

My selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections folder

 

Filters:

Penta/Dot and Cross

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground to a Light color from your Tube

Change your Background to a Dark color from your Tube

Change your Foreground to Gradient ... with the following settings

 

 

Open a New Image 600x250 ... Flood Fill with your Gradient

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... with the following settings

 

 

Rename this layer flux ... Duplicate this layer three times (for a Total of 4)

With the Top layer active

Effects> Penta> Dot and Cross ... with the following settings

 

 

Change this layers Blend Mode to Soft Light ... rename this layer DC

Activate the Bottom layer ... Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer ... Selections> Select None

Layers> Arrange> Bring To Top ... Image> Free Rotate ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Image Effects> Offset ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Distortion Effects> Warp ... with the following settings

 

 

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

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer

 

 

Move over your Selection so the part you want to keep is inside it

Selections> Invert ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 0, the color you started off with as your Background color

Shadow on New Layer - Checked

 

 

Activate the Close Up layer ... Change the Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance(L)

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Change the layers Blend Mode to Soft Light or one suitable

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... rename this layer CU

 

 

Crop Image 600x250

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 4, 100, 20 ... Shadow on New Layer - UnChecked

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with your Dark color

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 2 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Rename this layer FR ... Selections> Select None

 

 

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position on the right & apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Activate the flux layer

Load the Selection I provided at the start of this Tutorial (Spawns-AFallen)

 

 

Effects> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 36
Direction - Mix

Activate the "Copy of flux" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Activate the "Copy (2) of flux" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Selections> Select None

Hide the 2 top flux layers for now

 

 

Activate the Top layer ... Add Copyrights and your Name

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Now open Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Return to PSP hide the "flux" layer and unhide the "Copy of flux" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy of flux" layer and unhide the "Copy (2) of flux" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

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

 

 

Here is another example made by my friend Sezy

 

Tutorial written on the 08/04/2012 ©David Hanslip