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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Ekistra

Large Tube or Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Barachan - License and Tubes available at DSI

 

Filters:

Xenofex 2/Constellation

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground and your Background to 2 colors 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

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

Effects> Texture Effects> Fur ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

Layers> New Raster Layer

Click on your Foreground and change the Angle to 0

Flood Fill layer with your Gradient ... do the steps above in Red ... Change this layers Blend Mode to Soft Light or one suitable

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

Activate your Selection Tool ... with the following settings

 

 

And draw out Selections like so

 

 

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer ... Select None

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

 

 

Rename this layer Con ... Duplicate it twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the Con layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Effects> Xenofex 2> Constellation ... with the following settings

 

Activate the "Copy of Con" layer ... Edit> Repeat Constellation ... Hit the Random Seed button once

Activate the "Copy (2) of Con" layer ... Edit> Repeat Constellation ... Hit the Random Seed button once

Selections> Select None

 

Hide the top 2 Con layers for the time being

Paste your Tube/Close Up as a New Layer and move into position on the Left side of your Tag

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror ... Activate the original Tube/Close Up layer

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 0 ... change color to your Foreground color

Shadow on New Layer - Checked

 

 

Activate the Original Tube/Close Up layer again and change the Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance (L)

Change the Opacity to around 40% ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Activate the Top layer and Apply a Suitable Drop Shadow

(if using PSP'S built in Drop Shadow remember to uncheck the Shadow on New Layer box)

 

 

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

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 2 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

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 "Con" layer and unhide the "Copy of Con " layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy of Con " layer and unhide the "Copy (2) of Con " 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, she bought this Tube when Barachan was with MPT

 

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Tutorial written on the 31st March 2012

©David Hanslip