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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Dancing

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac

License and Tubes available at his store HERE


Filters:

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your

Foreground to a Dark color from your Tube

and your Background color to a Lighter tone of your Dark color

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to

a Foreground-Background Gradient ... with these settings



Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings



 



Flood Fill the Selection with your Gradient ... Selections> Select None

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

 



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

Click on the "Settings" tab and select the following

Simple (thin) - Black

Click on the "Basic" tab

change the Glow Radius to 3 and the color to White

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Cards (default settings)

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 



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

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Flip ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

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

 



Layers> Duplicate ...Image> Mirror ... Layers> Merge> Visible

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

Activate the flux layer

 



Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 



Selections> Modify> Select Color Range ... with the following settings

 



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



Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill With your Dark color from your Tube

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

 



Layers> Arrange> Send To Bottom ... Now go to your Tube image ... Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag ... Edit> Paste as new layer

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette (if not already there)

Position to the right then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

 

Layers> Duplicate

In you layer palette drag the duplicate Tube layer to above your background layer

and with your Mover Tool move your Tube to the middle of your tag so it is viewable

in the big gap and also change this layers Blend Mode to Soft Light (look at my tag for example)

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ...Activate the original Tube layer

 



Crop image 600x250

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 4

Flood Fill Selection with the color Black ... Selections> Select None

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border Width to 3

Flood Fill Selection with your Dark color ... Selections> Select None

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border Width to 1

Flood Fill Selection with the color Black ... 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 "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 27/04/2011 ©David Hanslip