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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called TrekkieSSk

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jose Cano

License and Tubes available at PTE

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

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

Ulead GIF-X Plugin 2.0



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250 ... Paste your Tube as a new layer

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

If there are any transparent gaps in your image then

Edit> Repeat Copies

 

Rename this layer "Background" ... Crop Image 600x250

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

 



Layers> Duplicate ... rename the Duplicate layer "Beam"

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

 


Activate the Beam layer ... Hit the DELETE button on your keyboard

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... with the following Settings


Color of your choice

(make a note of the color as you will need at later)

 

Selections> Select None ... Paste your Tube as a New Layer

Move into a position you are happy with and add a Drop Shadow (any settings you like)


Crop Image 600x250 ... Layers> New Raster Layer

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 3

 

Flood Fill with a suitable color ... Selections> Select None

Add Copyrights and your Name

Hide the Background and Beam layers ... Layers> Merge Visible

 

Unhide the Background and Beam layers ...Activate the Beam layer

IMPRTANT: set your Background color to the same color I asked you to take note of earlier

 

Effects> Ulead Effects

At the bottom click on the Gallery button and select "Scan 1" and click ok

Then click on the Mode dropdown box and change it to "Metal


 

Un-Check the "Show Background" box



Match these Key Frame Controls



Click on save .. name it Beam



Save it somewhere easy to find

 

Now Click on Cancel to Close the Plugin ... DELETE the Beam layer

Crop Image 600x250

 

ANIMATING

Open Animation Shop

Now go to PSP and activate the Background layer

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

 

Hold down CTRL on your keyboard and hit L until you have 15 frames

Open the Beam Animation you made, press CTRL+A to Select All then CTRL+C to Copy

 

Activate the Background Animation press CTRL+A to Select All then CTRL+E to Paste Into Selected Frame

Move into correct position and left click to place

Close the Beam Animation ... Now go to PSP and activate the layer with copyrights, Tube ect on

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

 

Hold down CTRL on your keyboard and hit L until you have 15 frames

press CTRL+A to Select All then CTRL+C to Copy

Activate the Background Animation press CTRL+A to Select All then CTRL+E to Paste Into Selected Frame

Move into correct position and left click to place

Animation > Frame Properties .. set to 20 and click OK ... View> Animation to see your new animation

and that's it your done all that's left is to save your Tag

 

 


Here is another example by my friend Sezy



Tutorial written on the 02/03/2011 ©David Hanslip