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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called LD Whimsy

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Danny Lee - License and Tubes available at his store HERE

His store is now closed but I'm sure you can find where he is selling now if you simply do a quick google search

 

Filters:

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground and 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> Mosaic Antique ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance ... Select your Preset Shape Tool ... with the following settings

Shape - any you like but I'm using Ellipse ... Anti Alias and Create as Vector - checked

Line Style - Solid ... Width - 8.00

 

 

Swap Materials ... click on the white arrow

 

 

Make your Background Null

 

 

Draw out your Shape to a size you are happy with

Layers> Convert to Raster Layer ... Move your Shape to the Top left corner of your Tag

(look at my Sample for reference)

 

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Move to Duplicate over to anywhere on the Right side of your Tag

(we are going to reposition later so for now it does not matter to much)

 

 

Activate the original Circle layer

Select your Magic Wand Tool ... with the following settings

 

 

Click once inside the Circle

Selections> Modify> Expand by 4 ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Swap Colors ... click on the white arrow

 

 

Flood Fill the Selection ... Layers> Arrange> Move Down

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position making sure what you want to keep is inside the Selection

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

Change the layers Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance(L) ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

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

Gap Size - 2 ... Width - 8 ... Opacity - 1

Change Weave and Gap color to the color of your Circle

 

 

Activate the duplicate Circle layer

Select your Magic Wand Tool ... Click once inside the Circle

Selections> Modify> Expand by 4 ... Layers> New Raster Layer ... Do the steps above in Red

 

 

Crop Image 600x250

 

 

Activate the original Circle layer again

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

Click on the "settings" tab then on the "Simple (Thin)" folder and click on "Black"

Click on the "basic" tab and change the Glow Radius to 2 ... then click on OK

 

 

Activate the duplicate Circle layer

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... same settings as above

 

 

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... change the color to the color of your Circle

Activate the original Circle layer again

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... same settings as above

 

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Rename this layer Circle 1

Activate the duplicate Circle layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Rename this layer Circle 2

 

 

Activate the Bottom layer .. Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selections ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling ... change the Tile Gap to 20

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

Activate the Circle 1 layer and using your Mover Tool move in to a position you are happy with

Activate the Circle 2 layer and using your Mover Tool move in to a position you are happy with

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Rename this layer Circle

 

 

Select your Magic Wand Tool again ... click inside each of the Circles like so

 

 

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3) ... Activate the Circle layer again

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

 

 

Activate the Copy of Circle layer ... Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then OK

Activate the Copy (2) of Circle layer ... Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then OK

Selections> Select None ... Hide the 2 Top Circle layers for now

 

 

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

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with Black

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 1 ... 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 "Circle" layer and unhide the "Copy of Circle" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy of Circle" layer and unhide the "Copy (2) of Circle" 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

 

 

 

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Tutorial written on the 3rd June 2012

©David Hanslip