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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Olicana

A Large Tube or Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Lisa Cree - License and Tubes available at PSP Tube Stop

One of my Templates which you can get on my Blog, we will be using SpawnsFSTemplate029

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open my Template ... Window> Duplicate ... Close Original ... Delete the Credits and Middle Circles layers

Activate the Middle Background ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer and position over the Selection so what you want to keep is visible

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

 

 

Change your Foreground and Background to 2 colors from your Tube

Activate the Right Background Layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color ... Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the following settings

 

 

Selections> Select None

Activate the Left Background layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color ... Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the same settings as above

Selections> Select None

Activate the Middle Background layer again ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Activate the Top Left Background layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Paste your Close Ups as New layer and position what you want to keep inside the Selection ... Selections> Invert

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Repeat the above on all the other 3 (square) Background layers

Activate the Bottom Left Frame layer ... Layers> Arrange> Move Up ... Activate the Top Left Frame layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color ... Selections> Select None

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 4, Black

 

 

DELETE the Bottom Left Frame layer

Activate the Bottom Right Frame layer ... Layers> Arrange> Move Up ... Activate the Top Right Frame layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color ... Selections> Select None

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 4, Black

DELETE the Bottom Right Frame layer

 

 

Activate the Left Wavey Line layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat ... Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with any color you like

Selections> Select None ... Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the same settings as before ... Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 4, Black

DELETE the Left Wavey Line layer ... Crop Image 600x250 ... recolor the Border using whatever method you like

 

 

Add Copyrights and your Name

Activate the layer with the Wavey Lines on ... Edit Copy

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Now open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation ... Effects> Insert Image Effects

 

Click on the Customize button

 

 

Change the first 10 waves to the following

Wave 1: X -59 ... Y -10

Wave 2: X 7 ... Y -40

Wave 3: X -35 ... Y -40

Wave 4: X 39 ... Y 23

Wave 5: X 41 ... Y -46

Wave 6: X -36 ... Y 19

Wave 7: X 24 ... Y 49

Wave 8: X -9 ... Y 56

Wave 9: X -36... Y 46

Wave 10: X 54 ... Y -1

 

Set all other waves to X 0 ... Y 0

DELETE the first Frame

 

Return to PSP and DELETE the layer with the Wavey Lines on

Hide the Border, Copyright and Name layers ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Go to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have the same amount of frames as your animation (should be 10)

 

Activate your animation ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

Activate your Tag ... Edit> Select All ...Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames

Move into position and click once (I zoomed in to help with positioning)

You can delete the animation only image now as you don't need it

 


Return to PSP

Hide all the Unhidden layers ... Unhide the

Border, Copyright and Name layers ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Go to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have the same amount of frames as your Tag

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

 

Activate your Tag

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames ... move into position and click once

Animation> Frame Properties ... change to 17

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 29th June 2012

©David Hanslip