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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called FederationStarfleet
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jose Cano - License and Tubes available at PTE

Filters:
Eye Candy 6: Textures/Weave
Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow
Mura's Meister/Copies
DSB flux/Bright Noise



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Set your Foreground to a Light Color from your Tube
Set your Background to a Dark Color from your Tube

Effects> Eye Candy 6: Textures> Weave

Click on the "Settings" tab and select the following

Textures - Satin

Click on the "Basic" tab

Click on the arrow next to "Horizontal Ribbon Color" and select "Foreground Color"
Click on the arrow next to "Vertical Ribbon Color" and select "Background Color"

Change the "Gap Fill" to "fill gap with solid color"
and click the little arrow next to it and choose a suitable color
Click once on the "Random Seed" button then click on ok

Rename this layer "flux"

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "flux" layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 5
Right -6
Bottom - 12
Left - 0

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

Tolerance - 20
Softness -20
Add Color Range - checked
Reference color - hover your mouse over your Tag and left-click on your Darker color
(the reference color box should change to the color you clicked on)

Click on OK

Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 35
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

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

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

Edit> Repeat Copies

Crop image 600x250

Adjust> Blur> Radial Blur ... with the following settings

Blur Type - Twirl
Blur Strength - 30
Elliptical - checked
All others set to 0

Crop your image 600x250

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 40

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Modify> Expand .. by 2
Layers> New Raster Layer
Flood Fill selection with your Darker color

Selections> Select None

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 34

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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



Rename this layer "Middle"

Layers> New Raster Layer

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 2

Flood Fill selection with a suitable color

Selections> Select None

Rename this layer "Border"

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Move to the Right side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

In you layer palette drag this layer below the "Border" layer

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 by my friend Sezy


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Tutorial written on 28th March 2011
©David Hanslip