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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Booter - Five Five

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Michael Calandra - License and Tubes available at CDO

And my Mask which you will find HERE

 

Filters:

xero/Fritillary

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground to a Light color from your Tube & Background to a Darker color from your Tube

Click on the Foreground again and change to Gradient with the following settings

 

 

Open a New Image 600x250 ... Flood Fill with your Gradient

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

 

 

Layers> Duplicate

Effects> xero> Fritillary ... with the following settings

 

 

Change this layers Blend Mode to Multiply and it's Opacity to around 80%

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position on the Left side of your Tag

 

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror ... Activate the left Tube layer and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Activate the Top layer ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill with a suitable color ... Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the following settings

 

 

Load the Mask I provided at the start of the Tutorial (SpawnsFSMask09) ... with these settings

 

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Group

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

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 1 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Now we want to make the Left Tube look like it is popping out of the Tag

Using your Freehand Selection Tool you want to make a Selection around any parts of the Mask that cover the Tube

Apart from at the Bottom that needs to remain covering the Tube ... Below is how my Selection looked

 

 

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer

In your Layer Palette move this promoted layer below the Left Tube layer

Activate the Mask layer (should be the Top layer) ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None ... Add Copyrights and your Name

 

 

 

ANIMATING

Activate the Bottom layer ... Edit> Copy

Now open Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have 11 frames

Return to PSP & hide ALL layers apart from the Right Tube layer ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

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

Effects> Insert Image Effect

 

Click on the Customize button

 

 

Click OK then OK again ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

Activate your Background Frames image ... Edit> Select All ...Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames

Move into position and click once

 

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

Return to PSP ... Unhide the Hidden layers and Hide the Left Tube & Bottom layer

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

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have 11 frames ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

 

Activate your Tag

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

Activate the 1st Frame by clicking on it once

Animation> Frame Properties ... set to 50 & click ok

 

Click once on the 2nd Frame

Hold down SHIFT on your keyboard & click once on the 11th Frame

Frames 2-11 should now be active (highlighted blue)

Animation> Frame Properties ... set to 25 & click ok

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 November 2012

©David Hanslip