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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Chorizo PB

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

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

Xenofex 2/Electrify

VM Distortion/Smallpox

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Set your Foreground to a light color from your Tube and Background to a dark color

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

Style - Linear

Angle - 90

Repeats - 0

Invert - unchecked

Flood Fill the layer with this Gradient

 

Change your Foreground back to Color

 

Effects> VM Distortion> Smallpox ... with the following settings

Frequency - 255

Strength - 228

Direction - 0

 

Go to your Tube image ... Edit> Copy

Return to your Tag ... Edit> Paste As New Layer

Move the Tube down a bit if needed

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling(feedback)

 

Lower the layers Opacity to around 20% and change the Blend Mode to Overlay

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... rename this layer "Background"

 

Paste your Tube as a New Layer again and position the tube on the left side of your Tag

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow ... Crop your Tag 600x250 ... rename this layer "Tube"

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Move this layer between your Tube and Background layers, and with it active

make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 160

Right - 600

Bottom - 225

Left - 0

 

Flood Fill this Selection with your Foreground Color

Click on Custom Selection again but this time change Top to 163 and Bottom to 222

Flood Fill this Selection with your Background Color ... Selections> Select None

 

Using any method you choose erase any of this strip that is behind (to the left) of your Tube

Rename this layer "Electrify" ... Duplicate this layer 3 times (for a total of 4)

 

Activate the Electrify layer

Effects> Xenofex 2> Electrify ... with the following settings

Click on "settings" and select "subtle"

Click on the "Glow" tab and change the Glow Width to 20

Inner Glow to your Background color and Outer Glow to your Foreground color

 

Click on the "Basic" tab and change Arc Length (pixels) to 100

click on Random Seed once then on ok

 

Activate the Copy of Electrify layer ... Edit> Repeat Electrify ... click on Random Seed once then on ok

Activate the Copy (2) of Electrify layer ... Edit> Repeat Electrify ... click on Random Seed once then on ok

Activate the Copy (3) of Electrify layer ... Edit> Repeat Electrify ... click on Random Seed once then on ok

 

Hide the Top 3 Electrify layers

 

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

Flood Fill this layer with your Background color

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 3

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None ... apply a slight Drop Shadow so the frame stands out

(I used 0, 0, 100, 2, white)

 

Add your Copyrights and your Name

 

 

ANIMATING


Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Now open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Return to PSP hide the "Electrify" layer and unhide the "Copy of Electrify" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy of Electrify" layer and unhide the "Copy (2) of Electrify" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy (2) of Electrify" layer and unhide the "Copy (3) of Electrify" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Edit> Select All ... Animation> Frame Properties ... change to 18

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 ... she bought this Tube when PinUp Toons was with CILM

 

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Tutorial written on the 5th October 2011

©David Hanslip