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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Gaze

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jose Cano

License and Tubes available at PTE

 

Filters:

xero/Fritillary

 

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 300x300

Set your Foreground to a color from your Tube

Activate your Paint Brush Tool ... with the following settings

Left-Click once in the middle of your canvas

 

 

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Image Effects> Offset ... with the following settings

 

 

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

Selections> Modify> Expand ... by 70 ... Selections> Invert

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with the same color you used earlier

Selections> Select None

 

 

Rename the Bottom layer frit ... Duplicate this layer twice for a total of 3 ... Activate the frit layer again

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

 

 

Activate the Copy of frit layer ... Edit> Repeat Fritillary ... change the Variation to 42

Activate the Copy (2) of Fritillary ... Edit> Repeat Fritillary ... change the Variation to 44

Hide the Top 2 frit layers for now

 

 

Activate the Top layer

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

 

 

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer

Move into position over the Transparent gap in your image

(I lowered the opacity so I could see position better then raised it again)

Change this layers Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance(L), whichever looks better

Layers> Arrange> Send to Bottom

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill this layer with your Foreground color

Layers Arrange> Send to Bottom

Activate the Top layer

Paste your Tube or Close Up as a New Layer ... Apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Position to your liking

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with a Dark color

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

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

Apply a slight Drop Shadow (I used 0, 0, 100, 4, #ff81b7)

Add Copyright Info and your Name

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

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

Return to PSP hide the "frit" layer and unhide the "Copy of frit" layer

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

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

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Edit> Select All ... Animation> Frame Properties ... change to 20

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

 

Tutorial written on the 25/11/2011 ©David Hanslip