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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called DB Michael

Tube and Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac - License and Tubes available at his store HERE

And my selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections folder

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 20

Right - 600

Bottom - 30

Left - 0

Flood Fill the Selection with the color Black

 

Selections> Select None

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling ... change the Tile Gap to 5

 

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 0

Right - 300

Bottom - 250

Left -0

 

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

Effects> Geometric Effects> Spherize ... with the following settings

Strength - 100

Shape - Circle

 

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

 

Layers> Duplicate

Image> Mirror

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Rename this layer "Black Lines"

 

Activate your Flood Fill Tool

Change your Foreground and Background to two colors from your Tube

Lighter color being the Foreground

 

Click on your Foreground again and create a Gradient ... with the following settings

Style - Sunburst

Repeats - 0

Invert - unchecked

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill this new layer with your Gradient

Move this layer to the bottom in your layer palette and rename it "Background"

 

With the Background layer active

Load the Selection I provided with this Tutorial

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer ... Selections> Select None

Rename the promoted layer "flux"

 

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "flux" layer

Effects> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 26

Direction - Mix

Activate the "Copy of flux " layer

Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... Click on the Mix button once then on ok

Activate the "Copy (2) of flux " layer

Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... Click on the Mix button once then on ok

Hide the "Copy of flux " and the "Copy (2) of flux " layers

 

Now go to your close up image

Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag

Edit> Paste as a New Layer ... rename it "Close Up"

move this layer between the "Background" and "flux" layers and position suitably

and change the layers Blend Mode to one suitable (I used Soft Light)

 

Now go to your Tube image

Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag

Edit> Paste as New Layer ... rename it "Tube"

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette

Position to your liking and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

 

Crop image 600x250

Layers> New Raster Layer

change your Foreground from Gradient to Color

Flood Fill layer with your Foreground color

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 3

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 2

Selections> Invert

Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 1

Selections> Invert

Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color

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

 

 

Tutorial written on 27th August 2011

©David Hanslip