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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called University Roman

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Jessica Dougherty

License and Tubes available at Creative Design Outlet

And my Selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections Folder



Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux/Bright Noise


Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow




Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Change your Foreground and Background to 2 colors from your Tube

Flood Fill layer with your Background Color



Effects> xero> Fritillary ... Default Settings

Layers > New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color

Selections> Select None



Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color

Selections> Select None



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



Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Line ... change number to 12

Select your Magic Wand Tool ... with the following settings



Click inside one of the stripes of your Foreground color

Selections> Modify> Select Color Range



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



Selections> Invert

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

Load the Selection I supplied with this Tutorial

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



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

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... this time change the color to your Foreground color



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

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow



Paste your Tube as a New Layer again and position over the circle area

Layers> Arrange> Move Down ... do this twice so it is above the background layer in your layer palette

Change this layers Blend Mode to Multiply or one suitable

Layers> Merge> Merge Down



Crop Image 600x250 ... Activate the Top layer

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with color of your choice

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

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

Add Copyrights and your Name



Activate the Bottom layer ... Edit> Copy ... Now open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Effects> Insert Image Effects ... from the drop down box select Underwater

and match these settings



Click on the Customize Button



Change the first 10 waves to the following

Wave 1: X -42 ... Y 19

Wave 2: X 7 ... Y -40

Wave 3: X 20 ... Y 31

Wave 4: X -39 ... Y -24

Wave 5: X -15 ... Y 51

Wave 6: X 43 ... Y -10

Wave 7: X -24 ... Y -63

Wave 8: X -61 ... Y -1

Wave 9: X -37 ... Y 46

Wave 10: X -62 ... Y -17


Set all other waves to X 0 ... Y 0

DELETE the first Frame

Go back to PSP

Hide the Bottom layer ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged





Return to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have 10 frames (same amount as your underwater image)

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy



Activate the Underwater image

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

Animation> Frame Properties ... set to 15



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 04/12/2011 ©David Hanslip