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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called LD Architect

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

One of my Templates which you can get on my Blog, we will be using SpawnsMegaFSTemplate001

 

Filters:

Greg' Factory Output Vol. II/Pool Shadow

Mura's Meister/Copies

Greg' Factory Output Vol. II/Spotlight

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open my Template ... Window> Duplicate ... Close Original ... Delete the Following layers

 

 

Credits

Middle - Spawns Styled Line

Top - Mask ... Middle - Mask ... Bottom - Mask

Top - Dash Dot lines ... Bottom - Dash Dot lines

 

 

Unhide all remaining Hidden layers

Change your Foreground and Background to 2 colors from your Tube

Activate the Middle Background layer ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color

 

 

Effects> Greg' Factory Output Vol. II> Pool Shadow ... with the following settings

 

 

Selections> Select None

Move the Top - Background layer below the Middle Background layer

And with the Top - Background layer active Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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

Flood Fill the Selections with your Background color

 

 

Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the following settings

 

 

Selections> Select None

Activate the Top - Spawns Styled Line layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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

Layers> New Raster Layer

Change your Foreground to a 3rd color from your Tube and Flood Fill the Selections with this color

Selections> Select None ... Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 6, Color of your choice

 

Delete the Bottom - Spawns Styled Line layer

 

Activate the Middle - Dash Dot lines layer

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

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill the Selections with your Background color ... Selections> Select None

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 6, Color of your choice

 

Delete the Middle - Dash Dot lines layer

 

Activate the Middle Background layer

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position all the way to the left ... make sure what you want showing is over the Pool Shadow area

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Line ... change the Number to one suitable (I used 4)

Change this layers Blend mode to Luminance or Luminance(L)

 

Crop Image 600x250

 

Activate the Middle Background layer

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

Activate the Tube layer ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Activate the Top ZigZag Lines layer ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

I'm leaving the Thick Border, Thin Border and Bottom ZigZag Lines layers as they are but if you wish to change their color

Activate the one you want ... Adjust> Hue and Saturation> Hue/Saturation/Lightness ... play around until you are happy with the color and click OK

 

 

In your layer palette move the Bottom - Background layer between the Raster 1 and Raster 2 layers

Hide the bottom 3 layers in your layer palette ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... Unhide the 3 hidden layers

Activate the Tube layer and rename it Spotlight ... Duplicate it twice for a total of three ... Activate the Spotlight layer

Effects> Greg' Factory Output Vol. II> Spotlight ... with the following settings

 

 

Activate the Copy of Spotlight layer ... Effects> Greg' Factory Output Vol. II> Spotlight ... change the X to 44

Activate the Copy (2) of Spotlight layer ... Effects> Greg' Factory Output Vol. II> Spotlight ... change the X to 205

Hide the Top 2 Spotlight layers for now

 

 

Activate the Top layer ... Paste your Tube as a New Layer

Position on the Right side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

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 "Spotlight" layer and unhide the "Copy of Spotlight" layer
Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

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

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Edit> Select All ... Animation> Frame Properties ... change to 65

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 made by my friend Sezy

 

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Tutorial written on the 6th May 2012

©David Hanslip