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You will need:
Font and Tube of choice
I will be using the great artwork of Anne Stokes

Filters:
Mura's Meister/Copies



Ok let's begin

Open a new image 500x200

Select your Tube image ... Edit> Copy

Go back to your tag ... Edit> Paste as new layer

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies

click on the dropdown box on the bottom left and select Wall Paper(rotate)

then click on ok to apply

 

Adjust> Blur> Gaussian Blur .. by 2

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Crop your image 500x200

Duplicate layer twice so you have 3 copies, rename these from top to bottom

Wave 3

Wave 2

Wave 1

 

Activate "Wave 1" layer

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

Horizontal Displacement

Amplitude - 0

Wavelength - 50

Vertical Displacement

Amplitude - 6

Wavelength - 3

Edge Mode

Transparent - checked

 

Activate "Wave 2" layer

Apply Wave Effect again but change the Amplitude from 6 to 8

Activate "Wave 3" layer

Apply Wave Effect again but change the Amplitude from 8 to 10

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill Layer with the main color of your image as it is now ... I’m using Blue

 

Layers> Arrange> Send to Bottom

Rename this layer "Background"

Select your Tube image ... Edit> Copy

Go back to your tag ... Edit> Paste as new layer

 

(Move this layer to the top in your layer palette if it’s not already there)

Move the Tube to the left side of your image and add a suitable Drop Shadow

 

Crop your image again 500x200 ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings

Inside - checked

Anti Alias - checked

Border Width - 8

 

Flood Fill with a suitable color ... I'm using blue

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change the border width to 3

Flood Fill with Black ... Selections> Select None

 

 

Apply a Drop Shadow ... with the following settings

Vertical - 5
Horizontal - 5
Opacity - 50
Blur - 10

 

Then another with the following settings

Vertical - -5
Horizontal - -5
Opacity - 50
Blur - 10

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

(Tube and Frame should now be on the same layer)

Add Copyrights and your Name to this layer

Rename this layer "Foreground"

 

Your layer palette should look like this



Now it's time to save your Tag ready to be animated

File> Save As ... under "File Type" choose PSP Animation Shop (*psp.)

<<< HOW TO ANIMATE >>>


Tutorial written on 23rd July 2010
©David Hanslip