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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Art Gothic

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Keith Garvey - License and Tubes available at PTE

My little Pattern which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Patterns Folder

 

Filters:

xero/Fritillary

VM Distortion/Broken Mirror

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250 and Flood Fill it with a color from your Tube

 

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

 

Select your Flood Fill Tool and click on your Foreground change to Pattern and locate my Pattern

(Spawns-ItsChrisssssmas)

Set Angle at 0 and Scale at 100% ... Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill this layer with the Pattern

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with White

 

Effects> VM Distortion> Broken Mirror ... with the following settings

 

Change this layers Opacity to 20% ... Layers> Duplicate

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

Activate the Pattern filled layer and hit DELETE on your keyboard

 

Activate the Top layer

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 4 ... Selections> Invert

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Invert

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... Rename this layer flux ... Duplicate this layer twice for a total of 3

Activate the flux layer ... Effects> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

(A few people have said Intensity at 15 is not very strong so you may want to go higher its totally up to you)

 

Activate the "Copy of flux" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Activate the "Copy (2) of flux" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

 

Selections> Select None

Hide the top two flux layers for now

Paste your Tube as a New Layer ... Apply a suitable Drop Shadow and position to your liking

 

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

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 1

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

 

Apply a slight Drop Shadow so your border stands out

(I used 0, 0, 100, 2, white)

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 "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 16th November 2011

©David Hanslip