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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called MC Mahall

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

My Selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections folder

 

Filters:

Mehdi/Melt 1.1

xero/Fritillary

VM Distortion/Broken Mirror

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Change your Foreground and Background to two colors from your Tube

(do not use White ... Lighter color being Background)

 

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

 

Flood Fill your layer with this Gradient

Effects> Mehdi> Melt 1.1 ... with the following settings

 

Layers> Duplicate ... On the Duplicate

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

Change this layers Blend Mode to Soft Light ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill this layer 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 ... Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 5

Selections> Invert ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

 

Selections> Invert ... Layers> Duplicate ... Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 8

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

 

Apply a Drop Shadow to each of the Top three layers with the following settings

0, 0, 100, 2, Black

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... Rename the layer flux

Duplicate this layer twice for a total of three

Activate the flux layer and load the Selection I provided at the start of the Tutorial

(Spawns-ItsChrissssstmasAgain)

 

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

 

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

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 17th November 2011

©David Hanslip