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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called JohnnyScript

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

In this Tutorial I use the Dash Dot Line Style

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground to a color from your Tube

Change your Background to White

 

Change your Foreground to Gradient ... with the following settings

 

 

Open a New Image 600x250 ... Flood Fill with your Gradient

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

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Swap Colors

 

 

Flood Fill this layer with your Gradient

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... same settings as before

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

 

 

Hide the Top layer for now and rename it Border ... Activate the Bottom layer and rename it Background

Grab the edge of your tag and drag it out o you can see the grey background

 

 

Select your Preset Shape Tool (press P on your keyboard) ... with the following settings

Rectangle

Anti-Alias - checked

Create as Vector - checked

Line Style - Dash Dot

Width - 3.00

 

Change your Foreground back to Color (should be white)

Make the Background Null

 

Left Click on the top left of the grey area and drag to the bottom right

and you will have something like this

 

 

Objects> Align> Center in Canvas ... Layers> Convert to Raster Layer

Repeat this process so you have another set of lines inside the first like so

 

 

Merge the two lines layers together

Effects> Image Effects> Seamless Tiling ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 60, 3, Black

Rename this layer Lines

 

 

Activate your Selection Tool ... with the following settings

 

 

Draw out a Selection like so

 

 

Activate the Background layer

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position on the left making sure what you want to keep is inside the Selection

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

 

 

Hide the Lines layer for now ... With the Tube layer active

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 0, the color you started off with as your Foreground color

Shadow on New Layer - Checked

 

 

Activate the Tube layer and change its Blend Mode to Luminance or Luminance (L) whichever looks better

Effects> Texture Effects> Weave ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Unhide the Lines layer and activate it ... Paste your Tube as a New Layer and position on the right

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow

 

 

Crop Image 600x250

Unhide and activate the Border layer

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 3 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None ... Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 6, Black ( Shadow on New Layer - un-Checked)

 

 

Add Copyrights and your Name

Activate the Background layer ... Edit> Copy

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have 10 frames

 

Return to PSP and activate the Lines layer

Edit> Copy

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation ... Edit> Duplicate Selected

Click once on the 1st frame so it is active

 

Effects> Insert Image Transition ... with the following settings

 

Click on Customize ... match these settings

 

Click on Ok then on OK again ... DELETE the first 2 Frames

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

Activate your Tag ... Edit> Select All ...Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames

Move into position and click once (I zoomed in to help with positioning)

You can delete the animation only image now as you don't need it

 

Return to PSP

Hide the Background and Lines layers

Edit> Copy Merged

 

Go to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and keep pressing L until you have 10 frames

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

 

Activate your Tag

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

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 28th March 2012

©David Hanslip