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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Ardagh

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

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

 

Filters:

Xenofex 2/Constellation

 

 

Ok let's begin

Set your Foreground to a Light color from your Tube

Set your Background to a Dark shade of your Light color

Open a New Image 600x250

Flood Fill with your Foreground color

 

 

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

 

 

Adjust> Blur> Motion Blur ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> Duplicate

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

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

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Load the Selection I provided with this Tutorial

(Spawns-LuckoftheIrish)

Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color

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

 

 

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer and position what you want to show inside the Selection

Selections> Invert ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Invert

Change this layers Blend Mode to Luminance and lower its Opacity a bit (I went to 80%)

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with the color Black

Selections> Modify> Contract by 2 ... hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

 

 

Hide the 2 bottom layers ... Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

UnHide the 2 bottom layers ... Activate the Top layer ... Layers> Duplicate

Activate the Original ... Effects> Xenofex 2> Constellation ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... with the following settings

 

 

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

Activate the Middle layer ... Effects> Texture Effects> Weave ... with the same settings as earlier

Change this layers Blend Mode to Multiply

 

 

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer and move into position

(look at my tag for reference)

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow

 

 

Activate the Top layer ... Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with an even Darker shade of your Background color

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 3 ... hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Select None

 

 

Rename this layer xeno and Duplicate it three times (for a total of 4)

Activate the xeno layer

Effects> Xenofex> Constellation ... with the following settings

 

 

Activate the "Copy of xeno " layer ... Edit> Repeat Constellation ... Hit the Random Seed button once

Activate the "Copy (2) of xeno " layer ... Edit> Repeat Constellation ... Hit the Random Seed button once

 

 

Hide the "Copy of xeno" and "Copy (2) of xeno" layers for now

Activate the Top layer

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

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

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

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Edit> Select All ... Animation> Frame Properties ... change to 15

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, she bought this Tube when Keith was with MPT

 

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Tutorial written on the 10th March 2012

©David Hanslip