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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Coronet

Tube & Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Joe Peck - License and Tubes available at CDO

My Selection which you can get HERE ... Unzip into your Selections Folder

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill Selection with a color from your Tube (I used a creamy color #f7dab4)

 

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill Selection with a color from your Tube (I used red #d3232a)

 

Selections> Select None ... Duplicate this layer twice

With the Top layer active ... Effects> Image Effects> Offset ... with the following settings

 

Image> Flip ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

Activate the Bottom layer ... Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling ... default settings

 

Activate the Top Layer ... Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling(angle) ... default settings

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

 

Layers> Duplicate ... activate the Top layer

Make a Custom Selection .. with the following settings

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections Select None

 

Apply a slight Drop Shadow (I used 0, 0, 100, 10, Black)

 

Activate the Bottom layer and rename it "flux"

Duplicate it twice for a total of three then activate the flux layer again

Load the Selection I provided at the start of this Tutorial

(Spawns-Mask)

 

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

 

Activate the "Copy of flux" layer ... Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... Click on Mix button once the on OK

Activate the "Copy (2) of flux" layer ... Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... Click on Mix button once the on OK

 

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

 

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer and position on the Right side of your Tag

Lower the layers Opacity to around 70%

 

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and move to the Top in your layer palette

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow then move your Tube into a suitable position

 

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

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 5 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Modify> Expand by 1 ... Selections> Invert ... Flood Fill this Selection with a second color

Selections> Invert ... Selections> Modify> Expand by 2 ... Selections> Invert ... Flood Fill this Selection with your first color

Selections> Select None

 

Apply a slight Drop Shadow to make the frame stand out (I used 0, 0, 100, 10, Black)

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 "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 2nd November 2011

©David Hanslip