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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called Wildsong
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Annika Smidt

Filters:
DSB Flux/Bubbles
DSB Flux/Bright Noise
Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow



Ok let’s begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your
Foreground and Background to 2 contrasting colors from your Tube
Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with these settings

Style - Linear
Angle - 0
Repeats - 5
Invert - unchecked

Flood Fill your image with this Gradient

Effects> dsb flux> Bubbles ... with the following settings

Bubbles - 15
Density - 50
Frequency - 70
Tune - 100

Rename this layer "Background"

Layers> Duplicate

Rename the duplicate layer "flux"

With flux layer active

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 12

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

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

Vertical - 0
Horizontal - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color - Black

Duplicate layer twice (for a total of 3 flux layers)

Activate the flux layer again

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 93
Right - 86
Bottom - 100
Left - 72

Make a note of the color inside the selection
To do so select your Dropper Tool (press E on keyboard) left click inside the selection and it will change your foreground color
then click on your foreground color to open material properties and copy the code in the HTML box.

Selections> Modify> Select Color Range ... with the following settings

Tolerance - 20
Softness -20
Add Color Range - checked
Reference color - click on it then paste the code into the HTML box and click ok.

Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 20

Direction - Mix

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

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

Selections> Select None

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Move into a position you are happy with

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... with the following settings



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

Vertical - 0
Horizontal - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color - Black

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill layer Black

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

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Crop image 600x250

Add Copyrights and your Name
(on your name add the same Gradient Glow and Drop Shadow as you did on your Tube)

Now it’s time to save your Tag ready to be animated
File> Save As ... under "File Type" choose PSP Animation Shop (*psp.)

<<< HOW TO ANIMATE >>>



Tutorial written on 22nd March 2011
©David Hanslip