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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

 

 

Paste your Tube as a 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.)

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Tutorial written on 22/03/2011 ©David Hanslip