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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Federation DS9

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ismael Rac

License and Tubes available at his store HERE

My selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections folder


Filters:

Penta/Dot and Cross

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

Mura's Meister/Perspective Tiling

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 100x50

Flood Fill with a color from your Tube

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 5

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings



Effects> Penta> Dot and Cross ... default settings

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

Click on the "Settings" tab and select the following

Simple (thin) - Black

Click on the "Basic" tab

change the Glow Radius to 4
and the Color to a color from your Tube

and click on ok

 

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

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following

Top - 0
Right - 600
Bottom - 125
Left - 0

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

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Flip ... Layers> Merge> Merge visible

Rename this layer "Frame"

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Rename this layer "flux"

Activate your Flood Fill Tool

Set your Foreground to a color from your Tube and Background to White

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with the following settings

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

Flood Fill the "flux" layer with your Gradient

 

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

Blur - 95
Density - 58
Length - 9
Transparency - 3

Drag this layer to the bottom in your layer palette

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "flux" layer

Load the selection I provided at the start of this Tutorial

 

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

Intensity - 30
Direction - Mix

Activate the "Copy of flux" layer

Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Activate the "Copy (2) of flux" layer

Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Selections> Select None ... Hide the 2 top flux layers for now

 

Paste your Tube as a new layer

Layers>Arrange> Bring to Top (if not already at top in your palette)

Move your Tube to the Left side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Crop image 600x250 ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All

 

 

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 5

Flood Fill White ... Selections> Select None

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Selections> Select All

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 4

Flood Fill with a color from your Tube ... Selections> Select None

 

Effects> Penta> Dot and Cross ... default settings

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 1

 

Flood Fill White ... Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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 13/04/2011 ©David Hanslip