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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called TrekkieDisplaySSK

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Ted Hammond - License and Tubes available at CDO

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

 

Filters:

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Change your Foreground to a Dark color from your Tube

Change your Background to a Light color from your Tube

Click on your Foreground again & change to Gradient ... with the following settings

 

 

Open a New Image 530x250

Flood Fill with your Gradient

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with your Dark color

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract by 3

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

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

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 5, Black

 

 

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

Click on your Foreground and change Repeats to 1

Flood Fill the Selection with your Gradient

Effects> Distortion Effects> Pixelate ... with the same settings as earlier

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

 

 

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

Selections> Modify> Contract by 3

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

Adjust> Add/Remove Noise> Add Noise ... with the same settings as earlier

 

 

Make a Custom Selection ... same settings as last time

Paste your Tube as a New Layer and move into position

(part you want to keep inside the selection)

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

 

 

Layers> Arrange> Move Down

Change this layers Blend Mode to one suitable (I used Soft Light)

 

 

Activate the Bottom layer ... Rename it Flux ... Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the Flux layer

Load the Selection I provided with the Tutorial

(Spawns-Red)

 

 

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

Intensity - 20
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 ... Position on the right side of your Tag ... Apply a blurry Drop Shadow

 

Add Copyrights and your Name

 

Activate the "Copy (2) of Flux" layer

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 0, 0, 100, 15, Black

 

 

This next step may appear to do nothing but will remove any Drop Shadow pixels inside the transparent area that you may not see

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Here is another example made by my friend Sezy

 

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Tutorial written on the 3rd March 2012

©David Hanslip