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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Action Is

Tube or Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Arthur Crowe - License and Tubes available at Arthur Crowe's Factory

This particular Tube is a TD EXCLUSIVE (TaggersDen)

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

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

Penta/Dot and Cross

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Set your Foreground and Background to two light colors from your Tube

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill this Selection with your Foreground color

 

 

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill this Selection with your Background color

Selections> Select None

 

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Tiling ... change Number to 2

 

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Load the Selection I provided with this Tutorial (Spawns-SantasHelper)

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

 

Activate the Bottom layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

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

 

 

Effects> Penta> Dot and Cross ... with the following settings

 

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... 3, 3, 50, 5, Black

Activate the Top Layer ... Selections> Invert ... Effects> Penta> Dot and Cross ... same settings as before

 

 

Selections> Invert ... Rename this layer flux and Duplicate it twice for a total of three

Activate the flux layer again

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

 

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

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

 

 

Apply a Drop Shadow to each of the three flux layers with the same settings as earlier

Selections> Select None ... Load my Selection again and on each of the flux layers hit Delete ... Selections> Select None

(this step may not appear to be doing anything but trust me it is lol)

 

 

Apply Drop Shadow to the three flux layer again but this time change the Vertical and Horizontal to -3

Hide the top two flux layers for now

 

 

Paste your Close Up or Tube as a New Layer ... Layers> Arrange> Bring to Top

Position on the Right side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror ... Move this layer below the flux layer in your layer palette

and change the Blend mode to Soft Light or one suitable

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Layers> Arrange> Bring to Top

Flood Fill this layer with your Background color ... Selections> Select All ... Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 3

Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Modify> Expand ... by 1 ... Selections> Invert

Flood Fill the Selection with your Foreground color ... Selections> Select None

 

 

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 9th December 2011

©David Hanslip