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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called JellyBelly

Tube of your choice - I am using an Exclusive Tube by Verymany - License and Tubes available at PFD

And a Snow Animation

 

Filters:

xero/Fritillary

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

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

Open a New Image 600x250 and Flood Fill it with your Foreground color

Effects> xero> Fritillary ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill this Selection with your Background color

Selections> Select None

 

 

Change this layers Blend Mode to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 80%

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Layers> Duplicate

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

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

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Flood Fill this Selection with your Background color ... Selections> Select None

 

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Flip ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

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

 

 

Apply a Drop Shadow with these settings ... 0, 0, 100, 6, Black

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Paste your Tube as a New Layer ... Position on the right side of your Tag and

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow ... Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror

In your Layer Palette move the duplicate Tube layer above the bottom layer (the Background layer)

 

 

You may need to use your Mover Tool to move you Tube up or down to get the bit you want visible

Lower the Opacity of this layer a bit ... (I lowered to 60%) ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

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

Flood Fill this layer with the color Black ... Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract by 3 ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard ... Selections> Modify> Expand by 1 ... Selections> Invert

Flood Fill with your Background color ... Effect> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... same settings as earlier

Selections> Invert ... Selections> Modify> Expand by 1 ... Selections> Invert ... Flood Fill this Selection with Black

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Merge> Merge Down

 

 

Crop image 600x250

Add Copyrights and your Name

 

 

ANIMATING

 

Open up your Snow Animation in Animation Shop

Edit> Select All ... Animation> Resize Animation

Make sure the Maintain Aspect Ratio box is checked then click the lil circle next to

Pixel Size then change the Width to 600 and click OK

 

 

Go back to PSP and activate the bottom layer ... Edit> Copy

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and press keep pressing L until you have the same amount of frames as your Snow Animation has

Activate your Snow Animation ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

 

 

Activate the background frames Edit> Select All ... Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames ... click once in the middle to place

Go back to PSP and hide the bottom layer ... Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

 

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> As New Animation

Hold down CTRL and press keep pressing L until you have the same amount of frames as your Tag

 

 

Edit> Select All ... Edit> Copy

Activate your Tag ... Edit> Select All ... Edit> Paste> Into Selected Frames ... move into position & click once in the middle to place

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 12th December 2011

©David Hanslip