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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Kato

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

License and Tubes available at his store HERE


Filters:

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

Kang 2/Squaresville

 




Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your

Background to a Light color from your Tube and your Foreground to a Darker shade of the same color

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to a Foreground-Background Gradient ... with these settings

Style – Linear
Angle – 90
Repeats – 5

Flood Fill layer with Gradient

 

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



Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror

Activate the Top layer and change the Blend Mode to Screen

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Activate the Top layer

Effects> Kang 2> Squaresville ... with the following settings



 

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings



 

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



Change the layers Blend Mode to Screen

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Rename this layer flux

Duplicate layer twice (for a total of 3)

 

Activate the flux layer ... Selections> Invert

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

Intensity - 36
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

Selections> Select None ... Paste your Tube as a new layer

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette (if not already there)

Position to your liking then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

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 - 6

Flood Fill Selection with your Darker color ... Selections> Select None

 

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border Width to 5

Flood Fill Selection with your Lighter color ... Selections> Select None

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border Width to 2

 

Flood Fill Selection with your Darker 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 25/04/2011 ©David Hanslip