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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

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as 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 25th April 2011
©David Hanslip