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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Abrazo

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Lix - License and Tubes available at his store PTE

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a new image 600x250

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 0

Right - 288

Bottom - 250

Left - 272

Flood Fill the Selection with a dark color from your Tube

 

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 0

Right - 304

Bottom - 250

Left - 288

Flood Fill the Selection with a light color from your Tube

Selections> Select None

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Line ... change the number to 20

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 0

Right - 600

Bottom - 250

Left - 300

Selections> Promote Selection to Layer

Selections> Select None

 

Activate the promoted layer

Image> Free Rotate ... with the following settings

Direction - Left

Degrees - Free - 45

All layers - unchecked

Rotate single layer around canvas center - unchecked

 

Effects> Image Effects> Offset ... with the following settings

Horizontal Offset - 167

Vertical Offset - 143

Custom - checked

Edge Mode - Transparent

 

Effects> 3D Effects> Drop Shadow ... with the following settings

Vertical - 2

Horizontal - -2

Opacity - 50

Blur - 3

Color - your choice

 

Layers> Duplicate

Image> Mirror

Image> Flip

Merge the original and duplicate layers together

Rename this layer "triangles"

Crop image 600x250

 

Activate your background layer & rename it "background"

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Select your Magic Wand tool ... with the following settings

Mode - Add(shift)

Match Mode - color

Tolerance - 10

Feather - 0

 

Click inside some of your lighter colored lines

(in mine I selected every 2nd red line)

 

Activate the Bottom background layer

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

Intensity - 26

Direction - Mix

Activate the Middle background layer

Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... click the Mix button once

Activate the Top background layer

Edit> Repeat Bright Noise ... click the Mix button once

Selections> Select None

 

Activate the triangles layer

Repeat what you just did with the background layer

 

Now go to your Tube image

Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag

Edit> Paste As New Layer

 

In your layer palette move this layer between the

"Copy (2) of background" and "triangles" layers

Position your Tube to your liking and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Crop image 600x250

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Layers> Arrange> Bring to Top

Flood Fill this layer with a light color from your Tube

Selections> Select All

Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 3

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Modify> Expand ... by 2

Selections> Invert

Flood Fill the Selection with your dark color

Selections> Select None

Add Copyrights and your Name

Hide the top & middle background layers

and also the top and middle triangle layers

 

 

 

ANIMATING

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Now open Animation Shop

Edit> Paste> Paste As New Animation

Return to PSP and hide the Bottom background and triangle layers

and unhide the Middle ones

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go Back to Animation Shop

Paste> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP and hide the Middle background and triangle layers

and unhide the Top ones

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

Go Back to Animation Shop

Paste> 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 24th July 2011

©David Hanslip