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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called Abracadabra
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of DarkGoth

Filters:
Krusty FX vol.2
Mura's Meister/Copies
DSB Flux/Bright Noise
xero/porcelain



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Paste your Tube as a New Layer

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies .... Wallpaper rotate (default settings)

Edit> Repeat Copies

Adjust> Blur> Radial Blur ... with the following settings

Blur Type - Twirl
Blur - strength - 15%
Blur - Twirl Degrees - 90
Elliptical - checked
Center - Horizontal Offset - 0
Center - vertical Offset - -100
Center - Protect Center - 0

Layers> Duplicate
Image> Flip
Change this layers Blend Mode to "Screen"

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Rename this layer "Background"

Layers> New Raster Layer

Effects> Krusty FX vol.2> Generator H-2 (eye) ... with the following settings

Mod A - 0
Mod B - 255
Mod C - 255
Zoom - 0
Brightness - 100
Red - 255
Green - 255
Blue - 255

Select the Selection Tool, make sure Feather is set to 0
Make a Custom Selection with the following settings

Top - 0
Right - 10
Bottom - 40
Left - 0

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

Tolerance - 20
Softness - 20
Add Color Range - checked
Reference Color - change to Black (#000000)

Hit DELETE on your Keyboard

Selections> Select None

On your toolbar is a Tool called Lighten/Darken Brush
If you click on the tiny wee arrow next to it
Go down (or across) and select Change To Target

Set your foreground to the color you want the spikes to be
Paint over your Spikes
It doesn't always work out the right color, Sometimes you have to play with it.

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... Line (default settings)

Effects> xero> Porcelain ... change Blue Channel to 0 and click ok

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

Vertical - 0
Horizontal - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 9
Color - Black

Rename this layer "flux"

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "flux" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

Intensity - 25
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

Hide the 2 top flux layers for now

Layers> New Raster Layer
Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 3

Flood Fill selection with a suitable color

Selections> Select None
Rename this layer "Border"

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Move to the Left side of your Tag

Rename this layer "Tube"

Layers> Duplicate
Image> Mirror

Activate the "Tube" layer and in the layer Palette drag it between the "Background" and "flux"
change its Blend Mode to Soft Light
Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Activate the "Copy of Tube" layer and in the layer Palette drag it below the "Border" layer

Apply a suitable Drop Shadow

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 27th March 2011
©David Hanslip