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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called AngelEyes
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Victoria Flores

Filters:
Mura's Meister/Copies
Mehdi/Sorting Tiles
DSB Flux/Bright Noise



Ok let’s begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your
Foreground and Background to 2 contrasting colors from your Tube
Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with the following settings

Style - Sunburst
Repeats - 5
Invert - unchecked

Flood Fill layer with your Gradient

Rename this layer "background"

Layers> New Raster layer

Swap Colors (not materials) by clicking the following little arrow



Make a Custom Selection ... with the followings settings

Top - 90
Right - 600
Bottom - 159
Left - 0

Flood Fill selection with your new (reverse color) Gradient

Selections> Select None

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

Effects> Mehdi> Sorting Tiles ... with the following settings

Block Range - 0-50
Block - 30
Crossed

Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

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

Vertical - 0
Horizontal - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 8
Color - Black

Rename this layer "Bright Noise"

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3 flux layers)

Activate the Bright Noise layer

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



Click in the top left of your tag so you have this



Make a note of the color inside the selection
To do so select your Dropper Tool (press E on keyboard) left click inside the selection and it will change your foreground color
then click on your foreground color to open material properties and copy the code in the HTML box.

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

Tolerance - 20
Softness -20
Add Color Range - checked
Reference color - click on it then paste the code into the HTML box and click ok.

you should now have a selection that looks something like below



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

Intensity - 15
Direction - Mix

Activate the "Copy of Bright Noise" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Activate the "Copy (2) of Bright Noise" layer
Effects> dsb flux> Bright Noise ... click on the Mix button once then on ok

Selections> Select None

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Drag this layer so it is between the Background and Flux layers in your layer palette

Move the Tube to the right side of your Tag and change the layers Blend Mode to Soft Light

Layers> Merge > Merge Down

Paste your Tube as a New Layer again, and Drag this layer to the Top in your layer palette

Move the Tube to the left side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Crop image 600x250

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill layer Black

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Contract ... by 2

Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

Add Copyrights and your Name

Hide the Background and 3 Bright Noise layers

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Unhide the 4 hidden layers



Now it’s time to save your Tag ready to be animated
File> Save As ... under "File Type" choose PSP Animation Shop (*psp.)

<<< HOW TO ANIMATE >>>



Tutorial written on 23rd March 2011
©David Hanslip