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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called Nothing
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Candra

Filters:
VM Distortion/FlipChop
Eye Candy/Textures



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Select your Flood Fill Tool and change your
Foreground to a Dark color from your Tube
and your Background to a Bright color from your Tube
Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with these settings



Flood Fill layer

Effects> VM Distortion> FlipChop ... with the following settings

Horizontal - 255
Vertical - 30

Effects> Distortion Effects> Spikey Halo ... with the following settings



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



And click in these 3 places



Duplicate layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "Raster 1" layer

Effects> Eye Candy Textures> Weave ... with the following settings



Activate the "Copy of Raster 1" layer
Effects> Eye Candy Textures> Weave ... press the "Random Seed" button then OK

Activate the "Copy (2) of Raster 1" layer
Effects> Eye Candy Textures> Weave ... press the "Random Seed" button then OK

Selections> Select None

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Layers> Arrange> Bring to Top

Rename the layer Tube

Move into a position you are happy with and add a Drop Shadow of choice

Crop image 600x250

Layers> New Raster Layer

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... with the following settings



Flood Fill with a Dark color from your Tube

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border width to 5

Flood Fill with a Light color from your Tube

Selections> Select All
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders ... change Border width to 2

Flood Fill with a Dark color from your Tube
Selections> Select None

Layers> Merge> Merge Down

Add Copyrights and your Name


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

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Tutorial written on 11th March 2011
©David Hanslip