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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Air Millhouse

Tube & Close Up of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Amy Matthews - License and Tubes available at CDO

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

xero/Fritillary

Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow

DSB Flux/Bright Noise

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Set your Foreground to a color from your Tube and your Background color to Black

Paste your Tube as a New Layer ... Effects> Mura's Meister>Copies ...*Wall Paper(Rotate) ... default settings

 

 

Crop image 600x250

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

 

 

Layers> Duplicate ... Image> Mirror ... Image> Flip

Change the layers Blend Mode to Soft Light (or one suitable)

Layers> Merge> Merge Visible ... Effects> Edge Effects> Enhance

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill with your Foreground color

Effects> xero> Fritillary ... with the following settings

 

 

Change the layers Blend Mode to Soft Light (or one suitable)

Layers> Merge> Merge Down ... Layers> Duplicate

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer ... Flood Fill the Selection with your Background color

Selections> Select None ... Effects> Distortion Effects> Wave ... with the following settings

 

 

Selections> Select All ... Selections> Float ... Selections> Defloat

Delete the Black wave layer ... with the Top layer active hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Select None

 

 

Effects> Eye Candy 6> Gradient Glow ... with the following settings

 

Edit> Repeat Gradient Glow ... change the Glow Radius to 4 and color to a Light Grey

 

 

Paste your Close Up as a New Layer

Position on the left side of your Tag and apply a suitable Drop Shadow

Crop image 600x250

 

 

With your Selection Tool make a Selection from the left side of your tag to about half

way through your Close Up like so

 

Activate the bottom layer ... Selections> Promote Selection to Layer

Selections> Select None ... Layers> Arrange> Move Up

Activate the Close Up layer ... Layers> New Raster Layer

 

 

Flood Fill with your Foreground color

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 Background color

Selections> Select None

 

 

Activate the bottom & rename it flux then Duplicate it twice for a total of three layers

Activate the flux layer again ... Effects> DSB Flux> Bright Noise ... with the following settings

 

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 top two flux layers for now

Activate the top layer

 

 

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 15th December 2011

©David Hanslip