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You will need:
Font of your choice - I used one called 3D Perspection
Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Garrett Blair - License and Tubes available at CDO

Filters:
Kang 3/Mercedes Jellybean
Eye Candy 6/Gradient Glow
Mura's Meister/Copies
DSB Flux/Bright Noise
L en K/Mayra (also known as L&K Filters)



Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x50 and Flood Fill with a color from your Tube

Make a note of this colors HTML code as you will need it later

Effects> Kang 3> Mercedes Jellybean ... with the following settings

size x - 100
size y - 100
shape - 100
light forming 1 - 122
light forming 2 - 122
light forming 3 - 122
shift light - 122
control light - 255

Image> Canvas Size ... with the following settings

New Dimensions
Lock Aspect Ratio - unchecked
Set dropdown box to Pixels
Width - 600
Height - 250

Placement
Centered - click the middle square (one with a black diamond in)

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

Click on the "Settings" tab and select the following

Simple (thin) - Black

Click on the "Basic" tab

change the Glow Radius to 4 and the color from Black
to bright color that stands out (I am using white)

and click on ok

Effects> Distortion Effects> Twirl ... -110 degrees

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies .... *Line ... change the number from 8 to 5

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

Horizontal - 0
Vertical - 90
Custom - checked
Transparent - checked

Layers> Duplicate
Image> Flip
Layers> Merge> Merge Visible

Rename this layer "flux"

Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

Activate the "flux" layer

Make a Custom Selection ... with the following settings

Top - 49
Right - 32
Bottom - 54
Left - 23

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

Tolerance - 20
Softness - 20
Add Color Range - checked
Reference color - hover your mouse over your Tag and left-click inside the selection
(the reference color box should change to the color you clicked on)

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

Intensity - 30
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

Selections> Select None

Hide the 2 top flux layers for now

Activate your Flood Fill Tool
Click on your Foreground and enter the HTML code
I asked you to make a note of at the start of the Tutorial
click OK

Change your Background color to White

Click on your Foreground again and make a Gradient ... with the following settings

Style - Linear
Angle - 0
Repeats - 1
Invert - unchecked

Layers> New Raster Layer

Flood Fill this layer with your Gradient

Effects> L en K> Mayra ... with the following settings

Control 0 - 0
Control 1 - 255
Control 2 - 255
Control 3 - 255

Layers> Duplicate
Image> Mirror

On the top layer change the Blend Mode to Lighten

Layers> Merge> Merge Down
Layers> Arrange> Send to Bottom

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as new layer

Move this layer to the Top in your layer palette (if not already there)
Position to your liking then add a suitable Drop Shadow (resize if needed)

Crop image 600x250

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

Inside
Anti Alias - checked
Border Width - 2

Flood Fill your Border Selection with a suitable color

Selections> Select None

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

Vertical - 0
Horizontal - 0
Opacity - 100
Blur - 3
Color - one of your choice

Edit> Repeat 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

 

 

Here is another example by my friend Sezy ... she purchased this Tube when Garrett was with CILM


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Tutorial written on 16th April 2011
©David Hanslip