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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 Creative Design Outlet


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

Paste your Tube as a 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


Tutorial written on 16/04/2011 ©David Hanslip