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You will need:

Font of your choice - I used one called Airfoil

Tube of your choice - I will be using the artwork of Karina Dale

This artist is not currently selling their art in Tube Format

My selection which you can get HERE ... unzip into your Selections folder


Filters:
Xenofex 2/Constellation

 




Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x250

Activate your Flood Fill Tool

Set your Foreground & Background to 2 contrasting Colors from your Tube

Click on the Foreground Color again and change it to Gradient ... with the following settings


Style - Linear
Angle - 0
Repeats - 3
Invert - unchecked

Flood Fill layer with your Gradient

 

Effects> Distortion Effects> Warp ... with the following settings

Horizontal - 0
Vertical - 0
Size - 50
Strength - 30

Layers> Duplicate

Rename the bottom layer "Back" ... Rename the top layer "Front"

Load the selection I provided at the start of this Tutorial
(Spawns-xeno)


 

Make sure the Front layer is active ... Hit DELETE on your keyboard

Selections> Invert ... Layers> New Raster Layer ... in your layer palette drag this layer between the other two layers

Make sure the new layer is active

Flood Fill the select with you Background color ... Selections> Select None

Rename this layer "xeno" ... Duplicate this layer twice (for a total of 3)

 

Activate the "xeno" layer

Effects> Xenofex 2> Constellation with the following settings

click on the settings button and select "Pointillism"

change the Star Size(pixels) to 18.04

change the Background Fill to Keep Original Image

 

Click on Random Seed button once then on OK

Activate the "Copy of xeno" layer

Effects> Xenofex 2> Constellation ... click on the Random Seed button once then on OK

Activate the "Copy (2) of xeno" layer

Effects> Xenofex 2> Constellation ... click on the Random Seed button once then on OK

Hide the top 2 xeno layers for now

 

Paste your Tube as a new layer

Layers>Arrange> Bring to Top (if not already at top in your palette)

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

Rename this layer "Tube" ... 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

Rename this layer "Border" ... 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 "xeno" layer and unhide the "Copy of xeno" layer

Edit> Copy Special> Copy Merged

 

Go back to Animation Shop ... Edit> Paste> After Current Frame

Return to PSP hide the "Copy of xeno" layer and unhide the "Copy (2) of xeno" 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 02/03/2011 ©David Hanslip