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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 - License and Tubes available at PTE
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

Now go to your Tube image
Edit> Copy

Go back to your Tag
Edit> Paste as 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 2nd March 2011
©David Hanslip