Tube of choice. I’m using the work of Neoracer.
Background of choice. I’m using a background pack by Abstract Creations (me!) that can be purchased here.
Animation of choice. I’m using this one here. It’s my personal creation and I ask that you direct people here to get it.
Kit of choice. I’m using a FTU kit by Kristin. It can be found here.
I assume you have working knowledge of Paintshop Pro and Animation Shop. This tut can be recreated in photoshop if needed.
Open a new image 600×225
Open the fractal pack (or texture of choice) and choose one that you like the most. I’m using the Infinity image.
Desaturate or color using the target tool to match your tube. What I do to desaturate is set my foreground to black or white and use the change to target tool to color it.
I’m making my tag black and white but you can do whatever color you want.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Position how you want. Desaturate the tube.
Open your scrap kit of choice. I’m using a freebie from Kristin that can be found on the Creative Misfits Blog.
If you aren’t using the same kit, then feel free to improvise during the next few steps using elements from your kit.
Open Flower1. Copy and paste it into your tag. Resize by 75% and move to the corner of the tag. Duplicate this flower, mirror it and move it to the other corner. I rotated the second one a bit so it wasn’t exactly the same. You don’t have to do that.
Now open the Flame element.Copy and paste it under your flowers. Move it over to the right or left, your choice. Resize by 75% and position it right at the edge. Use mine as an example.
Open the Doodle element. Copy and paste it above your flame layer. Resize by 75% and position it so that it’s just above the flame layer on the side.
Merge the doodle and flame layer together. Duplicate your merged layer and hit mirror. Position a bit lower then the other layer is. Use mine as a guide.
Open the Glitter Trail element. Paste it just above your tube. Move it down to the bottom of the tag.
Activate your top layer. Now add a new raster layer. Select all, modify and contract by 8. Paste your background layer into the image. Hit delete. Deselect.
Crop merged opaque. Now make sure your new border layer is desaturated. Mirror the layer. Apply texture effects-MosaicGlass on these settings:
Now move that layer to just above your background. Go back to your top layer and add a new raster layer.
Select all>Modify>contract by 5. Invert and flood fill with a color of your choice. Deselect. Apply noise. I had mine set to 100% and random.
Add your copyright info and name. If you are not going to animate, save as a .jpg and enjoy!
If you are going to animate then let’s get to work.
Close off your bottom layer. (your background layer) Merge visible.
Open your bottom layer and close off your top layer.
In Animation Shop, open the animation with MNG in the name. If you animate in Photoshop, I have included the psd file as well.
Minimize that animation and go back to PSP. Copy merged. Paste into animation shop as a new animation. Hit Ctrl+L 3 times. Make sure you only have 4 frames.
Go back to your first animation in Animation shop (the one I provided). Resize so that it is 250×250. Select all Frames. Copy.
In your background animation, select all and paste into current layer. Paste again and move the animation someplace else on the background.
Go back to PSP. Close off the bottom layer and open the top layer. Copy merged.
In animation shop, paste as a new animation. Hit Ctrl+L 3 times. Make sure you have 4 frames. Select all frames. Copy and paste into current layer on the background animation. This is the one we just put the other animation into.
Set your frame properties to 20. Save as a .gif and enjoy!
What you need:
Tube- I’m using the art of Cute-Loot. You can purchase her art here.
Texture-You can find the one I use here.
Filters-You will need DSB Flux-Electrosphere.
I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop. This tut was written using CS5.
Open a new image with the dimensions of 615×215 pixels. Name this image “tag”.
Flood fill with a color from your tube. Copy and paste your tube into the middle. Resize if needed.
Open your texture. Resize so that it’s 800×600. Copy and paste it over your flood filled layer.
Position it how it looks best to you. Set the overlay mode to screen. Merge the texture and color layer together. Duplicate and set the blend mode to screen. Move that layer above the tube layer.
Create a new layer above the tube. Select all, modify, create a border with 8px. Flood fill with any color you want. Do it a few times so you have a nice straight square. Deselect.
Hover over the layer with the border and hold Ctrl while you click to select the pixels in that layer. Invert. Go back to the duplicated texture, hit delete. Deselect and then delete the border you made.
On the top texture layer, rename that to border. On the bottom texture layer, rename it background.
On your border, apply this shadow:
Then duplicate the border and add the same shadow, changing the angle to -45.
Apply the same shadow to your tube.
Now, let’s copy and paste the tube again. This time over the background layer. Do this a few times, changing positions each time. Merge those layers together. Set the blend mode to Screen. Create a clipping mask by hovering between that layer and the background layer and clicking while holding Alt.
Merge down. Now, using your preset shape tool, find one you like and draw it out above the background layer, making sure it’s on its own layer. Use a color from your tube for the shape. I used a star because I like how it turned out. Duplicate and flip to the other side. Merge those shapes together.
Create a new layer. Hover over the shape layer and click on it while holding Ctrl. In your new layer, expand by 3 pixels and flood fill with another color from the tube. Deselect and move that layer under your shape layer. Apply noise set to 35%.
Copy and paste your texture above the first shape layer. Set the blend mode to screen and create a clipping mask like we did before. Merge it down into the shape.
Now, copy and paste your tube over that shape layer. Do it so that you will have tube over all the shapes. You may have to do more than one layer of the tube. Merge those tube layers together. Set the blend mode to overlay. Create a clipping mask with the tube and shape. Then merge down into one layer.
On the shape layer. Apply this inner shadow:
Duplicate the shape layer and set the blend opacity to 0% and change the angle of the inner shadow to -45.
Merge the shape layers together.
Create 4 new layers above the shapes. Select the pixels of the shape like we did before by holding Ctrl and clicking on the preview of the layer.
Name these layers Animation1, Animation2, Animation3, and Animation4.
In each layer, using DSB Flux-Electrosphere create new colors. Change the settings each time. Just play around with them. 🙂
You should now have 4 layers of rainbow goodness. Set the blend mode on all of those to Overlay. Close them all off except Ani1. Select the Ani layers and the shapes (both top and bottom) and hit Ctrl+G to group them.
Let’s add our copyright above the border layer. Let’s add our name now. I just used a nice font with white and a shadow that matches the tube.
If you aren’t going to animate, save as a jpg at this point.
If you are, get your animation window open.
Create 5 frames. In your grouped layers, make sure Ani1 is open in Frame 1. In frame 2, only Ani 2 should be open. In frame 3, ani 3 open. In frame 4, ani 4 open. In frame 5, ani 1 should be open.
On Frame 1, tween with the next frame and add 3 frames.Do this again on Frame 5, 9, and 13. After you do that, delete frame 17.
Set the display time to .1 and save for web and devices. Enjoy!
What you need:
Tube-I’m using the art of Redfill. You can purchase the tube I used here.
Texture-I’m using this texture.
Animation-The one I’m using is of my own creation and you can download it here.
I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial was written using CS5.
Open a new image with the dimensions of 600×225. Name the image tag.
Flood fill with a color from your tube. Open your texture. Copy and paste it above the flood filled layer. Set the blend mode to Screen. Then duplicate the texure and move it a bit so that you have more of the bokeh covering.
Merge all those layers together. Copy and paste your tube above the background and name the layer “Tube”. Create a new layer above the tube layer and name it “border”.
Select all, modify border and set it to 10px. Flood fill with black. Make sure you do this a couple of times to get a nice solid border. Deselect. Open the layer style window for the border layer. Drop the blend opacity down to 50% and add a 2px stroke in black.
Copy and paste your tube again over the background layer. If you have a close up layer, use that one. Do this a few times until your background is covered. Merge those layers together. Set the blend mode to Screen and merge with the background.
Above the background layer using your rectangle tool, draw out a long rectangle. It needs to be big enough to be rotated and fit across the tag. Use a contrasting color from your tube when you do this.
Rotate that rectangle 45 degrees. After you are happy with the stripe, rasterize layer. Holding Ctrl, click the border layer. On your rectangle layer, hit delete. Copy and paste your texture above the rectangle. Create a clipping mask with the texture and the rectangle. Set the texture layer to Overlay. Merge the two together.
Copy and paste your tube above the rectangle. Do it a few times so that it’s filled. Merge those tube layers together. Set the blend mode to Luminosity. Create a clpping mask and merge it down to the rectangle layer.
Open the layer style window and add a inner shadow with these settings:
Now add an inner stroke of 2px in black. Duplicate the layer and in the style window, change the angle of the shadow to -45 degrees and set the blend opacity to 0%. Merge these layers together.
Above the background layer, using a pixel font of choice in white, type out a few words. It can be a couple of words or a saying. Duplicate this and make it fill the area both horizontally and vertically. Don’t let it go into the border area. If this happens, hit Ctrl on the border area and just hit delete. If you have Muras Meister Copies, feel free to use that. Rasterize text.
At this point, we should add our copyright information. (do this above the border layer)
Add your name using whatever font you wish and style it how you want.
Above your pixel font layer, draw out a rectangle in your contrasting color. Make sure it’s big enough to be rotated and fit across the tag. Rasterize the rectangle and position it in the drop left corner of the tag. Duplicate the rectangle and move it to the bottom right of the tag.
On each rectangle layer, apply a gaussian blur of 20. Duplicate the layer and then merge it down. Apply a gaussian blur of 30, duplicate and then merge down.
Once you do that, create a clipping mask with both rectangles and the pixel font. In your animation window, create 3 frames. Leave the first frame how it is. In the second frame, move the rectangles towards the middle stripe, so that only a bit of the color is showing. Leave the third frame alone.
Now, on your first frame, tween with the next frame and add 10 frames. Now on frame 12, do the same again.
Open the animation I supplied. Select all layers and group them. Duplicate the group, but select the tag from the drop down menu instead. Move the animation group above the middle stripe.
Holding Ctrl, select the middle stripe. Invert the selection. On each layer of the grouped animation, hit delete to remove the excess hanging off the middle stripe. Make sure your layers are open so you can delete.
Set the blend mode of the animation to Overlay.
In your animation window, start at frame 1 and make sure only layer 1 is open in your animation group. Do this for all the frames with the layer number that matches. So for Frame 3, make sure only Layer 3 is visible.
Set the display to .1 seconds and save for Web and Devices. Enjoy!
What you need:
Tube-I’m using the art of Amy Matthews. You can purchase her art at CDO.
Texture-I’m using one I created myself. You can download it here. You are welcome to use any texture you want. deviantart has tons to choose from. 😉
Font-I am using the font Caramel Crunch. Sadly, it is a PTU font so I can’t supply it. You can use any scripty font you wish.
I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial was written using CS5.
Open a new image with the dimensions of 600×225.
Using two colors from your tube, create a gradient and fill the image with that gradient set to liner. Just drag the line upwards.
Open the texture. Copy and paste into the image. Set the blend mode to Luminosity. Merge the texture layer with the gradient.
Copy and paste your tube above your background layer. Position in the middle of the image. Create a new layer above your tube layer. Select all, modify border of 5 px, and flood fill it with a solid color. It doesn’t matter which one you pick, we are going to change it in the layer style.
In your layer style, go to the gradient overlay and select the same gradient you used as the background. Set it to a 90 degree angle and as reflected. Leave it set to normal blend mode.
In your stroke options, set it to 2px, with a black and white gradient. In your gradient options for the stroke, set it to shape burst.
Now, you have yourself a nice border. Above your background layer, take your rectangle tool and create rectangle to the right of the tube. You can use any color you want. I’m using one from my tube. Use my tag as an idea of size. Duplicate and move to the other side of the tube.
Merge the shape layers into one. Open your tube and copy and paste it above those rectangles. Position the tube inside of them. I flipped one horizontally and left one the way it was, just for some fun. Merge the tube layers together. Create a clipping mask with the shape layer and tube layer. You can do this by holding alt between the layers and clicking with your mouse. Set the blend mode of the tube to luminosity and then merge those layers together.
Apply the texturize filter with the following settings. You can find the filter under your texture filters that come default with PS.
Apply the same stroke from your border to your shape layer. You can also add a drop shadow of your choice.
Now, copy and paste your tube again above the background layer. I used a close up. Move it so that it is between the shape and your border. Duplicate and move to the other side. Merge those layers together and drop the opacity down to 50%.
Above that layer, using your rectangle tool, draw out a long rectangle similar to the ones we made earlier, except make it a different color. Position it in the middle. Apply a guassian blur of 20 to the shape. Duplicate and merge down. Apply the same blur again. Name that layer “animation”.
Now, set the blend mode to color burn (or anything that looks pretty cool. Position the animation layer to the left of the image, so that it is showing under our close up layer.
Before we animate, add your copyright information and name. For the font, use the the same effects you used for your border. Just right click on the border layer hit “Copy layer style”. Then on your name layer, hit “paste layer style”.
If you do not want to animate, duplicate the animation layer and drag it to the opposite of the tag and save as a .jpg. If you want to animate, let’s keep going!
Now! Let’s animate. 😀
Create two frames in your animation window. In the first frame, make sure your animation layer is over on the left side of your tag. In the second frame, drag that layer all the way to the other side, so that it is on the right side of your tag.
Go back to your first layer and hit the tween button. Tween with the next frame and add 5 frames. You should now have 7 frames.
Select all the frames. Hit the duplicate frame button. You should now have 14 frames and the second half of them selected. In the flyout window to the right of the animation window, hit reverse frames. Set the display to .1 seconds.
Save for web and devices!