What you need:

Tube of choice-I’m using the art of Ted Hammond. You can purchase his tubes at CDO.

Filters- Muras Meister Copies, Penta Jeans. (The other filters are default with PS)

Mask- I’m using one from Rebel Dezigns. You can download it from here. You will also need my mask action to prepare the mask for use. You can download that here.

Font- Use one of your choosing. The font I use is PTU and called LHF Sofia Script.


This tutorial was written using Photoshop CS5. I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop.


Open a new image with the demensions of 625×625. You can always resize later!

Copy and paste your tube into the tag. Duplicate the tube and close off one on of the layers.

Open your mask. Double click and run the mask action. Copy and paste the mask into your tag. Drag it in the layers so that it’s your most bottom layer.

On your bottom tube layer, apply Muras Meister Copies with dropdown menu set to Tiling(feedback) and the Shift X and Y set to 0.

Duplicate that layer. On the bottom one, apply a Gaussian Blur set to 4.5 px. Create a clipping mask with the mask and the layer you just blurred. Merge the clipping mask.

Using your preset shape tool set to a star, draw out a star behind the tube in black. Hold shift while drawing it out so that it is equal on all sides.

Rasterize the star. Create a clipping mask with the other duplicated layer and the star. Set the blend mode of that duplicated layer to Luminosity. Apply a Motion blur set to 46 px and a 0 Angle on the duplicated layer.

Merge that clipping mask together. Your layers going from the bottom up should be the mask, star, and tube.

Now, create a new layer above your mask layer. While holding Ctrl, click on the thumbnail for the star layer. In your selections window, expand by 5px. Flood fill with a color from your tube. I used the red from the hair.

Apply Noise to the new star you created. have the amount set to 90%, Uniform, and the Monochromatic button checked. Now add a drop shadow with the following settings:


Now, duplicate that top star layer twice, so you have three copies of it. On the first star, apply Penta-Jeans with amount set to 50 and the border width set to 10.

On the second star, apply Jeans again, with the border width moved up to 15. On the third, apply Jeans and move the border width to 20.

On your tube, add this drop shadow:


Now, add a layer of white under all of the layers. Crop and resize. Add your copyright information and name. For your name, just use whatever font you’d like. The font I used is LHF Sofia Script, which is PTU.

To get the effect I used, just add the same noise from before, a 2px black stroke and the same shadow from the glittered star.


If you are not going to animate, close off the white layer and save as a .png.


To animate! Create 4 frames in your animation window. In the first frame, have the bottom star layer showing, in the second, have the middle star layer showing, in the third frame, in the fourth (and last) frame, have the middle star showing again. These are the stars we applied the penta filter o.

Set the display for each frame to .1 seconds. Save for web and devices and enjoy!!








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