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« on: February 10, 2012, 11:15:55 am »



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This tut was written on February 10, 2012.
It is written using PSPX; I'm sure the same effects are available in other versions.

SUPPLIES
A tube and a closeup.
I'm using the work of Barbara Jensen.
A license and tubes for this artist may be purchased from her site HERE.

These filters:
DSB Flux - Blast & Bright Noise
Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Font of choice (I used "Lovely Grace").

You will also need the one of the selections.
Click on the link HERE.
Unzip the file to your Selections folder

Choose two colors from your tube.
Make a linear gradient, Angle = 90, Repeats = 11.

This tutorial will show you how to make the larger tag first.
Then, I will show you how to make the forum set tag and avatar.

Let's begin!


STEP ONE


Open a new image, 700 px wide by 500 pixels high.

Floodfill with the gradient.

DSB Flux - Blast using Left, Blast Amount = 100.

Repeat the Blast effect, changing the direction to Right.

Repeat the Blast effect again - first Left, then Right.

Effects - User Defined Filter using the Emboss 3 preset.
If you do not have this option, Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

Crop this image to 600px wide by 400px high.
Try to keep the crop in the center of the image (the edges may be blurry).


STEP TWO

Add a new layer.

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from Disk.

In the Selection drop-down, find either of the selections you added to your Selection folder.
(Either BevSelection2 or BevSelection3)

The only buttons that should be checked are: Replace Selection and Source Luminance.

Click Load.

Floodfill this selection with the darker of your two colors.

Selections - Select None.


STEP THREE

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow; all numbers set to 50.

DSB Flux - Bright Noise using Intensity = 65, Mix.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 1, 1, 100, 1, Black.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow using 0, 5, ,50, 5, Black.


STEP FOUR

Add your closeup, moving into position.

Add a blurry drop shadow (I used 0, 10, 100, 30, black).

Add a 2px Selection border using your darker color.

Add your name, any word art, and all necessary copyright information.


STEP FIVE

To animate, Edit - Copy Merged.

In AS, Edit - Paste - As New Animation.

Back in PSP, highlight the bottom (DSB Flux - Blast) layer.

Image - Flip; then Edit - Copy Merged.

In AS, Edit - Paste - After Current Frame.

Set the Frame Properties of both frames to 45.

Save as a .gif file.


STEP SIX

To make the forum set tag:

Make a duplicate of the 600 x 400 tag (Shift + D).

Delete the closeup layer; then crop to 600x250.

Add your regular-sized tube and your blurry drop shadow.

Add a 2px Selection border using your darker color.

Add your name, any word art, and all necessary copyright information.

Animate as above.


STEP SEVEN

To make the matching avatar:

Make a duplicate of the 600 x 250 tag (Shift + D).

Delete the tube layer; then crop to 150x150.

Add a 2px Selection border using your darker color.

Add your name (or initial), and all necessary copyright information.

Save as a .png file.


Here is another example (using the other selection), using the work of Keith Garvey:









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