To create this set you will need

A Tube - I used art by Keith Garvey

Tubes and license can be bought at MPT

MuRa Meister - Copies

Xero - Porcelain -Blue 0- (optional-I like the soft look it gives to the tube)

Font of choice - I used Whisper

PSP and Animation Shop

Both are sold by Corel

Ready?

Lets begin!

 

New Image 600 x 250

Make a FG/BG Gradient on the FG - BG Null

Rectangle Tool - Line Width 10

Draw out a rectangle taller than your Tag

Objects- Align - Center in canvas

Rasterize - Free Rotate 45 degrees Left

Drop shadow 0, 0, 100 and 4.35

Crop your tag

 

On the BG layer - Fill with gradient

Gaussian Blur 10

Change your FG to your darker color - BG Null

Using your Airbush tool, spray around a little, but don't completely cover the BG

Gaussian Blur 18

 

Artistic effects - Halftone

 

Highlight your top layer

MuRa Meister - Copies

 

Rename this layer Angles

 

Time to get what we need for our Avatar

Shift + D to copy your tag

On the copy - resize, all layers and lock checked to 150px high

Crop to 150 x 150

Adjust - Sharpen both layers

Set this aside for now

 

Back to our tag

Paste your tube on the top layer and move it where you want it

Give it a blurry drop shadow

Crop your tag

 

New layer- move to top if it's not already there

Fill with dark color

Select all - contract 2 - delete - deselect

Now you should have 4 layers

Your BG layer

Your Angles Layer

Your Tube Layer

Your Border Layer

 

Add your Name, CR info and License # if necessary

Hide the Angles and BG Layers and merge visible

 

Duplicate your Angles layer twice for a total of three layers

On each of these three layers

DSB Flux - Bright Noise - 45 - Mix checked

Animate as usual

 

Back to our Avi

Duplicate your Angles layer twice for a total of three layers

On each of these three layers

DSB Flux - Bright Noise - 45 - Mix checked

Animate as usual

 

I use this technique a lot, so have written a little mini-tut

to show how to do this animation for those who don't know how HERE

 

Sample sets:

 

 

 

If you try my tutorials, I would love to see your results

Please post a link in the comments section on my Blog

 

 

 

Tutorial idea Tags/Avis ©Shirley Franklin

http://www.shirleyswebworks.com