To create this Set you will need

A Tube and A Close-up

I used Art by Jason Patterson

I bought this Tube when he was with MPT

MuRa's Meister - Copies



Let's Begin!

New Image - 600 X 400

Paste your Tube as a New Layer

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Wallpaper(Rotate) - Default Settings

Duplicate - Mirror and Flip

Change the Blend Mode to Screen or another you like better

Merge Visible

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixelate

Width 13 - Height 66

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur

Angle 315 - Strength 100% - Twice

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Duplicate - Mirror

Change the Blend Mode to Multiply or another you like better

Merge Visible

Custom Selection

Promote Selection to Layer

Copy your Close-up and Paste as New Layer

Move where you want it Inside the Selection

Selections - Invert - Delete - Deselect

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance(L)

Merge Down

Drop Shadow - 0, 0, 50 and 20

Copy your Tube and Paste as a New Layer

Move to where you want it

Give it a suitable Drop Shadow

Crop your Tag to 600x400


New Layer

Fill with Dark Color

Select All- Contract 1 - Delete - Deselect

Add your Name, CR Info and License#


Let's get what we need for Forum Tag and Avatar

Shift+D to copy your Tag Twice


On the first Copy

We'll make the Avatar

Remove Art, CR and Name Layers

Crop Tool set at 150 X 150

Move to where you want it and hit the green arrow to apply

Add your Initial, CR Info and Border

Set this aside for Now


On the Second Copy

We'll Make the Forum Tag

Remove the Border

Selection Tool

Custom Selection

Top and Left - 0

Bottom - 250

Right - 600

Move the Elements of your Tag to where you want

Inside the Selection

Image - Crop to Selection

Add the Border

Set this aside for Now



Starting with the Tag

Highlight the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

Open Animation Shop(AS)

Paste as a New Animation

Effects - Insert Image Effects - Pixelate

Select and Delete the First Frame

Edit - Select All - Animation - Reverse Frames

Edit - Copy - Edit - Undo Reverse Frames

Click on the Last Frame to Select it

Edit - Paste After Current Frame

Now you should have 40 Frames


Go back to PSP

Hide the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy Merged

Back to AS

Edit - Paste as a New Animation

Hold down your CTRL key and repeatedly hit the "L" key to create 40 Frames

Edit - Select All - Edit - Copy

Select the First Animation you made

Edit - Select All - Edit - Paste into Current Frame

Make sure it's where you want it and Click to place

View - Animation to make sure you got it right

Save as a gif

Repeat this for the Forum Tag and Avi

And you're done!



If you try any of my Tutorials

I would love to see what you made!

Please leave a link in the comments section on my Blog


Tutorial Idea, Tags/Avis ©Shirley Franklin