To create this Set you will need

A Close-Up Tube

I used Art by Keith Garvey

Tubes and License available at his Store

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Xenofex 2 - Constellation

 

Ready?

Let's Begin!

New Image - 600x400

Copy your Tube and Paste as a New Image

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Wallpaper(Rotate) - Default Settings

Duplicate Layer

On the Original

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixellate

25 - Symmetric checked

Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur

Angle 90 - Strength 100%

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

On the Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Zoom - Strength 100%

Elliptical Checked - All else 0

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Blend Mode to Overlay or another you like better

 

Shift+D to Copy your Tag

Image - Rotate Left

Copy your Tube and Paste as a New Image

Drop Shadow of Choice

Merge Visible

Crop to Merged Opaque

Image - Resize

300x450

New Layer

Fill with a Dark Color

Select All - Contract 5 - Delete - Deselect

Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

 

Back to your Tag

Paste as a New Layer

Duplicate Twice

Hide the Top Two

Choose your Mover Tool

Click once on the Center of your Tag

Hit your Left Arrow 25 Times

Un-Hide the Middle one

Click once on the Center of your Tag

Hit your Right Arrow 25 Times

Un-Hide the Top Layer

On all three of these Layers

Drop Shadow

0, 0, 100 and 14

Hide the Bottom Two Layers

Merge Visible

Un-Hide all Layers

Merge the Bottom Two Layers Together

 

Now, let's get what we need for Forum Tag and Avatar

Select your Background Layer

Edit - Copy

New Image - 600x250

Edit - Paste as a New Layer

Copy your Framed tube

Paste as a New Layer

Move Left

Crop to Merged Opaque

New Layer - Send to Top if Necessary

Fill with the same color you used for your Frame

Select All - Contract 2 - Delete - Deselect

Drop Shadow

0, 0, 100 and 14

This is your Forum Tag

 

New Image - 150x150

Edit - Paste as a New Layer

Crop to Merged Opaque

New Layer - Send to Top if Necessary

Fill with the same color you used for your Frame

Select All - Contract 2 - Delete - Deselect

Drop Shadow

0, 0, 100 and 14

This is your Avatar

 

Put these aside for now

 

Let's Finish our Tag

New Layer - Send to Top if Necessary

Fill with the same color you used for your Frame

Select All - Contract 2 - Delete - Deselect

Drop Shadow

0, 0, 100 and 14

 

Add your Name, CR Info and License now

 

Select your BG Layer

Duplicate this Layer Twice for a Total of Three Layers

On each of these Layers

Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Hit the Random Seed Button once for each Layer

 

ANIMATION

Starting with the Tag

Make sure all Layers are Visible

Edit - Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop (AS)

Paste as a New Animation

Back in PSP

Hide the Top BG Layer

Edit - Copy Merged

In AS - Paste After Current Frame

Back in PSP

Hide the Middle BG Layer

Edit - Copy Merged

In AS - Paste After Current Frame

Edit - Select All

Save as a gif

 

Animate your Forum Tag and Avatar the same way

 

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 Fanpage

 

Tutorial Idea, Tags/Avis ©Shirley Franklin

www.shirleyswebworks.com