To create this Set you will need:

A Tube and a Close-up

I used art by Jamie Kidd

Tubes and License available from CDO

MuRa's Meister - Copies

DSB Flux - Bright Noise

Font of Choice - I used 5am Gender

 

Ready?

Let's Begin!

Choose a Light color for your BG

Choose a Dark Color for your FG

Make this Gradient on the FG

Your Colors will be different than shown

 

New Image - 50x400

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixelate

H and W - 20

Symmetric Checked

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Reflection Effects - Pattern

 

Image - Canvas Size - 600x400 - Centered

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Line Preset - Change the Number to 12

Rename this Layer "Lines"

 

New Layer - Fill with the Gradient

Drag it to the Bottom

Duplicate Twice for a Total of Three Layers

On each of these Layers

DSB Flux - Bright Noise

43 - Mix

Hit the Mix Button once for each Layer

Highlight the Top Layer - Duplicate

Copy your Tube and Paste as a New Layer

Move into Position - Drop Shadow - 20, 20, 100 and 100

 

New Layer - Bring to Top

Fill with your Dark Color

Select All - Contract 2 - Delete - Deselect

 

Highlight the Top "Lines" Layer

Swap your FG/BG Colors

 

Text Tool

Make your FG Null

I set mine to size 18

Yours may be larger or smaller depending on the font you use

 

Type out the Name or Saying you want on the Diagonal Stripes

(See above sample for reference)

Objects - Align - Center in Canvas

Convert to Raster

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Line Preset - Change the Number to 8

 

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Line Preset - Change the Number to 7

Shift X - 0

Shift Y - 100

Merge Down

 

Image - Free Rotate

Left - 45 Degrees

All Layers and Rotate Unchecked

 

Grab your Mover Tool

Move Left so the Top Right side of the Layer is Hiding behind the Tube

(See above sample for Placement)

Drop Shadow - 0, 0, 50 and 5

Add your Name, CR info and License#

 

ANIMATION

In PSP - Edit - Copy Merged

In Animation shop - Edit- Paste as new animation

Back in PSP

Hide the Top BG layer

Edit - Copy merged

In Animation shop - Edit - Paste after current frame

Back in PSP

Hide the Middle BG layer

Edit-copy merged

In Animation shop - Edit- Paste after current frame

View animation- If you like it, save as a gif and you're done!

 

Let's make the Forum Tag and Avatar

Shift+D to copy your Tag - TWICE

 

On the First Copy

Remove Art, Border, Name, CR Info Layers

Crop Tool set to 150x150

Move the crop Box to where you want it

Hit the Green Check Mark to Apply

Add the Border and your Initial

Animate like we did for the Tag

This is your Avatar

 

On the Second Copy

Remove the Border Layer

Make a Custom Selection

Top - 50

Right - 600

Bottom - 300

Left - 0

Move the Elements of your Tag around

INSIDE the Selection til you like it

Don't forget your CR info and License#

Image - Crop to Selection

Add the Border

Animate like we did for the Tag

This is your Forum Tag

 

Another Sample also using Jamie Kidd Art

 

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

www.shirleyswebworks.com