This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on May 25th 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Miss Le Gatees
Greg’s Factory Output Vol.II – Pool Shadow
Xero – Porcelain
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

I used the awesome artwork of Thomas Hoover
You purchase his work and a license from CDO.
Please do not use Thomas’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600×250, Flood fill with white
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection across your canvas

Add a new raster layer, flood fill the selected are with a dark color from your tube
Selections, None
Effects, Plugins, Greg’s Factory Output II – Pool Shadow

Duplicate this layer and hide the copy
Working on the original
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the *line preset

Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Repeat the Porcelain

Unhide the top layer
Change the blend mode to Screen

Select your selection tool and choose Custom Selection

Add a new raster layer, name it 1
Flood fill with white
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Selections, None

Duplicate 1 and rename the copy 2
Effects, Image, Offset

Duplicate 2 and rename the copy 3
Repeat the offset with the same settings
Keep duplicating, renaming and doing the offset until you cover the canvas
I had 8 layers
Hide 2 thru 8 (or whatever number you ended up with)

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

Add a new raster layer above your tube
Flood fill with black
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixels
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None

Select your text tool and choose your font
Foreground set to null, Background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black
Add your artists credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Ensure layers 2 thru 8 (or whatever number you ended up with) are still hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open up Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP
Hide 1 and unhide 2
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Continue going doing this step with each layer until you have copied them all
Once you have all of them in AS
Edit, Select All
Animation, Frame Properies – set this to 2o
Save as a gif file
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the awesome artwork of PinUpToons, who is also available to buy from CDO
Fonts used on this sample are Gimme Danger (rainbow) and Glitter Kitty

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