Glammed Up

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 12th 2016
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Star Jedi and Sprightly
Xero – Fritillary
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

I used the awesome artwork of Rebecca Sinz
You can purchase her work and a license from Elven Star Art
Please do not use Rebecca’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 500 x 200 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Base Tube
Position on one side of the canvas

Duplicate the Base Tube
Rename the copy Glow Tube
Duplicate the Glow Tube and rename Top Tube

Activate Base Tube layer
Set your foreground and background to two colors from your tube
Effects, Plugins, Toadies – What Are You?
Set both values to 20
Duplicate Base Tube again
On Copy of Base Tube, change the blend mode to Multiply
On the original layer, change the blend mode to Screen

Activate Glow Tube
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Still on Glow Tube
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 1
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 5 / Opacity: 33 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the white background layer
Keep your foreground and background to the colors you set from your tube earlier
Change the foreground set to a fore/back gradient mix
Style: Linear / Angle: 0 / Repeats: 10
Add a new raster layer above the white background
Flood fill with your gradient
Effects, Distortion Effects, Pixelate
Block Width: 2 / Block Height: 8 / Symmetric: Unchecked

Rename this layer BG
Duplicate 3 times and rename the copies 1, 2 and 3
Activate 3 – Effects, Plugins, Xero – Fritillary
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Reduce the opacity to 50 and change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Hide this layer

Activate 2
Repeat the Fritillary, but change the Granularity to 12
Reduce the opacity to 50 and change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Hide this layer

Activate 1
Repeat the Fritillary, but change the Granularity to 10
Reduce the opacity to 50 and change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Activate Top Tube
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame
Flood fill with one of your colors
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete, Selections, None
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 100%

Duplicate and on the original
Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, Brightness/Contrast
Brightness: -255 / Contrast: 0 / Linear Mode: Checked
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Star Jedi
Set your foreground to a dark color, Background set to null
Create as vector and Anti- Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 2
Add your text of choice – I wrote ‘GLAMMED UP’
Position along the bottom of the tag
Use the nodes to stretch if needed
When happy, convert to raster
Apply the same noise as used on the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Keep your text tool and choose another font – I used Sprightly
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add the same drop shadow as used before

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark
At this point you can save as jpg/png

To Animate
Ensure layers 2 and 3 are both hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to 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

Back to PSP
Hide 2 and unhide 3
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after Current Frame

Staying in AS
Edit, Select All
Animations, Frame Properties
Set this to 20
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

Another sample using the art of Cuddly Rigor Mortis, who is licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. Fonts used are Sunshine Poppy and Ting Tong
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