This tutorial is titled Autumn Splendor
and was written by me on October 4, 2006.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely conincidental.


Paint Shop Pro - (60 day free trial)
(I used Paint Shop Pro 9 but
you should be able to use any version)

DSB Flux Bright Noise
(but you could get a similar effect by adding
the noise that comes with Paint Shop Pro)

Tube of choice
Fonts of choice - (I used Impact,
and Sweetheart Script both pay fonts)

I assume you are versed in the use of Paint Shop Pro
and know the location of the tools, etc.
Also, everyone has their own way of doing things,
and there are often two or more ways to do the same thing using
Paint Shop Pro, so if you don't like my method, feel free to use your own.


Drag this arrow to mark your place in my tutorial.

Open a transparent canvas, 500 x 500 (we will re-size later)
Flood fill the layer with black if you wish. (for a very dramatic look)
Copy and paste the tube or tubes of your choice to a new layer.
If you can't find three related images, take one and split it
into three pieces. See tag below as an example of that.
It is the tag I made while writing this tutorial.
Add a dropshadow to your tube if your wish.
(Not necessary on a black background.)

Choose two complimentary colors from the tube for your foreground/background colors
Choose gradient for your foreground and in the material properties box
choose edit and find foreground-background and highlight it. You should
now see a gradient composed of the two colors you chose. (Save this gradient
and give it a name if you wish.) Set the angle to 45 with 2 repeats and say ok.

Create a new layer. With the gradient as your foreground, and background set to null,
use your rectangle tool, line style set to Ball - Fluer de Lis Dashed, width set at 2 and
a check mark in create on vector, draw a rectangle around your tube that is a little
bigger than your tube. Add dropshadow if desired. Duplicate this layer twice for a total of 3.

Don't forget to save your work in progress.

Select each of the 3 layers, one at a time, go to effect, dsb flux, bright noise
and choose 35, mix once the first time, twice the second and three the third time.

Choose your font and with the gradient as your foreground, and background set to null,
create as vector, type your text, stretch to desired size, convert to raster layer,
duplicate to three layers and add dbs bright noise as before.

Now you can add any copyright infomation, etc. Duplicate tube layer, etc, so that there
are 3 layers for each tag element. Close layers so that there is one layer open for tube,
text, etc and merge visible. Then close that layer, open one each of the remaining layers
and merge visible. Close that layer and open the remaining layers and merge visible.
Open the layers (you should have 3 now,) take to AS and view, (frame speed is 10).
Crop and you're done! Show off your tag!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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This tutorial was written October 04, 2006 and is Qwho

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence.
Do NOT copy, forward or script without written permission.
You may print out for your own use.
(Please link to the tut if you use this tutorial in groups.)

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