This tutorial is titled "I Hope You Dance"
and is the third tutorial I have written.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Paint Shop Pro - (60 day free trial)
(I used Paint Shop Pro 9)
Mura's Meister Perspective Tiling filter, HERE
DSB Flux filter (bright noise), HERE
Tube, pattern and font of choice

This tut assumes 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.

LET'S GET STARTED!

Open a transparent canvas, 600 x 600
(we will re-size later)

Flood fill with a pattern of your choice.
(you may need to experiment to find one
that will compliment your tube and look good
with the perspective tiling filter used on it later.)
You may be able to make a seamless pattern
from a part of your tube as well.
Colorize the pattern as needed to match the tube.


Using your selection tool, set to rectangle,
select the top area of the tag (roughly 1/2 of the canvas).
Expand, modify by 1 or 2 to make sure you are all the way
to the edges of the canvas. You can be creative here,
add a texture, enhance the edges of the pattern,
whatever you like.

Leave selected, now use the selection tool again
to select the lower half of the canvas,
(modify expand as needed), use the Mura's
Meister perspective tiling filter on it.

I used 80 as my perspective (top) number, but you can try
a higher or lower number. (The settings top to bottom are:
80 0 0 100 0 0 100 255). But the top one is the only one I changed.

Use the selection tool one more time to choose a thin rectangle
that intersects the 'wall' and 'floor' of your tag and flood fill
with a complimentary color, add an inner bevel.
(I used 8 40 2 0 10 315 50 30) and a drop shadow.
(I used 1 1 50 3 and black). Deselect.

If you have not already done so, save your tag as a .psp file.

Next, copy your tube and paste it as a new layer and close the
original. Resize as needed to allow for a reflection of the tube below it.
Duplicate the tube layer, flip, move so that it appears to be a
reflection and lower the opacity to around 40.
You don't have to have the entire tube reflected, but you can.

Now you can add your name or text as desired
(on seperate layers), and add a drop shadow to your tube
and text. I used 2 2 70 10 and a dark color for the tube
and 1 1 50 3 on the text followed by eye candy 4000
gradient glow, same color as the text.

Add copyright info for the tube and your watermark.

Merge all flatten, re-size (bicubic) as needed, and crop.
You can now add borders if you wish, a drop shadow, noise,
whatever you like to finish your tag.

I did a border of 3 in a color from the tag, then a border of 10
and filled with a gradient made with colors from the tag.
I promoted the background layer, resized the canvas
to make it bigger, added a drop shadow (1 1 70 5 black)
to the tag edges, and cropped. Then I selected the area
I wanted to add noise to. (It can be the first or second border.)
I duplicated the layer so that I had three, added dsb flux
bright noise, intensity 35 to each layer, choosing mix the first time,
mix twice the second time and mix three times for
the last layer. Save as a .psp file.

Open in AS and preview the animation.
The frame speed should be 10.
If all looks as you like, save as a .gif and ...

Show off your new tag!
(I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!)

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This tutorial was written May 07, 2005 and is Qwho
qwho@fromtheheartpostcards.com

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence.
Do NOT copy or 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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