This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using a tube
by Agata Wiejak. It is a PTU tube found at
Mask VixMask 196 Here
Open a 700x700 new image.
Fill this image with white.
Open up a tube of choice.
On your materials palette,
choose a color for each of the
of the color options.
I chose a lighter color for
stroke and a slightly darker
color for Fill.I used two
colors from my tube.
Select rectangle preset shape tool.
Set the width to 5.00.
Draw out a square to desired
size. Convert to raster.
Copy & paste your tube as a new layer.
Resize by 70%. Position in front
of the square.
Choose another color from your tube
for the heart shape.
Select a preset shape heart.
Draw out a heart shape of choice.
You want the heart slightly
smaller than the square.
Convert heart to raster.
Fill with color if needed.
Position this layer behind your
Now select the rectangle preset
shape. Choose a light color
for this layer - making sure it is the fill.
Make sure it is set to rectangle
on the shape & width set to zero.
Draw out a rectangle. You
want each end to slightly
hang off the square sides.
Convert to raster - and have this
layer between the heart & square.
Drop shadow the heart, rectangle
& tube layers.
Select your font tool.
Choose a font of choice
& a size you like. Choose a
darker color for the font.
Type out a single word of choice.
Convert to raster.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister
Copies - Tiling. Change the tile gap
to 2 & apply. Move this layer to above
the square layer.
With your magic wand tool, click on
the square layer to select it.Then, in
your layer palette, make sure the text
layer is highlighted.
Selections - invert & press delete.
Add a new layer above the white background.
Fill with a darker color of choice.
Apply the mask VixMask 196
Resize the mask 88%.
Crop image to desired size.
Add artist copyright to tag
along with name.
If you are not animating, you can
save the tag now. To animate,
continue on. Do make sure the artist
you are using allows animation of tubes.
Merge layers together except for your
tube. We're going to animate part of the
tube. Open Animation Shop (AS).
Back in PSP, take your freehand selection tool
& select around the banner, or part which you
want to animate of the tube. Copy this layer
which you selected.
Go to AS & paste as a new animation.
Still in AS, go to effects - Insert Image Effects
Choose effect wave define effect: length 2.0
Frames per second 4 fps
Click on customize -Choose horizontal
This should give you 9 frames total.
Go back to psp. Select none.
Paste as a new animation in AS.
Duplicate by holding Ctrl & repeatedly
pressing L to get the same number of frames.
Over to the animation now, select all & copy.
Edit Propagate Paste.
Now drag the animation over to the tag.
This should let you preview and decide
where to put the animation & line it up right.
Once you click it, it should apply to all
View animaton & if happy, save your tag.
My finished tag was only 2 frames but I still had
Thanks for trying my tutorial!