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Xaggerate Forum Set
« on: February 19, 2012, 04:08:00 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP and Animation Shop work.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  I’m using one by Jo Lynch, which I purchased an Unlimited License through CILM. 
She has also been licensed through My Tag Art.  You may now purchase her artwork directly from her here
Please do not use unless you have the appropriate license and/or permission.
Font of choice.  I've used Miss Blaker, a pay font

Mura’s Meister – Copies
Filter Factory G – Xaggerate
AlienSkin Xenofex 2 – Constellation

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Duplicate your tube and close the duplicate.

3.  On the original tube layer, apply Mura Meister Copies with the following settings:

4.  Adjust – Blur – Radial Blur on the following settings:

5.  Apply Filter Factory G – Xaggerate with the following settings:

And no, I have no idea why there’s all that messy code on my Xaggerate, LOL.  Just ignore it – I did, haha. 

6.  Unhide your duplicated tube and place it to you liking.  Add a drop shadow of choice – I’ve used 2, 2, 80, 7.

7.  Duplicate your Xaggerate layer twice, giving a total of three layers.

8.  On your top Xaggerate layer, apply Xenofex 2 – Constellation with the following settings:

9.  Repeat Xenofex 2 – Constellation on your other two Xaggerate layers, pressing random seed each time. 

10.  Add a new raster layer and move it above all your other layers.

11.  Selections – Select all.  Selections – Modify – Select Selection Borders with the following settings:

12.  Flood fill with a dark colour from your tube.  Select none.  Add a dropshadow 2, 2, 41, 7.  Repeat, changing vertical and horizontal to –2.

13.  Add your name, using the same colour you used for the border.

14.  Add the copyright and any license numbers necessary.

15.  Copy merge and paste as new animation in Animation Shop

16.  Close the first Xaggerate layer and ensure the second Xaggerate layer is open.  Copy merged and paste after the first frame.

17.  Close the second Xaggerate layer and ensure the third Xaggerate layer is open.  Copy merged and paster after the second frame.

18.  Select all frames and change the frame properties to 18 (or to your liking)

19.  Optimize your animation and save as a gif.
And you're done :)

Another example:
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 08:11:27 pm by Sezy »

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