Metal Kick

You will need Corel's PsP X, But can be done in other versions.  My Mask Save to MyPsp Files/Masks Folder.

Font and tube of choice. I have used a tube from my Carlos Cartagena Gild Package.


Open up PsP & Let's Begin!


File new  white, 400x400 canvas.
Open up the tube you intend to use.
Select foreground and background colors.
Layer, new raster layer. Flood fill with your foreground color.
Layer.Load/Save Mask/Load from mask from disc.
Find reflectionscafe.cam1 with these settings. Then click "load".

Right Click on Mask-Raster 1 in your layer palette. Select delete. Click yes to the popup.

Right click on Raster 1 and select merge , merge group.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer onto our canvas. Move your tube to where you like.
Adjust blur, gaussian blur and enter 5.00
Effects, texture effects, blinds with these settings. Use your foreground color for your color.

Effects, Edge effects, enhance.
Lower the opacity of Raster 1 to 53.

Duplicate Raster 1 and working on Copy of Raster 1.
Effects, texture effects, weave with these settings.

Click on your mover tool and clicking the left arrow key on your keyboard move this layer to the left just on top of our blinds
effect layer.
Effects 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings.

Edit , paste as new layer another copy of your tube.
Position your tube in the middle of our 2 effect layers.
Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow with the same settings as above.

Let's add our text.
Grab your text tool with these settings. I have used the font Allison Rob it is a pay font sorry. Select your font.
With these settings.

Grab the nodes on the sides and corners and resize your text to your liking.
Once happy right click on vector 1 and convert to raster.
Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow and click ok. Repeating the settings from earlier.
Layers, merge, merge visible.
Add your watermark, your artists watermark .
Open up jasc animation shop. PsP X did not come with animation shop.
Back to psp.
Layer new raster layer.
Click on your picture tube and using the metal balls with these settings.(If you do not have metal balls , pearls or another accent with the continuous and incremental settings will work the same.

Add balls in a straight line..click and hold your mouse down. Behind our tube be careful not to add any on top of our tube. To
make sure before you carry on with the next step take your mover tool and move this layer over just a touch away just to be
safe.
Edit, copy merged.
Back to animation shop.
Edit paste as new animation.
Back to PsP.
Adjust hue and saturation, colorize. Colorize according to your tube.
Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop.
Edit paste after current frame.
Back to PsP.
Adjust hue and saturation , colorize again. Colorize according to your tube.
I added 3 sparkles down the center matching the 3 stars already there but you can leave this step out if you wish.
Edit , copy merged. Back to animation shop.
Edit paste after current frame.
File , optimization wizard. save and you're done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


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