Spiky Halo Tutorial
Written by Mysticwolf / AKA Destiny
PSP Magic ©/Maries Designs © copyright 2004 updated 11-2-2015
® All rights reserved to tutorial
This tutorial was originally written by me in 2004.
I have updated it so that it is copyright compliant
What we are making

Spiky Halo

Supplies needed for this tutorial
Download 30 Day Trial PSP 8

Xero Plug-in
Fritallery (Set 4)
This plug in can be Downloaded Here.

Unzip and place in your psp plug in file

Tube used is FTU. ©Wen-Xi Chen www.wenxichen.com
All of her lovely artwork can be seen Here at Deviant Art
Font used: Vivaldi. Open font and it should be available for use in PSP

Gradient Settings: Choose a dark and light color from your image.
If you are using the same image I am I used #6a1d15 (Foreground) & #db3f2e (background).
Gradient set to linear angle 45 repeat 3
This tutorial was written by me using PSP 8 and I retain all rights to same.
Your results, however, are not and are yours to do with as you will.
I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any questions please E-Mail me.
This is a simple tutorial, but some knowledge of PSP is needed

Now that you have your supples let's get started.

Step 1

open your tube
Control D (Duplicate) image resize to height of 500 all layers checked
Image > Canvas size > 600x600 tube centered

Duplicate Layer close Layer 2 for now

Step 2

Working on the bottom layer
Effects: Distortion effects Twirl: settings 600
Effects: Distortion Effects Spiky Halo: Setting H - 3 V - 72 Amplitude 3 Frequency 20 Radius 1 edge mode: transparent.

Step 3

Duplicate: Working on the just duplicated image
Adjust: Blur Guassian Blur 15
Plug-In Zero: Fritallary default setting
Drag this layer to bottom

Resize the 2nd layer by 95% all layers unchecked
Step 4

Open up your top layer: This should be your tube
If your tube has a ragged or uneven area at the bottom
With your selection tool select elipse
select a small area at the bottom of the tube
Go to selections: modify feather 10
hit delete a few times, this will help the bottom of the tube blend in with the tag
Select None
Add drop shadow: What I Used H: 5 V: -5 Opacity: 90 Blur 10

Add Your text Vector checked:
your foreground color and background gradient should alreay be set. But, If not please refer to the instructions at the top of tutorial
Type out your text where you want it on the page
Opjects: Align Horizontal Center
Convert to raster layer
Add the Fritallary Plug-in default setting
Duplicate Text
On the bottom layer of text add the spiky halo effect same settings as earlier
Add Drop Shadow

Merge Visible
Copy Paste as new image
Merge All and save as a jpeg

(you may want to resize your image) if you do please make sure that bicubic resize is chosen.

Enjoy your new tag and if you have any questions please E-Mail Me

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