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Saturday, September 24, 2011
I participated in a Contest held by CDO one of the challenges was to write a tutorial with only things created entirely by us so, here is what I came up with!! I hope you like it!

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This Tutorial was written on August 2nd, 2011 and is of my own creation.
Any similarities to another tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not copy or claim as your own.

*Supplies Needed*
 Program of choice
I used Photoshop CS3

Template by me you can download HERE

Tube(s) of Choice
I am using the awesome work of Dean Yeagle
You must purchase a license as well as the image to use it
You can do so HERE at CDO

***Filters Needed***
Mura's Meister's – Copies
Xero – Porcelain
Penta – Jeans
Jeux de lignex - Entralacement
Xero – Fritillary
Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise (For animation)

*~* Remember that all tutorials are guidelines!! Add your own spin on this and make it your own creation*~*

~Let's Get Started~

Open the Template
Image ---> Duplicate, Okay
Close the Original

Delete the Credits Layer

Expand the canvas
Image---> Canvas size
I did 650 px x 650 px

Go to background layer and flood fill the new portions of the canvas with white

Click + Click on thumbnail of large circle layer
Create new layer and flood fill selection with a color from your tube
Deselect and delete the original large circle layer

Paste your tube onto your canvas

Filter ---> MuRa's Meister ---> Copies
Default setting but change the bottom left drop down to Wallpaper(rotate)

Ctrl + Click on the new colored large circle thumbnail in the layer pallate
Select ---> Inverse and with the rotated tube layer click delete

Filter ---> Pixelate ---> pointillize
Cell size of 8, click okay
Change the blend mode to Luminosity

Create new Layer above the Large Circle back
Ctrl + Click on the large circle back thumbnail in the layer pallate and flood fill the selection on the new layer with a color of your choice.
Deselect and change the blend mode to Color

Copy and past your tube onto the Canvas again
Resize, erase and adjust to your liking
Add a drop shadow.

Filter ---> Xero ---> Porcelain
All default settings except slide the blue channel all the way to the left to 0
Click okay

Filter ---> Sharpen ---> Unsharp Mask
Amount: 50%
Radius: 1.0 pixels
Threshold: 0 levels

Select two colors from your tube as your foreground and Background color
Select your gradient tool

Create a new Layer above your right small circle
Add your gradient, deselect and then delete the original right small circle layer
With the new right small circle layer selected
Filter ---> Penta ---> Jeans

Create a new layer below the layer we're working with
Ctrl + Click
Select ---> Modify ---> Expand by 4
On the new layer you just made flood fill with one of your two colors
With the background layer you just created selected
Filter ---> Noise ---> Add Noise
Amount 15%

Repeat this process for the left small circle but use the other color of the two you selected
I actually used a green just slightly darker than the

Make a new layer above the Right Square Ctrl + Click the square and flood fill with color of your choice. Delete the original right square layer.
Click on your brush tool selected, choose a small soft round brush and choose a lighter color than what you had for the main color of the right square.
Create a new layer just above it
Ctrl + Click on the square and then draw some squiggles in the selection you made on the new layer.
Filter ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur ---> 10 pixels
Merge those two layers together
Filter ---> Jeux de lignex ---> Entralacement
The numbers set at the following:
0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 25, 25, 0

Repeat this with the left Square layer.

Add your tube to the two square where you'd like them.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B (converts to B&W) Use default settings in the box that pops up
Change blend mode to Soft light

Create a new layer above the three rectangles towards the bottom of the layer list.
Select each but flood fill all on the new layer with the same color and delete the originals
With the following setting

Go to your background layer and create a new layer
Flood fill the new layer with a color of your choice
Add a mask to this layer and invert
With your brush tool selected get a soft round brush size 350 px
And click once in the middle of the circle and it should show through as some new color from the mask

Recolor your word art as you'd like to.
I added a Bevel to the Oops...
I added noise with the same settings as before to the background of that as well as a drop shadow
Then I added a bevel, drop shadow and outer glow to the I did it again portion

Add your name to the Tag

Image ---> Trim
Top Left Pixel
all boxes to trim selected

Resize to the size you'd like

***Most Important***
Add your Copyright Info

Now, you can stop here, hide your background layer and save as a .png or .jpeg
Or onto the animation :D

Merge Your 4 small circle layers together
Duplicate the final layer of them all 4 times so there is now a total of 5 layers

Click on the bottom layer
Filter ---> Eye Candy 4000 --- HSB Noise
With the following Settings:
7, 14, 26, 0, 0.14, 0.14, smooth fractal and seamless tile checked
Repeat this on each of your layers hitting random seed each time
Open your animation window
Add enough Animation layers so there are 5 total
hide all of your layers in your layer palatte and then unhide them one at a time to correspond with each of the animation windows.

Make sure the you have it set on forever and the delay time set at 0.15 sec
Press play to make sure you like the effect

Then you just need to save as a .gif

Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S

Click save and then name it what you'd like to and click save again.

You're done!!
Way to go and I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial!
Please feel free to send in any results so I can see what you come up with!
Here is What the unanimated version looks like:


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