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Friday, 18 March 2011

Dish of the Day

In this tutorial I used the art of Andy Screen.
You need to license to use Andy's tubes, which I purchased from Mypsptubes,
Andy now sells his tubes/licenses at PSP Tubes Emporium.

You will need my template and a mask. 
I used Becky’s mask 42.
Becky’s site is now closed but she allows her masks to be shared.
You can download the template and mask here.

You will also need:

Animation Shop
DBS Flux

Open my template, duplicate and delete the original. Delete my copyright layer and resize your canvas to 750 x 600 pixels. You can resize later.

Open your tube and choose a light and dark colour.

Highlight the small stars outline layer, select – select all – float – defloat, make a new layer and fill each star with your light colour. De-select and delete the star outline template layer.

Highlight the small stars layer, repeat as above but filling the stars with your dark colour.

Highlight the large star outline layer, repeat as above filling the star with your light colour.

Highlight the large star layer, repeat as above filling the star with the dark colour. Go to effects – texture effects – weave with settings gap size 1, width 4, opacity 100, the weave colour your dark colour, gap colour your light colour and fill gaps checked.

Highlight the In the Spotlight outline layer, pick a contrasting colour from your tube and fill the layer as before.

Highlight the In the Spotlight layer, fill the layer as before with your light colour.

Click in the circle part of the In the Spotlight layer, expand the selection by 1, make a new layer and fill with your light colour. Drag this layer down below the star layer. Keep the selection.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Mirror if required and position in the circle, invert the selection and delete the excess. Drag your tube layer up above the star layer and lower the opacity to 30.

Apply a drop shadow horizontal 2, vertical 2, opacity 60, blur 5 to all the outline layers.

Paste your tube as a new layer on top of all the other layers, position and apply the same drop shadow.

Click on your background layer and fill with white. Make a new layer and fill with one of the colours from your tube. Apply the mask. I resized the mask layer as it was a little large.

Resize your tag if required and add your copyright information and text.

Go back to your small stars layer, the one filled with the dark colour and duplicate that layer twice so you have 3 copies. Apply DSB Flux Bright Noise with intensity set on 30 and mix checked to the first copy. Apply the same filter on the second copy hitting the mix button once. Do the same for the third copy. Close off the second and third copies.

Go to your in the spotlight layer, duplicate it so you have three copies again and apply the same filter as before to each layer. Close off the second and third copies.

Open animation shop, right click on your tag and “copy merged”, paste in animation shop. 

Black in PSP, close the first small stars layer and open the second layer, do the same for the spotlight layer, copy merged again and paste in animation shop after current frame.

Back in PSP, do the same with the last two copy layers and paste in animation shop.

Run the optimization wizard and save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.


  1. thank you for sharing this lovley tut. Going to try it out soon.♥♥♥


    Black Mamba.

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  3. Hi Black Mamba! Thank you, I am glad you like it. Please make me a tag for the gallery!!! xoxo