I am happy to hear that you have learned some new PSP tricks!
When I wrote these tutorials for beginners I tried to include something new with each new tutorial. Much of the time I, myself, would learn something new while I was writing the tutorial so I would include that. I really loved writing for beginners but it takes so much time now with all the text and screenshots.
You said you weren't able to use Eye Candy 4000 for the motion trail. The tutorial has a link to a site where you can download a full version Eye Candy 3
; it also has a motion trail.
Thanks so much for sharing all the details about how you made your tag!
I shall have to take another look at PSP Motion Blur and try your settings. For the optimization settings in Animation Shop, it's typical to use error diffusion when working with a motion blur, but I can't remember now why I used Median Cut instead of Optimized Octree. It's good that you played with those settings to get the best saved result for your tag.
Thanks for giving this tutorial a play and showing your results! I always enjoy
At the time when I wrote this tutorial I didn't have these new glitter tiles, so I have made a new tag using them, and this is how my name turned out. These new glitter tiles are in the Patriot Text Tutorial album here
for anyone who wants them. If anyone knows of a font that is geared more towards Canada or the UK, then please let me know, because this font feels very American to me with the stars and stripes. It would be nice to have other country options.