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This tutorial will teach you how to make a matrix code like the one in my signature with just 3 filter steps and imageready.

First, make a new document about 400x140 pixels. And press reset your foreground and background to the original colors (D).

Go to (filter>texture>grain) and change your settings to intensity=100, contrast=75, grain type: vertical
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Next, (filter>artistic>neon glow) and change your settings to glow size=5, glow brightness=15, glow color=#00FF2A.
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Go to (filter>stylize>glowing edges) and change your settings to edge width=1, edge brightness=15, smoothness=1.
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Duplicate your background twice (ctrl+j).
If your layer palettes have a "lock" sign on them, unclick on the crosshair arrows and the locks should disappear
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That's the end of Photoshop..
Now, jump to ImageReady.
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Highlight the top layer and click on the move tool (V). Hold shift and move your layer all the way UP, so that you can't see it anymore.
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Create a new frame.
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And in the second frame, put the top layer back to its original spot, and move the other layer to the bottom of the page, so you can't see it anymore.
(Remember to keep the lines straight but holding Shift while you move it)
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Now, press the Tween button, and add default settings.
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Now your done! You can set the timing of the frames on how fast or slow they go or add more effects to it.

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Great tutorial but i entered 00FF2A into the glow colour too, but it came out purple?
Can't get the animation to work either...

By 0az9 on Mar 11, 2010 2:10 am


By lilmiiszting on May 25, 2008 5:54 pm

what photoshop do you use.

By PanicStricken123 on Aug 8, 2007 9:58 pm

Could you post a image on the tutorial that shows it working..

By Comik-knerd on May 18, 2006 3:46 pm

this is awsome turorial. im having a problem tho, and its really starting to make me mad. When i go to enter 00ff2a as the glow color, it dosent let me select it! any color i try to use it automaticly reverts to some shade of gray, except if i choose

By osiris010 on Feb 27, 2006 6:02 pm

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