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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

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Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Ismael Rac which you must have a license to use. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed. You can now find Ismael's artwork licensed through his own store. Pls do not use his work without purchasing through here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Fi's Fault called Pink & Black which can be purchased at Artistic Minds Inc. here.
Word Art of Choice .. I have used a great word art from Lori, which is available on her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 which can be downloaded from weescotslass here

Font of Choice .. I have used Gwendolyn Bold.

Let's get started !

New Image 600x600 and floodfill with white. Open your mask in PSP.

New raster layer, select all and paste into selection Paper 11. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. 
Copy and paste Frame 02 & resize 85%.  Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 3. Copy and paste Paper 8 below your frame layer,  selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect. 

Copy and paste your tube closeup and lower opacity to 70%. Hit delete. Select none.  To add a lil sparkle, I have added the following constellation setting to my tube.

Duplicate this tube layer 8 times and rename your layers 1 through 9. We will need change the opacity on each layer so that we can achieve the fading in and out of the tube layer. On layer 1 reduce opacity to 0, layer 2 to 25, layer 3 to 50, layer 4 to 75, layer 5  keep 100, layer 6 to 75, layer 7 to 50, layer 8 to 25 and layer 9 to 0. If you choose not to animate your tag, then skip the duplicate portion.
Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Candy 01,  rotate left 20 and drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner of your frame. Copy and paste Flower 5 & 6, resize 75% & drop shadow and position with your Candy. Copy and paste Candy 04, rotate right 20 & drop shadow. Position to the right of your candy/flower arrangement. Copy and paste Bow 3, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position in the middle of your arrangement.  Copy and paste Flower 1, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position in the middle of your bow.

Copy and paste Bow 7, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position top center of your frame. 

Copy and paste just above your frame layer, Beaded wire 1, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame. 

Copy and paste Word art. I have added a size 3 fat white gradient glow and then drop shadow. 
At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Gwendolyn Bold color #d2448d size 72 with the same gradient glow and drop shadow as the word art.

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Tube layers 2 through 9 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Tube Layer 1 and open Tube Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Tube Layer 2 and open Tube Layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Continue in this manner until you have added all 9 to AS. 

You can now modify your frame properties to achieve the speed of animation you like. I have used the following. In AS, edit/select all,  animation/frame properties and change to 35. Edit/select none. Then select only Frame 5 by clicking once on it. You will see a blue frame around it to know you have the right one. Animation/frame properties and change to 75.
Save as a gif.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.


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