Saturday, December 11, 2010

FTU TUTORIAL - SANTA BABY


I wrote this tutorial for those with a working knowledge of PSP
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental

Supplies:

Template "Misfit Xmas Template3" by Vaybs, which you can download HERE
Absolutely gorgeous FTU kit "Silent Night" by Vaybs, which you can download HERE
Tube of Choice, I chose a tube by Scott Blair, which requires a license to use
You can purchase the tube and a license HERE
Font of Choice for Name, I chose Chocolate Box, which you can download HERE

Effects:

Xenofex 2, Constellation
DSB Flux, Bright Noise
Eye Candy 5 Nature, Fire (Optional)



Okay, Let's Get Started


Open up Vaybs' Misfit Xmas Template3 in PSP
Image, Canvas size 800x600 (we will resize later)
Delete Credits layer (Raster 9)
Activate your Raster 1 layer and floodfill white
Activate your Raster 2 layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer
Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard, Deselect
Delete the original Raster 2 layer
Activate your Raster 3 layer and do the same steps as you did to Raster 2,
choosing another paper this time.
Copy and paste Element 1 (Christmas Tree) from the kit as a new layer, Resize
positioning above the circle layer but below the 3 square frame layers
See my tag for reference
Copy and paste a ribbon of choice from the kit as a new layer, Resize
position along the bottom of the template
See my tag for reference
Copy and paste element 22 as a new layer, Resize, Image, Rotate, Free Rotate, left, 90 
position along the top of your template, you can erase any overhang of the stem
Copy and paste a candle of choice from the kit, Resize and duplicate for a total of two
position above the ribbon on top of the Christmas tree base on each side, Merge candles together
see my tag for reference
Copy and paste a snowflake of choice as a new layer, Resize, I chose the gold one 
I also duplicated the snowflake several times and resized some of them, 
positon to your liking

Copy and paste element 76 from the kit as a new layer, Resize, duplicate 3 times
postion these along the top of your template, merge these layers together and 
move below all your template layers
Activate your Raster 4 layer, using your magic wand, click inside your first frame
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, postion over selection, Selections, Invert, 
hit delete on your keyboard, deselect
Using your magic wand again, click inside your last frame, repeat above steps,
making sure to mirror your tube before pasteing it as a new layer
Using your magic wand one more time, click inside your center frame, 
copy and paste your tube as a new layer again, if you are using the same or similar tube as mine,
position the chest area of your tube in selection, Selections, Invert, Delete, Deselect
Copy and paste any other elements from the kit that you want to use, Resizing if needed
Activate your Raster 6 wordart layer and move it up slightly, see my tag for reference
Activate your Raster 7 wordart layer and move it down to the bottom of your Tree,
see my tag for reference
Merge these two wordarts layer together, duplicate and merge both layers together
Copy and paste your main tube of choice and postion to the right of your template
see my tag for reference
Drop shadow of choice your tube and all elements, including template layers
Add your copyright/tag info
Hide your Raster 1 background layer, Crop Tool, Merged Opaque, click checkmark
Unhide your Raster 1 layer
If you do not wishe to animate, Layers, Merge, Merge Visible, Copy and paste into AS
Resize to 600 and you are finished
If you wish to Animate, keep reading....


Animation:

If you used the chest part of your tube in the center frame,
Activate that layer, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers
Activate your top layer
Using your Warp Brush on the side toolbar, right twirl, 75, 0, 100, 25
position the circle selection over the left side of her chest, click mouse twice,
Move your warp brush over to the right side of her chest, 
click on left twirl on your top toolbar, click mouse once,
Activate your bottom chest layer, (your warp brush will say it needs to apply
again, click ok..this will give you two clicks on this side too
Now, on your bottom chest layer, repeat the above steps again, only do the left twirl
on the left side of her chest and the right twirl on the left side
Leave the middle chest layer alone..it needs to stay stationary...lol
Activate your Christmas Tree layer, using your magic wand, click inside your Star topper
making sure to select all the star, Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers
Do not Deselect yet!! 
Activate your top tree layer
Effects, DSB Flux, Bright Noise, 32, Mix, Apply
Activate your middle tree layer, repeat Bright Noise 2 times
Activate your bottom tree layer, repeat Bright Noise 3 times
Deselect
Activate your main tube layer
If you are using the same tube, using your freehand selection (lasso) tool, 
carefully draw a line around her jeweled waist belt, if you didnt use the same tube
but have a tube with a necklace or thick earrings you can do this step as well
When you have carefully encircled your jewelry, 
Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers
Activate your top layer, Effects, Xenofex 2, Constellation, 
Glimmer, 3, 25, 10, 0, 100, 75, 45 rotation, keep original image checked, Apply
Activate your middle layer and repeat Constellation, but this time click random seed 
Activate your bottom layer and repeat Constellaton hitting random seed again 
If you wish you can also activate your candles layers
use your magic wand to select the snowflake in center, duplicate 2 times for 3 layers
and repeat Constellation steps for the same effect on them
See my tag for reference
If you wish to add animated fire to your candles...
Activate your candles layer, using your magic wand, click on the flame of each candle
make sure all the flame is selected
Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers
Activate your top layer, Effects, Eye Candy 5 Nature, Fire, Settings on Small Candle, 
41, 78, 0, 10, 25, 100, 20, Start from bottom, Apply
Activate your middle layer, apply same setting hitting the random seed button
Activate your bottom layer, apply same setting hitting the random seed button again
Deselect, Activate your Raster 1 layer
Hide the middle and bottom layers of your chest image (if used), your Christmas Tree, 
your jewelry, and candles
Edit, Copy Merged and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation
Back in PSP, unhide your middle animation layers and hide all the top ones
Edit, Copy Merged and paste into Animation Shop after current frame
Back in PSP, unhide your bottom animation layers and hide your middle ones
Edit, Copy Merged and paste into Animation Shop after current frame
Edit, Propagate Paste checked, Select All
Animation, Resize animation, 600
Animation, Frame Properties, 20
Animation, View animation, if happy save a gif file and your are done!
You can play around with the speed of the animation to whatever looks best to you

Thank you for trying my tutorial
and remember if you make a tag
with any of my tutorials
Click on the Contact Me link
and email it to me to show off!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

FTU TUTORIAL - DEAR SANTA

I wrote this tutorial for those with a working knowledge of PSP 
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

Supplies:

My Xmas_Template01, which you can download HERE
Gorgeous freebie kit, A Tagger's Christmas by Bel Vidotti, 
which you can download HERE
You can get Bel's new kits from the new blog HERE
but the old kits are not posted or linked to the new blog.
Tube of choice, I am using one by Daniel Esparza, which requires a license from CDO.
You can purchase the tube and license HERE
Mask of choice
Font of choice, I used Santa's Sleigh and Eight Fifteen

Effects:

Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow



Okay, Lets Get Started!

Open my Xmas Template_01 in PSP. 
Delete the credits layer
Activate your background layer
Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with any color from your tube
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Apply Mask of choice, Merge Group
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 10
Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds, Horizontal, 7, 72, white
Activate your circle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit, 
Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard, Deselect
Delete the original circle layer
Activate your Black Rectangle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit, 
Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard, Deselect
Delete the original Blk Rectangle layer
Activate your Green Rectangle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit, 
Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard, Deselect
Move this layer down a bit on your tag, see my tag for reference
Delete the original Green Rectangle layer
Activate your circle layer again, copy and paste the wreath from the kit to surround the circle
Copy and paste a candy cane of choice from the kit, position on the left of the verticle rectangle
see my tag for reference, Layers, Duplicate, Image, Mirror, position where you want it
See my tag for reference
Copy and paste a bow of choice and position at the top of your verticle rectangle,
making sure not to cover your wordart, you can move the wordart down a bit if necessary
Activate your wordart layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with a color of choice from your tube, Deselect
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel, default settings
Effects, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow, Fat, color white, 3,25,100, Apply
Activate your vertical rectangle layer, Copy and paste the string of lights from the kit
Make sure they are under the bottom horizontal rectangle 
and only the top strings of lights are visible
See my tag for reference
Copy and paste tube of choice as a new layer, position on the right of your tag, see my tag for reference
Drop shadow your tube and elements with a drop shadow of choice
Add your copyright/tag info
Hide your background layer, Crop tool, Snag Crop Rectangle, Merged Opague 
and click the checkmark on top tool bar.
This will get all the excess space off your tag. 
Unhide the background layer, Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
If you do not wish to animate, save as a png file and you are done!

Animation:

Using your magic wand select the all the lights that are visible on your tag, 
Mode, Add, RGB value, Tolerance 15, Feather 0
Layers, Duplicate for a total of 3 layers
On the top layer, Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, 50, 0, Deselect
Activate your second layer of lights
Using your magic wand, select all the red lights that are visible on your tag, same setting as before
Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, same settings as before, Deselect
Activate your bottom layer of lights
Using your magic wand, select all the green lights that are visible on your tag, same settings as before
Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, same settings as before, Deselect
Hide your bottom two lights layers, Activate your top layer of lights
Edit, Copy Merged, paste into Animation Shop as a new animation
Back in PSP, hide your top layer of lights and unhide your second layer, Activate this layer
Edit, Copy Merged, paste into Animation Shop after current frame
Back in PSP, hide your second layer of lights and unhide your bottom layer, Activate this layer
Edit, Copy Merged, paste into Animation Shop after current frame
Edit, Propagate Paste checked, Select All
Animation, Resize animation (if desired) 600
Animation, Frame properties at default 10
View animation, if happy, save as a gif file and you are finished!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, if you make a tag with it, 
please send it to me so that I can show it off here!!
Thanks for trying my tutorial!!

S4U_Xmas_Template01

Download HERE

Sunday, November 28, 2010

FTU TUTORIAL - MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS




I wrote this tutorial for those with a working knowledge of PSP
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental


Supplies:

Template by Vaybs, which you can download HERE
Gorgeous Freebie Scrap Kit, Holly Jolly Xmas , by Vaybs, which you can download HERE
Close Up tube of choice, I am using the work of Ismael Rac
His artwork requires a license to use, you can get the tube and license HERE
Font of Choice, I am using Honey Script
Mask of choice


Effects:

Eye Candy, Gradient Glow
Eye Candy, HSB Noise
Eye Candy 5, Nature, Fire
Zero, Constellation


Okay, Let's Get Started

Open Vaybs's template in PSP, delete the credits layer
Image, Canvas Size, 800 X 700 (we can crop and resize later)
Activate bottom background layer and floodfill white to fill in
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Apply Mask of choice
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 10
Effects, Eye Candy, HSB Noise, move both bottom slider 3/4 the way up to marker, Apply
Layers, Duplicate and merge down
Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds, default, color white
(Note, I colorized part of my template to match my tube)
Activate the circle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste your close up tube of choice, position, Selections, Invert
Hit delete on your keyboard, Add a subtle drop shadow to your tube
Activate your tag layer under the wordart
Effects, Eye Candy, HSB Noise, same settings as before
You can use the wordart as is, colorize it, or delete it and make your own
(I chose to make my own using the Honey Script font, size 28)
If you do your own text, add Effects, Gradient Glow, Color, Medium, White
Add a subtle drop shadow to the text
Copy and paste bow of choice at the top of the picture bulb, see my tag for placement
Copy and paste a ribbon of choice and place at the bottom of your tag
Copy and paste the round candle of choice, postion over the ribbon left side of tag
Layers, Duplicate, Image, Mirror
Copy and paste taper candle of choice as a new layer, place in center at bottom of tag
See my tag as a reference
Copy and paste the holly as a new layer, (I colorized the berries to match my tag)
Position to the left of the center taper candle on ribbon, see my tag for placement
Layers, Duplicate, Image, Mirror
Drop shadow all elements with drop shadow of choice
Add your tag/copyright info
Hide your white background layer
Activate any other layer and Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Layers, Duplicate
On the bottom layer, change the Layer Properties to Darken, Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 10
Unhide your white background layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
If you do not wish to animate, you can save your file as a png file and you are done

Animation:

Layers, Duplicate for a total of 3 layers
Using your magic wand tool, click on the snowflakes on the bow and the round candles, carefully
Make sure you only have the white part selected
On your first layer, Effects, Xenofex 2, Constellation, 
Settings, Low Density Stars, 2.00, 85, 4, 4, 61, 35, Keep original image checked, apply
Repeat for the other two layers, making sure to hit random seed again on each layer, Deselect
Activate your first layer again, Using your magic wand tool again,
Click on the flame of each of your 3 candles, make sure to select all the flame
Effects, Eye Candy Nature, Fire, Settings, Small Candle, Direction 90, 30, 92, -2, 0, 25, 100, 20
Start from bottom checked, Apply
Repeat for the other 2 layers, making sure to hit random seed again on each layer
Activate your first layer, Edit, Copy and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation
Back in psp, Activate your second layer, Edit, Copy and paste into AS after current frame
Back in psp, Activate your third layer, Edit, Copy and paste into AS after current frame
Animation, View animation, if happy with your tag, save as a gif file and you are all done!!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and if you make a tag with it, please send it to me so I can show it off here!
Thanks for stopping by!!




FTU TUTORIAL - BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE





I wrote this tutorial for those with a working knowledge of psp
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental


Supplies:

Absolutely gorgeous freebie kit Northern Light by Vaybs, which you can get HERE
Tube of choice, I am using the beautiful artwork of Barbara Jensen, 
which requires a license to use. You can purchase the tube and license HERE
Font of choice, I used Santa's Sleigh Full
Winter Background scene of choice
Mask of choice


Effects:

3D Effects, Inner Bevel
Vanderlee - Snowflakes
Eye Candy 5, Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 5, Nature, Snow Drift (Optional)
Zero - Improver (Optional)


Okay, Lets Get Started!!

Open a new canvas in PSP, 700 x 700, floodfill white
(Note, I colorized my elements, paper to match my tube)
Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit
Layers, Load/Save Mask, apply mask of choice
Copy the snowflakes element and paste as a new layer,
postion at the top left of your tag, Layers, Duplicate Layer, Image, Mirror
Merge these two layers together, Layers, Duplicate Layer, Image, Flip

Copy and paste the tree as a new layer, Layers, Duplicate Layer
Position trees in the center of your tag with the leaves touching
so that you have an archway beneath them, see my tag for reference

Copy and paste the bridge as a new layer, postion at the bottom of the tag
just below the archway of the trees, see my tag for reference

Copy and paste a winter background scene of choice, 
erase any part that shows outside the archway,see my tag for reference.
Copy and paste the sign as a new layer and postion to the right of the bridge

Effects, Eye Candy 5, Nature, Snow Drift, Settings, Text 100pt, light dusting

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Using your preset shape tool, rectangle, fill color set match kit or tube, stroke, 0
Draw out a rectangle along the bottom of your tag above your tube, see my tag for reference
Add texture of choice, whatever looks best to you
Effects, Eye Candy, Gradient Glow, Fat, 3, 25, 100
Add your text, I chose to add the text "Baby, It's Cold Outside" using a dark color from my tube.
Effects, 3D effects, Inner Bevel, Bevel 2, 30, 16, 4, 10, 6, color white, 315, 35, 30
Effects, Eye Candy, Gradient Glow, same as before.

Add "I Love Winter" to your sign if desired, if you use the same font, size 15.
See my tag for reference
Add your copyright/tag info

Hide your tube, rectangle, wordart on rectangle layers. 
Activate your bottom layer, Layers, Merge Visible
Effects, Zero, Improver
Set your foreground to a medium color from your tag
Selections, Select All, Modify, Selection Borders, Inside, Anti-Alias checked, 5
Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with chosen color 
Apply, Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel, same settings as before 
Deselect, merge down

Layers, Duplicate this bottom layer 2 times for a total of 3 layers
Using your freehand selection tool (Lasso), draw around the center of your tag 
making sure to get all the colored areas inside your circle
Effects, Vanderlee, Snowflakes, 30, 0, 20, 60, 0, Basic Snow, 200, Apply
Repeat for the second layer changing random seed to 400
Repeat for the third layer changing the reandom seed to 600
Add dropshadow of choice to your tube, rectangle, text and elements
Crop Tool, Click on Merged Opaque (end of presets toolbar), 
click check mark at front of presets toolbar 
(This will ensure all the unwanted excess is erased from your tag)



Animation:

Copy the first snow layer and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation
Back to PSP, copy the second snow layer and paste into AS after current frame
Back to PSP, copy the third snow layer and paste into AS after current frame
Edit, Propagate paste checked, Select All
Back to PSP, hide your 3 snow layers
Activate your tube layer, Layers, Merge Visible
Copy and paste into AS as a new animation
Edit, Copy and paste into selection of your snow animation layers
Position rectangle bottom, center making sure it overlaps the bottom of the bridge
Animation, View Animation, if happy, save as a gif file and you are done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial. I hope you had fun
If you make a tag with it, send it to me and I will post it here

Saturday, November 27, 2010

FTU TUTORIAL - DARK XMAS






Supplies:

Gorgeous Freebie Kit Dark Xmas by Vaybs, which you can download Here
I am using artwork by Ismael Rac, which requires a license to use. 
You can purchase the tube and license Here


Effects:
Eye Candy 5, Nature, Fire
Zero - Porcelain (Optional)
Zero - Improver (Optional)
Xenofex 2, Constellation (Optional)
Filters Unlimited 2.0, Color Filters, Greyscale (Optional)



Open a new image, 800 X 700, floodfill black
Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer, Image, Flip, Layer, Duplicate, Image, Mirror
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 10, Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds, Color White, 7, 72, horizontal
Copy and paste element 31 on as a new layer, postion to the top left of tag, 
Layer, Duplicate, Image, Mirror
Merge down, Layer, Duplicate, Image, Mirror, Merge down.
Copy and paste frame 2 as a new layer.
Click inside the frame using your magic wand.
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3.
Layer, New Raster Layer
Fill with light color (I used a silver gradient), selections, invert, hit delete on your keyboard
Move under your frame layer.
DO NOT DESELECT!!
Copy and paste a close up of your tube, postion where you want it, hit delete on your keyboard.
On your close up tube layer, Effects, Zero, Porcelian, 50, 128, 128, 0, 0, 0.
Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Clarify, 1.
Back to your gradient filled layer beneath your tube, 
Add any texture effect that you want...whatever looks best to you.
Copy and paste the fireplace from the kit, resize to fit and position on the bottom 
slightly left of the center of your tag, see my tag for reference.
Copy and paste element 25 (round black candle) as a new layer, resize, Layer, 
Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 candles
postion the candles on the top of the fireplace, merge these 3 layers together. 
Adjust, Brightness & Contrast, Clarify, 1.
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, 
Effects, Filters, Unlimited, Color Filters, Greyscale (optional), 
Zero Porcelain, same setting as before, Brightness & Contrast, Clarify, 1.
Add any other elements of choice, see my tag for the ones I added 
( I used Filters Unlimited, Greyscale to change the color of some elements). 
Resize and postion elements as desired
Drop shadow your tube and all elements with drop shadow of choice. 
Merge visible, Zero, Improver, 9, 30, 9
Image, Add Borders, 4, light grey, Image, Add Borders, 4, black.
Using your magic wand click on the light grey border and floodfill with color of choice, 
I used my silver gradient.
Add your name and copyright info, Layers, Merge Visible.
If you do not wish to animate, save your image as a png file and you are done.

Animation:

Duplicate your image 2 times for a total of 3 layers. Using your lasso (freehand selection tool), draw around the bottom of the fire inside your fireplace.
On your first layer, Effects, Eye Candy 5 Nature, Fire, Settings on small gas log fire,
 basic settings, make sure start from bottom is checked,
you can set your column length and flame width to what looks best for you, apply.
Repeat for the other two layers, but click random seed a couple of times to change effect 
on each layer before applying. Deselect.
Activate your top layer again. Using your magic wand click on the flame of each of your round black candles, make sure all the flames are selected
Effects, Eye Candy 5 Nature, Fire, Settings, Small Candle, 
make sure start from bottom is checked
Basic 30.00, 100, 0, 0, 25, 100, 39, Apply.
Repeat for the other 2 layers, making sure to hit random seed a couple of times 
on each layer before applying.
If you wish to add a slight glitter to your tag, Activate your first layer, 
Effects, Xenofex 2, Constellation
Settings, Low Density Stars, 2, 85, 3, 0, 61, 35, Rotation 45, Keep original image checked. Apply
Repeat for the other 2 layers, making sure to hit the random seed button 
a couple of times before applying.
Activate your first layer again, Edit, Copy and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation.
Back in PSP, Activate layer 2, Edit, Copy and paste into AS after current frame
Back in PSP, Activate layer 3, Edit, Copy and paste into AS after current frame
Edit, Select All, Animation, Frame Properties, 17, apply.
If you wish to resize your tag, you can do so now. Aniamtion, Resize Animation 
(I resized mine to 600)
View Animation, if happy, save your tag as a gif file and you are finished!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Thank you!
Leave me a note and/or send me your finished tag and I will post it here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FTU Tutorial - Thanksgiving Blessings





This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:

Download HERE

Effects:

Eye Candy 4000, HSB Noise, Gradient Glow
Filters Unlimited 2.0

I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey. Do not use his artwork without a license. 
You can purchase a license and this tube HERE


Okay, Let's Get Started


Download and open my thanksgiving 1_2 template in PSP.

Image, Canvas size 800 X 700 (you can resize later)

Delete my template info layer.

Delete the Background layer.

Layers, New Raster Layer, Layers, Arrange, send to bottom.

Choosing two colors from your tube, floodfill with a foreground/background gradient of choice.

Layers, Load/Save Mask, add mask of choice, Merge group

Highlight the Gray Rectangle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat.

Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with a light color from your tube.

Deselect, Delete the original Gray Rectangle Layer.

Activate your Black Rectangle Layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat.

Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with the same gradient you used for the mask layer.

Deselect, Delete original Black Rectangle Layer.

Activate your gradient filled Rectangle Layer again, 

Effects, Eye Candy 4000, HSB Noise, 7, 30, 40, 0, 94.73, 95.46, Smooth Lumps, Seamless Tile checked, Random Seed 1, Apply.

Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat.

Copy and paste a close up of your tube, position to the right of the rectangle (see my tag for reference).

Layers, Duplicate Layer. On The bottom tube layer, Selections, Invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect.

On the top layer, add drop shadow of choice, then using your freehand selections tool, remove the right side and bottom of the tube excess outside the 

gradient filled rectangle (see my tag for reference).

Activate your Gray Circle Layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, Layers, New Raster Layer, Floodfill with grandient.

Effects, Eye Candy 400, HSB Noise, same setting as before.

Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, postion where you want it in the circle.

Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard. Change the Opacity to around 40%.

Activate your Thanksgiving wordart layer, Effects, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow, 3, 0, 100 

Color settings, Fat, Chose any light color from your tube (I chose a color from the earrings on my tube).

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel, Color White, Default settings, Effects, Sharpen, Add Drop Shadow of choice.

Activate your Blessings wordart layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, Layers, New Raster Layer

Floodfill this layer with the same color you used for your glow on the Thanksgiving wordart. Deselect.

Delete the original Blessings wordart layer.

Effects, Filters Unlimited 2.0, Color Filters, Color Booster, Apply. Add more Drop Shadow of choice.

Add any embellishments that you would like including the turkey included in my supplies.

Add drop shadow of choice to elements.

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Crop Tool (side panel), Merged Opaque (end of top panel), click on checkmark on the left side, top panel.

Add copyright and tag info. 

Save as a png file and you are finished!!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, leave me a comment and tell me about it!!



Thanksgiving Template 1_2



Download HERE

Sunday, October 31, 2010

FTU TUTORIAL - GIVE THANKS



This Tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP

I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoutis, which requires a license to use, 
you can purchase this tube and a license HERE

Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice, mask of choice, Fall image of choice

Effects:

Eye Candy, HSB Noise
DSB Flux, Bright Noise

Okay, Let's Get Started!!

Open my Thanksgiving1_1 template, which you can download from my blog below. 
Image, Canvas Size 700 X 700, floodfill background layer white (to fill in excess)
Layer, New Raster Layer, floodfill with a color from your tube
Apply mask of choice, Merge group, 
Effects, Eye Candy, HSB Noise, 10, 30, 40, 0, 100.39, 100.39, Smoothe Lumps, 
Seamless Tile checked, Random Seed 408

Activate your orange circle layer, Layers, Duplicate 2 times, for a total of 3 layers
On the top layer, Effects, DSB Flux, Bright Noise, 32, Mix checked.
On the second layer, add DSB Flux, Bright Noise again, but this time repeat 2 times
On the third layer, add DSB Flux, Bright noise again, but this time repeat 3 times.

Activate your black circle layer, Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste a Fall image of your choice, Selections, Invert and hit Delete on your keyboard, Deselect
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer (make sure it is below the pumpkins layer. 
Add drop shadow of choice.
(optional) Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers, 
Using your magic wand tool, select areas to animate , 
Add DSB Flux, Bright Noise as you did before for the orange circle layer.

Activate your Wordart Glow layer, Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers. 
Add the same DSB Flux, Bright Noise to each layer 
(the same as you did for the Orange Circle layers).
Add your copyright/tag info.

To animate:
Close off the bottom 2 layers of your tube, wordart glow and orange circle layers, 
Copy merged and paste into Animation Shop as a new image
Back in PSP, hide your top layers and unhide the middle layers of your tube, 
wordart glow and orange circle layers, then activate your give thanks circle wordart, 
using your Raster Deform Tool, click and hold the handle down and rotate clockwise just a little bit, 
Copy merged and paste into Animation Shop after current image. 

Back in PSP, hide all your middle layers and unhide your bottom layers of your tube, 
wordart glow and orange circles, 
activate your give thanks circle wordart again and using your raster deform tool, 
move a little more clockwise,
Copy merged and paste into Animation Shop after current image. 
Edit, Select All, Make sure Propagate Paste is checked. 
Animation, Frame Properties, 17, V
iew animation, if happy save as a gif file and your are done (except for adding those names)!

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FTU TUTORIAL - CHERISH



This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP

I am using the artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You need a license to use her work and one can be obtained at http://www.cilm.com/

You will need my supplies, which you can download at http://www.4shared.com/file/Ni3M8Cmj/Cherish_Supplies.html
I do not know who the background image or wordart belongs to. If anyone knows, please message me so that I can add the details or remove the tutorial. 



Effects:


Eye Candy 5, Nature, Ripples




Okay, Lets Get Started!!

Open a new transparent image in PSP, 650 X 250, floodfill white, 
Copy and paste any background image you would like. 
The one I used is included in the supplies if you want to use this one.
Selections, Select All, float, Defloat, Modify, Add Selections Borders, inside 7, anti alias checked. 
Layer, add new raster layer, Layer, Arrange, move to top, flood fill with a dark color from your tube. Activate your background image again, 
Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, Modify, Add Selection Borders, inside, 7, anti alias checked,
 Layer, new raster layer, Layer, arrange, move to top, floodfill with a light color from your tube.

 Activate your background image again, 
Copy and paste the tube your want to use, position on the left side, duplicate, image mirror, 
change the properties to overlay and the opacity to around 40%, 
Drop shadow the tube on the left.
 Activate your background layer, duplicate it 2 times for a total of 3 frames. 
On the top layer, Effects, Eye Candy 5, Nature, Ripples, 
Setting, Weird Nebula Reflections, Basic, Ripple Generator - None, Ripple Wavelenth 376.25, 
Random Wave Amplitude 39, Random Wave Wavelength 0.64, Refraction 82, Random Seed  5872. 
Do the same for the other two background layers but make sure to hit the random seed button each time. 

Copy and paste your wordart onto your tag, 
Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat, 
Layer, New Raster Layer, fill with your choice of color from your tube, 
I chose the gold gradient that comes with PSP, Deselect, delete the original wordart layer. 
Add your copyright/license info on tag. 
Hide the bottom two background layers, 
Copy Merged and paste into animation shop as a new animation, 
back in PSP, hide the 3rd copy of the background and unhide the 2nd background layer,
 copy merged and paste into Animation Shop after current image, 
back in PSP, hide that layer and  unhide the bottom background layer 
 copy merged and paste into Animation Shop after current image, 
Make sure Propagate paste is selected and Select All, Animation, Frame Properties, set at 25 
(or whatever speed looks best to you) 
View image, if happy save as a gif image and you are done, except for adding the names! 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, is so leave me a note and let me know!!