Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FTU - Angel

I wrote this tutorial and any resemblance to another is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP


I used the absolutely stunning artwork of Jessica Dougherty, she is a PTU artist and you can obtain a license and this tube at the new Creative Design Outlet HERE
I am using a gorgeous freebie mini kit called Angel from Candy's Treats, 
which you can download HERE
Mask of choice, I am using WSL Mask 60, which you can download HERE
Font of choice, I am using Angelican Text, which you can download HERE


Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 4000, HSB Noise
Xenofex 2, Constellation (Optional)

Okay, Let's Get Started!!

Download your mask and put it in your masks folder in PSP 
Download your font and put it in your Fonts folder in Windows
Open a new image in PSP, 700x700
Floodfill white
Copy and Paste paper 6 from the kit as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Locate WSL Mask 60, Apply, Merge Group
Layers, Duplicate, Merge together
Effects, Blinds, White, 7, 72, Horizontal
Copy and paste the ct-Lace element as a new layer, Resize by 110%
Set your background to color of choice (I used a silver gradient) 
and your foreground to null
Using your Preset tool, draw out a large circle
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Layers, Convert to Raster Layer
Set your background to a color from the kit or your tube
and leave your foreground on null
Draw out another circle just inside your larger one
See my tag for reference
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Layers, Convert to Raster Layer
Selections, Select All, Float, Defloat
Effects, Eye Candy 4000, HSB Noise, 2, 30, 10, 0, 175, 200,
Smoothe Lumps, Seamless Tile checked, 477
Copy and paste a close up of your tube as a new layer, postion to the right of circle
Selections, Invert, hit delete on your keyboard
Lower the opacity of this layer to around 30-40, whatever looks best to you
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer
Postion to the left side of your circle
Copy and paste the ct cloud from the kit as a new layer
Position near the bottom of your circle, see my tag for reference
Copy and paste ct Flowers as a new layer, postion over cloud to the left
duplicate, image, mirror, align to your preference
Merge these two layers together
Copy and paste the ct Angel wordart as a new layer
Postion over flowers, see my tag for reference
Drop shadow your tube, lace, flowers and wordart layers with drop shadow of choice
Add your name, copyright and tag info
Hide your bottom white background layer
Crop Tool, Merged Opaque (Top Right of Toolbar), Apply (click checkmark)
This will crop the excess off your tag
Unhide your white background layer, Activate it, Selections
Float, Defloat, Modify, Select Selection Borders, Inside, 3, Anti-Alias Checked
Layers, New Raster Layer, Layers, Arrange, Move To Top
Floodfill with the same color you used for your circle
Layers, Merge Visible
If you do not wish to animate, save as a png file and you are done


Layers, Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 layers
On the Top Layer, Effects, Xenofex 2 Constellation, Settings, Low Density Stars
2, 85, 4, 0, 61, 35, Angle 45, Keep Original Image checked, 9609, Apply
Repeat for other 2 layers, making sure to hit the random seed 
button a couple of times on each layer
Copy and Paste the First Layer into Animation Shop as a new animation
Back to PSP, copy and paste the second layer into AS after current frame
Back to PSP, copy and paste the third layer into AS after current frame
Edit, Propagate paste checked, Select ALL
If you wish to resize, (I resized mine to 550), Animation, Resize, 550
Default frame properties, View animation, if happy, save as a gif file and you are done!!

Thank you for trying my tutorial!!
If you make a tag with it, please email it to me to show off in my Gallery
My email is under Contact Me link under the blog banner

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