Thursday, August 27, 2009
Misty Rains PTU (Animated)
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Misty Rains PTU (Animated)
This tutorial was written on August 27, 2009 by Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of PSP.
++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)
++Jasc Animation Shop 3
++Reminise Scrap kit by Oopsie-Daisy can be purchased HERE or HERE
++Template 7 by Wacky Scraps can be found HERE
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the tube that was included in the kit. If you choose to not use any other artist tube, please credit the designer on the tag with the url to their site. Thank you!
-Alien Skin Xenofex 2
-Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
++Font and Mask of choice
Let’s get Started!
-Add Drop shadow of choice as you go
-You can merger layers as you want to make things easier for yourself.
Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original.
Open several papers of choice, resizing as needed. For example, when I look at the blue bar where it tells me what I’ve opened (say like paper 2) it tells me what percentage I’m viewing it at. For me it’s usually 16%, so I resize to 16% bringing it to 100%. ( I hope that made sense!) Once you’ve done this, minimize for later use.
Next go to the bottom template layer and go to selections, select all, then float, selections defloat. Add your gradient glow of choice. Don’t forget to go to selections, none then delete the template layer. Repeat this process for the rest of the template.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your choice of paper. Add your mask and merge the group. Move this layer to the bottom of your layer palette.
At this point close off all layers, except for the two bottom template layers, the swirly’s. Merge these two layers together. Open all layers back up.
Open the wrap ribbon of choice. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move below the circle template layer.
Next open the clouds of choice, resize then copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the upper right then duplicate it. Go to image, mirror.
Then add the tree, centering it into the circle template layer.
Open the pearly swirl element. Resize the copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the left of the tag, right about in the squares. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror.
Now open the ribbon with the loops and bows in it. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer, centering into the circle template layer.
Next open the flower/leaf set. Resize then copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the left of the square up top. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Then move it to the bottom square on the outer side.
Open the rose of choice, resize then copy and paste as a new layer, centering in tree. Add another one to either side of that one. Adjust and resize as needed.
Open your tube of choice, resize then copy and paste as a new layer into the center of the tag. Adjust as needed.
Next open the small flower of choice, copy and paste as a new layer to the bottom of the flower and leaf bundles.
Then open the angel statue, resize and copy and paste as a new layer to the bottom left of the tag. Add three daisy’s of choice to the bottom of it.
Add your text, copyrights and tagger markings. Save as a psp image if you choose to go on with the animation. If not save as a jpeg or png and your done.
Open up animation shop and minimize it. We’ll go back to it in a few moments.
Go gack to PSP, and find your template swirle layer. Duplicate it twice so you now have three.
Do the same for the circle template layer.
On the bottom swirl layer, using your plug in, Xenofex 2 , Constellation with the following settings:
Star Size: 0.03
Size Variation: 44
Edge Star Density: 18
Overall Star Density: 18
Twinkle Amount 97
Twinkle Rotation 45
Go to the next layer up, and use your plug in again but hit random seed. Repeat this for the last swirl layer.
Now go to your circle template layers, first the bottom one and repeat these steps.
Once done with that close off the top two of the swirl layers and the circle layers. Go to edit, copy merged.
Over into animation shop, right click and click on paste as a new animation.
Back to PSP close off the bottom two layers, and open the middle ones on both the swirls and the circle. Go to edit, copy , merged and back to animation shop. Go to edit, paste after current animation.
Repeat this process for the last set.
Save as a gif and your done!
Thanks for trying my tutorial.