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Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Sail Away With Me

 Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Tube of choice.  I am using the sexy artwork of Gennadiy Koufay. You can purchase a license to use his artwork at CILM.
FTU Scrap Kit by Kubivet called Sea found HERE Thank you! ♥ It's an absolutely beautiful kit.
Mask WSL _119 by Chelle found HERE
 Flaming Pear Plugin ~ Flood
Font used for name is Mumm12Days Swirls found HERE
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 575 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, selections ~ select All ~ open paper 4 ~ paste into selection. Selections none.
Open mask WSL_119, minimize.  Layers ~ new mask layer ~ new image ~ find mask ~ apply.
Delete mask on layer palette ~ merge group. Resize mask layer by 105% smart size. Duplicate mask.
2. Open porthole element 26 ~ resize to 600 x 600 px. Copy 'n paste as a new layer on your working image.
Draw a circular selection around opening of porthole using selections ~ circle ~ feather 0.
Open paper 3, resized to 500 x 500 px. Copy 'n paste beneath porthole element.
Selections ~ invert ~ delete excess paper. Selections none.
D/S the porthole element with favorite setting or 3, 3, 55, 5 blur, black
3. Open element 36, resize to 600 x 600 px. Copy 'n paste as a new layer above your mask layers. Do not D/S
Add various elements of choice.  Element 3, sign 5, 23,  37 ~ resized 20%.  Element 27, 38 ~ 25%. Element 34 ~ 50%
Star Element 20 ~ selection one starfish of choice ~ resize 15%. Rotate using pic tool (deformation tool). Element 24 ~ 15%
Element 35 ~ choose shell of choice ~ resize 20% ~ paste as a new layer ~ image rotate 90 degrees to left.
Place elements according to reference tag and D/S each 1, 1, 55, 5 blur, black
Add main tube of choice as top layer ~ resize 90%. D/S
4.  To make text as above,  you may use pattern from your tube for your name fill, select material as below:
Copy 'n paste as a new image on workspace. Rotate ALL layers 90 degrees to left. Minimize.
Minimize font of choice. Select foreground color #0d0d17,  fill ~ find pattern you created, angle 0, scale 100.
Anti-alias ~ sharp. Stroke width 1.5, create as vector, sz 72  D/S
5. Add copyright, URL and watermark now if not resizing your tag.
Now to animate:
6.  In PSP, close off white background layer (by clicking on 'eye' on layer palette)
 Select paper3 layer on your layer palette,
draw a selection as below using the freehand selection tool ~ point-to-point, feather 0, smoothing 0:
Duplicate this selection layer four times for a total of 5 layers. Close off all these duplicated layers. Select the original paper layer selection:
Effects ~ Flaming Pear Plugin ~ Flood ~ use the standard settings except set the Horizon to 0. Altitude remains at 50 (on view)
Close off this layer, select duplicate copy layer 1, use same Flood settings except change Horizon to 0, altittude to 52.
Close off this layer, select duplicate copy layer 2, use same Flood settings except change Horizon to 0, altitude to 54.
Close off this layer and continue on with next layer, changing the Horizon always to 0, and increasing altitude by 2.
When all layers are flooded, besure original flood layer is open and duplicate copies are closed.
6.  Copy MERGED and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.
Close off original paper selection layer and open the duplicate copy 1 layer above
Copy MERGED and edit paste after current frame.
Repeat this process til you have a total of 5 frames in A/S.
Check animation by choosing View animation. If happy, select all ~ Animation ~ change frame properties to 25
and change animation properties to opaque ~ color white.
If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 90% bicubic.
 Tip:  Always add your copyright, URL, and watermark after resizing but before optimizing.
 Optimize tag and save as a .Gif
Hope you enjoy your new summer tag!

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