This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Tube of choice. I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Freebie Add-On kit by KimB called Mezzaluna found HERE Thank you Kim! ♥ Scroll down a bit.
Plugins: Mura Meister ~ Copies
Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ Render
Xero ~ Radiance
Font used is Yolanda Duchess, a payfont
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1. Open cluster frame resized to 600 pixels in HEIGHT
Image ~ Canvas Size ~ 625 x 600 pixels ~ centered
Image ~ Mirror
Image ~ rotate 5 degrees to left. Adjust ~ Sharpen ~ D/S if desired.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill this layer white and move below cluster frame on layer palette
2. Using selection tool ~ freehand ~ point-to-point, draw a selection around the square part of the frame
Open paper 17, resized to 500 pixels, copy 'n paste as a new layer on working image
Selections ~ Invert ~ delete ~ selections none. Be sure paper layer is below frame.
Apply Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ Render ~ Difference Clouds ~ standard setting or 128, 128 to the paper layer.
3. Open tube of choice ~ resize tube 90% THREE times ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer above the paper layer but below frame layer.
Using eraser tool, erase any part of tube that extends below the bottom of the frame.
Duplicate tube and move duplicate copy above frame layer.
On duplicate tube, erase any part of the tube extending beyond the bottom of the frame and also her right elbow.
Dropshadow this tube with setting of choice, however select this drop shadow on a new layer by ticking box in drop shadow window.
Erase any UNdesired drop shadow. Merge Down the tube layer to the drop shadow layer on your layer palette.
Apply the Xero ~ Radiance plugin to BOTH tube layers using setting:
4. Add a new raster layer above the white background layer, Selections ~ select All
Open paper 15, copy 'n paste into the selection ~ selections ~ none.
Resize this paper layer 80%. Sharpen once. Effects ~ edge effects ~ enhance.
5. To make the gold ribbon layer, using your selection tool,
rectangle ~ feather 0, draw a vertical rectange on the left side of the paper approx 52 x 110 pixels.
Copy paper 17 again (already resize at 500 x 500 px) 'n paste as a new layer over top the selection.
Selections ~ Invert ~ delete.
Back to purple paper 17 layer, Select All ~ float, defloat ~ selections ~ invert
back to gold ribbon layer ~ press delete. Selections ~ none. This will get rid of any excess gold ribbon.
On same layer, go to Effects ~ edge Effects ~ enhance.
Use same Filters Unlimited 2 ~ Render ~ Difference Clouds setting as above.
D/S the purple paper layer with default D/S setting or 10,10, 50, 5 blur, black
6. Open button element 6, resized 25%, copy 'n paste as uppermost layer.
Using Mura's Meister ~ Copies ~ Encircle ~ Number 17, shift X = 63, Shift Y = 63, all other settings remain the same. Click Ok.
Sharpen once. D/S 3/3/55, 5 blur, black
Move this layer just above gold ribbon layer.
6. Open gold bow2, resized 20%, copy 'n paste as new upppermost layer. Rotate ~ free rotate 5 degrees to left.
Sharpen. D/S as above.
7. Add copyright, URL, watermark and name.
If you don't wish to animate,
merge all flatten and save as a .JPEG or merge visible and save as a .PNG.
Close off the white background layer
Select uppermost tube layer, using center wheel of your computer mouse,
magnify the working image 200%, and draw a selection
using Freehand Selection tool ~ point-to-point, around the earring on the tube
Hold down shift key, continue making another selection around the SEX word on her neck collar.
You do not need to be percise in this selection.
On your layer palette, Promote this selection to Layer by right clicking on the tube layer on your layer palette.
Selections ~ none.
Copy merged all layers and paste in A/S as a new animation.
Back to PSP, still on the promoted selection layer, find the Lighten/Darken tool
and left click on the earring and SEX word to lighten by moving mouse over selection
Copy merged all layers and paste after current frame.
Back to PSP, undo the lighten effect on the promoted selection layer (you may have to undo several times)
Using Lighten/Darken tool again, this time right click on the earring and SEX word
and darken the area.
Copy Merged all layers and paste in A/S after current frame. You should have a total of 3 frames in A/S.
View animation. If happy, edit ~ Select All ~ change animation properties to Opaque ~ color white
Now optimize your animation and save as a .gif.