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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Tutorial ~ Inner Storm

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version or any version thereof.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You can purchase a license to use her art at CDO.
Cluster Frame by Dawn called Inner Storm found HERE Thank you Dawn! ♥
Pbs Mask2 by Punky Butts found HERE
  Thank you Punky Butts! ♥
Plugin: EyeCandy 5 ~ Textures
Xero ~ Porcelain
Optional: Filters Unlimited 2.0
 Font used is Filigree, a payfont
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 1.  Open the cluster frame, resize to 630 px wide.
Using the selection tool, point-to-point, draw a selection around the periphery of the frame.
Add a new raster layer, flood with gradient of choice using colors from your tube.
Deselect. Move this layer below frame on your layer palette.
Add texture of choice to the gradient layer using Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ paper texture of choice.

2. Open tube C/P above the gradient layer but below frame.
Using magic wand selection tool, click outside of gradient layer. Select tube layer ~ delete. Deselect.
If using same tube, apply Xero ~ Porcelain standard setting or 50, 128, 128, 0, 0, 255.
Adjust ~ brightness/contrast ~ clarify ~ strength of 3.
Drop opacity of tube to 77.

3. Add new raster layer, arrange to bottom. Flood fill with gradient 45 degrees, repeat 0 using colors
foreground #3c4e62, fill color #c6d2dd
Open mask, minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image ~ find mask 'n apply.
Merge group. Resize masked layer 105%. Duplicate. Merge down.

Duplicate masked layer 3 times for a total of 4. Rename layers mask1, mask2, mask3, mask4.
Apply effect add noise ~ uniform, monochrome setting 43 to mask 1.
Apply same noise to mask 2 but change setting to 50.
Apply same noise setting 57 to mask 3.
Apply same noise setting 36 to mask 4.
Close off mask 4, 3 and 2.

4.  Add name using fill color #c6d2dd sz 72.  D/S 1/1/95/1 blur color black.

5.  To add copyright in curve as in reference tag, select eclipse tool ~ choose circle, create on vector, width 4,
foreground color black, fill nil, draw a circle beyond periphery of frame. Center to frame. Do not convert to raster layer.
Select text tool, (i used font Mr. Keningbeck sz 26) in same color blue, type copyright information by clicking cursor in top center of vector circle. You should see crescent shape on 'A' of your cursor.
Center lettering by using spacebar. When happy, click on + sign next to text on the layer palette, close off bottom circle layer.
Select text vector layer, pull down the center top 'node' on the working image to flip the text upside down, then 'mirror' the text.
Right click on text and convert to raster layer.
Well done! :+)

To animate:
Be sure mask 4, 3 and 2 are closed and mask 1 is open.
Select tube layer
Using EyeCandy 5 ~ texture ~ texture noise

setting as below:

Apply noise. Edit ~ copy merged
In A/S, paste as a new animation.
Back to PSP, undo noise effect to tube layer. Close off mask 1, open mask 2.
 Apply texture noise again to tube layer by clicking random seed once. Apply.
Edit ~ copy merged ~ paste in A/S after current frame.
Back to PSP, undo noise. Close off mask 2, open mask 3.  Repeat noise to tube layer by clicking random seed again ~ apply.
Edit ~ copy merged ~ paste in A/S after current frame.
Back to PSP, undo noise. Close mask 3, open mask 4. Repeat noise to tube layer by clicking random seed again ~ apply ~ edit ~ copy merged
Paste in A/S after current frame for a total of 4 frames.
In A/S, select all ~ view animation. If happy, change animation properties to opaque white or black.
Optimize using optimized octree. Save as a .gif.

 Hope you like your new creation! ♥

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