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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dead Sexy



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Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Very Many.
You can purchase a license to use her work at Pics For Design
PTU kit by TK Dezigns called Dead Sexy found HERE. Thank you, Tammy!
Template 91 by Sophisticat Simone found HERE
Plugin:  Screenworks ~ Dot Screen, pinhole
Font for name is Chicken Butt found HERE
Supplies for animation HERE
I did not make this zipper but merely tweaked the animation to suit this tag. 
Please do not use this animation in any other tutorial w/o permission.
Thank you.

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 1.  Open template. Press Shift 'D' to make duplicate. Close original.
Delete top credit layer.
Select layer 6, float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
open paper 8, paste paper into the selection. Do not deselect.
Modify selection ~ expand by 5, add a new raster layer
Choose two colors from your tube, one pink, one purple,
make a gradient using these colors using the foregr/bg gradient in the drop-down menu
setting: radial, angle 45, repeats 7
Flood fill the selection. Do not deselect.
Modify selection ~ expand by 5 ~ add a new raster layer
Open paper 4 and paste into the selection.
Add noise to this layer and the pink/purp gradient layer
by adding noise affect ~ random, 25, monochrome checked.
Arrange the layers with the black paper under the gradient layer, under paper 8 layer.
Sharpen the paper 8 layer twice.

2.  Select layer 5, float ~ defloat ~ modify selection ~ expand by 5,
add a new raster layer
Open paper 7, paste into the selection. Add noise effect as above.
Selections Modify ~ Contract by 5
Select Layer 5 ~ invert selection and paste a closeup of your tube
so the eyes are visible on this layer.  Delete. Duplicate ~ mirror.
Merge these two tube layer together.
Drop opacity of tube layers to 40.
Duplicate tube layers ~ apply plugin Screenworks ~ dot screen

3.  Select layer 4 ~ float, defloat ~ invert selection
open paper 9, paste it as a new layer ~ delete excess.
invert selection ~ Modify selection ~ expand by 5
Add a new raster layer
Open paper 4 ~ paste into the selection. Deselect. Add same noise affect.
Back to paper 9 layer, sharpen once, duplicate ~ change blend mode to multiply
and drop opacity to 55. 
Delete layer 4.

4.  Open frame 6 ~ resize 80%
C/P as top most layer.
Select layer 3 ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with one
of the dark colors you chose from your tube above.
Deselect. Delete layer 3.
Open leather strip 1 ~ resize 75 %. C/P as a new layer
free rotate 90 degrees to left. Place Layer 2 on template. Delete layer 2.
Sharpen leather strip once.

5.  Select layer 1 ~ float, defloat ~ add a new raster layer
open paper 6 ~ paste into the selection
Modify selection ~ expand by 5
Add a new raster layer
flood fill with radial gradient you made earlier. Add same noise affect.
Modify selection ~ expand by 5 ~ add a new raster layer
open paper 4 ~ paste into the selection. Deselect.
Add same noise affect.
Move this layer below gradient layer, below the paper 6 layer.
See reference tag.
Select layer 1 again ~ float ~ defloat
open close up of tube ~ C/P as a new layer above paper 6 circle layer
invert selection ~ arrange tube to your liking ~ deselect.
Duplicate this tube layer ~ use affect gaussian blur of 2 ~ change blend mode to soft light
Apply Screenworks ~ pinhole affect to this layer

6.  Open cluster trim 1 ~ resize 85 % C/P above small circle layer.
Select word 2 b ~ float, defloat
Add a new raster layer and flood fill it with a nice silver metal
gradient found in your PSP. Deselect.
Delete the wordart 2 b.
Select word 2 ~ brightness/contrast -255/0 changes it to black.

Repeat for word1 b layer. Add silver gradient as above.
Delete word1 b.
Select word1 ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer
Flood fill it with a gradient made from same two colors except use
linear 45 degrees, repeat of 1.
Deselect. Delete word1.
Add same Screenworks ~ dot screen to this wordart layer.

Open 3hearts element ~ resize 30%. C/P ~ mirror ~ move to right.
Sharpen once.

7.  Open main tube of choice, C/P ~ mirror. Position.
Select layer 6 (first large circle we worked on)
float ~ defloat
Back to main tube layer, invert the selection
and using eraser tool, erase the bottom part of the
tube to make it appear the tube is stepping out of the circle.
Deselect. Delete layer 6.
Duplicate tube layer. Apply affect Gaussian blur of 2.
Change blend mode to soft light and drop opacity to 48.
D/S original tube layer only using -2/3/49/9 blur color black

Open wordart2 (dead sexy) ~ resize 55% C/P ~ arrange as desired.
D/S all other elements (except tube) using 2/2/49/5 blur, color black

Add any other element of choice.
If you wish to resize tag, do so now using smartsize.

6. Add copyright, URL, watermark & name.
For name use foreground white, stroke 1, bg black
sz 110 font Chicken Butt ~ alias is sharp.
Type name, add D/S then sharpen once.

7. Open splatter 2, resize 75% C/P as topmost layer. Arrange
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ duplicate ~ flip.
Merge these 3 splatter layers ~ send to bottom ~ above white bg

Open chicken wire 2 ~ resize 55 % C/P Move to right
D/S using 1/1/45/5 blur, color black
see reference tag
Delete white background. Save as a PNG.


If you wish to animate, delete the copyright layer. We will add this after we resize in A/S.
I enclosed an animated zipper in my supplies.
Open the zipper in A/S
Back in PSP, close off or hide all the layers from the chainlink frame 6 and above.
Edit Copy Merged the bottom layers 'n paste in A/S as a new animation.
Duplicate this frame for a total of 20 frames. Select All
Select Propagate Paste
Open the animated zipper, Select All ~ Copy
Paste frame one of the zipper ani on top of frame 1 of the new animation.
View animation to check placement.

Back to PSP,
Close off or hide all the bottom layers up to but excluding the chainlink frame, 
open or unhide the chainlink frame 'n every layer above it. Edit Copy Merged.
Paste in A/S as a new animation. Duplicate frames until you have 20 frames.
Select All ~ Copy
Back to the original animation, Paste frame 1 of the new animation
over frame 1 of the zippered animation.
View animation to check for errors.
If you wish to resize, do so now using
bicubic 85-90%.
Back to PSP, add a new layer for copyright. Convert to raster. Copy
Paste in A/S as a new animation ~ duplicate for total of 20 frames.
Edit ~ select all ~ copy 'n paste on frame 1 of animation.
This helps to keep the copyright clear and legible once resized.


Here is the animated version:

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