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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ay Carumba !!!

Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice
I am using the sexy artwork of Sebastien Serrano
Unfortunately this tube is not available on CDO
as he used to sell with My PSP Tubes.
Absolutely charming PTU Scrapkit by Dee's Sign Depot called EASTER CHARM
Moonbeams and Spiderwebs Mask 27 HERE
Wordart by myself HERE

Font used for name - CK Cursive
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1. Open paper 11, resize 675 x 675 px.
Select the layer palette, right click ~ convert to raster layer.
Add a new raster layer. 
Move it below the paper layer.
Flood fill white to help see what we're working with.
Select paper layer. Apply mask. Merge group.
Resize 105%, sharpen

2. Open element 43, C/P, resize 115%, sharpen
Open element 22a, C/P
Apply plugin Adjust Variations to 'more Yellow'

C/P main tube, resize if needed

3.  Add elements of choice:
element 8 ~ 70%
element 50 ~ 40%, duplicate, mirror
element 10 ~ 75%, mirror
element 7 ~ 40%
element 20b ~ 40%, rotate 15 degrees to right, sharpen
element 2 ~ 55%
element 35 ~ 62%
element 18 ~ 50%
element 25b ~ 45%
element 61b ~ 50%, duplicate, mirror
element 1 ~ 50%

element 42 ~ 75%, move to right, duplicate, mirror
Between these two elements, C/P element 34 ~ 75%
D/S element 34
all three of these elements in a horizontal line

D/S elements of choice with light setting or
1/2/45/5 blur, color #404040

Add wordart of choice or the one supplied.

5. If you wish to resize image, use 85 - 90% smartsize in PSP
If resizing in Animation Shop, use 'bicubic resample'

If you don't wish to animate, merge 'opaque', add copyright, name & watermark.
Save as a PNG.

6. If you wish to animate, delete white background.
Select the main tube layer
Edit Copy ~ Merged 
Open A/S, paste as a new animation
Back to PSP,
still on main tube layer, select effects ~ image effects ~ offset
horizontal 0, vertical -5, custom, transparent

Using warp brush, warp mode - expand size 250, strength 50
tap once the tip of the brush on the bunny's backside (between girl's legs)
copy ~ Merged
Edit Paste in A/S after current frame
Back to PSP, undo warp brush, undo offset affect.
Copy Merged
Paste in A/S after current frame
(OR copy frame 1 in A/S and paste after frame 2 in A/S)
Back to PSP
still on main tube layer
select effects ~ image effects ~ offset
horizontal 0, vertical -2, custom, transparent 
Using warp brush, select 'contract' warp mode
size 200, strength 50
Tap the warp brush once in approximately same area as earlier
Copy Merged
Paste after third frame in A/S.
You should now have four frames.
Edit ~ select All
change frame properties to '17'
View animation for errors
If you wish to resize, first crop the animated image ~ options ~ surround the opaque area
Click center of image to apply.
Resize animation to size of choice used bicubic sample.

Add copyright, watermark & name. 

Optimize using optimization wizard
optimized Octree, partial transparency ~ convert pixels to less than 80.
Blend with color white.
View animation one last time and save as a GIF

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
: + )

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