Beautiful Blue

The image used in this tutorial is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image in your own personal creation MUST purchase it from Creative Design Outlet and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Olivia www.eolivia.com





This Tutorial was written in August of 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs.

Beautiful Blue

For this tutorial you will need


* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Olivia which is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from Creative Design Outlet (CDO)
HERE


* Scrap Kit I used is from Baby Cakes Scraps called "Flight Of Fancy" which you can purchase from Sunflower Scraps HERE

*  Filter (Optional) Alien Skin - Xenofex Constellation which you can purchase HERE

*  Font Of Your Choice

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Let's Begin

1. Open a new canvas 600 x 600 white background

2. From the Flight Of Fancy Scrapkit open up the bcs_flower_gem, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED and with your mover tool move over to the left hand side of your canvas.

3. On your layers palette right click on your layer and "Duplicate" then "Image", "Mirror".  
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


4.  On your layer palette right click on your top bcs_flower_gem layer and "merge down" (merging your 2 layers on to 1)

5.  Right click on your layer and "duplicate"  then go up to "Image", then "flip"
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


6.  On your layers palette right click on your top layer and "merge down" merging your 2 layers together
(you should now only have 2 layers, your bottom white layer and your merged flower gem layers)

7.  From the Flight Of Fancy Scrapkit open up the bcs_scalloped_frame, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED make sure this is your top layer
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


8. Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the frame until you have marching ants
The best settings I found to do this with are as follows;
(see print screen below)
Mode: Add(shift), Match mode: RGB Value, Tolerance: 102, Contiguous checked, Feather: 0, Anti-alias checked, Inside

image 

9. 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "2"

10.  "Layers", "New Raster Layer" and fill with a color of your choice (I choose to use color #032868)  *Selections*, "select none" On you layers palette move this layer 
UNDER your frame layer.

11.  We're going to add a bit of "noise" to our layer that we just filled with the color by going to
"Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise"
(see the print screen below for the settings I used)


12.  On your layer palette, right click on your frame layer and
"merge down"
(see the print screen below for what I have now)


13.  From the Flight Of Fancy Scrapkit open up the bcs_gem, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 30% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "30%" all layers UNCHECKED .  Go to "Adjust", "Sharpness", then "Sharpen" move over to the left hand side of your frame then on your layer palette right click on it and "duplicate", up to "Image" then "mirror".  On your layers palette right click on the top layer and "merge down" (merging your 2 gem layers together)
 
(see print screen below for what mine looks like)


14.  Copy and paste your tube on to your canvas and centre it in the middle of the frame so it looks like she's coming out of the frame.

15.
 
From the Flight Of Fancy Scrapkit open up the bcs_rose_two, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED Move it to the bottom left hand side of your frame. On your layer palette right click on it and "duplicate", up to "Image" then "mirror"

16.  From the Flight Of Fancy Scrapkit open up the bcs_bow_two, "edit", "copy" then "edit", "paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas, then reduce size to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED Move it to the bottom and centre of the frame
 (see print screen below for what mine looks like)


17.  At this point you can add any other elements you'd like to the tag.  I added the bcs_humer_two and sat it on her shoulder.  I also added a drop shadow to some of my layers as well.  These are all your own personal choices.

18.  Add your name with a nice script font.

You can now save your tag as a jpg or as a png file (if you want a transparent background by hiding your bottom white layer then saving)


If you'd like to continue on with the animation see below.

1.  On your layer palette right click on your bcs_gem layer and "duplicate" then "duplicate" again so you now have 3 bcs_gem layers

2.  Click on your bottom bcs_gem layer to activate it.  Go to
"effects", "Plugins", "Alien Skin Xenofex 2", "Constellation"
(see my print screen below for the settings I used)


3.  Click on your second bcs_gem layer to  make it active (should be the layer ABOVE the one you just worked with) and use the same Constellation settings except click on the random seed button ONCE.

4.  Click on your third bcs_gem layer to  make it active (should be the top bcs_gem layer) and use the same Constellation settings except click on the random seed button ONCE.


Now it's time to take it into animation shop

5.  Hide your second and third bcs_gem layers by clicking on the eye to the left of the layer on your layer palette. 

6. Click on your "bcs_gem1" layer to activate it. (bottom gem layer) "Edit", "Copy Special" then "copy merged"


7. Got to Animation shop and "paste as a new image"


8. Go back to PSP hide your "bcs_gem 1 layer" by clicking on the eye. Go to your "bcs_gem  2 layer" click on it and unhide it by clicking on the eye. Go to  "Edit", "Copy Special" then "copy merged"

9. Go back to Animation Shop and "Edit, Paste after current frame"

10. Go back to PSP hide your "bcs_gem 2 layer" by clicking on the eye. Go to your "bcs_gem 3 layer" click on it and unhide it by clicking on the eye. Go to  "Edit", "Copy Special" then "copy merged"

11. Go back to Animation Shop and "Edit, Paste after current frame"

(you should now have 3 frames in animation shop. See my print screen below for what i have now)


12. You can now view the animation by Choosing "View" then "animation. If you like how it looks you can now save.

There you go ALL DONE.

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