Beauty Of Spring

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 PSP Tubes Emporium and have the proper license from PTE for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is Simon Han






This Tutorial was written in March of 2011. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs and registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.

Beauty Of Spring
(Forum Set)

For this tutorial you will need


* Tube of choice, I am using the elegant artwork of Simon Han which is a  PTU Tube which you can purchase from PSP Tubes Emporium (PTE) HERE

*  Mask - This fabulous mask is from essexgirl (I LOVE her masks ) named Rose Corner which you can download from her website HERE

*  Word Art - "Spring Flowers" - by Elegant Wordart which can be download from Bethany's Blog HERE

*  Supplies by me which you can download HERE
(please do not share these supplies elsewhere)


Let's Begin

In PSP Open up all the contents from your supplies folder, your wordart and your mask.

1. 
Open a new canvas 600 x 250 color #e2caca

2.  Along your top tool bar go up to "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" and use the settings shown in the print screen below.



3.  From your supplies folder in PSP "edit", "copy", then "edit", "paste as a new layer" the  "LHDBOSFloral1" on to your main canvas.

4.  Along your top tool bar go to "Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below.


5.  On your layer palette right click on your mask layer, "merge - group" and give your mask layer a drop shadow of choice by going up to your tool bar along the top and

"effects - 3d effects - drop shadow"
(see my print screen below for the settings I used and note I used a darker green color for the color of the drop shadow)


See my print screen below for what I have now
(I'm also showing you my layer palette as well so you can see how my layers are arranged to this point.)



6.  On your layer palette click on your bottom layer to make it active.  From your supplies folder "edit", "copy", then "edit", "paste as a new layer" the  "LHDBOSFloral2" on to your main canvas and move it over to the left side of your canvas
(see print screen below for where I've placed mine)


7.  On your layer palette right click on your LHDBOSFloral2 layer and "duplicate" then along your top tool bar go to "Image - Mirror"  then "Image - Flip".  With your mover tool (which is along the left hand side tool bar) move it slightly over to the left.  Once you're happy with the placement of your  LHDBOSFloral2  layers right click on your top  LHDBOSFloral2  layer and "merge down" so your merging your 2  LHDBOSFloral2 layers together.
(see my print screen below for the placement of my 2 layers now)


8. On your layer palette click on your bottom layer to make it active.  "Edit - Copy"  then "Edit - Paste as a new layer" your tube on to your main canvas.  Go up to "Image - Mirror" then move your tube over to the left side of your canvas.  Place it to your liking. With mine I chose to move it so she was showing from her shoulders up.  On my layer palette I changed the "blend mode" to "Luminance Legacy" and reduced to opacity down to about 44%.
(if you are unsure where to find the blend mode and opacity on your layer palette see my print screen below.  Please also note the order I have my layers in as that is VERY important when it comes to animating later)


9.  On your layer palette click on your top layer to make it active then "edit", "copy", then "edit", "paste as a new layer" your tube.  I then reduced the size of my tube to 60% by
going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED and moved my tube over to the left slightly.  On your layer palette right click on your tube layer and
"duplicate" then drag the duplicated layer UNDER your masked floral layer.
(see my print screen below for the arrangement of my layers on my layer palette and where I've placed my tube on my canvas)



10. On your layer palette click on your TOP tube layer to make it active then activate on your "eraser tool" which you can find along your left side tool bar.  See my 2 print screens below if you are having trouble finding where the eraser tool is and also the settings I used which can be found along the top of your toolbar once you activate your eraser tool)

eraser tool can be found down the left side


settings for eraser tool found along the top toolbar


11.  With your eraser tool and on your top tube layer erase parts of your tube to your liking so it looks like she's sitting in amongst the flowers.
(You may find that you have to "edit - undo" if you don't like your first few attempts until you get the look you like).

12. 
Now it's time to add your word art.   "edit", "copy", then "edit", "paste as a new layer" your wordart.  You will have to reduce the size down of your wordart a considerable amount to about 10-15%  by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers CHECKED .  I always export my wordart as a custom brush as I find that's the easiest way to colorize it to a matching color.  I've outlined below the way I always do my word art if you'd like to try that instead.

Here is a little trick for you when it comes to "colorizing" or adding your wordart to your tag as a different color other than black. What I do is I always export my wordart as a "custom brush" that way you can have it to use in the future and make it whatever color you'd like.

Here are the steps on how to do that;
*  first open the wordart and resize it down if you wish. 
*  Go up to "File", "Export", "Custom Brush"
*  When the box pops up name it whatever you like and save.  You can then close in psp your original wordart.
* On your materials palette change the "foreground and strokes properties" box to a color of your choice.
*  Activate your brush tool and arrow down looking for your new wordart you just made
*  Add a new layer to your main canvas and add your new wordart. 
AND THAT'S IT You've now created a "custom brush" and you can make your wordart whatever color your wish. I also gave my wordart a drop shadow

13.   Move your wordart over to the right side of your tag.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)




14.  Add your name and the artist's copyright information.
(for my name I used the font Scriptina size 9 using a green font with a drop shadow)

15.  On your layer palette click on your bottom layer to make it active then up to "Selecitons - Select all" then "Selections - Float", then "Selections - Defloat", then "Selections - Modify - Select Selections Border" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below.


16.  Up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" and on your layer palette right click on your new raster layer and "Arrange - Bring To Top".  With your flood fill tool flood fill with a color of choice.  I chose color
#eb80de.  "Selections - Select None"

17.   "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" using the same settings we used previously.  Up to "Effects - 3d effects - drop shadow"
(see my print screen below for the settings I used. Note the color of the shadow I chose a green to match my tag)


18.  REPEAT the drop shadow with all the same settings
EXCEPT change the Vertical to minus 5 and the horizonal to plus 5.

If you don't want to animate your tag you can save it as a jpg now and you're ALL DONE

To Animate Continue below

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19.  On your layer palette I want you to close the visibility on every layer EXCEPT your LHDBOSfloral2 layer.  You close the visibility by clicking on the eye to the left of each layer on the layer palette.  Once you click on you'll see a red circle with a line through it and you won't see that layer showing on your tag.

20.  Once you've got ALL your layers visibility closed except your LHDBOSfloral2 layer go up to
"Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged".

21.  Open up your animation shop and go up to
"Edit - Paste as a new animation"

22.  Go up to "Effects - Insert Image Effects".  We are going to choose "Rotate Colors" using the settings shown in the print screen below.


23.  Click on Frame #1 and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard.  You should now have 20 frames of your animation.

24.  Go back to PSP and hide your LHDBOSfloral2 layer and UNHIDE your bottom layer and "Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged".  Back to Animation Shop and
"Edit - Paste as a new animation"

25.  Go up to "Edit - Duplicate selected" and repeat this until you have 20 frames of your bottom layer.

26.  In Animation shop still go back to your LHDBOSfloral2 animation and click on it to make it active then up to "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Copy".  In Animation shop still go back to your bottom layer animation and click on it to make it active then up to "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frame"  Don't move your mouse at all just click on the left side of your mouse and it should put it in the exact spot in every frame that it originally was on your tag.
(see my print screen below for what I have now. I didn't print screen all 20 frames but you get the idea of how it should look in all 20 frames)


27.  You can now close the LHDBOSfloral2 animation in Animation Shop as we won't be needing it anymore.

28.  Back to your PSP and hide your bottom layer and keep your LHDBOSfloral2 frame hidden as well and open up the visibility on ALL your other layers EXCEPT your border layer. So you should have 3 layers with the visibility closed (LHDBOSFloral2, Bottom Layer and your border layer"
(see my print screen below for what my tag looks like with all my layers open except the LHDBOSfloral2 and my bottom layer and my border layer)


29.  "Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged".  Back to Animation Shop and "Edit - Paste as a new animation" and Go up to "Edit - Duplicate selected" and repeat this until you have 20 frames.  "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Copy" then click on your bottom layer and LHDBOSfloral2 animation and "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frame"  Again Don't move your mouse at all just click on the left side of your mouse and it should put everything exactly where it should be.

30. Back to PSP and close the visibility on EVERY LAYER EXCEPT your border layer.  Open the visibility on that and "Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged".  Back to Animation Shop and
"Edit - Paste as a new animation" and insert the same animation "rotate colors" using the same settings as we did previously.  Remember to delete frame #1 and you should end up with 20 frames.

31  "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Copy" then click on your main animation and click on it to make it active and "Edit - Select All" then "Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frame"  Again Don't move your mouse at all just click on the left side of your mouse and it should put everything exactly where it should be.

32.  You can now save your tag as a gif file and you are

ALL DONE!!

See!! Animation really isn't all that difficult ;)

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AVATAR

1.  Open a new canvas 150x150

2.  Follow the same steps as we did for our tag - steps 1 through 5.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


3.  Click on your bottom layer to make it active and paste your tube as a new layer.  You may want to resize it down then arrange it to how you'd like it to show.  I used the close up of my tube and reduced the size down to about 40%
(see my print screen below for what I did)


4.  Add the artist copyright information and your name if you like.

5. We're now going to add a border the exact same way we did with our tag by following steps 15 through 18.

6.  We are only going to animate the border on our avatar so you'll first close off the visibility on all your layers EXCEPT your border layer then
"Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged" and back to animation shop and go up to "Edit - Paste as a new animation".

7. Insert the image affect Rotate colors using the same settings as we did with our tag and then
delete frame #1.

8.  Back to PSP and close the visibility of your border layer and open the visibility of the rest of your layers.  
"Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged"
and back to animation shop and go up to "Edit - Paste as a new animation".  In animation shop duplicate until you have 20 frames them up to "Edit - select all" then back to your border animation and click on it to make it active  "Edit - select all" then back to your avatar animation and "Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frame"  Again Don't move your mouse at all just click on the left side of your mouse and it should put everything exactly where it should be.


9. You can now save your avatar as a gif file.

YOU ARE NOW ALL DONE

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and as always I love to see your results and would love even more to post them on my website on the "Tutorials Results" page. Just go to my "contact me" page and send me a message.
~Ladyhawwk~

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