Got Attitude

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 (CDO)and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Ted Hammond




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

GOT ATTITUDE

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube(s) of choice, I am using the amazing artwork of Ted Hammond. It is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from CDO
HERE

* Mask -
is by Zuzzana (mask 43) which you can download
HERE

*Wordart - is by Missy from Divine Intentionz. I used her Attitude Word Art Templates (Template 4) which you can download HERE

* Plug In - Tramages - Tow The Line. If you google for this filter you will find various sites to download the filter from.

* Supplies which you can download
HERE

* Animation Shop


Let's Begin

Open the mask in PSP 

1. Open a new canvas 700 x 450 transparent background.

2.  Go up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" and with your flood fill tool active change your Foreground and Strokes Properties box on your layer palette to a color of your choice. I chose a color to match my tube which was color #5f708b. Flood Fill your layer.

3.  Go up to
 "Layers - New Mask Layer",  "From Image"  When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "Zuzzana_Mask43"
(see my print screen below for the settings to use)


4.  On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and
"merge group" then reduce size to  95% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "95%" all layers UNCHECKED.

5.  Go up to "Selections - Float" then "Selections - Defloat".  Next go up to "Selections - Modify - expand" and choose 2 pixels. Add a new layer by going up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" then with your flood fill tool active change your Foreground and Strokes Properties box on your layer palette to a color you want your mask layer to be outlined with. I chose a color to match my tube which was color #fbdfcf. Flood Fill your layer. Up to "Selections - select none".  On your layer palette drag your flood filled layer UNDER your masked layer.  On your layer palete right click on your top masked layer and "merge down" merging your masked layer and your flood filled layer together.
(see my print screen below for how mine looks now)


6.  Now what we are going to do is add our tube so the inside of the 3 frames.   Along the left hand side you'll see your tool bar.  I want you to choose "selection" and once you click on that your tool bar for your selection tool will appear along the top and choose "rectangle"
(see my print screen below if you are having trouble as to where to find your selection tool and the settings)


7.  Starting with your left hand side square of your frame draw out a box inside your frame
(see my print screen below for what I did)


8.  Go to your Tramages Plugin by going to "Effects" "Plug Ins", "Tramages", "Tow The Line"
(see my print screen below for where to find your filter.  Keep in mind your filter area may look much different than mine as I have MANY plugins listed.  Just look for Tramages under our plug in section)


Use the following settings;
Control O - 80
Control 1 - 54
Control 2 - 48
Control 3 - 9
You should now have something that looks like the print screen below



9.  Open up your tube(s) in PSP. You can either use the same tube and just add different parts of the tube to each frame or 3 different tubes. If you're using 3 different tubes remember ALL TUBES HAVE to be from the SAME ARTIST. No mixing different artists tubes on 1 tag.  I chose to use 3 different tubes by Ted Hammond (It was Ted Hammond's Package #22 from Creative Design Outlet).  "Edit - copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas your first tube and move it into the frame that you have selected.  Go up to "Selections - invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard. Then up to "selections - select none".  On your layer palette change the blend mode to "Luminance (Legacy)" and reduce the "opacity" down to about 75%

10.  Repeat steps #6 to #9 for the remaining 2 frames (center and right).  Either use a different tube or another part of the same tube.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


11.  Open up the wordart in PSP and on your layer palette delete the top copyright layer and the bottom white layer then  "Edit - copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your canvas and move it down to the bottom underneath your frame.

12.  Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the inside each of the letters in the word attitude(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

13. With your flood fill tool fill each letter with a color of your choice. I chose the same blue I used for the mask layer.

14. Go up to "Edit - 3d effects - inner bevel" and use the settings I used in the print screen below.


15.  Go up to "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" and use the settings I used shown in the print screen below.  "Selections - Select None"


16.   Go up to "Selections - Float" then "Selections - Defloat".  Next go up to "Selections - Modify - expand" and choose 2 pixels. Add a new layer by going up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" then with your flood fill tool active change your Foreground and Strokes Properties box on your layer palette to a color you want your word art layer to be outlined with. I chose a color to match my tube which was color #fbdfcf. Flood Fill your layer. Up to "Selections - select none".  On your layer palette drag your flood filled layer UNDER your word art layer.  On your layer palete right click on your top word art layer and "merge down" merging your word art layer and your flood filled layer together. "Selections - select none" (see my print screen below for how mine looks now)


17.   "Edit - copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your new canvas your main tube (you may have to resize it down a bit. I had to resize mine down to about 87%).  Move your tube into the centre of your tag. Now what you want to do is make it look like she's stepping over the wordart part of her leg being behind it.  The best way to do this I find is to right click on your tube layer on your layer palette and "duplicate" then drag the duplicated tube layer UNDER your wordart layer.  Next on our layer palette CLICK ON YOUR TOP TUBE LAYER and with your eraser tool start erasing parts of the leg you'd like to look like is behind the wordart.  Remember if you don't like something you can always just "edit - undo" and try it again.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


18.  With your text tool add your name. I used the color black and outlined my text the same way I did with the mask and wordart layers with the color white.

19.  Add your copyright information

20. Add the artist's proper copyright information and save as a png file if you don't want to continue with the animation.
The tag below is saved as a png file (which preserves the transparent background)


CONTINUE WITH ANIMATION BELOW

1.  Open up animation shop then open up the
animations that were in your supplies folder;
StarAniLarge
StarAniSmall

2.  Go back to your psp
and  Go up to
"Edit", "Copy Special", "Copy Merged"

3.  Go back to your animation shop and "Edit" then "Paste as a new animation"

4.  Go up to "Edit" then "Duplicate" and repeat this step until you have 10 frames of your tag
(see print screen below for what I have now)


5. Click on your StarAniLarge to make it active in Animation shop and "Edit" then "Select All" then "Edit", "Copy" Then go back to your tag and "Edit" then "Select All"  then "Edit" and "Paste Into Selected Frames and
move it into your left side of your left frame (in the 1/2 circle part)
(see my print screen below for placement)


6.   Once that's placed go back up to "Edit" and "Paste Into Selected Frames"  and move it this time to the right side of the right frame 1/2 circle.
(see my print screen below for placement)


7.  Click on your StarAnismall to make it active in Animation shop and "Edit" then "Select All" then "Edit", "Copy" Then go back to your tag and "Edit" then "Select All"  then "Edit" and "Paste Into Selected Frames and move it into one of your letters.

8.  Continue to do step #7 for as many letters as you'd like.  I also used the large animation for a few of the taller letters.  How many letters you do is up to you I ended up putting the animation in all the letters. 

9.  You can view your animation by going to "View", then "animation" and if you are happy with it you can now save your new tag as a gif file and you are
ALL DONE!!



I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~

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