Kiss My 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 Dirk Richter




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.

KISS MY ATTITUDE

For this tutorial you will need

* Tube of choice, I am amazing artwork of Dirk Richter. It is a PTU Tube which you can purchase from CDO
HERE


*  Template - By Crazy Cakes Scraps (Template "Kiss My Attitude") which you can download from her blog HERE

* Mask
I used is by weescotslass creations (Mask WSLMask_84) which can download from weescotslass's blog HERE

* Plug In - Xenofex Constellation 2.  This is a PTU Plug In and you only need it to do the animated glitter if you want to. It's a lovely tag without the animation if you choose not to do it.  If you do you can download a free trial from Alien Skin HERE

* Animation Shop


Let's Begin

Open up the template and mask in PSP 

1. Click on your template to make it active and reduce size to  80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers CHECKED.

2. On you layer palette right click on "Raster 1" layer (which is the copyright layer) and
delete it.

3.  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 #52170e. Flood Fill your layer.

4.  Go up to
 "Layers - New Mask Layer",  "From Image"  When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "WSL_Mask84"
(see my print screen below for the settings to use)


5.  On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and
"merge group" then increase the size to  115% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "115%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Go up to "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below


6. On your layer palette "right click" on your masked layer and
"arrange - send to bottom"
(see my print screen below for what I have now)

7.  With your mover tool (which is on the very top of your tool bar that runs down the left side of your psp) move the wordart to the top of your template (see my sample tag for reference)

8.  On your layer palette click on the lilrectangle layer to make it active and go up to "Selections - Select All", then "Selections - Float", then Selections - Defloat" then "selections - modify - Expand and choose 1 pixel"  With your flood fill tool fill the layer with a color of your choice. I choose to use color
#972a19

9. Go up to "effects - texture effects - blinds"  and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below then
"selections - select none"


9.  Repeat Step #8 for layers - rectangle3, rectangle2.

10.  Repeat Step #8 (except change the flood fill color to white) for all 4 dot layers and for the dotline and dotline2 layers.(don't worry about not seeing the dots on the larger white box as we'll be changing the color of that box later so you'll see the white dots.)
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


11.  With your flood fill tool active change your Foreground and Strokes Properties box on your layer palette to a darker color.  I chose a color to match my tube which was color #52170e.  Flood Fill your layer.  Change your Background and Fill Properties box on your layer palette to a lighter complimentary color.  I chose a color #972a19.  Click on your Foreground and Strokes Properties box and click the "gradient"  tab and click on the box with the color showing and arrow down until you find the "foreground/background" gradient and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below. Flood fill your layer with this gradient.


12.  Repeat step #11 for your "rectangle" layer.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


13.  Now we're going to use a tool that you may not have before. I just discovered this tool not long ago and use it all the time now when I want to change the color of something to match as closely as I can to whatever I'm working on.  Down along the left hand side tool bar active your "color changer" tool. I've made a print screen below for you if you don't know where to find it.


Change the color on your Foreground and Strokes Properties box to whatever color you'd like to match up with. I chose to keep the same gradient that I had used previously.  On your layer palette click on your lilsqleft layer to make it active and on your canvas go over and fill that layer.  Now I know the color may not be quite exactly what you were expecting but in most cases it'll match the color right up. 
Repeat this step for your lilsqright, frame2  AND YOUR WORDART layers as well.

14.  On your layer palette click on the oval layer to make it active and go up to "Selections - Select All", then "Selections - Float", then Selections - Defloat" then go up to "Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise" and use the same settings we did previously.

15. Still with your oval layer selected, on your layer palette right click on your wordart layer and "duplicate". With your mover tool move the wordart into your oval and move whatever part of it you want showing in the oval.  I placed mine near the top with the words "Kiss My" predomiantly showing.  Right click on your wordart layer again and "duplicate". With your mover tool move the wordart into your oval below the other wordart you had just moved in.  In this case I had the word "Attitude"  as my main focus. On your layer palette right click on the top wordart layer that you moved into the oval and "merge down" merging the 2 together.  Go up to "selections - invert" and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard Selections - select none" On your layer palette drag this layer BELOW your "Frame1" layer.  On your layer palette change the
"blend mode" to "Color - Legacy"
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


16.  On your layer palette right click on your wordart layer once again and "duplicate". With your mover tool move the wordart into rectangle box. Duplicate it again and move it directly below.  On your layer palette right click on the top wordart layer that you moved into the rectangle and "merge down" merging the 2 together.  Reduce the opacity on your layer palette down to about 35.

17.  On your layer palette click on the rectangle layer to make it active and go up to "Selections - Select All", then "Selections - Float", then Selections - Defloat" "Edit - Copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" your tube (I also mirrored my tube before I copied it) Move your tube over to the right hand side of your box with what part of the tube you'd like showing. I chose to have just her face showing.  Go up to "selections - invert" then hit the delete key on your keyboard. On you layer palette change the "blend mode" to "lighten" "Selections - select none"
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


18.  On your layer palette click on your main wordart layer.  Go up to "Effects - 3D effects - inner bevel" and use the settings I've shown in the print screen below'




19.  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 white.  Flood Fill your layer. Up to "Selections - select none".  On your layer palette drag your flood filled layer UNDER your wordart layer.  On your layer palete right click on your top word art layer and "merge down" merging your wordart layer and your flood filled layer together.

20. "Edit - Copy" then "edit - paste as a new layer" your tube and move it to where you like. I moved mine over to the left in the rectangle to look like she's sitting in it.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)



21. 
With your text tool type out your name. I used the font Angel Script size 72.  And I had my Foreground/Stroke properties box set to color #ff0000.  Give your text a drop shadow of your choice. 

22.  Add the artist copyright information and save as a jpg or png file if you don't want to continue with the animation and you're ALL DONE.
(If you'd like a transparent background click on the eye on your layer palette to the left of your bottom white layer to hide it then save your tag as a png file)

CONTINUE WITH ANIMATION BELOW

On my sample tag you can see animation of various layers.  I am going to outline how you would do 1 and if you wish to animate more than one layer ie: the dots and the lilframe2 layers etc you would follow the same procedure I have outlined below doing them all at the same time.

1. 
Open up animation shop

2. In PSP, on your layer palete choose the layer you want to animate. In my case I chose lilframe2. Go to 
 Effects - Plugins - Xenofex 2 - Constellation and apply with settings shown below.

3.  Go up to Edit - Copy Merged and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.

4.  Go back to PSP,  and "edit - undo" then redo the same step you did in step #3 but click the Random Seed button once. Go up to Edit - Copy Merged and paste in Animation Shop and "edit - paste - after current animation"

5.  Go back to PSP,  and "edit - undo" then redo the same step you did in step #3 but click the Random Seed button once. Go up to Edit - Copy Merged and paste in Animation Shop and "edit - paste - after current animation" You should now have 3 frames in Animation shop.

6. You can now go up to "View - animation" and if you like it you can save it as a GIF file and you are

ALL DONE
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~

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