Thinking Of You

Thinking Of You



This tutorial was written by me and any resemblance to other tutorials is purely coincidental. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs



I wrote this tutorial using PSP 12. You should have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Paint Shop pro
Tube of Choice (or you can use the one supplied Ana Rasha is a free to use artist) which you can download
HERE
Template made by Missy which you can download HERE (fourth template down)
Font of choice (I used Typewriter)
Filter - dsb flux which can be downloaded
HERE
Filter - Alien Skin/Eye Candy 5 Impact (Pay Filter) - you can download a trial version HERE
(unzip filters to your filters folder)



Let's get Started

1. Open your tube and template in PSP and open the font and minimize. 

 * "File", "New Image" 500x500, Raster Background, fill white 

* Go to your missy_template4 image and click on the "large circle" layer in your layer palette to make it active 

* "Edit", "Copy" minimize your template and go back to the new image you created and "Edit" "Paste as a new layer"

Largecircleprintscreen.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* "Image", "resize" resize by 90% and be sure that "resize all layers" is UNCHECKED 

* Go to your magic wand tool with the following settings
Mode - Add shift, Match Mode - RBG Value, Tolerance - 32, Contiguous - checked, Feather - 0

MagicWand.png picture by Mysticaladyhawk

MagicWandScreen.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Go back to your large circle layer and click anywhere inside of the black circle. You should now see marching ants surrounding your circle. 

* On your foreground and stroke properties pick a gradient that you'd like to use.
I used huetint_magenta with the settings - Style -Linear, Angle - 358, Repeats - 0

Gradientsettings.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Flood fill your circle with the gradient you choose. 

* "Selections" , "Select None" 

 * Choose the filter Alien Skin/Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass from your filters menu
Under "settings" choose "green"
leave all other settings to the default settings and click ok

AlienSkinGlass.png picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* I added a drop shadow with the settings:
Horizontal - 1
Vertical - 1
Opacity - 89
Blur - 2
Color - Black (or color of your choice)
**tip** I used a gradient glow using eye candy as well. This is optional.

* Next we're going to add the text that goes around the circle. In my tag I have "Thinking Of You"
In order to do a circular text like I have you need to do the following procedure.

* Choose your "ellipse tool"
keep all settings the default except for the "width" which I have mine set as 2

Elipsescreen.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

Linewidth.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk


* On your layer palette make the "Foreground and stroke properties" a darker color so you can see the circle.

* On your layer palette make the "Background and Fill" box transparent. You do this by clicking on the small icon on the far right side just below the box.

Elipsetransparent.png picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Draw a circle that goes around the outside of your glass circle

Circlefortext.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Choose your "text tool" and pick a font of your choice.  I used "typewriter" with a font size of 12

* Go to the top of the circle and just hover your mouse over the outside circle until you see an "A" which will be tilted to the left slightly with a curved line under it.
(For some reason when I do a print screen of this the A half circle wont show lol)  
Click on the circle when that appears and your text box will pop up.

Circletextbox.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Go back to your "Background And Fill" properties box and take the transparent off and choose a color you'd like to use for your text. I decided to use the same gradient I used to flood fill the black circle earlier.

* Type the text in the box you'd like to appear on your tag. I typed "Thinking Of You" and left 4 spaces in-between then typed it again and repeated that until I was happy with the text going around my circle.

Textaroundcircle.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Go over to your layer palette and you will see a + sign beside your text layer, click on that so that you can see all layers grouped there. What we want to do now is close off that elipse so it doesn't show, just leaving our circular text visible.
There's a small picture of an eye to the left of the circle layer, click on that and it will hide that circle.

Closeoffelipselayer.png picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Right click on the layer and "convert to raster"
(you should now just see the circular text on that layer)

circllartextonly.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Add the same drop shadow to your circular text that we used earlier.

* Go to your tube and "edit", "copy" and go back to your main tag and "edit" , "paste as new layer". Make sure your tube layer is on top.

* "Image", "Resize" by 50% and all layers UNCHECKED 

* Move your tube into place centering it in your circle and add the same drop shadow as used before.
I took my eraser brush and just erased the bottom of the tube a bit so it looked like it was inside the circle.
(**tip** I reduced the opacity of my tube layer so I could see through to the circular underneath making it easier to erase to where I needed to.  After done put the opacity back up to 100%)

Tubeaddederased.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk
* Add your watermark and the artist copyright to your tag. I did the same procedure as explained for making the circular text for the artist watermark, with the only difference being I made the circle just inside the big glass circle. You may have to play with this a bit until you get it the way you want it. 

* If you don't want to animate the tag you can now save it as a JPG and you're all done!!
(or you can have a transparent background and save as a png)


If you want to animate the tag continue on below.

ANIMATION

*  Click on your layer tube to activate it

*  Choose you magic wand tool and use the same settings as we did earlier in the tutorial with one exception.  Reduce the "tolerance" to about 18.

*  Start to click on parts of the tube that you'd like to add some "noise" to.  In my case I clicked on parts of her hair, the rose and her clothes.  It's just whatever you would like to animate.

* Right Click on your "tube" layer and "duplicate". Rename this Layer "Tube2"

* Right Click on "Tube2" layer and duplicate. Rename this Layer "Tube3" 

* Hide your "Tube2" and "Tube3" layers by clicking on the eye. You will see a red x appear over the eye. See print screen below


Tubelayers.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

*  Now make sure you have your "Tube" layer activated by clicking on it.

*  Now go to "Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise" (you will find Adjust along the top of your drop down menu's) 
Use the following settings

Noise1.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

*  Hide your "Tube" Layer by clicking on the "eye".

* Click on "Tube2" layer and unhide this layer by clicking on the eye and make sure you activate the layer by clicking on it.

*  "Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise" the same except for the percentage. Change that to 35%

* Hide your "Tube2" Layer by clicking on the "eye".

* Click on "Tube3" layer by clicking on the eye and make sure you activate the layer by clicking on it.

*  "Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise" the same except for the percentage. Change that to 40%
.
* Go to "Selections", "Select None" (you can find selections along the top of your drop down menus)

**NOW IT'S TIME TO ANIMATE YOUR IMAGE**

* Open up your Animation Shop (File, Jasc Software Products, Launch Animation Shop)

*  Once Animation Shop has opened, go back to your Paint Shop Pro.

* Hide your "Tube3" Layer, click on your "Tube" Layer and unhide it.
 
* Along the top of your drop down menus choose "Edit", "Copy Merged"
* Go to Animation Shop and along the top of your drop down menu's choose "Edit" "Paste as New Animation"

Pastenewanimation.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Go back to Paint shop Pro. Hide your "Tube" Layer, Click on "Tube2" and uhide it.

* Along the top of your drop down menus choose "Edit", "Copy Merged"

* Go to Animation Shop and along the top of your drop down menu's choose "Edit" "Paste after Current Frame"

Pasteaftercurrentframe.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk

* Go back to Paint shop Pro. Hide your "Tube2" Layer, Click on "Tube3" and uhide it.

* Go to Animation Shop and along the top of your drop down menu's choose "Edit" "Paste after Current Frame"

* You should now have 3 frames in Animation Shop.

pasteaftercurrent3.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk


What I like to do now is take a look at it and see how it will look before I save it. You can do this by going to the top of your drop down menu's and clicking on "view" "animation" You can see exactly how it will look. **

Here's another tip for you. You can change the speed of your noise. You will do this by first clicking on "Edit" "Select all".

*  Next go to the top of your drop down menu's and choose "Animation" "Frame Properties" you will see a box appear like the print screen below.
animationspeed.jpg picture by Mysticaladyhawk
You can now change the display time of the image (the speed). The higher the number, the slower the animation will be. The lower the number the faster the animation will be. This is a lot of fun to play around with. This is also where you can change the speed of an existing animation. For example if you like an animation already done, but want to slow it down or speed it up, you can just open it up in animation shop, and go to the Frame Properties and play around with different speeds.

If you like the speed that it is at. (I left mine at 10) You can now save your image.

Once happy Save your tag.


There you are ALL DONE!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
~hugs~
Ladyhawwk