Moments Matter

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 Up Your Art and have the proper license from UYA for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is Carrie Hall




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 registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.


MOMENTS MATTER
For this tutorial you will need

*  Scrap Kit -  I used this absolutely gorgeous PTU kit (Fairy Dust) by Mythical Designs which can be purchased
HERE

* Tube - I used the beautiful and elegant artwork of Carrie Hall which is a PTU tube which you can purchase from UYA (Up Your Art) store
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

* Wordart - You Are (Moments Matter) by Bethany from Elegant Wordart which you can download form her blog
HERE

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Let's get started.

From the scrapkit open up the following in PSP;

Element8
_MD_FairyDust
Element12_MD_FairyDust
Element13_MD_FairyDust
Element14_MD_FairyDust
Element22_MD_FairyDust
Element27_MD_FairyDust
Element28_MD_FairyDust
Element37_MD_FairyDust
Element36_MD_FairyDust
Element39_MD_FairyDust
Frame1_MD_FairyDust
Paper1_MD_FairyDust
Paper14_MD_FairyDust

1.  Open a new canvas 700 x 700 white background

2.  Click on your Element36 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 65% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move it over to the bottom (about 3/4 way down) right hand side of your canvas.

3.   On you layer palette right click on your Element36 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror".
On your layer palette click on your TOP Element36 layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 Element36 layers on to 1)
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


4.  On you layer palette right click on your Merged layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror".  With your mover tool move this up so it's just sitting above your bottom bow layer.
On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2  layers on to 1)
(see my print screen for what I have)


5.  Click on your Element22 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then move it over to the
 right hand side of your canvas.  On you layer palette right click on your Element 22 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror".   On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2  layers on to 1). On your layer palette click and "rename" and rename this layer to
"sparkles" 

6.  Click on your Element12 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 75% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED. 
On you layer palette right click on your Element 12 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "flip".  On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2  layers on to 1).
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


7.   Click on your Element27 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED. Go up to "Image - Free Rotate" and use the settings I've shown in my print screen below.
 
(free rotate settings shown in print screen below)


8.   Click on your Element28 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 65% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "65%" all layers UNCHECKED. Go up to "Image - Free Rotate" and use the same settings we did in the previous step except change the Direction to LEFT then up to "image - flip".  On your layer palette click on your TOP elment 27 layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your element 27 and element 28 layers together).

9.  Click on your Element8 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 80% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Go up to "image - mirror".  On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2  layers on to 1).
(see my print screen below for what I have to this point)


10.  Click on your Frame1 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 75% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "75%" all layers UNCHECKED.

11.  Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the inside the large centre 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



12. 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "1"

13.  Open a paper of choice, I chose Paper14.  "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as a new layer".  "Selections" "Invert" (make sure you're on your paper layer) and hit your "delete" key on your keyboard.  "Selections - Select None"  On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your paper layer with your frame layer).

14.  Repeat steps #10 - 13 clicking on any of the black parts of the frame that are still showing with your magic wand tool and use a different paper from the kit (I used paper #1)
(See my print screen below for what I have now)


15. 
Click on your Element39 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED.

16. 
Click on your Element37 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 15% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "15%" all layers UNCHECKED and move the butterfly so it's perched on the upper left hand corner of the frame (or wherevever you'd like to place it)

17.  Click on your Element14 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 85% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED then  go up to "Image - Free Rotate" and use the same settings we did in step #7 except change the "degrees" to 55% Move it to the
bottom of your frame.

18.  Click on your Element13 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 85% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED then  go up to "Image - Free Rotate" and use the same settings we did in step #7 except change the "degrees" to 55% Up to "Image - Mirror" then "Image - flip" and move it to the bottom of your frame. On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down" (merging your 2 ribbon layers together).
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


19. 
Click on your Element36 in PSP then "edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" then decrease the size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move it over to the bottom right hand corner of your frame.  On you layer palette right click on your Element 36 layer and "duplicate" then go up to "Image", then "mirror".  On your layer palette click on your TOP layer then right click and "merge down"

20.  "Edit", "copy" then on your main canvas "edit", "paste as new layer" your tube.  then decrease the size to 68% by going to
"Image" , "Resize" "68%" all layers UNCHECKED and move your tube over to the left of your frame.  On your layer palette drag this layer BELOW your ribbons layer.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


21.  With your text tool type out your name. (I have mine a colored drop shadow) then using the settings we did in Step #8 free rotate your name to the right 90 degrees.


22.  Open up the wordart in PSP then reduce the size to 20% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "20%" all layers CHECKED.  "Edit - copy" then go back to your main canvas and "edit - paste as a new layer" the wordart and place it where you'd like.  I put mine on the bottom. 
** A little tip for you** 
You will notice mine is colorized.  I usually turn my wordart into a "custom brush" by going to "File", "Export", "Custom Brush".  Name it what you would like then go to your brush tool, find your newly created custom brush now you can make your word art whatever color you would like.

I then went up to "Selections - Select all" then "selections -float", "selections - defloat" then up to "selections - modify - expand" and choose "2" pixels. Up to "Layers - New Raster Layer" and with your flood fill tool fill with a nice background color you'd like your wordart to be outlined with.  On your layer palette drag your flood filled layer BELOW your wordart layer. "Selections - selection none".   On your layer palette click on your TOP WORDART layer then right click and
"merge down", merging your wordart and flood filled layer together.

23.  Add your copyright information, save as a jpg (which will give it a white background) or png (close off the visibility of your white background layer) which will save it as a transparent background and you're
ALL DONE!! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE WITH ANIMATION

CONTINUE WITH ANIMATION BELOW

1. Open up animation shop

2. In PSP, on your layer palete choose the layer you want to animate. In my case I chose the layer that we renamed "sparkles" in step #5

3. Go to Effects - Plugins - Xenofex 2 - Constellation and apply with settings shown below.


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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