WishingStar



WISHING STAR

This Tutorial was written in December of 2010. 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


For this tutorial you will need


* Tube by SGH which is a Ladyhawwk Designs Exclusive FTU tube which you can download from my Exlusive Tubes page
HERE

* Scrapkit - I only used the papers from my I See Red FTU Scrap Kit which you can download from my Scrap Kit page HERE
(or you can use any papers from any kit you like)

* Mask WSL_Mask84 at weescotslass
Here

* Tag TEMPLATE #8 - which is one of mine which you can download from my template page HERE

* Supplies which you can download 
HERE

*  Wordart - Unfortunately the word art I used in this tutorial is no longer available. I got it when Candy's Treats had it downloable for a short time.  Hopefully you can improvise with your own version of the wordart. 

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Let's get started.

1.  Open up the template in PSP and delete the following layers;
Raster2
Wordart
LeftCrown
RightCrown
UpperPlatform
UpperPlatformFill

2.  Open up your Mask WSL_Mask84  in PSP.

3.  Click on your bottom Raster1 layer (your white layer) and "Layers" and "New Raster Layer". With your flood fill tool flood fill this layer with black.  

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


5.  On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and
"merge group"

6.  Give your mask a drop shadow by going up to "Effects", "3D Effects", "Drop Shadow" and use the settings I've used in the print screen below with the color #c20000



7. 
Click on your magic wand tool which you will find along the left hand side of your tool bar
I have my settings set at
Mode - Add(shift)
Match Mode - RGB Value
Tolerance - 1
Contiguous box - CHECKED
Feather - 0
Anti Alias Box - CHECKED
Outside
(see print screen below for settings)
image 

8. On your layer pallette, click on Largeleftboxborder to make it active. With your magic wand set, click inside the border (you will see marching ants around the dots) then go up to your top tool bar and select "Selections", "Modify", "Expand" t
hen set your Number of pixels
setting at 2 

9. Click on your Foreground and Stroke Properties on your materials pallette and choose a color you'd like to flood fill with. What I like to do is once my foreground color box comes up I hover my mouse over an area of my tube I'd like to match the color up with. Once I've found a color I like from my tube by hovering over it I click my mouse once and that sets the color in my stroke properties.  In this case I chose to use the color black.

 10. Now go back up to "Selections" then "Select None" or hit Ctrl & D on your keyboard.

11.  Repeat steps 7 - 10 for your Largerightboxborder layer.

12.  Take your magic wand tool and
click inside the Largeleftbox 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. 
"Selections", "Modify", "Expand" and choose "1"

14.  Open a paper of choice, I chose iseeredpaper2.  "Edit", "Copy" then back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as a new layer".  Move the paper so it covers your Largeleftboxborder  "Selections" "Invert" (make sure you're on your paper layer) and hit your "delete" key on your keyboard.  On you layers palette you can delete your original Largeleftboxborder layer"Selections" then "Select None" or hit Ctrl & D on your keyboard.

15. 
Repeat steps 12 - 14 for your Largerightbox layer
(see my print screen below for what I have)

  
16.  On your layer palette click on your LargeCentreBlockborder Layer to activate it and
Repeat steps 7 - 10.

17.  On your layer palette click on your LargeCentreBlock to make it active then up to
"Selections", "Select All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat"

18.  Open a paper of choice, I chose iseeredpaper3.  "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.  On your layer palette change the "Blend Mode" to "Multiply" "Selections" then "Select None" or hit Ctrl & D on your keyboard.   

19.  On your layer palette click on your Dashedcentreborder to make it active then up to "Selections", "Select All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat" then with your flood fill tool fill it with a color of your choice.  I chose a brighter red color.  Once filled
"Selections" then "Select None"

20.  Give your Dashedcentreborder layer a drop shadow with a brighter red color
(see my settings below)


21.  On your layer palette click on your LeftThinBarBorder Layer to activate it and r
epeat steps 7 - 10.

22. On your layer palette click on your LeftThinBar Layer to activate it and go up to "Adjust", "Hue and Saturation", "Colorize" and use the settings I have shown in the print screen below.


23. On your layer palette click on your RightThinBarBorder Layer to activate it and r
epeat steps 7 - 10.

24.  On your layer palette click on your RightThinBar Layer to activate it and go up to "Adjust", "Hue and Saturation", "Colorize" and use the same settings we did previously.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


25.  On your layer palette click on your CentreArch Layer to make it active then up to
"Selections", "Select All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat"

26.  Open a paper of choice, I chose iseeredpaper6.  "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" then "Select None" or hit Ctrl & D on your keyboard.  Still on your CentreArch Layer go up to "Effects" then "Texture Effects" then "Blinds" and
(see the print screen below for the settings I used)


27. Repeat the blinds AGAIN except this time click the "horizontal" box.   Now on your layer palette
delete the original CentreArch Layer.

28.  On your layer palette click on your CentreArchBorder to make it active then up to "Selections", "Select All", "Selections", "Float", "Selections", "Defloat" and Open a paper of choice, I chose iseeredpaper6.  "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.  Give your CentreArchBorder Layer the same drop shadow as we did in Step 20.  "Selections" then "Select None" or hit Ctrl & D on your keyboard  Now on your layer palette
delete the original CentreArchBorder  Layer.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


29.  On your layer palette click on your LowerPlatformFill Layer to activate it and colorize it by repeating step 22.

30.  On your layer palette click on your LowerPlatform Layer to activate it and flood fill it with a color of your choice.  I am going to keep it black.

31.  On your layer palette click on your CentreArchLayer and with your magic wand click inside the top arch part until you see marching ants around it.  Open up your tube in PSP and "edit" the "copy" and over to your main canvas and "edit", "Paste as a new layer". Move your tube into the centre of the arch so that the curve of her back just fits into the curve of the arch. 
(see my print screen below for where I placed mine)


32.  Up to "Selections" then "Invert" and hit the delete key on your keyboard "Selections", "Select None"   Drop the opacity of the layer (on your layer palette) down to about 40%.  I then took my eraser tool and erased the parts of the tube that were showing in the bottom circular part of the arch
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


33.  Reduce the size of all layers to 80% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "80%" all layers CHECKED

33.  You can now add any word art that you'd like.  I  colorized and gave my wordart the same colorizing settings and dropshadow as previously used.

34.  Add your name.  I used the font "nothing" size 20 with my background and fill properties box color black and my foreground and strokes properties box color white with the stroke width set at 1.  You can give your name a nice drop shadow of your choice (I used the color black for the drop shadow)

35.  Add your tube
"edit copy", then back to your main canvas and "edit" "paste as a new layer" reduce size to 45% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "45%" all layers UNCHECKED.
 Move her so she's centered in the middle and it looks like she's standing on the platform
(see my print screen below for how I placed her. The placement is important as we will be adding the animated starburst under her hand later)


36. Add your artist Copyright information and if you don't want to continue with the animation you can save it as a jpg or delete your bottom white layer on your layer palette and save it as a "png" file (this saves it with a transparent background and ...
YOU'RE ALL DONE
See my tag below for it finished non animated. 



ANIMATION CONTINUE BELOW

37.  Open up animation shop then open up the animations that were in your supplies folder;
StarForTut
star ani

38.  Go back to your psp and hide the visibility of your tube layer and your wordart layer (if it overlaps your template at all) by clicking on the eye to the left of the layer in your layer palette (you'll see a red circle with a line through it and you won't see your tube or wordart showing on your main cavas)

39. Go up to "Edit", "Copy Special", "Copy Merged"

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

41.  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)


42.  Click on your star ani 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 LeftThinBar at the top
(see my print screen below)


43.  Once that's placed go back up to "Edit" and "Paste Into Selected Frames and move it this time so it's just underneath the animation you previously added so it looks like it's one continuous animation from the top of the bar to the bottom
(see my print screen below)


44. Repeat steps 42 and 43 for the LeftThinBar
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


45.  Click on your Star For Tut 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 the centre and at the bottom of the top circle of my arch
(see my print screen below for where I placed mine)


46.  Go back to your PSP and hide ALL your layers in PSP except for your tube layer and your wordart layer (you'll have to unhide them by clicking on the eye on your layer palette) then Go up to "Edit", "Copy Special", "Copy Merged".

47.  Go back to your animation shop and "Edit" then "Paste as a new animation".  Go up to "Edit" then "Duplicate" and repeat this step until you have 10 frames of your tube and wordart then "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 your tube so her hand is either laying on top of your star or just above it lining her up so she looks like she's standing on the platform.
(see my print screen below for where I placed mine)


48. 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 just want to congratulate anyone who got to this point in finishing the tutorial as it now holds the record and my longest and most extensive tut LMAOO Congrats to you if you made it all the way through.

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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