Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Eve Fun - Forum Set

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Supplies

Font of choice - I used Vegacute here

Plug Ins used:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow
DSB Flux – Bright Noise

Animation Shop

 “Songs of Christmas” is a tagger size scrap kit created by EmJay of Emjay’s Scraps and can be purchased from Inspirations of ScrapFriends.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you, EmJay for an incredibly cute kit!

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

Open up a 600 x 250 blank canvas.

Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default settings.

Copy and paste the following elements – see my tag for placement.
El 43
El 17: Duplicate/Move slightly to the side/Lower the Opacity to 10
El 2: Resize 50%/Mirror
El 47:  Resize 40%
El 46:  Resize 40%

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Null
Background: Gradient/Metal Brass
Style: Linear
Angle: 41
Repeats: 3

Make your Rectangle Tool active.
Create a very thin horizontal line – see my tag for reference.
Convert to Raster layer.
Duplicate 2x’s and move all 3 into position so that they’re sticking out from behind Santa – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible all 3 lines.
Duplicate/Mirror
Merge Down.
You should now have 3 lines on the right side and 3 lines on the left side….all on one layer.
Duplicate 2x’s for a total of 3 line layers.
Rename them Line 1, 2, and 3.

Highlight Line 1 layer.
Apply DSB Flux - Bright Noise:
Noise: 25%
Mix checked
OK

Highlight Line 2 layer.
Apply DSB Flux – Bright Noise:
Same settings accept hit the mix button twice.
OK

Highlight Line 3 layer.
Apply DSB Flux – Bright Noise:
Same settings accept hit the mix button 3x’s.
OK

Close out Line 2 and 3.
Leave Line 1 layer open.

Add your name.
Foreground:  The gradient we’ve been using
Background:  #606b1b
Stroke: 1
OK
Type your name.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance

Create New Raster layer at the top of your layers pallet.
Select All.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
DO NOT DESELECT.

New Raster layer below the gradient frame layer.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Selection/Modify/Contract by 4.
Tap the delete key.
Highlight the gradient frame layer.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Highlight the paper frame layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use default settings.
Deselect.

Add your credits.

Copy Merge

To make the Avatar:
Open up a 150 x 150 blank canvas.
Paste your signature tag and move it into a position – see mine for reference.
New Raster layer at the top.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Select All.
Selection/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
New Raster layer below the gradient frame layer.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Selectons/Modify/Contract by 4.
Tap the delete key.
Highlight the gradient layer above.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Highlight the paper frame layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default Settings
Deselect.

Type the first letter of your first name.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance

Add your credits.

Save your Avatar.

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop.
Edit/Pate/As New Animation

Back in PSP.
Close out Line 1.
Open up Line 2.
Copy Merge

Back in AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame

Back in  PSP
Close out Line 2.
Open up Line 3.
Copy Merge

Back in AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame

View your animation.
If you’re happy with it then save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

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