Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bloody Fashionable Forum Set



Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the awesome artwork of Canilla Drakenborg which can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Rat Infested Mailbox here

Plug Ins used:
Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire

Animation Shop

"Sultry Persuasion Sampler" is a FTU tagger size scrap kit created by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations.  You can download it from her blog here.  Please leave a thank you for hard work given freely.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a blank 590 x 250 canvas.

Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #be160f   
Background:  #141210

Open up the foreground color and choose Gradient:
Choose Sunburst
Link Center and Local Pointed checked
Repeat: 2
Horizontal and Vertical: 100
OK

Open up a 590 x 250 blank canvas.
Flood fill with your gradient.

Apply Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow:
Use Default settings.
OK

Effects/Illumination Effects/Lights:

Copy and paste Grid as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Move into position at the left side of your canvas.
Duplicate/Mirror

Copy and paste Beads as a new layer.
Move into a position you like.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you're using the same as I did, resize 60%
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Position at the left side of your canvas.
Duplicate/Mirror
Merge Visible both tube layers.

Move all elements and merged tube layer into their exact positions.
Highlight the merged tube layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click outside of the tubes.  You may have to click on different areas to be sure the entire tubes have marching ants around them.  
Selections/Invert
Highlight the beads layer.
Tap the delete key.
Highlight each of the the grid layers and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
I resized mine 40% and 90%
Center it on your canvas.

Image/Add Borders:

OK

Image/Add Borders:
Change the color to: #957e4f
Change the numbers to 5
OK
Effect/Edge Effect/Enhance

Image Add Borders:
Change the color back to #000000
Change the numbers to 2
OK

Image/Add Borders:
Change the color to: #957e4f
Change the numbers to 5
OK
Effect/Edge Effect/Enhance

Image Add Borders:
Change the color back to #000000
Change the numbers to 2
OK

Copy and paste Candle Stick as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Position at the left side of your canvas.
Duplicate/Mirror
Merge Visible both candle layers.
Duplicate 2x's for a total of 3 candle layers.
Rename them Candle 1, Candle 2, and Candle 3.

Highlight Candle 1 layer.
Use your Freehand Selection tool and outside the flame on each candle.
Apply Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire:
Settings Tab:
Choose Small, Candle

Basic Tab:

Colors Tab:
Use default settings
OK

Do not Deselect.

Highlight Candle 2 layer.
Repeat the above step accept hit the random seed button once.

Do Not Deselect.

Highlight Candle 3 layer.
Repeat the above step.
Deselect.

Keep Candle 1 layer open.
Close out Candle 2 and Candle 3 layer.

Copy and paste Leaves 1 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Duplicate

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Color Pallet: 
Foreground and Background: #000000
Stroke: .30

Type your name.
Turn it slightly.

Copy Merge.
We'll come back to this banner in a little bit.

~To make the Avatar~

Make a 125 x 125 blank canvas.
Copy the forum banner.
Paste as a new layer.
Resize 600% and move into a position you like.

New Raster layer.
Select All.
Flood fill with #000000
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
Flood fill with #a99459
Selections/Modify/Contract by 1.
Tap the delete key.
Flood fill with #000000
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Color Pallet: 
Foreground: #980603
Background: #000000
Stroke: .30

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

Save as a jpeg.

Highlight your banner.
Copy merge.

~Time to Animate~

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

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

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

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

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Ctrl + A (to highlight all the frames)
Animation/Frame Properties:
Display time: 18
OK

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

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it.
Would love to see your results...email me!

Hugs,
Bev

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