Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Trapped

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Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the gorgeous artwork of Janna Prosvirina which can be purchased from Digital Art Heaven here

Font of choice – I used Witches Magic here

Weescotlass mask 297 here

Animation Shop

Plug Ins used:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning

“King of Thrones” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations and can be purchased from her store here.  Her sampler kit is also included in this purchase.  You can visit her blog here
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up an 800 x 700 canvas.
Flood fill white.
So sorry this one is so large – the tag got away from me as I was creating it!

Before we begin, some of the elements were taken from the Sampler kit.
Any elements that were used from the Sampler kit will be noted as such.  Otherwise, all elements will be from the full kit.

Copy and paste Brushed Circle as a new layer.
Resize 85%
Make your Selection Tool active set on Point to Point.
Trace around the circle, staying along the center.
New Raster layer below the circle.
(from the Sampler kit) Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Give the brushed Circle a drop shadow.
Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen your background.
Resize the merged layer 80%
Duplicate/Resize 80%
Duplicate/Resize 80%
Move all 3 layers into position – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste (from the full kit, Word Arts & Frame folder) Frame 6 as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Duplicate and Resize 85%
Duplicate
Move the frames into position – they don’t have to be exact at this time.

Copy and paste (from the sampler kit - from the Frames & WA folder) Frame 1 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Highlight the frame layer.
Merge Down.
Duplicate this merged layer.

Move all elements on your canvas into their exact position – see my tag for reference.
Be sure to notice that the largest of the square shaped frames should be at the very top of your layers pallet.

To each of the square shaped frames:
Highlight the frame.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste (from the Sampler kit) Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Once you have worked all 3 frames:
Merge all 3 paper layers so they’re all on the same layer.
Duplicate 4x’s for a total of 5 merged paper layers.
Rename them L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5.

Highlight L 2 layer.
Apply Alien Skin – Xenofex – Lightning.
Use default settings.
Click the random seed button until you have a lightning bolt you like.
OK
(lightning will be beyond the paper – it’s OK, we’ll clean it up in a bit.

Repeat the above step with L3, L4, and L5.

Highlight L1 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand
Highlight L2 and tap the delete key
Repeat the above step with L3, L4, and L5.
Deselect.

Close out all Lightning layers accept for L1.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you’re using the same tube as I did, resize 90%.

Open up the Looking Ball element.
Shift +D.
Close out the original.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the globe.
Change the Properties of your tube to Soft Light.
Give your tube a drop shadow and be sure it’s in exact position.
Make your Freehand Selection Tool set on Freehand or Point to Point – whoever is easiest for you to use.
Section around the white part of the globe.  It doesn’t have to be exact, but make sure you don’t go outside of the element.
Selections/Invert
Highlight the tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather:
Both checked
Feather amount: 30
Tap the delete key until you have the feathered effect you like.
Deselect.
Merge Visible.
Copy.
Paste as a new layer on your working canvas.
Resize 45%

Add your elements.  I used:
Sm Bow 1 – Resize 40%/Duplicate/Resize 70%
Sm Sword – Resize 35%
Crows:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Erase what you don’t want
Foliage:  Duplicate twice/mirror one of them/Erase what shows below the frames
Feather:  Duplicate/Mirror
Ivy 1:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror
Ground:  Duplicate as many times as you like
Doodle
Flower:  Resize 15%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate both flowers as many times as you like/mirror some of them.
Tag 2:  Resize 55%/Free rotate Right 90 degrees

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and Paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: Close it out

Make your Pen Tool active set on Freehand.
Draw a line that runs along the side of the name tag:


Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: #2f4065
Make your Text Tool active and set the stroke to 1.0
Move your mouse near the center of the line you drew.  When a Rocking A appears, click your mouse.
Type your name in the font box.
OK
In your layers pallet click on the + sign.
Close out the New Ellipse (of Path) layer.
Right click on Vector 1 layer and choose “Convert to Raster Layer”.
Give your name a slight Inner Bevel:

Select All/Float/Defloat
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default Settings
OK
Deselect.

If you don’t want to animate your tag you can save now.
If you want to animate then Copy Merged.

~Time to Animate~

Edit/Paste as New Animation

Back in PSP.
Close out L 1.
Open up L 2.
Copy Merged.

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

Back in PSP.
Close out L 2.
Open up L 3.
Copy Merged.

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

Back in PSP.
Close out L 3.
Open up L 4.
Copy Merged.

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

Back in PSP.
Close out L 4.
Open up L 5.
Copy Merged.

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

Shift + A (to highlight all the frames)
Animation/Frame Properties
Change the display time to 35
OK

Click on Frame 1.
Animation/Frame Properties
Change the display time to 120
OK

View your animation.
If you’re happy then resize:
Animation/Resize Animation:
Pixel Size checked
Width: 600
OK

Save your animation.

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

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