Sunday, November 1, 2015

Golden Autumn

Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the beautiful artwork of Sharon Hurst and can be purchased from My Tubed Art.  You must have a license to use.

I also used the fabulous animation “Falling Leaves” by ©Cat from My Tubed Art as well, and can be purchased here.

Font of choice – I used Black Olives here

My Template 148 here

Weescotlass Mask 241 here

Plug Ins used:
Artistic – Sponge

Animation Shop

“Autumn Sunset” is now a FTU scrap kit created by me and can be downloaded from my designing blog here. 
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight Slats layer.

Open up the PSD version of the animated leaves.
Image/Resize All layers 600 pixels.

(I have a TIP below if you’d rather try that as a way to copy and paste the leaves)
Highlight Frame 18.
Make your working canvas active.
Paste as a New Layer just above the slats layer.
Rename this layer F18.

Make Animated Leaves active.
Highlight Frame 17.
Make your working canvas active.
Paste as a new layer just above F18.
Rename this layer F17.

Repeat the above steps until you have all 18 Frames copied, pasted, and renamed onto your working canvas.

Instead of copying and pasting each and every layer you can do the “drag/drop method”
Move your PSD leaves canvas and working canvas into position in your program like this:

Simply highlight the layer you want to copy.  Hold your mouse key down on the layer until you see the pointer turn into a hand.  Still holding the mouse key down, move it to your working canvas (the hand will turn into a tiny dotted box with a white box with a + sign in it).  Once the mouse is over your working canvas, release the mouse key.
Take my advice….  Don’t try to do this too quickly (you’ll be tempted – trust me!).  But layers won’t get copied and you’ll just make yourself frustrated trying to figure out which layer(s) were missed. 

Once you have all the leaf layers are on your working canvas, highlight Slats layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click on each slat.
Highlight each leaf layer and tap the delete key.
Do Not Deselect.

Be sure all leaf layers are closed out accept for F1 layer.

Highlight Slats template layer.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Apply Artistic – Sponge:
Brush Size: 6
Definition and Smoothness: 2
Duplicate the paper layer and move it slightly to the side.  Move this layer below the original paper layer.
Shift + B (to get the brightness/colorize box to appear)
Brightness: -159
Contrast: -30
Highlight the original paper layer, merge down.

Open Paper 10.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #808080
Background: Pattern/Paper 10/Scale set at 40

Highlight Diamond 1.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Double right click your mouse on the template.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Uniform & Monochrome checked
Noise: 67%

Repeat the above step with Diamond 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Highlight Glitter Diamond.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Apply the same Noise effect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Diamond layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Do Not Deselect
Flip Paper 9 and Copy.
Paste Into Selection.
Make your Selection Tool active and set the Feather Option to 30.  Section off the top half of the paper you just pasted Into Selection.
Tap the delete key.
Merge Down.
DO NOT delete the template layer yet.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move it into the position at the bottom right of the diamond.
Paste your tube again just over the merged paper layer.  Keep this tube layer slightly larger than the other tube.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Duplicate – change the Properties to Overlay and move below the Soft Light tube.
Adjust/Blur/Motion Blur 2x’s:
Angle: 315
Strength: 100
Adjust/Sharpeness/Sharpen More 2x’s
Lower the Opacity to about 71.
Highlight Diamond template layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each of the tube above the paper and tap the delete key.
Delete the template layer.

Add your elements.  I used:
El 13:  Resize 55%
El 53:  Resize 30%

Highlight your white canvas.
Select All.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credit.

Add your name:
Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #2f171a

Copy Merged.

~Time to Animate~

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

Back in PSP.
Close out F1.
Open up F2.
Copy Merged.

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

Back in PSP.
Close out F2.
Open up F3.
Copy Merged.

Carry Into AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Continue to copy from PSP and pasting in AS.
Once you have all 18 frames pasted into AS, view your animation.
If you’re happy with it then save.

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!