Thursday, July 23, 2009

Night Shadows

Clicking on the image will enlarge to full view and show animation.

1 tube of choice - I’m using the artwork of Ismael Rac here.
Font of Choice - Insula here
Weescotlass Mask 297 here
Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire
Animation Shop
“Night Shadows” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Cindy of Scrappin’ with Lil Ole Me can be purchased at The Scrap Asylum here. You can visit Cindy’s blog here.
Thank you Cindy for such a stunning kit!

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 X 700 transparent image.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 5 as a new layer.
Resize 80%.
Use your Magic Wand and click inside both of the frames.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.

Copy and paste a paper of choice below the frame.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste Skull 4 as a new layer below the frame.
Resize 25% Free rotate right 15 degrees
Center inside the smaller frame.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Apply shadows of your choice to everything in your tag, but for your tube I suggest the following:

Add your embellishments. I used:
Bow 4: Resize 50%
Butterfly 1: Resize 25%. Free rotate right 15 degrees
Flower 5: Resize 30%
Floral Cluster
Candle: Resize 30% Duplicate/resize 70%

Merge Visible the 2 candles.
Give it the same drop shadow as your tube.
Duplicate twice for a total of 3 candle layers.
Rename Candle 1, Candle 2, and Candle 3.

Highlight Candle 1 and using your Freehand Selection Tool, draw a candle flame above each wick. It doesn’t have to be perfect!!
Apply Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire with these settings:

Be sure to close out Candle 2 and 3 layers.
Keep open Candle 1 layer.

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster Layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.

Crop your image.

Resize all layers 85%.

Time to animate:
Copy Merge and carry into Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste/As New Animation.
Go back into PSP.

Close out Candle 1 and open up Candle 2.
Copy Merge and carry into Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.
Go back into PSP.

Close out Candle 2 and open up Candle 3.
Copy Merge and carry into Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame
Ctrl + A to highlight all Frames.
Animation/Frame Properties.
Change the number to 20.

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

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my Show Arena.
Email me!

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