Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day Baby

1 tube of choice - I’m using the awesome artwork of Ismael Rac which you can purchase at Artistic Minds, Inc.
Font of Choice - I’m using Felt here.
Weescotlass Mask 259 here
Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire
Animation Shop
“Sweetness” is a PTU tagger size collaboration scrap kit created by both Jen’s of C.C. Creationz and Jen’s Sweet Temptations and can be purchased at Scrappin Dollars.
Thank you Jen for such a beautiful kit. The possibilities are endless!

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood Fill white.

Copy and paste Hearts as a new layer.
Move it slightly up on the canvas.

Copy and paste Dangling Hearts as a new layer.
Move into position behind the hearts.

Copy and paste Candle as a new layer.
Resize 30%
Duplicate/Resize 80%
Move them into position.

Merge visible both candle layers.
Duplicate twice for a total of 3 layers.
Rename them Candle 1, 2, and 3.
Highlight Candle 1 layer.
Use your Freehand Selection Tool and outline the flame on each candle.
Apply Eyecandy 5: Nature - Fire:
On the Settings Tab:
Highlight Small, Candle
On the Basics Tab:


Highlight Candle 2 layer.
Apply the fire effect again accept this time hit the random seed button once.

Highlight Candle 3 layer.
Repeat the above step.

Close out Candle layers 2 & 3.
Leave Candle layer 1 open.

Copy and paste Flower 8 as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Free rotate left 35 degrees.
Position behind the candles.

Now we’re going to write words over the tops of the hearts.
Make your Ellipse Tool active.
Line Style set on solid.
Width set at 2.0
In your color pallet:
Foreground: black
Background: Null
Now draw out a huge circle so that you form an arc over the tops of the hearts.
Set the colors in your color pallet to ones of your choosing for your words.
Move your cursor along the middle/top of the circle until you see a Rocking A then click your mouse. A Text box will appear.
Type out the words “Happy Valentine’s Day Baby” or whatever you choose.
Click Apply.
In your layers pallet click on the + sign.
Click on the eye of the New Ellipse layer.
Right lick your mouse on Vector 1 layer.
Convert to Raster layer.

Give the words a slight inner bevel:

Duplicate the Dangling Hearts layer and move them into position so that it looks as if they’re hanging from one of the letters above your hearts.

Highlight your white background.
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.
Give it the same slight inner bevel.

Resize all layers 80%.
Copy Merge.

~Time to Animate~

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

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

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

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

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

Ctrl + A to highlight all frames.
Animation/Frame Properties
Display Time: 25

View your animation.
If you’re happy 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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