Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Passion

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Genniday Koufay at CILM
Font of Choice - I used Rebel Caps here
Weescotlass Mask 241 here
Alien Skin Xenofex 2: Burnt Edges
VanDerLee Snowflakes
Animation Shop
“Sunflower Patch” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Julie of Bits n Bobs and can be purchased at Exquisite Scraps.
Thank you Julie for such a beautiful kit! I adore it!

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.
Select All
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Resize 90%
Select All/Float/Defloat
Apply Xenofex 2: Burnt Edges

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Change the Properties to Luminance Legacy

Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer.
Position at the left side of the burnt paper layer.
Duplicate/Free rotate right 90 degrees
Position at the bottom of the burnt layer.

Copy and paste Element 38 as a new layer.
Move into position - see my tag for reference.
Use your Freehand Selection Tool and circle around the branch - letting the line touch only the ends of the branch:

Number of Pixels:
Tap the delete key until you have a nice feathered effect to the branch.

Highlight the paper layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Create 3 new raster layers just above your tube layer.
Rename them Rain 1, 2, and 3.

Highlight Rain 1 layer.
Apply VanDerLee Snowflakes:

Adjust/Blur/Motion Blur

Highlight Rain 2.
Repeat the above steps accept when you apply VanDerLee Snowflakes move the Random Seed button a little.

Highlight Rain 3.
Repeat the above step.

Close out Rain 2 and Rain 3 layers.

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Resize 120%
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Give it a 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 Rain 1.
Open up Rain 2.
Edit/Copy Merge

Carry Into AS
Edit/Paste after Current Frame

Back into PSP.
Close out Rain 2.
Open up Rain 3.
Edit/Copy Merge

Carry into AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

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 gallery.
Email me!

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