|This tutorial was written by Sheri on
April 11, 2007. This tutorial is of my own creativity. Any similarity to other tutorials
- Paint Shop Pro (written in version 9) and Animation
- Tube of choice
- Silver Heart Frame from Netmaus's Little Girl Scrapkit or the one in my supplies file below.
- My supplies - includes Dots
20 pattern (free download from JASC's Paint Shop Pro Studio) and a Silver Heart Ring Frame
made by Andi (thank you so much Andi!!)
- Font, text brush, and another pattern/paper of
- Eye Candy 5: Impact
- dsb flux - bright noise
The artwork I am using is © Jay Trembley. Tube was licensed thru www.mypsptubes.com; however, his
artwork is no longer available for licensed use thru them.
** This is a long tutorial and
a good working knowledge of layers is very helpful. **
1. Install filters as needed. Open and minimize the
following files to your desktop: the Silver Heart Frame, the Dots 20 pattern, the 2nd
pattern/paper of your choice, and your tube.
2. Open up a new 600x600 transparent image, flood
fill with white.
3. On your materials palate, set your foreground
color to #d26681 (or color of choice) and your background color to your pattern/paper of
choice. Using your preset shapes tool set to Ring, retain style unchecked, both create as
vector and anti-alias checked, line style: solid, and width: 2, draw a Ring on your image
(hold down your shift button before drawing out the ring will give you a round ring and
not lopsided). Center the ring on your canvas (Objects > Align > Center in Canvas).
When happy with the placement, convert to raster.
4. Duplicate this layer 2 times. Rename the layers
Ring 1, Ring 2, Ring 3. Your layers should look like this:
5. On the bottom Ring layer, use your magic wand
and click in the center of the ring. Expand the ring by 4 (Selections > Modify >
Expand > 4).
6. On your material palete, set the background
color to the Dots 20.pspimage pattern, Angle: 0, Scale: 50 (as shown below)
7. Add new layer and drag below the
Ring 1 layer. Flood fill with the Dots 20 pattern.
8. Change the Angle and Scale for the
Dots 20 pattern to Angle: 45, Scale 45. Add another new layer and flood fill again.
9. Change the Angle and Scale for the
Dots 20 pattern to Angle: 135, Scale 55. Add another new layer and flood fill again.
10. Rename these 3 layers to
Dots 1, Dots 2, and Dots 3. Your layers should now look like this:
11. Duplicate each one of the Dots
layers twice so there's 3 of each. Your layers should now look like this:
12. Make the Dots 1 layer active and
add a new Layer Group (Layers > New Layer Group > click ok). You should now see that
the Dots 1 layer included in the new layer group we just created. Drag the Dots 2 layer
below the Group 1 layer and above the Dots 1 layer; and do the same with the Dots 3 layer.
Your layers should now look like this:
13. Make the Copy of Dots 1 layer
active and make a new layer group (should now show up as Group 2). Drag all the Copy of
layers to this group, but place them in a slightly different order as shown below (this is
important or the animation won't show up right):
14. Now make the Copy (2) of Dots 1
layer the active layer and make another new layer group (Group 3). Again, drag the 2
remaining Copy (2) layers to this group and rearrange the layers as shown below. Whew!
There is a reason for this madness, I promise! Your layers should now look like this:
15. Next, we are going to set the
opacity levels for each one of these 9 layers. The bottom layer (shown below by blue
arrow) within each group is left at 100, the middle layer (green arrow) within each
group is set to 50, and the top layer (yellow arrow) within each group is set to 66. We're
almost done with these layers!! LOL
16. Now, it's time to merge each
group. Make sure Group 1 layer is active, then merge group (Layers > Merge > Merge
Group). Do this for the Group 2 layer and the group 3 layer. Your layers should now look
17. Copy the Round Silver Frame and
paste as a new layer. Move it to the top. Duplicate it. Resize each frame so that one fits
nicely around the outside perimeter of the Ring, and the other fits nicely around the
inside perimeter of the ring. Depending on the tube you are going to use, mirror one of
the frames so that it's facing the opposite direction (see my finished tag as an example).
Once you are happy with the size and placement of your silver frames, hide all your layers
but the two frame layers and merge visible. Rename this layer Frame. Unhide all your
18. Add a drop shadow to your frames
layer. I used V & H 0, Opacity 80, Blur 6, Color Black. Duplicate the frames layer
twice so you have 3 (rename them Frame 1, Frame 2, and Frame 3). Your layers should look
19. Add your tube and place it where
you want it, add the same drop shadow as in step 18. Duplicate your tube layer twice and
yep, rename them Tube 1, Tube 2, and Tube 3.
20. Hide all your layers but the ones
with the number 1. Merge visible and rename 1. Hide this layer. Unhide all the layers with
the number 2. Merge visible and rename 2. Hide this layer. Unhide all the layers with the
number 3. Merge visible and rename 3. Unhide all your layers. Your layers should now look
21. Duplicate layer number 1 and drag
this layer below the original number 1 layer. Apply Eye Candy 5: Impact Motion Trail with
these settings, or settings of your choosing:
22. Lower the opacity of this layer to
60 and duplicate it twice so we have (yep you guessed it LOL) 3 layers. Rename these trail
1, trail 2, and trail 3.
23. On Trail 1, apply the following
dsb flux bright noise settings:
24. On Trail 2, apply the same
settings, only click on "Lighter" twice. On Trail 3, apply again but click on
"Lighter" three times.
25. At this point, add your text and
copyright information on a new layer. Since I get very scattered with layers easily, I
continue duplicating until I have 3 of everything - it's easier for me to keep track of
LOL as shown below.
26. Then I merge one of each into one
layer just like we've been doing so my final image has only 3 layers.
27. Crop/resize as needed. Save it as
a psp 7 (animation) file. Open it in Animation Shop and save using your favorite
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