Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Magic



Christmas Magic

Supplies

1. I am using the gorgeous art of Barbara Jensen,  Pinup Holiday Layers Pack 6.
2. Scrapkit by BabyCakesScraps  " Blue Christmas "  its a few pages back on the site.
**** Optional : I used paper # 14 from " Lilac Christmas" from BabyCakes Scraps****
3. Font Mea Culpa
4. Animation Shop and PSP
5. Xero filter Porcelain

* Hints * 
Barb Jensen tube is called Serenity 
There are two versions of this tag, animated  and non animated
Drop shadow settings : vertical 3,horizontal 2, blurr 4.00, opacity 100, color black


Let's Get Started

1. Open a new image in psp ( file > new ) , tick transparent box , size 600 x 600 pixels . Open BCS doodle from kit > image > mirror > resize to 85 %, > edit > resize twice more.  Copy and paste onto tag " as new layer " > layers > merge visible.

2. Optional : Open silver xmas tree from BCS kit > image > resize to 85% > edit > repeat resize 2 more times. Copy and past onto left side of tag " as new selection" and  positon in second block from left side of tag and in 3rd block from bottom of tag > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections> select none.

3. Open BCS silver cluster from kit . Copy and paste onto tag " as new selection"  and position in 3rd block from botton of tag centered > effects > 3D effects >drop shadow> selections > select none .

4. Open optional  paper # 14 from BCS kit " Lilac Christmas " , or paper of choice from Blue Christmas kit..  Resize  to 85%. Edit > repeat resize four times > adjust > sharpen more > Effects > geometric effects > circle > double click on circle in layers palette . Get magic wand, left click outside of circle > marching ants> edit > cut.  Copy and paste onto new file " as new layer " > layers > merge visible.

5. Open Barbara Jensen tube . If using Serenity Blue from the layers pack , close off layes of choice , highlight main tube in layers palette and double click it , when box opens , click OK.  Image > resize to 80%. Adjust > sharpen> copy and paste onto circle on tag  " as new selection" , position so that bottom edge of tube is even with bottom edge of circle. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none. (*Move serenity tube to the side and save for next step*)

6. Open BCS word frame from kit . Image > resize to 85% > edit > repeat twice more. > Adjust > sharpen .Copy and paste frame  " as new selection"  and position over the top of circle and tube on tag > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections> select none.  Get Serenity tube ( or tube of choice) , using selection tool, left click on upper left corner of tube file and pull down and rightward  to create a head shot including elbow > release left click> marching ants > edit > copy > paste " as new selection" carefully positioning and covering over the top of your frame on tag , make sure you match up the serenity tube so that there is no evidence tube has been resected > once positioned > selections> select  none.

7. Open BCS cluster two . Image > resize to 85% > edit > repeat resize five more times > adjust > sharpen more.  Copy and paste on left side of  frame  " as new selection"  Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.  Repeat on right side .

8. Resize tag to 90%. Adjust > sharpen.  Optional use of  Xero Porcelain filter > Effects > Plugins> xero . porcelain > Settings > Softness 35, Strength 30 > Red 0, Green 0 > Blue 20 > click OK.  Add Proper credits and  save as PNG file.

***OPTIONAL ANIMATIONS ***

9. Move PNG tag to animation shop as new animation > right click > duplicate one time for total two frames.

10.   Open a new image in psp > File > new , tick the color box > white . Size 540 x 540.  Copy and paste to animation shop and right click and duplicate one time for a total of  two frames.

11. Click on first frame of PNG file ( tag )    > edit > select all > edit > copy . Left click on first frame of white file > edit > select all > edit > paste into selected frame . Your tag should now be merged.

12.  Go back to psp > On tag in psp , using magic wand left click in words " christmas magic" one letter at at time > marching ants > copy > paste into animation shop > right click > duplicate one time for a total of two frames > Edit > select all > Animation> apply image effect > customize >  intensity 200 > opacity 100 > color gray.  Left click on first frame of animated words  > edit > select all  > edit > copy . Left click on first frame of tag > edit > select all > edit > paste into selected frame , positioning over words on tag .  View > animation > save as GIF file.

Thanks for trying my tutorial. This tutorial and tag were ceated by Barbie L on 11/20/10 and both are solely my creations . Do not copy, reproduce or claim as  your own . Do not post to anywebsite , group , forum or blog without my permission .

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