Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Valentine

My Valentine

Supplies
1. I am using the beautiful art of Barbara Jensen -  Love pack tube " porcelain"  HERE
2. Love and Desire " Scrapkit by ACowgirlsCreations HERE
** Hints **
A. If you have trouble with the floral heart flame " leaking" while trying to use magic wand, take one of the tiny flowers in the heart and copy and paste as new selection around places in heart to prevent leaks.
B. Drop shadow settings Vertifcal 2, horizontal 1, opacity100, color black, blur 3.00.

! Let's Get Started !

1. Open a new file in PSP ( file >new )  size 600 x 600 pixels, tick the transparent box.
2. Open a new file in PSP same as step # 1. Change materials F/G color to white and flood fill file. Copy and paste into animation shop " as new animation. Right click > duplicate once = two white frames. . Go back to PSP .
3. Open Mask BG # 1 from kit. Image > resize to 95%. Copy and paste onto new file " as new layer" > layers> merge visible. Layers > duplicate once.  In layers palette, close off top layer. Highlight bottom layer in layers palette. Adjust > add/remove noise> add noise . Settings : Uniform, Monochrome, 35 %. Close off bottom layer in palette . Open top layer and highlight it in layers palette. Adjust > add/remove noise > add noise using same settings but change to 40%.  Close off layer in layers palette. Open and highlight bottom layer > copy > paste into animation shop " as new animation". Close off bottom layer, open top layer and highlight in layers palettte > copy > paste into animation shop " after current frame" so that you now have two mask frames. Left click on first frame of mask in A/S > edit > select all > edit > copy . Left click on first white frame in A/S > edit > select all > edit > paste into "selection". You should now have two masked white frames. View > animation. Check to be sure animation is working properly then close "View". 

4. Open a new file in PSP 600x600, transparent. Open pink Mask BG # 3 from kit , Resize by 90%. Copy and paste onto new file " as new layer " > layers > merge visible. Delete original pink mask.  Highlight new one in layers palette. Double click on pink mask , box opens, decrease opacity to 50%. Open pink pearl scatters from kit . Copy and paste onto tag " as new layer" > layers > merge visible.

5. Open pink stationary. Copy and paste onto new file ( tag ) " as new selection" , position as shown , 2 blocks from left side of tag and 7th block from bottom of tag. Effects . 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

6. Open red glitter ribbon 1 from kit.  Image > resize to 85%. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto tag " as new selection" and position as shown keeping 2 blocks off each side of tag and  left side of ribbon should be 8 blocks from bottom of tag. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

7. Open heart  frame 1 from kit . Open paper # 13 from kit.  Get magic wand and left click inside frame 1 > marching ants > selections > modify > expand by 1. Left click on paper 13 and copy and paste : into selection" > selections > select none. If you have any white or fuzzy spots around paper, use soften brush to mute. Copy and paste papered heart onto Tag " as new selection" and position as shown with bottom tip of
heart even with bottom of ribbon. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

8. Open Barbara Jensen tube " Porcelain " . Close off which layer you dont want to use in layer palette. Highlight layer of choice. Left click on image in psp, Image > resize to 85%. Adjust > sharpen. Use what method you know best to remove bottom of tube. I used eraser brush sized 25 , remove bottom of tube carefully in a " V" shape to fit heart frame. Copy and paste tube onto frame " as new selection" > selections> select none. ( if you have a small bit of tube hanging over edge of flowers dont worry , hearts will cover it )

9. Open floral doodle 1 from kit . Image > resize to 85%. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto tag " as new selection and position as shown 3 blocks off each side and center of floral spray should be 6 blocks from bottom of tag . Bottom two flowers in center of spray should be covering center of red glitter ribbon. Effects > 3D effects >drop shadow> selections > select none.

10. Open Kiss Me heart from kit. Image > resize to 85% > edit > repeat resize 1 time. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto bottom of tag over tip of floral  heart frame as shown " as new selection", tip of kiss me heart should fall between two lower leaves on floral doodle as shown. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections > select none.  ** Optional step - get magic wand and in areas surrounding words on kiss me heart, hold down shift key and click around heart> selections > modify > expand by 1.  Copy and paste " as new image "  , then move this to the side for later step in animation shop **

11. Open little red heart from kit. Image > Free rotate > 30% to the right. Copy and paste " as new selection" onto bottom of tag on right side of kiss me heart and position as shown . Effects > 3D effects >selections > select none. Left click on little red heart . Image > mirror . Copy and paste onto left side of kiss me heart " as new selection" and position as shown > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections > select none..

12. Using the crop tool . Push in 1 block from all sides except bottom push up two blocks. Double click on center of  crop tool and crop tag.  Open heart necklace from kit. Resize to 85%. Copy and paste onto right
side of tag " as new selection" and position as shown. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections> select none.

13. Open Pink boot from kit. Image > resize to 85% > edit > repeat three times more . Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste boot onto tag " as new selection" and position as shown. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections > select none. Left click on boot again. Copy and paste onto tag " as new selection" and position as shown staggering just beneath and forward of fist boot. Effects > 3D effects > selections > select none.

14. Apply credits to bottom of tag . Copy and paste tag into Animation shop " as new animation".  Left click on tag > duplicate once. = total two frames. Left click on first frame of tag > edit > select all > edit > copy.Left click on first frame of white masked file in animation shop > edit > select all > edit > paste into selected frame ( be careful how this is positioned ) . View > animation , if all looks ok, close view box.

15. ** For option in step 10 - get kiss me heart  created and set aside in step 10. Copy and paste into A/S  " as new animation". Left click on heart > duplicate = 2 frames. Left click on first frame of heart > Eit > select all> Effects > add image effect> noise >custom >  opacity 100> amount > 140. Click OK. Left click on first frame > edit > select all> edit > copy . Left click on heart on tag > edit > select all > edit paste into selected frame. ,Position on center kiss me heart , take care not to cover kiss me words. View > animation> "Save as", continue to click ok until saved as GIF file.

Thank you for trying my tutorial, This tag and tutorial were created by Barbie L on  1/22/11. Do not copy, reproduce or claim as  your own., Do not post to any website, group, blog or forum without my permission. Do not translate. Do not hotlink.

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