Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tailor Made Christmas


"Tailor" made Christmas

Supplies

1. I am using the gorgeous art of Barbara Jensen , you can find her art HERE  or use tube of choice.
2. I am using the beautiful PTU called Yule Fest, by CrazyCaritaScraps
3. Animation Shop
4. PSP any version beyond 9 will work
5. WSL mask # 244 HERE

** Hints **
Drop Shadow Settings : Vertical 2,Horizontal 1, Opacity 100, Blur 4.00, Color black
You should have a working knowledge of animation shop/ animation principles to use this tutorial

Let's get started

1. Open a new image in psp ( file > new )  . Size 600 x 600, tick the transparent box . Open paper # 3 from Carita's kit ( or kit of choice ) . Resize to 75%.  Adjust > sharpen.  Copy and paste paper onto blank tag " as new layer > layers > merge visible. Open WSL mask # 244 > layers > new mask layer > from image> Copy and paste new mask layer onto papered tag " as new layer" > layers > merge visible. Delete original mask and original paper. Open a new image in psp ( file > new )  size 540 x 540 pixels, tick the transparent box . Copy and paste the mask you made onto this blank tag " as new layer " > merge visible ,   and delete the other.

2. Open berries from kit,  using eraser brush, remove stem from berries. Copy and paste onto mask/tag " as new selection" and position as shown, centered and  lowest berry should be in 4th block from bottom of tag > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow.

3. Open green ribbon # 3 from kit.  Image > resize to 90%. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto left side of  tag " as new selection " and position as shown, staying in second block from top and in 4th block from left side of tag > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

4.  Left click on tag > Layers . duplicate . You should see two tags in your layers palette, close off the top layer  by clicking on teh little eye . Highlight bottom open layer in palette >  Adjust > add/remove noise> Add noise > Settings :  tick uniform, tick monochrome> 35 %.  Close off layer .  Highlight top layer in palette and open > Adjust > add/remove noise > add noise > settings : same as above but change percentage to 45 %. Close top layer  . Open bottom layer and highlight it > copy > paste into animation shop " as new animation " . Go back to psp and get top layer , hightlight it , open it and copy and paste into animation shop " after current frame " . You should have two frames .

5.  Open a new image in psp sized 540 x 540 and tick the transparent box. Flood fill file with white. Copy and paste into animation shop " as new animation" . Left click on file , then right click > duplicate.  Left click on first frame of tag ( with mask and berries and ribbon )   Edit > select all > edit > copy . Left click on first frame of white tag > edit > select all > edit > paste into selected frame . Center carefully so that nothing touches edges.  Let this sit and go back to PSP.

6. Open frame # 3 and  paper # 8 from kit .  Resize paper # 8 to 75% > Adjust > sharpen.  Get magic wand from selection tool and left click inside frame > marching ants > selections > modify > expand by 2 . Copy and paste paper # 8 into selection inside frame > selections > select none. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow.

7. Open hearts from kit .  Image > resize to 85%. > adjust > sharpen. > Adjust > hue and saturation> Colorize > Settings : hue 0, saturation 230. Click OK.  Copy and paste onto upper right side of frame : as new selection > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow.

8. Copy and paste tube of choice  onto frame " as new selection " and position as shown. If you are using this tube by Barbara Jensen , remove legs to  band of stocking  before you copy and paste  > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow.

9.  Get magic wand . Click all over golden part of frame until entire area is filled with marching ants around your tube and around the hearts etc . Once it is, copy and " paste as new image " and move that new image to the side momentarily .  Copy and paste the frame and tube into animation shop " as new animation ". Left clickon it , then right click " duplicate " so you have two frames. Left click on first frame > edit > select all > edit > copy . Left click on first frame of tag that has been sitting in animation shop > edit > select all > edit > paste into selected frame .  Your tag is now merged. Check " view animation " to be sure its ok, then close the view. 

10. Go back to psp. Delete everything except the gold frame image you created from marching ants. Left click on it  > layers > duplicate. YOu should see two of these in layers palette. Close off the top one. Highlight the bottom one. Adjust >  add/remove noise > add noise > .tick uniform, tick monochrome> 35 %.click OK.   Close off layer . Highlight top layer in palette and open > Adjust > add/remove noise > add noise > settings : same as above but change percentage to 45 %. Close top layer . Open bottom layer and highlight it > copy > paste into animation shop " as new animation " . Go back to psp and get top layer , hightlight it , open it and copy and paste into animation shop " after current frame " . You should have two frames .  Left click on first frame of  frame > edit > select all > edit > copy . Left click on first frame of tag > edit > select all > edit > paste into selection , and position very carefully over gold frame , be sure not to cover any part of artists tube or hearts .

11.  Add proper credits to tag applying prinicples of animation ie , you need two frames and follow steps above to apply to tag.   Click view > animation > save as > GIF file .

Thanks for trying my tutorial . This tag and tutorial were created by Barbie L on  11/26/10 and both are solely my creation and concept. Do not copy or reproduce, do not claim as your own . Do not post to any website , blog, group or forum without my permission.

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