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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tut: Colors of Spring

Colors of Spring

This tutorial was written by me on April 14, 2010 using PSP 9.  All my tutorials assume you have some knowledge of PSP and/or Animation Shop.


Tubes of choice - I'm using the adorable art of Suzanne Woolcott.  Do not use without a license.  You can purchase one here at Gorjuss Art.

Scrap Kit - I'm using a beautiful PTU kit from Alika's Scraps.  Visit her blog to find out how to purchase this kit.

Mask - EBD Mask 4 (Supplied)

My Word Art animation (Supplied)

Font of choice

Outside filters - Dynasty Plugins Rainbow Swirl, Eye Candy 5 Impact Glass

Animation Shop

To begin unzip your supplies and save in a place you can find easily.  Open your supplied mask in PSP - Open your 3 tubes in PSP and minimize all for now

1.  New image 700 x 700 white background - copy/paste Paper 22 as new layer - layers - new mask layer - from image - find your mask in dropdown - ok - merge group

2.  Copy/paste Frame of choice as new layer - resize - effects - Eye Candy Glass - under settings Clear w/ no dropshadow - apply - with magic wand, click inside each frame opening holding down Shift key - copy/paste Pastel Paper that matches your frame color ( example: I used the blue frame so I used Paper 27) - selections - invert - delete - leave selected - choose one of your tubes - copy/paste as new layer & position in first frame opening - delete - repeat for other openings using your other tubes - selections - select none - dropshadow your tube layers & frame - close background layer - merge visible - open background layer

3.   Copy/paste Tree as new layer - resize - image - mirror - position on the left side of frame and drop below your paper layer - dropshadow

4.  Copy/paste Garden flowers of choice - resize - image - duplicate - image - mirror - repeat with both colors and arrange in a row along the top of your frame layer ( See my tag for reference) - when happy - move below frame layer - close out all layers but your flower layers - merge visible - dropshadow

5.  Copy/paste Ladybug 10 and Ladybug 12 as new layers - resize - rotate on left 25 and the other right 25 - position on tag - dropshadow both layers

6.  Copy/paste Flowers 7, 8, 9 as new layers - resizing each one differently - arrange on bottom right corner of tag - merge these layers together - duplicate - image - mirror - dropshadow both layers

7.  Close background layer - crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license information - open background layer

8.  Add name in your font of choice using these settings:  Foreground null, Fill #d107c9 - convert to raster - effects Dynasty Plugins Rainbow Swirl default settings - dropshadow name

9.  Open Animation Shop & find my Word Art Animation, make a note of how many frames (12) - in PSP , edit copy merge - in Animation Shop - Edit - paste as new animation - holding down Control + L , duplicate your tag for a total of 12 frames - Edit - select all - on Word Art Animation - edit - select all - edit - copy - back on your tag layers - edit - paste into Selected Frame - position and release - if you mess up just hit redo - Go to animation - frame properties - change to 30 - play your animation and if happy save as .gif

That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tutorial!!!


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Hello! I'm a SAHM of 2 beautiful children Wyatt & Caitlyn and have been married to my wonderful husband Everett for 9 years. I live in a small town in NW Florida and am owned by several miniature dachshunds. I've been PSPing for 7 years now and just now decided to put my tags into tutorial form. When I'm not busy taking care of my various animals which not only is dachshunds, but includes various types of fowl and poultry I am playing with my kids or at my computer.
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