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Art Of Love
This tutorial was written by me on January 13th, 2010. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.
Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful PTU kit called "Art Of Love" by Creative Intentionz and available to purchase from Butterfly Blush Designs. Thank you for letting me play with your beautiful kit Nikki!
Tube of choice: I'm using the gorgeous pinup art of Jennifer Janesko with a valid license. You can purchase Jennifer's tubes from CILM.
Font of choice: I'm using Miss Fajardose.
Plug-ins needed: Eye Candy Nature, Water Drops and Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 5
Ready ... set ... go!
Put the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750 with a white background. We'll resize later.
From the kit, open Rose Frame 1, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.
Using your rectangle selection tool, draw out a selection around the middle part of your frame, like this:
Open a paper from your kit (I used Paper 2), resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer. Selections > Invert > Delete. Move this layer below your frame. Do not deselect!
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed and delete excess.
Open Bunched Ribbon 2, resize 40% and place on the bottom left side of the frame.
Open Champagne glass, resize 50% and place in front of the ribbon. Duplicate the ribbon and move the copy above the champagne glass. Using your eraser, erase parts of the ribbon so it looks like it's wrapping around the base of the glass (see my tag). Apply drop shadow to the bottom (original) layer only.
Open one of the Bears and resize 80 to 85%. Place on the bottom right of the frame.
Now it's time to add the bubbles to your champagne! LOL!
Activate your freehand selection tool with these settings: Selection type: point-to-point, Mode: Add (shift), Feather and Smoothing set to 0 and draw a selection around the inside of your glass and continue above it, like this:
Duplicate the glass 3 times for a total of 4 layers. Hide the 3 copies and highlight the original layer. Apply Eye Candy Nature, Water Drops. Under the Settings tab, scroll down and choose Small - Champagne Bubbles. Under the Basic tab, change the settings to this:
Follow the above directions for the 3 copies, using the same settings but clicking the random seed button each time.
Activate your crop tool and draw around your tag, be sure to leave enough room for your mask! Click the green check mark to delete the excess canvas.
Highlight your background layer and open a paper of choice from the kit. I used Paper 5. Add a new raster layer. Selections > Select All. Paste your paper into the selection. Selections > Select None.
Apply the heart-burst mask with these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask, invert transparency checked. In your layer palette, choose your mask layer, right click and select Merge > Merge Group.
Resize your tag to your preferred size, make sure "resize all layers" is checked.
Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. I also used Eye Candy Impact to add a gradient glow to the name.
Now let's animate!
Hide the 3 copies of your champagne glass, making sure the original is open. Right click on your tag and choose Copy Merged.
Open Animation Shop.
Right click on the workspace and choose Paste As A New Animation.
Back in PSP, hide the original glass and open the first copy. Right click and Copy Merged.
Back in AS, right click on your tag and choose Paste > Paste After Current Frame.
Continue in this manner until you have 4 frames.
In the top menu, click View > Animation to see your tag in action! I changed the frame properties to 7, but this is up to you.
Now save your new tag as a gif and you're finished! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and remember to send me your results so I can add them to my slide show!