Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabulous Fifties~Sock Hop FTU


This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
FTU Scrap Kit called Fabulous Fifties by Sky's the Limit Scraps found here 
Tube of choice I am using FTU Artist Popeye Wong and his site is here
My Supplies here
Mask of choice I am using Mask 326 by Insatiable Dreams found here
Template by Lacarolita Designz found here
Font of choice I am using Barbie 
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 
Let's Begin!
Open up the template and duplicate by holding down the Shift key and the letter D, close the original, delete the copyright layer, then resize. I resized mine to a tagger size of 460 x 460. You may need to resize some of the elements on the template. Flood fill the bottom layer white.
Then open up your tube from my supplies and right click, copy and paste as new layer. Position her to the right, see example above. Duplicate her 2 times for a total of 3. 
 On the first duplicate go to Image-Mirror and move her below the top frame on the left, then click on that frame layer on your layers palette, and using your magic wand click inside the frame then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3 then click on the duplicate tube layer on your layers palette, and go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard then Select None. Your tube should now be inside the frame. 
 Now on the other duplicate tube you made move her below the second frame, and do these same steps as above that we did for the other tube.

*SPECIAL NOTE-the elements in this kit are huge so I had to resize each one*
Okay so lets start working the template itself. So on the rectangle to the right of template we are going to change that by using a paper, so open up paper 12 and right click, copy and paste as new layer, then click on the rectangle on your layers palette, and then go to Selections-Select All-Float-Defloat, then click on the paper layer on your layers palette,  and go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard-Selections- Select None.
Using this same paper, right click, paste as new layer. Now we are going to put this paper on the 2 square frames on the top left side of the template. So click on the top frame on your layers palette, then go to Selections-Float-Defloat then click on the paper layer on your layers palette, go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard-Selections- Select None. Follow these same steps for the other frame.

Now for the 2 gray squares that are below the frames, we are going to use Paper 9, so open up paper 9, right click, copy and paste as new layer, click on the square FRAME layer, not the gray square, but the square frame, and use your magic wand and click inside the frame, then to go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3, then click on the paper 9 layer on your layers palette, and then go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard-Selections-Select None. Follow these same steps for the other gray square using the same paper.
Now on the large star on the right of the template we are gonna use paper 8, so right click, copy and paste as new layer, then click on the star layer on your layers palette, go to Selections-Float-Defloat, then click on the paper 8 layer on your layers palette and then go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard-Selections-Select None  

Add any other elements you want making sure you copy and paste each one as a new layer.

Now on the 2 pink stars, and the pink circle frame, we are going to give it some bling LOL. So go up to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add noise and use these settings
Now on the BIG black circle in the middle, we are going to use a gradient. So click on the circle layer on your layers palette, and then go to Selections-Float-Defloat then on your layers palette, right click add new raster layer ABOVE the black circle, then click on your flood fill tool, then click on gradient on your Materials palette
to get this gradient that I have click Edit and this window will pop up
 then click close. Then flood fill the new raster layer you made with this gradient. So now open up paper 18, then right click copy and paste as new layer, then add your mask, invert your mask. Add your name and copyright info. Continue below of you want to animate

:Animation Shop:
Back in PSP close off all layers except for the large circle, then right click, copy merged and paste as new animation in AS. Then go to Effects-Insert Image Effect-click Rotate and click on customize and change maximum angle to 360, click okay, you should now have 8 frames. Select All, and minimize for now, this will be animation 1.

Now go back to PSP and close off the circle layer and open up your white background layer, your mask layer, and your copyright layer, right click copy merged and paste as new animation in AS. Then right click, copy and right click, paste after current frame, do this 6 more times for a total of 8 frames, select all, then minimize for now. This will be animation 2. Open up animation 1 (the large circle) and right click copy (all frames should still be selected) and paste onto animation 2 into selected frames(the frames should still be selected) minimize for now, this is still animation 2.

Now go back to PSP and close off those layers you just pasted over in AS, and open up all the other layers, (not the large circle either) and right click copy merged and paste as new animation in AS, right click copy, and right click paste after current frame. Copy and paste 6 more times for a total of 8 frames, then Select all frames, and right click copy and paste onto your animation 2.
View animation! 


Friday, April 15, 2011

A Pirate's Life PTU

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
PTU kit, Walk the Plank, by Creative Scraps by Crys found here 
Thank you Crys!
Tube of choice I am using Elias Chatzoudis and you need a license for his work found here
Font of choice I am using Treasure Island and Captain Kidd Demo
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 



Let's Begin!
Open up frame 2 and right click, copy and paste as new layer. Resize to your liking. Open up your tube of choice and right click, copy and paste as new layer, position her to the left see my example above.
Open up paper 1 and right click, copy and paste as new layer and place it below the frame. Now click on your frame layer on your layers palette, and then using your magic wand, click inside the frame, then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 8, then click on the paper layer on your layers palette, and then go up to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard and then go back to Selections-Select None (deselect) 

Open up pirates island element and right click, copy and paste as new layer, resize to fit just right in the frame, then click on your frame layer on your layers palette, and go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 8, then click on the pirates island layer on the layers palette and then go to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard then go to Selections-Select None

At this point add any other elements you want making sure you copy and paste each one as a new layer, (don't put the pirate ship in yet if you want to animate). Don't forget to drop shadow as you go.

Add your name and copyright 
If you want to animate your tag follow below to the rest of the tut




:Animation Shop:
Back in PSP right click, copy merged and paste into AS as new animation. Then go back to PSP and place the pirate ship on the left hand corner under the frame layer, have it sticking out a little, right click, copy merged and paste in AS after current frame, then go back to PSP and move the ship a little further out, then right click, copy merged and paste in AS after current frame, keep repeating this until you have 7 frames, total.

Now click on the first frame and right click, change frame properties at 100, then click on the 2nd frame and change the frame properties to 30, on frames 3-6 change the frame properties to 35, the 7th frame change the frame properties to 200
View animation!
I hope you enjoyed my tut!



Friday, April 8, 2011

Sweet as Candy and Sweet Princess PTU

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
PTU Sweet Caroline Scrap kit by Sweet Cravings Scraps by Kara found here
Thanks Kara!
Tube of choice I am using Lia Linmida and she is a FTU artist and her site is here
and the tube in the Princess Tag is by Kathy May and is supplied in the kit, her site here
Mask of choice I am using Mask 237 by Insatiable Dreams found here
My supplies here 
Font of choice I am using Ephesus 
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 

Let's Begin!

Open up a new image I like to use a tagger size of 460 x 460
Flood fill white
Open up frame 3 and right click, copy and paste as new layer, resize until you are happy with it. Then open up paper 15 and right click copy and paste as new layer, place the paper below the frame, then on your layers palette, click on the layer that your frame is on, then using your magic wand click inside the frame then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3, then click on your paper layer on your layers palette, then go up to Selections-Invert-hit delete on your keyboard-Selections-Select None (deselect) Now your paper should be inside the frame.
Now open up the tube from my supplies, and right click, copy and paste as new layer, place the tube below the frame layer but above the paper layer you just put. Duplicate your tube and place the duplicate above the frame layer. Now click on your frame layer on your layers palette, and then use your magic wand again and click inside the frame, then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3, then click on your first tube layer on your layers palette, and then go up to Selections-Invert-Delete-Selections-Select None. Your tube should be inside the frame her head and feet may be cut off, that's okay that is what we want, now click on the duplicate tube layer on your layers palette, and using your eraser, erase the bottom part of her feet.
Now add any elements you wish around your frame, making sure you copy and paste each one as a new layer. 

Now open up the confetti bubbles and right click copy and paste as new layer and place above your white raster layer, then go to Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add noise and have your settings like mine
Now open up paper 4 and right click copy and paste as new layer above your white raster layer on the bottom of your layers palette and then add your mask, invert your mask
Add your Name and copyright info

Follow below to the rest of the tutorial if you want to animate.
:Animation Shop:
Back in PSP close off the layers except the confetti bubbles layer, then right click copy merged and paste into animation shop as new animation, then go to Effects-Insert Image Effects and choose Rotate Colors and have your settings set like mine
 Then you will see there are 8 frames total, Select All frames and minimize for now, then go back to PSP and close off that confetti bubble layer and open up the white raster layer and the mask layer, right click copy merged paste into animation shop as new animation. Then right click copy, then right click paste after current frame, make 2 more copies this way for a total of 4 frames, then Select All frames, then right click copy then right click paste after current frame, now you should have a total of 8 frames. Select All frames, now open up the confetti bubbles you just minimized and right click copy and right click paste into selected frame on your background and mask layer. The confetti bubbles should now be on top of the white background and mask layer you brought over from PSP.

Now go back to PSP and close off the white background layer and mask layer and open up all of the other layers, then right click copy merged and right click and paste into animation shop as new animation. Make a copy then paste after current frame, make 2 more copies for a total of 4 frames, then Select All frames and right click copy, then right click paste after current frames, now you should have 8 frames, Select All frames, then right click copy and paste into selected frames on top of the bubble,white background/mask frames.
View animation!

 I also made this cute Princess tag with the same kit!! The tube comes with the kit! Isn't she cute??

Elias Bunny Trail FTU

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed: 
PSP X3 but any version will work
Animation Shop
FTU Scrap kit Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail by Digital Creation From Millstream Cottage found here 
Tube of choice I am using Elias Chatzoudis and you need a license for his work found here
Mask of choice I am using Shimmers Mask7, I for the life of me cannot remember where I got this so if it's your please let me know and I will give you proper credit or remove.
My Supplies here
Font of choice I am using Ma Sexy
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 
Let's Begin!
Open up a new image I like to use a tagger size of 460 x 460
Flood fill white
Okay so we are going to draw an oval frame using our ellipse tool,pick a color from your tube, I chose the red #c71e30, draw out your oval, then convert to raster 

Then open up your tube right click, copy and paste as new layer, position her in the frame like I have mine, then place her below the frame, duplicate your tube then move the duplicate tube above the frame on your Layers palette, click the frame layer and then use your magic wand and click inside the frame, then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3, then click on the tube layer that is below the frame and then go to Selections-Invert- hit delete on your keyboard, then go to Selections-Select None (deselect) Then click on the tube layer that is above the frame and using your eraser, erase parts of the tube that are sticking out on the bottom of the frame.

Now open up paper 8 and right click, copy and paste as new layer, place the paper below the frame, then click on your frame layer and use your magic wand again, and click inside the frame, then go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3 then click on the paper layer and then go to Selections-Invert-Delete- deselect. Now your paper is inside the frame.

Add any elements you want making sure you copy and paste each one as a new layer. Then open up paper 3 and right click copy and paste as new layer, then open up the mask from my supplies and add your mask.

Add your name and copyright info

Follow below to the rest of the tut if you want to animate.


:Animation Shop:
Back in PSP right click copy merged and paste into AS as new animation. 
Go back to PSP and click on your tube layer that is above the frame, then use your Warp Brush, click the noise setting, and have your brush size at 60, then just click once on the top of each breast, right click copy and paste after current frame in AS.
View animation!