It would help for this tutorial, you
to know your way around PSP 9, knowing your tools and
such.. It can be done in other versions as well...if it
resembles someone else's tutorial.. its purely a
In the supplies zip I have included
the following.. Download
Y3 tubes for the Star Animation
Also used in the tutorial is Tramages
is an extensive tutorial so give it time to load if your
on dial up..*
#1 Open the Angel tube that was in the
supplies zip... it already has the right color bkg layer
done for you. Use your selection tool
set on POINT to
POINT and draw a triangle like the below same
#2 Make sure your on the correct
layer.. the tan bkg layer and ADD a new raster layer
fill this new layer with the gold gradient supplied. Go
to selections/modify/contract 2 pixels fill with the
color #E4CDAF. Selections/modify/contract 4 pixels, fill
with gold gradient...Selections/modify/contract 6 pixels
and fill with the #E4CDAF
#3 Merge/merge down the filled
triangle with the tan background layer. You end up with
just two layers on the layer palette.
#4 On the background layer apply the
Tramages (Tow the Line) effect... I used it through my
filters unlimited but you don't have to.. just find
Tramages on your plugins list...and do the same settings
#4 Hide your Angel layer... and
use your magic wand tool
and select all the
black lines on the bkg layer as shown.. make sure you
just select the line its self.. Look below for right and
wrong ways to select.
#5 Once all the black lines are
selected then go to selections/modify/expand 1 pixel and
fill with the gold gradient.
#6 Your project should look like
#7 Apply a 3D drop shadow on your
angel now with these settings below.
#8 Click on your preset shape tool
Use the Gold
gradient for the foreground color and a lighter shade of
tan than the bkg.. Draw out a Heart shape.
Position like below.
#9 Apply a drop shadow on the heart
using the settings below
#10 Right click on the vector heart
layer and convert to raster layer. Don't forget to name
your layers.. it helps keep them straight.
#11 Merge down the heart layer and the
bkg layer. Duplicate the bkg layer now 2 times so you
have 3 layers all together..... Use your magic wand tool
and select the
inside of the heart, on the top bkg layer.
#12 Open the 3 tubes STAR 1, 2 and 3
and minimize. On your materials palette set your
foreground to pattern and choose the STAR 1 pattern that
you minimized. Below you see I have the top copy (2) of
the tan bkg highlighted, fill the heart with the STAR 1
pattern. Hide that layer and click on the middle copy of
the tan bkg.. and fill with STAR 2 pattern..*don't
forget to change it up in the materials palette*
#13 Hide the middle bkg layer and
click on the bottom tan bkg layer and fill with the STAR
#14 UN select and use your magic wand
tool to select areas
of the angels winds.. don't select it solid.. it looks
better if its not. DUPLICATE the angel layer now on the
layer palette 2 times so that you have 3 layers of her.
#15 on EACH of her layers use
the noise filter with the settings below. Her top layer
with 2 % noise.. then next one down.. 3%.. then her
bottom layer 4%.
#16 Drag each Angel layer down above a
bkg layer and merge down an angel and bkg layer. You end
up with 3 merged layers. NOTE: on EACH of these 3 merged
layers you can now use the star brush that was included
in the supplies zip , use to different colors... white
and #c33e15 I used the brush in 2 sizes... one was 14
one was 9. Scatter the stars around.. NOT too many... Do
this on each of the merged layers, before you go to step
#17 Go to IMAGE/canvas resize and add
50 Pixels on Width and Height of your canvas. Use these
#18 As you can see a lil of the
angel overlays on the new frame area.. DO NOT move the
angel! Go to selections/select all, modify/ contract 25
pixels.. then INVERT yours should look like below. Now
on EACH of the angels layers hit CUT or DELETE. This
will clean out the frame area.
#19 ADD a new raster layer and fill
the new frame area with the gold gradient
Selections/modify/contract 2 pixels then fill with a
coordinating pattern fill I used the bkg pattern I used
for this web page.
#20 Add an inner bevel to the frame
using the settings below.
#21 INVERT, then add a 3D drop shadow
using these settings below.
#22 Duplicate your new Frame 2 times
so you have 3 layers of it... and drag each one down on
top of a tan bkg layer... merge down like you've done
#23 When I got through with this , I
thought it was WAY too big.. so I went to IMAGE/Resize
and used these settings
*remember when you resize anything you ALWAYS have to
use sharpen ONCE. or it will be blurry.*
#24 To get this ready for animation
shop... we have to copy and paste our layers into
animation. Do this by highlighting the top layer on the
layer palette and right clicking on the top of the image
window and copy or Ctrl + C then go over to animation
shop and right click on its desk top and PASTE as a new
animation. then back to PSP and highlight the middle
layer and COPY then back to AS and right click on the
frame there paste behind the current frame, back to PSP
and highlight the bottom and last layer and COPY then
back to AS and right click and PASTE behind the current
frame.. you end up with 3 frames to your animation...
click this button
to preview your
animation.. if the speed of the animation isn't like you
want it...right click on any of the frames.... go down
to animation properties and put in a higher number in
the box the higher the number the slower the animation.
#25 Use these settings when you
optimize your Animation when you SAVE AS a GIF. Save the
original animation with a name... now if you want to add
text to it.. then you do it after you have saved...
#26. Open your new animation.. in
Animation shop. Now you can add text from animation
shop.. but you cant get bevels.. or 3D shadows from
there.. so this is how I do it..
* and in my opinion..
Text with OUT 3D shadow.. don't look good.. the piece is
just not finished! *
all frames.. (Ctrl + A) and right click on one of them
EXPORT to PSP. Once your in PSP.. ADD a new raster layer
on the top. like below and type your text. Apply it now
if you want a bevel.. and/or 3D drop shadow. When done
duplicate the text layer same amount of times as
you have frames.. there is 3 frames to this animation..
so I duplicate my text 2 times ending up with 3 layers
Drag each TEXT layer down on top of each frame layer
like below.. Merge down a text layer and a frame layer..
you end up with same amount of frames as you started
#29 X out your image like your closing
it, this window below pops up click NO
#30 Then this window pops up,
SAVE AS your new animation with the
Text.. with a new name.. keeping the original for
another time or name. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial..
and I made it clear for you..
TOODLES till next time..