I'm using PSP 9 on this tutorial but you can use any version of PSP
So you have to have a good working knowledge of your PSP tools. Then
you could use any version.
Here is the
zip that has the tube, brushes and bronze gradient in it
The fairy artwork is by ŠAnna
I use Eye
and Eye Candy 4000
plugins in this tutorial
This is what we're going to create this time... Have FUN!!
Lets start with a NEW image 500 x 500.
I used #e2b48F for foreground/stroke color and
#6f4123 for background/fill color
Then put the foreground property box to
gradient using the two above mentioned colors.
Here's what your materials box should look like.
Fill the 500 x 500 canvas with this gradient with
these settings below.
Go to EFFECTS/ plugins/VM
In the sample below.. I get to my VM Extravaganza
plugin through my Filters Unlimited 2.0.
You don't have to have FU 2.0 Filters. Unlimited
has it as Visual Manipulation
Go up to View/Rulers and toggle them on. At first
the guides don't show.. you have to go
to the top click right at the edge of the ruler
and pull down dragging the guide line down to
250 then over on left side, click right at
the edge of ruler and drag to 250 the guide
lines will then be like a cross hair giving
the exact placement of CENTER.
Use your selection tool on CIRCLE and pull out a
starting at the place where the two guides
This way the circle will be exactly in center of
canvas.. stop at
where it looks about 3/4 inch from the
sides. See sample below.
Once you get your circle drawn.. you can go to
View and toggle OFF your rulers but
BEFORE you do.. you will have to
grab the guides and pull off to side and to top..
to get ride of
them.. even if you turned off your rulers the guides would stay..
bugs me.. don't know about you lol. SO grab and pull!! Pull the
one of the side UP and pull the top one to the side.
ADD A NEW Layer then fill the circle selection
with the same gradient but check
INVERT this time. Be sure you NAME
THESE LAYERS , it helps to keep up with what's going on.. SAVE OFTEN
While the circle selection is still selected.. Go
to EFFECTS/3D effects/drop shadow and use these settings below.
INVERT your selection now.. and do another 3D
shadow using these settings and color.. as below.
Once you've applied your drop shadow 2nd time.. go
to EFFECTS/ Plugins/EyeCandy
Textures. On the Settings TAB choose
HARD RAIN. On the Basic tab use these settings below.
Duplicate this Circle layer name it Circle 2..Set
this *top* circle layer on Burn ..40% opacity.
ADD A NEW Layer
Time to use your Flower Brush I included in the
zip A+PT2-5 #4d2b15.. Use it at
largest set size..500 and
click ONCE, about in the middle of the canvas. Look at
TAG up top to see placement I used. Go to Effects/Edge effects/
One click. Duplicate this flower layer name it Flower 2.
Set the top flower layer on SCREEN.
Drag this top flower layer a lil OFF of the
other one.. Down and right..
Look at the finished tag to see. Try going
to Edge Effects/Enhance again on this top flower layer.
Now copy and paste your Fairy tube to the canvas..
where she's on top on
the layer palette. Apply a 3D drop shadow to her
using these settings below.
Then put a glow around her using Eye Candy
Settings below.. use #732900
ADD a NEW Layer on top and use the butterfly Brush
that was in the zip.. use # 4d2b15 a dark brown..
then go to
Effects/edge effects/enhance the butterflies edges.
NOT shown here but can see it in finished
IF you want to use the TREE brush
I supplied then on the layer palette
the circle 2 layer then ADD a new layer.. use the
brush in the
DARK brown. Placement is up to you.. look at mine
This is what your layer palette should look like
Time to MERGE ALL flatten.. you will just have ONE
background layer on your palette.
Some times when your merging
layers that have the Screen or Burn blend modes..
it wont look
right.. like it does before you 'merge'. Try MERGE/merge
on each of the Screen and Burn layers... then MERGE them
all....You will have
just one Bkg layer now on the palette..
DON'T FORGET YOUR WATERMARK..
WANT TO ANIMATE THE TAG?????
DUPLICATE the background layer.
Choose your magic wand tool
And select some areas.. that you want to use the
noise animation on.. Once you've
selected the areas.. just have to do it on ONE of
then go to ADJUST/Add/remove noise/ ADD NOISE.
Use these settings on the top background layer..
A 12% noise on the bottom background layer
use 20% noise.
I used different settings for her boots. I
selected them second time after I did the hair and butterfly.
Unselect when you done and SAVE AS an Animation
shop (*.psp) file format
then open in PSP's animation shop and SAVE AS a
Your DONE!!! WHEWWW lol
Toodles till next time