The above tag is what we're making in this
tutorial.. Included in the supplies zip .
I've also used several plugins for this project, they are VDL Adrenaline *snowflakes* can
#1 Start with opening a new image 500 x 500
fill it with the the
gradient that was in the supplies zip. Use the
#2 Add a new raster layer, find the Grunge
10 brush on your
drop down brush preview window and 'stamp'
it on the canvas...
by putting it on its own layer you can move
it around if you
don't like where you originally put it. I used #
677153e for the brush color.
#3 Go to Image/ add a border use these settings
Use white, Click on your magic wand tool
and select the white border.
#4 Set your foreground box to material and find
the gold bead on the drop down list..
Fill the white border with the gold bead fill.
#5 Go to selections/select all/ ... selections
again/modify/ contract selection 15 pixels
#6 Selections/ Modify/Select Selection Borders,
use this setting below
#7 Fill this border with the gold bead fill.
#8 Copy and paste your two fairy tubes on to
refer to placement like the finished piece up at
the top of page.
#9 Use your magic wand
and select the space between
two gold bead borders.. you might have to click several times
select it all.. once its selected, be SURE your on the
FACE fairy layer...
and CUT or DELETE . That will
cut the over hang on the fairy's face
so it wont go past the borders... do NOT cut
off the fairy's wings
on the other side.. though.. those are suppose to
#10 Set the opacity of the fairy's face to 65% on
the layer palette.
#11 Merge all flatten now.. so you have just
one background layer.
Use your magic wand again
and select the area between the
two gold bead borders again like you did before. This time go to
Candy Textures * Diamond Plate*. Go to the Settings tab and
Brass Small setting. You can go to the Basic tab if
you like and adjust the Feature size up at the top
if you like...
#12 Duplicate the background layer 2 times now..
so you will have
a total of 3 layers on your layer palette. Use the
tolerance on 15 feather 0 * you might have to
tweak the settings*
Try selecting the light strands of the fairy's
hair.. you don't want
to select the dark part.. I should look kind of
like the sample below.
#13 Making sure you're on the TOP copy 2 of
the background layer
like shown on the layer palette above.. go to
Effects/ VDL Adrenaline
(Snowflakes) and use these settings below. On the
I used #f23aa6, a bright pink, apply the effect on
the first layer.
Highlight the next middle layer and go to the
snowflakes again and
just slide the random seed to a higher number..
that's the only thing
you change.. it don't matter what number. Back to
palette select the bottom background layer and
again go to
effects/snowflakes and move the random seed again
to higher number..
#14 Unselect, using the magic wand again
select parts of the wings of the fairy..
don't do it solid.. it looks
better if its.. scattered around. Go
to Adjust/add-remove noise/add noise..
use these settings below to the TOP background
layer.. highlight the
middle layer and change the noise to 25%...now
bottom background layer, 30%.
#15 There are two ways you can get your 3 layers
over to Animation
shop now... One is to highlight the top layer on
palette hit the Ctrl + C
to copy then go to Animation shop and
right click on its desk top
and Paste as new animation.. then back
to PSP click on the middle layer..
Ctrl + C to copy go to AS
and right click on the new animation
with ONE frame.. and paste
behind current frame.. the back to
PSP highlight bottom background
layer and over to AS and right
click on the animation and paste
behind the current frame..
that's ONE way. the other way.. is in PSP
SAVE AS an
animation shop (*.psp) format then open it in PSP.. do
which ever your comfy with.
#16 Last thing to add...is the star
animations to the sides...
ok you have 3 frames there in that new
fairy animation YES???
you need to have same amount of frame in it..
as the star animation has...
so the star animation has 7 frames...
you need your fairy animation
to have 7 also.. it has 3.. so
Ctrl + A to select all the frames on the
fairy... then go up to the
duplicate frames button
click it once..
that makes 6 frames now.. you need one more.. so go
FRAME 2 click on it.. COPY then go to the end of the line behind
frame #6 and add behind it.. so you end up with 7 frames...
them all selected now.. and move up where you can see
Frame #1 like
below. As you can see you also have the star
animation open too and
all of its frames selected also...
click HOLD mouse down and drag
frame ONE of the star animation..
up to Frame ONE of the fairy
animation.. position it where
you want it BEFORE YOU LET GO OF MOUSE
or it sticks where you let it go at... if you didn't do it
UNDO both of them.. the Fairy and the Star animation...
If you keep wanting to put more and more of the star animations
your fairy like I put 4 then click on the star animation..
drag the animation to the FIRST frame of the fairy animation
right where you want it and let go of mouse.. do this over
till you get all you want on there.. to CHECK your animation
to see if it looks right.. click this button up at the top in AS
This will show you the speed of the animation and
how it all looks..
remember you can always UNDO.. thank goodness!!!!
Save your new animation as a GIF... hope you
enjoyed this tutorial.. till next time