Time for another of my tutorials... This tutorial is
done using PSP 9 but
can use other versions as well..
with a few adjustments.
Assuming you have a working
knowledge of PSP tools and such.
Drag this 'I'm Here' arrow
You can use a tube of your choice.. In
this I used the wonderful artwork of ©Lola Palacios you
can her art HERE.
Here is what we are creating today
Well even US tutorial writers make mistakes..*not many
confess this* :-)
What I did was start designing this 'tag' and making the
screen shots and
was almost finished and thought I DIDN'T MAKE THE
FRAME!!!.. so I had
to insert a few screen shots here at the beginning
to show how this is done.
1. Open the images named Base Canvas, gold beads and
VABkg1. You can
minimize the gold beads and VABkg1. On your materials
palette, in the foreground/stroke box,
choose pattern fill and pick the VABkg1 image, In the
background/fill box choose pattern file and choose
the gold beads image.
2. Go to IMAGE/ add border--3 pixels Symmetric
checked, color Black.
set the tolerance to 20, feather 0 and select the
border. Fill with the
gold bead fill that's in the background box.
3. IMAGE again and Add a border--25 pixels
symmetric checked, color white.
settings and select the white frame. Fill with your
pattern fill that's in your foreground box.
While its still selected
apply an Inner bevel using the settings below. Unselect
4. Selections/ Select all --Selections/ Modify/Contract
27 pixels INVERT and
apply a 3 D drop shadow V-1 H-2
Opacity 56 Blur 8 Color Black
5. Select on your Preset Shape tool
6. Draw out a heart like below, about the same size.
WHITE in the foreground color box.. and NULL the bkg
7. Use the middle handle node to turn the heart to your
left.. like the below heart.
8. Right click on the new vector layer on your layer
the heart and convert to raster. Selections/Select all/
is where I
got the Super Blade Preset for the heart..
I used M_valentineredpeach. When you download these SBP
presets.. put them in your
folder... ALL files that come with the presets.
10. If you need help with using Super Blade Pro.. refer
to my tutorial
HERE for that. After you apply SBP
to the white heart...
apply a 3D drop shadow using these settings below.
11. Copy and paste your girl graphic or what ever you
use for inside of the heart..
position it just where you
want it.. Use your Magic Wand
and be sure your
on the heart layer on your layer palette and click on
the inside of the heart...
Cause we put a shadow on it. the selection will not be
touching the sides of the heart...
to correct this.. go to Selections/Modify/Expand-- 5 or
12. Your selection should look like below here in the
sample, After you expand selection.
13. BE SURE that your on your girl or graphic layer
Selections/INVERT and click CUT or Delete on the
keyboard. Yours should look like below.
14. Its a good habit to always right click on your
layers and Rename them...
so you will be able to keep up with what's what.
Duplicate your HEART layer now 3 times...
You need 4 layers of it. Your layer palette should
look like below. HIDE the top Heart layer on the layer
palette. Like shown.
15. On the 2nd Heart layer down on the layer palette
*shown* Use the plugin
Xenofex 1.1 Shower Door, with
these settings. Do this to the next 2 Heart layers
with the same settings.
16. Unhide the Top Heart layer now.. and your canvas
should look like below.
17. Copy and paste your flower tube *or whatever you
would like to decorate
your tag with* on a new layer. Apply a drop shadow
on it.. I used #DF455b on this.
18. Click on your preset shape tool
with these settings
Draw you out a lil vector heart like shown below right
impression of the small heart is up at top left of
19. Apply Super Blade Pro to the white heart with the
same preset as you did the frame heart...
be sure and have the small heart selected and floating
I used the same preset as the frame heart BUT changed
some of the settings..
up at SHAPE top left I changed that.. you can
compare this capture
to the settings of the peach preset and see the
20. Apply a 3 D drop shadow on the heart.
21. Click on your Pen tool
And draw you a squiggly line, kind of like below , use
WHITE in the foreground
color box and NULL in the bkg box....if you get any
sharp corners you can move the
nodes around and smooth your line out... when you
get it like you want.
then right click on the vector line layer and
convert to raster.
22. Selections/float the line and go to
Effects/Textures/sculpture. Use a gold color with these
23. Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation plugin to the
2nd layer from the top on the layer
palette.. that's the
2nd Heart layer.. this plugin will be applied to 3 of
hearts that had the shower door effect on them
also.. on first top Heart Shower
door layer apply Xenofex 2 with these settings below.
24. On the next two of those Shower door heart layers
apply Xenofex 2 with
same settings just hit the RANDOM SEED BUTTON EACH
Apply a 3D drop shadow to each of the shower door
25. This might be a lil confusing.. but.. you need to
make sure the flower layer
is ABOVE the top Heart frame
layer. Merge down those two layers.. rename
it Top Heart
Frame or something so you will know what it is. Then you
have the 3 heart layers that have the shower door
and constellation effects
applied to them.. on the
bottom.. you should have the pink tag bkg layer you
started with.. the Girl or graphic layer.. and the small
heart.. and chain layer
Merge all 4 of those layers
together rename bkg. your layer palette should look like
26. Now hide 2 of the Shower Constellation layers.. as
RIGHT click on the top of your canvas image.. and click
27. Go to Animation shop.. and right click on AS's
desktop and paste as New Animation.
28. Go back to PSP and Hide or click the Eye on that
Heart #1 layer and
unhide the #2 layer. Right click on
the top of the image window and COPY MERGE
back to animation shop and right click on your new
and PASTE/ behind currant frame...
back to PSP and unhide the #3 Heart
and Hide #2... COPY MERGE again.. back to AS and right
click/ Paste/ behind currant frame.
You should have 3 FRAMES now in Animation shop..
see what your animation
looks like with the animation preview button.
if it looks good.. then SAVE AS a GIF.. You should use
ON THE COLORS TAB.. CHOOSE OPTIMIZED MEDIAN CUT..
UNLESS YOUR MAKING A TRANSPARENT GIF YOU WONT SEE
THE PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY TAB.
Well this is the end of this. I hope you enjoyed it and
it wasn't confusing... contact me if you have any
problems or questions..