I'd like to show you how to make a
sparkle Bling. It takes
Xenofex 2 /
You can do this with any shapes.. one
that you draw yourself.. or a preset shape etc..
I start with a 300 x 300 transparent
canvas. Fill the layer with a dark color..
don't matter which color.. you will
later delete this layer.. This is just so you can see
what you're working on
Use your Preset shape tool
It doesn't matter
what colors you use..
but you have to have a
foreground AND background color picked. In this sample
I used a heart shape.. but you could
use ANY shape you want. Draw your shape out.. Use
the settings below.
On the layer palette right click on the vector shape
layer and convert to raster layer.
Name your HEART layer.. right click on the Heart layer
on the palette
and duplicate twice.. you need to have 3 Heart
layers when done.
On the top heart layer.. (make sure the layer is
highlighted) go to EFFECTS/plugins/Xenofex
Use these settings below. Make sure you have the Make
Selection transparent checked..
before in the first part of the tutorial... you had the
Keep original image checked..
X out or hide the top Heart layer and highlight the next
heart layer down.. its the
MIDDLE heart layer. Go to
your Xenofex 2 again and use the same settings but this
time hit the RANDOM SEED button.. click ok.. Hide that
middle heart layer and highlight
the bottom Heart
layer.. go to Xenofex 2 and use same settings but
the RANDOM SEED button again. Now DELETE the Bottom
filled layer.. in mine it was the blue.. so now you have
3 heart layers left..
Use your crop tool and
crop around the hearts
Save this file as a .pspimage file.. when your ready to
use your bling.. just open the file
in animation shop..
NEVER save it as a GIF.. IF its on a transparent bkg..
it looks horrible..
unless its on a bkg...So always keep
your blings in .pspimage format like a tube is.
When your ready to use your blings.. open them in
Animation shop... I show you on the
first part of this
tutorial how to put the bling onto a tag or graphic..
check back there again..
Hope this helped you.. and you enjoyed it..
Toodles.. till next time..