Time for another tutorial :)
are a few elements out of my
PTU scrapkit 'It's
all about Flowers '. You can purchase the
whole kit from
Woolcott artwork is used in
Her tubes can not be purchased anymore, so
if you purchased them while they were available please use
your license # on your tag. My License is SW881
This tutorial uses the plugin
#1. Open one of the scallop backs, whichever
color you would like to use. Shift + D
to duplicate the
canvas. Close the original image. Resize the back 80%... have
the all layers
UNCHECKED on the resize window. Add a new layer
and drag to bottom.. fill with white.
Open one of the triple
frames and copy and paste in a new layer to your canvas
the scallop back and white background.. see the layer palette
* always a good habit
to get into when your first learning PSP to rename your layers
so you will not get mixed up with your layers*
#2. Decide which bkg tile you are going to
use to apply a mask to. Might have to
resize it. It needs to
be smaller than the canvas. Copy and paste it to a new layer..
make sure this layer is between the bottom white bkg and the
Apply a mask to this layer. If you need help
with masks I have a tutorial on
#3.After you apply the mask, there will be 3
of the mask layers merge/ group.
#4. Below, using your magic wand... click on
the center of the frames.
Make sure your selection tool Mode is on
#5. Select a bkg paper.. resize where its
smaller than your canvas. Position behind the frame layer.
INVERSE the selection and making sure your on the bkg paper
it should cut all the extra bkg paper from the
outside of the frame area.
#6. Copy and paste the tubes/pngs that your
going to use inside the
frames now.. apply a 3D drop shadow on
them and also on the frame.
#7. I used the pen tool
freehand to draw this line as
show below. After the line is drawn... you click the Text Tool
cursor to the line and your pointer
will turn to a A with a rocker
on the bottom...then type out what you
want up on this line.
#8. Both the line and the Text will be
Vector.. so on your layer palette where it says Vector...
click the PLUS sign to expand the layers, there you will see
the ' new path '
layer there.. that's the first drawn line you
freehanded.. now we don't want that...
so X out that layer..
then right click on the layer and rasterize it.
#9. Below I added a 3D drop shadow to the
#10. Merge all the top layers EXCEPT the
MASK layer and the White Bkg layer.
Then duplicate the mask layer 2 times so you
will end up with 3 of the Mask layers.
Don't forget to add your copyright
info on the top merged layer.
#11. I also added the Bee and a few lady
bugs too.. to the top merged layer.
#12 On the bee layer... when I applied a
drop shadow on him...
I made sure that the 'shadow on a new layer
' was checked on the Drop Shadow box..
#13. That way I was able to erase the shadow
that is just around the wings... so they could be partially
#14. You should just have the Merged layer
on top... the 3 mask layers next
and then the white bkg layer
on bottom. HIDE two of the mask layers
and on the mask layer
that's not hid go to effects/Xenofex 2/ Constellation
and use these settings below. You might have
to ' tweak '
the settings some depending on what
kind of mask you use.
#15. Apply the Xenofex 2 Constellation to
the other two mask layers but each time...
click the RANDOM SEED button.. that
way the settings change some on each of the mask layers.
#16. Hide 2 of the mask layers * X out the
layers on layer palette* then up at
top of window.. click COPY
MERGED . Open your animation shop and right click
desktop and copy as a new animation. Go back to PSP and
previous Mask layer and Unhide one of the other mask
layers... up at top of
window.. COPY MERGED.. back to
animation shop and right click
on that new animation
you've started and PASTE behind current frame...
back to PSP hide that mask layer that
you had un hid and un hid the
last * 3rd* one make sure only one mask
layer is visible when you COPY MERGED .
#17. In animation shop.. you SHOULD have 3
frames now to your new animation...
click the preview
animation button.. to see
if everything looks alright...
IF YOU WANT to make the Bee's
eyes blink... select the MIDDLE frame..
and type Shift+ X and
it will take it back to PSP... ADD a new layer above the
layer....Zoom in real close to the Bee. Use your round
selection tool and
draw a circle over each eye... make sure to
go a lil outside of the white. Fill these circles with black..
#18. Use the rectangle selection tool and
draw a rectangle over the black circles.
HALF way down.. then hit CUT or
DELETE.. make sure your on the black
circle layer or you will be cutting
something you don't want cut!!!!
#19. Merge the two layers... click the X to
close the window... click NO on the first window
#20. Click YES on this second window.
#21. Check your animation again.. to see if
it looks alright.. if not UNDO from EDIT menu and start
You can also RESIZE your animation.. from
inside of animation shop.. go to
Animation/ resize.. use these settings
below.. SAVE AS A GIF... and your done!!!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial... let me
know if you need any help..
Toodles Till next time!!