This is a simple lil tutorial I think any level
PSP user can do.
You know through the years of
learning PSP.. and later teaching it...I found I liked the tutorials
that didn't ASSUME that I knew where a tool was or HOW to do
something even though its
simple to most of us.. when learning PSP
its all confusing.. SOOO I write my tutorials AS IF it
when I was learning the program.. I try to show you how, why and
where things are lol..
I hate even now.. as much as I know about
it.. to do a tutorial that has
just words and no pictures lol...
call me a visual learner I guess.
I used the art work of
You can not buy Suzanne's tubes anymore.. but if you were
lucky enough to buy
them when they were available please use your
license on your
is SW 881
The kit I used is mine, made for this tutorial.
Its tagger sized so the file size wont be so big.
Supplies include mask and dove animation
When you unzip the supplies zip..
put your mask in your docs/mypspfiles/mask folder..
#1. Start off with a new image 700 x 700, *file/new* you can resize later if this is too
#2. Open one of the bkg papers supplied in the
scrapset... Copy and
paste or simply drag the bkg paper layer from
the layer palette to the new image window.
#3. Make sure you are on the bkg layer on the
layer palette and
apply the mask that was supplied or one of your
*Go to layers/load-save mask/load mask from
disk.* Use these settings below.
#4. Merge the group...*layers/merge/group*
NOTE: remember to get in the habit
of renaming your layers... that way you will
keep the layers straight. On
the layers palette right click on that layer and rename.
#5. Once you have merged the mask layers.. RESIZE
that layer by 70%. *Go to image/resize.*
You should have a raster layer 1 under the merged
mask layer.. fill this layer with white...
#6. On the mask layer apply a 3D drop shadow using
these settings below.
*Effects/3D effects/drop shadow*
#7. Copy and paste the frame that was in the kit
zip. Resize frame
#8. Using your Point to Point Selection tool,
drag to each corner of the
frame as shown. Open another bkg paper and copy and paste it over to
the new image
window.. make sure its layer is below the
frame layer.. if not click and drag it below from layer palette..
INVERT your selection and while the BKG PAPER
layer is selected
or highlighted on the layer palette.. hit DELETE
on the keyboard
or cut. This will
cut away the extra from around the edges of the frame.
#10. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame. Use
# 11. You new image should look like below.
#12. Now here is where individuality comes
into play.. you use whatever
elements you want.. bows, buttons, doodle..
flowers etc arrange them any way you like...
#13. I put my text on a separate layer in
vector... so you can size it exactly the right size.
#14. When I get it like I want it.. the text.. I
merge just the frame,
the frame bkg paper and the text, then use the
deformation tool and turn it to
the left some.
#15. Copy and paste whatever tube you wanted to
use.. don't forget your 3D drop shadow!..
*ok ok that's a pet peeve of mine
lol.. I hate to see a tag with no 3D drop shadows on the tubes..
also another thing people sometimes
forget, when you resize something... 99.9% of the time you will need
to SHARPEN ONCE.*
#16. Time to crop if you need to. This is after
you get all the elements
on there and everything positioned like you
I have a habit of using the rectangle selection tool
to selection.. BUT there is a crop tool in PSP
both these ways
work...After you crop merge all layers..
* more than one way to skin a cat*
#17. While in PSP, right click on top of the image
window and COPY.
Open your animation shop and right click on its
desk top and PASTE
as new Animation. OPEN the dove animation that
was in the supplies zip.
Well its not a true animation.. its not a
GIF file but its a psp animation file.
It has 8 frames... *I had recolored the dove frames to match the colors
in the tag.*
#18. Go to Edit/ select all.
or Ctrl + A on keyboard..
to select all the frames in the
also not shown is on your new tag
animation you just pasted as new animation..
you will have to
duplicate that ONE frame there to same amount of frames as
animation.. so use the duplication frame button.
it as many times as you need
to get a total of 8 frames there...Clicking it
four times will get you 9 frames..
Delete ONE. then you will be fixed :)
ok select all frames on the dove
animation and all frames on your new animation.
# 19. Drag frame ONE of
the dove animation over to the frame ONE of
the new animation.. dont let
go of your mouse button UNTIL you have
the dove in the exact place you
want.. if you let go and its not.. just go
to EDIT / UNDO.. do that to
both animations. and try again.
#20. Check your new animation.. with the
preview animation button.
want to change the speed of
the animation... have all frames highlighted
and right click on any of them and
go to frame properties. the higher the number there the slower the
animation will be.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.. till next time my sweet PSP