Font used in header '0 Toon Block DNA'
created this tutorial on Feb 21, 2008 and is the
property of ©Swheat Creations.
used PSP version 9. But I'm sure other versions can be
used. This tutorial requires that you have a working
knowledge of PSP's tools.
I am using
Kay Miller Designs PTU scrapset 'Bit 'OBlarney' you can get
Sorry I can't supply it.. its a retail kit.
Also used a PINUP TOON tube, you can purchase her it at the
tutorial you will need
Pro...(*makes sense huh :)
Two bkg papers , and assorted
One mask of
your choice or the one I supply
Unlimted 2 *Edges, round*
Supplies folder is the
mask I made for this tutorial.
1. Open a new
image 600 x 600 *can resize later* copy and paste the
bkg paper your going to use to apply the mask on.
This will be the tags bkg layer.
Open the mask that's in
the supplies zip on to your PSP desktop. Then minimize.
mask layer/ from image. Pick the SWT-GrungeEdge2.jpg and
have the invert UN checked.. then OK.
This is how
your canvas should look
Get in the habit
early in learning PSP to rename your layers to what they
You will get less
confused when you have lots of layers.. This tutorial
deals with quite
a few layers... and it
will be easy to get them mixed up when you start to
3. Take the second bkg paper your
going to use.. resize it to around 450 x 450 then use
Filters Unlimited 2 * Edges,
Round* I used # 12 edge.
Canvas should look like below.
4. I used the heart that was in the scrap kit next and
used the deformation tool and turned it to the left as
5. Copied and pasted as a new layer... the girl tube.
6. Hide all the layers except the layer that you used
the Filters Unlimited on it.. make sure its selected on
the layer palette... then go to Selections/select all/
float. Selections/modify/contract 10 pixels. Use your
magic wand tool and click some where on the outside of
7. Now to selections/ invert.. your canvas should look
ADD a new raster layer above the this bkg
shape... Flood fill this 'frame' with a coordinating
8. Apply an inner bevel to the frame.. using the
9. A 3D drop shadow is now applied.. settings below.
10. Unhide all your layers now. and erase the bottom
part of your girl tube.. so none of it shows below this
new frame layer.
11. Apply 3D shadow to your tube now.
12. I copied and pasted on a new layer.. this Shamrock
13. Applied a 3D shadow, same settings at before.
Copy and paste your
Leprechaun to a new layer.. making sure his layer is
below the shamrock
layer.. using the eraser , erase part of him that
shows behind the shamrock.
Duplicate his layer.. move one of the layers where he's
part way under the
shamrock.. name that layer Leprechaun 1 then on
the other layer of him.. move
him where he's out like below.. make sure you erase all
the right parts. Name that layer Leprechaun 2
14. Its going to get trickier now so.. read good :)
Ok notice the layer palette below..
you NEED two layers of the leprechaun , 3 layers
of the Heart.. cause were
going to put the noise animation on that. Use your magic
wand tool and select
any part that you want of the heart... use the
noise tool set
on 13 on the first heart layer 15 on the next and
18 on the 3rd one.
Look at the sample of the layer palette below..
See that everything is on its own layer.
Depending on how you
BUILD your tag here... you might have 3 layers
of the shamrock
instead... its all up to you...what you put the noise
15. ok... this is how you have your layer palette set up
first time.. this is going
to be the first frame of your animation.. Open your
animation shop now.
If your going to add Text.. add it on its own
layer. Below its kind of self
explanatory on what layers you need. You have your two
Leprechaun layers hid...
and the two top Heart layers hid.. the bottom heart
layer is visible.
Everything else is visible. When your layer
palette looks like below..
go to the top of the canvas window and right click and
click COPY MERGE.
16. Go to Animation shop... right click on its desktop
Paste as a new Animation. That's frame ONE. Back to PSP.
17.Set your layer palette like below. Hide the first
heart layer and unhide
the next one up and unhide Leprechaun 1 . Do COPY
MERGE again.. back to
Animation Shop and right click on the new animation your
building there and paste behind current frame.
18. Set layer palette like below. COPY MERGE back
to A.S. and paste behind current frame.
19. You keep doing this.. this is the next layer palette
COPY MERGE and back to A.S. and paste
behind current frame. its the same each time!!!
20. Next Setting
21. This is the last setting. Back to A.S and paste
behind current frame...
You should have 6 frames now..
check your animation.. to see if it looks ok..
an animation preview button up on top right in Animation
it looks like film... if all is well then SAVE
AS...GIF.. I also resized the
finished tag by selecting
all frames and going to animation and resizing
exporting it back to PSP and sharpening every frame.
That's up to you... if you want it smaller.
Hope your enjoyed this tutorial.. till next time..
May the road rise up to meet ya..
and not hit you in the hinney!!!!