Hi there.. for this tutorial.. I used PSP 9.01.
Also several plugins that you will be needing..
the supplies you need for this project..
Toadies 2 *Plain Mosaic Blur* you can get
Super Blade Pro
Will also need the Super Blade Pro preset m-coconutice
download this preset into your environment folder
inside your super
blade pro folder in Plugins. Install the two plugins into your
plugins folder in your docs/mypspfiles
Open the MB-Heart tube...Click Shift + D to
duplicate the tube window..
close the original tube. On your layer
palette you will notice it says
Dove heart as the only layer there.. so right
click and DUPLICATE the layer..
so that you have two there.. HIDE (X) out
the top copy of the layer. Look below to see what that looks like..
Now apply the Toadies 2 *Plain Mosaic blur* on
that bottom layer. Use these settings below.
Use your magic wand tool
Tolerance on 20 Feather 0 and select the black
lines in between the rectangles. As you see below the lines have the
selection 'marching ants' around them.. now go to Selections/INVERT.
Go to Flaming Pear/Super Blade Pro on your effects
list. Click the button shown by the red arrow, when the 'open
a settings file' window comes up... LOOK IN...your plugins/super
blade pro/ environments folder.. for the preset you saved into there
at the beginning of this tutorial. See below
After you apply Super Blade Pro.. go to Selections
and INVERT again. Your graphic should look like this below. On the
layer palette.. DUPLICATE this SBP layer.. you should have 3 layers
now on the layer palette.. the top hidden Dove Heart layer then the
2 coconut glass rectangle layers with the selection still there..
Now open the GOLD tile I had in the supplies zip
and set your foreground to pattern. Click on the foreground
window and choose the gold pattern from the ones offered there.
Fill the selected lines with the Gold pattern
tile. on BOTH middle and bottom layers. That's the ones with the
Super Blade Pro glass effect on them. Also on EACH of these two
layers.. go to ADJUST/ Add /Remove Noise/ ADD noise and use this
setting below on one of the layers... set to 26% then on the other
layer.. use 22%. This is important for the animation part to work..
each of those layers HAS to have a different noise setting.
On the layer palette.. the TOP layer.. UNHIDE it..
and go to Effects/3D effects/Drop shadow and apply these settings
below. Refer to the picture on how your should look.
*Not shown* On your layer palette .. you should
have the top layer.. the Dove Heart with shadow, the middle glass
tiles layer and the bottom glass tiles layer.
You need to add a new raster layer and drag it
down to the very bottom and FILL with white or some color you like.
Duplicate this layer once.. so you have two bottom white layers...
if you RIGHT click on each of your layers and RENAME them you can
keep things straight better... its a good habit to get into to is
naming your layers.. Now duplicate the TOP Heart layer.
Your layer palette should have from top to
bottom... 1st Heart layer, 2nd Heart layer, 3 rd Glass tiles layer,
4th glass tiles layer, 5th white layer 6th another white layer.
Arrange your layers to look like the ones in the
Merge the top 3.. hide that merged layer then and
merge the bottom 3 layers. you should end up with just 2 layers when
done. Below I wanted to add noise animation on the bow of the
heart.. so I used my magic wand tool again with same settings as
earlier.. and touched a few places here and there on the bow..
I applied the same two settings as I used earlier
also on EACH of the layers of your graphic.
If you want to Crop.. NOW is time.. like I did
below. ONE MAJOR no no.. is don't crop too close to any graphics
edges.. it will be seen, and wont look good...
After you crop.. you save your file as a Animation
shop (*.psp) file type then OPEN it in animation shop.... SAVE AS a
.gif then.. and your done!!!
Here is the finished product below.. I hope you
enjoyed this tutorial and will join me on the next one..