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Friday, May 15, 2009

Home is Where the Heart Is

 
**Grand Opening of Twilight Scraps tut**
 
Supplies
 
Scrap kit of choice - I am using "Support the Troops" by Jay of Heartbeatz Creationz available as part of the Grand Opening of Twilight Scraps
**Kit is a FREEBIE from 15th to 18th May then it goes on sale**
Tube of choice - I am using the lovely artwork of Suzanne Woolcott available from her store
WSL_Mask215 by Chelle available from her blog
Fonts of choice - I am using Centime and Chocolate Dulce
Plugins: Mura Meister Copies and Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature > Fire


Ready? Let's Go...
 
 
Open Missy Template #200
Shift D to duplicate and close off original
Delete copyright layer
 
Image > Canvas Resize 600 x 600 centred
 
Flood-fill excess background white
 
Activate CIRCLE layer
Select with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Feather by 1
Press DELETE two or three times to remove circle (pressing delete several times deletes the feathering)
Paste paper of choice INTO selection
Deselect
 
Activate DOTTED CIRCLE layer
Selections > Select All
Selections > Float, the Defloat
Selections > Modify > Feather by 1
Paste a paper of choice INTO selection
Deselect
 
Activate STAR layer
Select with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Feather by 1
Press DELETE two or three times
Paste paper of choice into selection
Deselect
 
Activate STAR BACKGROUND layer
Select with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Feather by 1
Press DELETE two or three times
Paste paper of choice into selection
Deselect
 
Activate STAR FRAME layer
Select with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Feather by 1
Press DELETE two or three times
Flood-fill with a colour of choice from your tag into selection
Deselect
 
You should now have something like this:
 
 
Paste two Flowers each as new layers
Resize by around 20%
Duplicate each FOUR times
Place one of each around five points on your Template together
 
Hide each of your Template layers and background, leaving only the flowers visible
Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
Unhide all layers
 
Paste a Star as new layer
Resize by around 15 - 20%
 
LEAVE IN POSITION
 
Effects > Plugins > Mura Meister  > Copies with the following settings:
 
 
You made need to play with the Random Sphere setting a few times to get the scattering effect you want
 
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
 
Activate top layer
 
Paste a candle as new layer
Resize by 60%
Position to the lower right of tag
 
Paste another candle as new layer
Resize by 50%
Position alongside first candle
Layers > Arrange > Move Down
(so candle is partially tucked behind first candle)
 
 
Paste Paper of choice as new layer
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
 
Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Locate WSL_Mask215
OK
 
Open your Layer Palette and activate the Mask Layer
 
 
Resize by 110%
Layers > Merge > Merge Group
Lower opacity to 20
 
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
 
Paste your tube as new layer
Resize as necessary
Position to your liking
Apply a slight drop shadow of choice
 
Select your Preset Shape Tool to Ellipse
Set your foreground to #000000
Draw out a circle around your tag to your liking
 
Select your Text Tool and font of choice
I am using Centime
Choose a colour from your tag as your Background
I am using #976067
 
Set your mouse on the curve and type out the text of your choice
Position to your liking
 
 
In your Layer Palette open the Vector Layer and turn off the Ellipse
Convert to raster layer
Apply a drop shadow of choice
 
Select your Text Tool again and another font of choice
I am using Chocolate Dulce and the same colour for my text
 
Type out your name
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Add some noise, a Gradient Glow and drop shadow of choice
 
Finally, add your © copyright, licence and
 
watermark, then save as a GIF or JPG and
 
you're done!
 
 
 
** IF YOU WISH TO ANIMATE PLEASE FOLLOW THESE
 
NEXT STEPS **
 
Firstly, carefully erase the flame of the candles on your tag
Edit > Copy Merged
Edit > Paste as New Image, then
Paste again TWICE as new layers
 
You should now have THREE of the same layer
 
Now with your Freehand Tool carefully draw the shape of a flame on each candle
 
 
Hide the top two layers leaving Layer 1 visible
 
Effects > Plugins > Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature > Fire
Under the settings tab select Small, Candle
 
Then use the following settings:
 
 
KEEP SELECTED!!
 
Activate the next layer (Layer 2) and repeat Fire effect, adjusting the Random Seed
 
Then activate Layer 3 and repeat again, adjusting the Random Seed
 
 
Deselect
 
OK....ready to animate? This is the easy part, which you can do in one or two ways:
 
1. Copy and then paste each layer into Animation Shop, first as New Animation then After Current Frame;
 
OR
 
2. Save as a .PSP for Animation Shop then in Animation Shop select OPEN and locate your .PSP file
Adjust Frame Properties to your liking - I set mine to 20
 
That's it!!
 
Now save as a GIF and you're done!
 
Thanks for trying my tutorial!
 
::st!na::
 
 
 
© Tutorial written by Stina on 14th May 2009
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1 comment:

  1. Another great tut! I love it Stina. Thank you!

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