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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Play Me a Lullaby


Supplies

Scrap kit of choice - I am using "Bella's Lullaby" by Soxsational Scraps available from Twilight Scraps and Paradise 4 Scrappers
Image of choice - I am using the lovely artwork of David Desbois from whom you must obtain permission
WSL_Mask7 by Chelle available from her blog
Fonts of choice - BakerScript and Pablo LET
Plugin: Xenofex 2 Constellation


Let's begin....


Open a new 700 x 600 canvas flood-filled white

Paste Frame5 as new layer
Resize by 80%
Select inside the Frame with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Expand by 5

Paste Image of choice as new layer
Selections > Invert
Delete then deslect
Layers > Arrange > Move Down

Duplicate twice and hide top two image layers
Return to original image layer

Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colourise
Hue - 0
Saturation - 0

Unhide second layer and set blend mode to Screen
Lower opacity to 30

Unhide third image layer and set blend mode to Soft Light
Lower opacity to 50

Now hide Background and Frame layers
Layers > Merge > Merge Visible


Paste Lullaby words as new layer
Resize by 60%
Position along bottom of Frame

Now we're going to colourise the Flowers and Hearts to match the Image

Paste Flower5 as new layer

LEAVE IN POSITION!!

Paste Flower2 as new layer
(Flower should paste directly on top of previous one)
Set blend mode to Multiply
Lower opacity to 50
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Resize by 20%
Position in lower left

Duplicate twice
Resize one by 80% and position slightly up

On other duplicate set blend mode to Multiply again
Lower opacity to 70
Layers > Merge > Merge Down


Duplicate again, then Image > Mirror
Paste Heart1 as new layer

LEAVE IN POSITION!!

Paste Heart3 as new layer
Set blend mode to Multiply
Lower opacity to 55, then
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Duplicate, then set blend mode to Multiply again
Lower opacity to 55, then
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Image > Rotate by 20 to the right
Resize by 25%
Layers > Arrange > Move Down
Position behind Flower to the right

Duplicate, then Image > Rotate by 20 to the right
Position behind first Heart


Paste GlitterTrails2 as new layer
Resize by 60%
Position along bottom

Should already be tucked behind Flowers and cascading over Lullaby words
Set blend mode to Soft Light and duplicate

Paste Paper Notes as new layer
Image > Rotate by 30 to the left
Resize by 35%
Position above the piano

Paste Notes3 as new layer
Resize by 15%
Position in upper corner above piano

Paste Sparkles as new layer
Resize by 85%
Position over image in Frame
Set blend mode to Soft Light

Paste TiedBow5 as new layer

LEAVE IN POSITION!!

Paste TiedBow2 as new layer

Change blend mode to Multiply and lower opacity to 40
Layers > Merge > Merge Down
Image > Rotate by 5 to the right
Resize by 65%
Position in upper right

With your Freehand Tool make a couple of selections around each of the ribbon strands
Delete then deselect

Activate Frame Layer

Paste a Doodle as new layer
Resize by 25%
Position in upper left to your liking
Set blend mode to Soft Light

Effects > Plugins > Simple > Top Left Mirror

Paste paper of choice as new layer
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Apply WSL_Mask7
OK
Layers > Merge > Merge Group
Lower opacity to 50

Crop and resize

Select your Text Tool and a font of choice
I am using Pablo LET (Bella's handwriting)
Use same colours for Foreground and Background as above

Type out your name
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer
Apply a drop shadow of choice

Finally, add your © copyright, licence and watermark, then save as GIF or JPG and you're done!


** IF YOU WISH TO ANIMATE PLEASE FOLLOW THESE NEXT STEPS **

Activate your Frame layer
Duplicate twice and rename Sparkle1, Sparkle2 and Sparkle3

With your Selection Tool carefully draw a rectangle around the Frame, then
Selections > Invert


Hide Sparkle2 and Sparkle3 and activate Sparkle1
Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Constellation with the following settings:


Hide Sparkle1 and activate Sparkle2
Apply the Constellation again, adjusting the Random Seed

Hide Sparkle2 and activate Sparkle3
Apply the Constellation effect again, adjusting the Random Seed

Now for the animation!

Activate Sparkle1 and hide Sparkle2 and Sparkle3
Edit > Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop
Edit > Paste as New Animation

Back to PSP
Hide Sparkle1 and activate Sparkle2
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste AFTER Current Frame

Back to PSP
Hide Sparkle2 and activate Sparkle3
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste AFTER Current Frame

Save as a GIF and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!

::st!na::


Here is a non-animated version:



© Tutorial written by Stina on 21st June 2009
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