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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sweet Dreams


Scrap kit of choice - I am using "Go Ahead and Dream" by Bel Vidotti which is a freebie available on her blog
Tube of choice - I am using the delightful work of Suzanne Woolcott which available with a licence from her store
WSL_Mask230 by Chelle available from her blog
WordArt by Me, available here
Font of choice - I am using Moonbeam
Plugins: Jeans and Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (for text)

Ready? Let's begin...

Open a new 700 x 600 blank canvas flood-filled white

Select your Preset Shape Tool and set to Rectangle
Width - 2.00
Draw out a rectangle
Objects > Align > Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer

Duplicate and move up slightly
Duplicate again, then Image > Flip
Duplicate again and move down slightly

You should now have four rectangles

Hide Background layer, then
Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

With your Magic Wand select the inside of each rectangle
Selections > Modify > Expand by 1
Paste paper of choice as new layer
Resize by 65%
Selections > Invert
Delete then deselect

Effects > Plugins > > Jeans with the following settings:

Paste Window as new layer


Select each space inside the window with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Expand by 10
Add a new raster layer
Paste Paper of choice INTO selection
Layers > Arrange > Move Down


Paste Light as new layer
Resize by 65%
Position from upper left corner
Lower opacity to 55

Paste a Moon as new layer
Resize by 50%
Position in upper left
Selections > Invert


Paste Aurora as new layer
Position with the light over the Moon in upper left

Delete and deselect

Activate top layer

Paste Lamp03 as new layer
Resize by 65%
Position to the right

Paste Bed as new layer
Resize by 60%
Position to the left

Paste Lamp02 as new layer
Resize by 65%
Position along top of window

Paste Owl as new layer
Resize by 40%
Position on the rectangle bars to the right

Paste Sheep as new layer
Image > Rotate by 20 to the left
Resize by 30%
Position tucked behind and above bed to liking

Paste Stars04 as new layer
Resize by 25%
Position within window to your liking
Set blend mode to Soft Light

Paste Tube of choice as new layer
Layers > Arrange > Bring to Top
Resize as necessary
Position to liking

Activate Rectangle bars below window

Paste Cloud04 as new layer
Resize by 95%
Position to liking
Lower opacity to 85

Paste Paper of choice as new layer
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
Resize by 90%

Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Apply WSL_Mask230
Layers > Merge > Merge Group
Lower opacity to 55

Crop and resize to liking

Paste WordArt made by me as new layer
Resize by 60% (or to liking)
Position at the top of Window
Duplicate and set blend mode to Multiply
Lower opacity to 30
Layers > Merge > Merge Down

Select your Text Tool and font of choice
I am using Moonbeam
Text colour of choice - I am using #9aa9b2

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

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


Activate your Lights layer (across the top of the window)
Duplicate once and rename Light1 and Light2

Select the Light and glow with your Magic Wand

Leave Light1 as is and activate Light2

Adjust > Brightness & Contrast > Brightness/Contrast with the following settings:


Hide Light2 and activate Light1
Edit > Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop
Edit > Paste as New Animation

Back to PSP
Hide Light1 and activate Light2
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste after Current Frame

Select All, then set your Frame Properties to 50

Now save as a GIF and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!


Here is a non-animated version:

© Tutorial written by Stina on 14th June 2009
All rights reserved

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