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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon


Scrap kit of choice - I am using "Fun and Fancy Free" by Lynn Earwicker available from The Scrapping Divaz Designz
Tube of choice - I am using the delightful artwork of Lix available with a licence through CILM
UFMask19 here
Fonts of choice - SandyTextHmkBold and SBC Sandy Beach
Plugins: Filters Unlimited Blue Sky, Mura Meister Copies and Colour Dot

Let's begin....

Open a new 700 x 550 canvas flood-filled white

Paste a Surfboard as new layer
Image > Rotate by 10 to the left
Resize by 70%
Position slightly to the left
Duplicate, then Image > Mirror

Paste another Surfboard as new layer
Resize by 70%
Position in centre

Select your Preset Shape Tool and set to Ellipse
Foreground - colour to match tag
Background - null
Stroke width - 10.00

Draw out Ellipse towards centre
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas

Convert to raster layer

Apply the following Inner Bevel:

Select inside with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Expand by 5
Add new raster layer
Paste Paper of choice INTO selection


Effects > Plugins > IC Net Software > Filters Unlimited > Color Filters > Blue Sky
Default settings
Layers > Arrange > Move Down

Activate top layer

Paste Flower as new layer
Resize by 15%

Effects > Plugins > Mura Meister > Copies with the following settings:

Position in line with Frame
Place over or behind Frame - it's up to you

Paste Tube of choice as new layer
Resize as necessary
Position along bottom of Ellipse Frame to your liking

Paste BeachBall as new layer
Resize by 20% and position

Paste Sandcastle as new layer
Resize by 40% and position

Paste Umbrella as new layer
Resize by 45% and position behind your Tube

Paste PalmTree as new layer
Resize by 40% and position behind Tube and Umbrella

Paste Sun as new layer
Resize by 25% and position to liking

Add any other elements to your liking

Paste Paper of choice a new layer
Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Apply UFMask19
Layers > Merge > Merge Group

Crop and resize

Still on Mask layer
Effects > Plugins > > Colour Dot
Default settings
Lower opacity to 55

Select Text Tool and font of choice
I am using SandyTextHmkBold
Text colour of choice - I am using #0e74c7

Type out text of choice and position
Convert to raster layer
Apply a slight Gradient Glow and/or drop shadow of choice

Select another font of choice
I am using SBC Sandy Beach
Same Text colour
Type out your name and position
Convert to raster layer
Apply any effect or drop shadows as necessary to your liking

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


Activate your Frame Background layer
Duplicate once and rename Sunburst1 and Sunburst2

Activate Sunburst1

Effects > Illumination Effects > Sunburst with the following settings:

Hide Sunburst1 and activate Sunburst2
Apply Sunburst effect again with the following changes:

Now for the animation!

Activate Sunburst1 and hide Sunburst2
Edit > Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop
Edit > Paste as New Animation

Back to PSP
Hide Sunburst1 and activate Sunburst2
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste AFTER Current Frame

Select All and set your Frame Properties to 50
Save as a GIF and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!


Here is a non-animated version:

© Tutorial written by Stina on 4thJuly 2009
All rights reserved

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