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Friday, September 4, 2009



Scrap kit of choice - I am using "First Bite" by Oopsie Daisy available from Totally Sweet Designs and Stargazer Scraps
Tube of choice - I am using a free poser tube by Outlaw Designs
sg_feather-edge Mask here
Fonts of choice - I am using LD Twylight and A&S Snapper Script
Plugins: Mura Meister > Copies
Eye Candy 4000 > Gradient Glow
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact > Gradient Glow

Let's begin...

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

Paste RubyStar as new layer
Resize by 50%


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

Paste Journal1 as new layer
Resize by 35%
Paste Glitpprborder as new layer
Resize by 60%
Position towards bottom of Journal layer

Paste Floral2 as new layer
Image > Rotate by 15 to the left
Resize by 35%
Position to the lower left
Duplicate, then Image > Mirror

Paste some Blood Spatter and move to bottom layer

Paste Tube of choice as new layer
Resize as necessary and position

Depending on the tube you use you may have to do the following steps:
Select outside the Journal tag layer with your Magic Wand
Selections > Modify > Feather by 2
Use your Eraser Tool to erase excess

Now paste the Apple as new layer
Resize by 25% and position to the lower left or right (depending on your tube) BEHIND your Tube layer

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

Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Apply sg_feather-edge
Layers > Merge > Merge Group
Resize by 86%
Lower opacity to 50

Crop and resize to 500 x 500
Image > Canvas Resize 550 x 550

Make sure the background colour is white
Select your Preset Shape Tool and set to Ellipse
Foreground - #000000
Background - null

Hold your shift key and draw out a Circle around your tag
(holding shift ensures the shape is drawn symmetrically)
Objects > Align > Centre in Canvas

Select your Text Tool and font of choice
I am using LD Twylight
Text colour black

On the curve type out your text of choice

Open your Layer Palette and Vector Layer
Close off the Ellipse then convert to raster layer
Lower opacity to 35

Select another font of choice
I am using A&S Snapper Script
Type out your name
Objects > Align > Horizontal Centre in Canvas
Convert to raster layer

Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy > Gradient Glow with the following settings:

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


Activate your Tube layer and zoom in on the eyes
Select your Magic Wand and click once in the pupils of each eye
It will only be a very small area as we don't want too much

Add a new raster layer
Effects > Plugins > Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact > Gradient Glow with the following settings:


Set blend mode to Screen then duplicate
Rename Eyes1 and Eyes2

Now to animate!

Hide Eyes2 keeping Eyes1 visible
Edit > Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop
Edit > Paste as New Animation

Back to PSP
Activate Eyes2
Edit > Copy Merged

In Animation Shop
Edit > Paste After Current Frame

Select All and change Frame Properties to 50
Now save as a GIF and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!


Here in a non-animated version using a different tube:

© Tutorial written by Stina on 4th September 2009
All rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. I did you tut on the vampiress and i posted the
    results and a tag for you on MTA yahoo psycho email for the group there
    i hope you get it

    love your tuts