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This tutorial is written in and for PSP X2 and assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. Please use my tutorial as a guideline and you are encouraged to try your own ideas.
Items you will need:
The PTU "Over The Rainbow Scrapkit" found at PSP Tube Stop
Font: Lavanderia Regular This is a Free font.
Mask: VIX Mask 362
Lets get started:
Start with a 500 x 500 pixel transparent image
Flood fill white
Open Green Shamrock Paper, resize to 500x500px, copy and paste onto the tag as a new layer and move below the white layer.
Apply Vix-Mask362, make sure the "Invert Transparency" is checked. Merge Group.
Select the white mask layer and manually expand it by selecting the "Pick" tool and adjusting the size until you have as much of the mask to the outside edges (left & right and top & bottom) as possible without cutting into the design. The mask layer will be narrowed on the sides and stretched top to bottom.
After adjusting to your satisfaction, Merge All.
Open the Shamrock Knot Rainbow element, resize 85%, rotate right, copy & paste onto the tag as a new layer, do this twice. Select one of the Knot layers and Mirror it. Move the 2 layers to where they are touching in the center of the tag. See screenshot:
Hide the back ground layer, leaving only the 2 knot layers,highlight on of the visible layers and merge visible. Copy this layer and take it to Animation Shop, paste as a New Animation.
Go to Effects and then Insert Image Effects.
See Screenshot of Underwater Effect Settings.
Select Underwater --> "Apply sunlight dappling" --> Sunlight intensity 100--> Sunlight depth 100 --> 2 waves:
Wave 1; X = 0 ;Y = 10
Wave 2: X = 0; Y = 0
Click OK. You will have 9 frames. Cut the 1st Frame in the panel so that you now have 8 frames.
Leave this for now and return to PSP.
Add drop shadow to the Rainbow Knot layer Vertical = 0; Horizontal = -1; Opacity = 100; Blur = 5.00; color = Black
Merge all layers.
Open the Rainbow2 Element, copy and past as a New Layer onto the tag base, above the Rainbow Knots (see position on the tag example). Now we are going to cut the ends so it sits on the knots. Using the Freehand Selection tool, crop around the ends of the Rainbow like in the screenshot.
Once you have done both ends, copy the Rainbow2 layer and take to Animation Shop, paste as a New Animation, then Insert Effect and this time use these settings:
Select Underwater --> "Apply sunlight dappling" --> Sunlight intensity 38--> Sunlight depth 49 --> 5 waves:
Wave 1; X = 0; Y = 5
Wave 2: X = -5; Y = 1
Wave 3: X = 3; Y = 0
Wave 4: X = 0; Y = -5
Wave 5: X = 0; Y = 0
Leave the Rainbow animation and go back to PSP
Hide the Rainbow layer of the tag. Copy ONLY the merged tag base and carry back to Animation Shop, paste as a New Animation, and then duplicate it until you have 8 frames. (Make sure your propagate paste button is clicked )
Go to your Rainbow Knot underwater animation, make sure all frames are selected, then copy and paste into the 8-frames of the tag base, positioning on top of the knots in the tag.
Select All on the Rainbow animation, copy and paste into the selected frames, placing it to sit on top of the Knots.
Return to PSP, open "LeprechaunGirl", copy and paste on top of the tag, add drop shadow twice. 1st time: Vertical = 0; Horizontal = 3; Opacity = 100; Blur = 5.00; color = Black
2nd time: Vertical = 0; Horizontal = -3; Opacity = 60; Blur = 5.00; color = Black
Copy this layer and carry to Animation Shop, paste as New Animation and then copy and paste into the tag base... position where you would like.
Return to PSP
Open 2 butterflies of your choice, I picked the blue & red ones. Resize 25%. Pick one butterfly and Mirror.
Apply Drop Shadow to both Butterflies using these setting:
Vertical = 0; Horizontal = -3; Opacity = 60; Blur = 5.00; color = Black
Copy and paste as New Animation in Animation Shop and then Copy and Paste each Butterfly into the frames like the tag example.
Go back to PSP can create your copyrights, and then copy and paste into Animation Shop as New Animation, then copy and paste into tag frames.
Use any font you wish with any phrase you like. I used the free font Lavanderia Regular, 60pt, color Black with Drop Shadow with these settings:
Vertical = 0; Horizontal = 0; Opacity = 100; Blur = 3.00; color = Black
Copy and carry to Animation Shop, paste New Animation, copy and paste into your tag. You are finished.
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