09 June, 2012

PTU- Urban Chic Forum Set


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This is a forum set that will go nicely with the Urban Chic 
tag that's posted below, for a three-piece set.;)

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: The chic new kit- Urban Glam- 
from Tasha's Playground. This kit is a PTU kit 
& is coming soon only to PTE.

Tube: I'm using the gorgeous artwork of Zlata M,
 which you can find at PFD.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license 
to do so & have purchased the tube.

My gradient, which can be found in my supplies
from my previous tutorial, Here.

Filters: Filter Factory B- Sliding Spirals
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Urban Hook-Up 
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 0 0 80 4.

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)

Unzip my supplies.
Copy the gradient to your PSP Gradients folder.
The other supplies are not needed for this forum set.

For the tag:
Open a new canvas 650 X 250 px.
Copy & paste one of the 'glitter' papers of choice. 
Rename this layer background base.

Next, copy & paste frame 1. Resize 35%. 
Rotate 45 right. Sharpen. Duplicate.
Resize this second one 80%. Sharpen again. 
Place on the left. Duplicate & mirror. 

With your magic wand, click inside the left frame.
Modify & expand by 2. Invert.
Copy & paste a paper of choice. Hit delete. 
Add your closeup. Resize 35%. 
Hit delete again. Select none.

Do the same for the right frame, using the same 
paper & resizing your closeup 30%. 

Repeat again for the middle frame, this time using 
a different paper & resizing your closeup 55%.
Move all the frames to the top in layers palette.
Crop to canvas.

On your middle closeup, set the blend mode to Luminance (L). 
Merge the left & right closeups together 
& apply Xero-Radiance:
Add a drop shadow to the closeups & your frames.

Add the brokenglass. Move below the frame, 
closeup & paper layers. Sharpen, Crop to canvas.

Add the heart2. Resize 70%. 
Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

Next, add a new layer. Using my gradient-
Angle set to 45, repeats- 2- Flood fill this layer.
Selections- Select all- Modify- contract by 4. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Add a new layer. Flood fill with black.
Selections- Select all- Modify-
contract by 1. Hit delete & select none.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now, add your name, using my gradient:
Angle- 45, repeats- 3.
Give it a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow.

To animate:
Go back down to the background base layer.
Duplicate it 3 times, for a total of 4.
Rename these duplicates 
Spiral 1
Spiral 2
Spiral 3.
Close off Spiral 2 & 3 for now.
On Spiral 1, apply Filter Factory B- Sliding Spirals at default settings:
Change the blend mode to Screen. Hide for now.

On Spiral 2, apply Filter Factory B- Sliding Spirals, 
changing the zoom in/ out to 35. 
Change the blend mode to screen. Hide for now.

On Spiral 3, do the same thing, changing the 
zoom in/ out to 95. Again, set the blend mode to Screen.
Hide for now & reopen Spiral 1.

Now, copy merged & paste into Animation Shop.
Go back to PSP & hide Spiral 1 & unhide Spiral 2.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S. 
Go back to PSP & hide Spiral 2 & unhide Spiral 3.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
You should have 3 frames. Save as gif 
& you're done with the tag.

Now to do the avi:
New image: 150 X 150 px.
Copy & paste the same glitter paper 
of choice from your tag into the canvas.
Crop to canvas. 

Next, add a new layer. Using my gradient- 
Angle set to 45, repeats- 2, Flood fill this layer. 
Selections- Select all- Modify-contract by 4. 
Hit delete & select none.

Add a new layer. Flood fill with black.
Selections- Select all- Modify- contract by 1. 
Hit delete & select none.

Rotate 45 left, making sure all layers is ticked.
Using your magic wand, click inside the gradient border layer.
Modify & expand by 2. Invert. 
Copy & paste your closeup. Resize 50%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.  
Apply Xero- Radiance at the same settings as the tag.
Add your drop shadow.
Move this layer below your gradient border layer.

Next, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now, add your initial, using the same gradient setting 
as we used for the tag. Add the same gradient glow 
& drop shadow.

To animate:
Duplicate your gradient border twice for a total of three.
Name them border 1, border 2, border 3.

On the border 1 layer, add noise- 
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 45%.
Hide this layer for now.

Open the border 2 layer. Add noise-
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%.
Hide this layer for now.

Open the border 3 layer. Add noise
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 55%.
Hide this layer.

Unhide the border 1 layer.
Copy merged into Animation Shop.
Go back to PSP & hide border 1 & open border 2.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Go back to PSP & hide border 2 & open border 3.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
You should have 3 frames. Save as a gif at these settings:
Enjoy your forum set. =)

*hugz*

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