02 March, 2014

PTU Tutorial- Irish Kiss

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Even though my example has 3 different animations in it,
for this tutorial I'm only doing one, since adding
the 2nd  & 3rd ones require more steps. ;)

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 X1, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a stunning kit from Tasha's Playgound.
The name of this kit is Irish Kiss.
You can find more info on this kit & where
you can find it by visiting her blog here.

Tube: I'm using the fab artwork of Lady Mishka.
This tube is no longer available to my knowledge, 
but you can find more of her artwork at PFD.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Mask: of choice.

Animation: I'm using a gorgeous animation from Simone.
The one I'm using for this tutorial,
is in her pack- SimoneAni278-283 number 280. 
You can find those here.
*Leave some love when downloading.

Animation Shop:  for animating the tag.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: A Gentle Touch

Drop shadow: 3 3 55 4, black 
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Flood fill your canvas with white.

Open up a paper of choice. Copy.
Paste as a new layer. Apply mask of choice. 
Merge group.

Next, open up frame4. 
Copy & paste into your canvas.
Now, with your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 5 px.
Selections- Invert.
Copy & paste paper5 (or paper of choice), 
resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Then move your paper under your frame in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Next, add your tube. Resize as needed & place her
on the lower left. Apply Xero-Radiance at these settings:
Then apply Xero-Porcelain to soften up the tube a bit:
Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

horseshoe1- 65%. Place on the right.
Move below tube in layers palette.

harps- 75%.
Place on the upper left.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

badge- 80%. Place on the top right
of the frame.

moneybag- 60%. 
Place on the right by the horseshoe.
Move below tube in layers palette.

beer2- 50%. Place on the left, 
in front of your tube.

beer- 45%. Mirror.
Place to the right of the beer2.

hat- 45%. 
Place to the left of the beer.

pipe- 55%. Rotate 17 right. Sharpen.
Place in front of the beer.

wordart- 55%. 
Place slightly off to the right.
Move below the pipe in layers palette.

Add any other elements if you prefer.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.  
Add a gradient glow at these settings:  
Then add your drop shadow.

If you're not animating, 
delete the white background at the bottom,
merge visible & save as a PNG.
This is what your tag should look like:

If animating, please continue...
To Animate:

Open up your animation in Animation Shop.
Duplicate it & close original.
For mine, I kept my tag the size I started with,
so I resized my animation so it was 400 px. wide.
If needed, resize the animation you're using.

Then, in PSP, close all your layers except for 
the paper under your frame, 
the mask & white background. Copy merged.
Paste as a new animation in A.S.

The animation I'm using has 23 frames.
So on your image in A.S., right click.
Insert frames- Empty.
In the box that pops up, in the top box, 
type 22 (or 1 number LESS than what your animation has).
Then in the next box, type 2.
Make sure the Carry Forward contents 
of proceeding frame is ticked.
Click ok. You should now have 23 frames 
(or however many you need for your tag.)

Now, back to your animation.
Select all (CTRL & A keys).
Copy- (CTRL & C keys)
Then, on your image we're animating,
Select all (CTRL & A keys)
Then Paste into frame (CRTL & E keys)- 
Don't Click!!
Once you have it positioned where you want it, click.
Play your animation to make sure they 
copied over correctly & that the animation 
is where you want it. ;)

Next, back in PSP, close the paper, mask 
& background layers. Open the other layers.
Copy merged. Paste as a new animation in A.S.

Now in your tool bar, click the propagate paste,
like my arrow shows in my example:
Then, on your image you added the animation to, Select all.
Then on your frame image you just pasted into A.S.,
click on it & drag it into your animated image.
Don't Click!
Once you have it positioned where you want it, 
release your mouse button (or click).

Finally, save as a gif & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
As always, I'd love to see your results. =)


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