19 August 2013

A Special Day (Animated)


This tutorial was written by me on August 19th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.  You will need the following supplies:

"Behind The Mask Of Love" is a gorgeous kit by Tootypup Scraps, available in both full and tagger-size.  I used the tagger-size version for mine.  Please visit Susan's blog HERE for links to her stores.  Thank you for this beautiful kit hun!

I used a lovely tube & close-up by Anna Liwanag, who was with PTE when I purchased it.  You can now find her work at CDO.

Mask #80 by Vaybs.

Plug-in used: Xero Porcelain and Radiance; Xenofex 2 Constellation.

Font: I used Wedding Invitation 2, HERE.

Animation Shop.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 800 x 800, white background.

Copy and paste the main tube as a new layer.

From the kit, open Cameo Frame Plain_01 and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the tube.  Move to the upper left and arrange as shown.  Duplicate and move the copy to the lower right.  See my tag for placement.

Hide the main tube.

Using the magic wand, click inside the left frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 4.

Open Paper 03 and resize 55%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame. Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the close-up tube, copy and paste as a new layer above the paper.  Arrange within the selection and tap delete.  Deselect.

Apply Xero Porcelain using these settings:

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Apply Xero Radiance using these settings:

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Repeat these steps for the right frame, resizing the close-up tube 80%.

Apply drop shadow to both CU tubes, I used H&V 0, Opacity 48, Blur 12.

Apply drop shadow to frames, I used H&V 2, Opacity 48, Blur 10.

Unhide the main tube and apply drop shadow, I used V 2, H 7, Opacity 23, Blur 15.

Using the rectangle selection tool, draw a selection along the bottom edge of the main tube.  Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > Choose "Both", Feather Amount: 15.  Tap delete a couple of times to soften the bottom edge.

Open Diamonds and resize 50%.  Move this layer so it's right above the background layer and arrange on the right side.  Duplicate and move the copy to the left side.  Merge these two layers together.  Select all, float and defloat.  Duplicate twice for a total of three.  Rename each layer Diamonds 1, 2 & 3.  Hide Diamonds 2 & 3 and activate Diamonds 1.

Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation using these settings:

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Hide Diamonds 1, unhide and activate Diamonds 2.  Repeat Constellation, clicking the Random Seed button once.

Repeat this for Diamonds 3.

Open Diamonds 1 and hide 2 and 3.

Add your other elements, I used:

Bow_01: resize 30%
Butterfly_04: resize 15%
RoseVine_01: resize 50%; free rotate left 65° and move below the left frame.  Duplicate and mirror, arrange behind the right frame.
Rose_05: resize 10%, then 85%, duplicate and mirror.  Duplicate 2x and resize 80%.  Arrange around the frames as desired.  Duplicate 2x again and resize 50%, place each in the center of each bow.

Apply drop shadow to the elements; I used H&V 2, Opacity 48, Blur 10.

Type a saying of choice and place below the main tube.  I used "Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale."  I used the font Wedding Invitation 2, size 36, Stroke 0, colour #200000.

Apply drop shadow to the text, I used H&V 2, Opacity 48, Blur 5.

Open Rings and resize 12%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange beside the text, see my tag for reference.  Zoom in on the rings and draw a selection around the diamonds using the freehand selection tool.

Duplicate the rings layer twice for a total of 3.  Rename each layer Rings 1, 2 and 3.  Hide Rings 2 and 3, and activate Rings 1.  Apply the Constellation filter to each of these layers following the instructions above.  Hide Rings 2 and 3.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste Paper_05 into the selection.  Deselect and apply Vaybs mask #80, merge mask group.

Crop and resize your tag.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Time to animate!  Open Animation Shop.

Make sure the following layers are hidden:  Diamonds 2, 3 and Rings 2, 3.

Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged.

In Animation Shop: Edit > Paste > As New Animation.

In PSP: Hide Diamonds 1, open Diamonds 2.  Hide Rings 1, open Rings 2.

Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged.

In AS: Paste > After Current Frame.

Repeat these steps for the last two layers (Diamonds 3 and Rings 3)

In AS: Edit > Select All.
Animation > Frame Properties > change to 23

View > Animation to see your tag in action!  

Save as a gif and you're finished, enjoy your new tag!

If you'd like to show me your results, please email me HERE.  I love to see what  you do!

Hugs, Carol♥

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