Friday, December 2, 2016

FTU "Santa's Mail


Santa's Mail


 


This tutorial was written by me on December 02, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

 

Supplies:

"Christmas Gift 2012" tube by William Rumley - tube/license currently available at ADI




Grunge Brush of choice (optional)

 

Filters:

Xenofex 2_Crumple and Burnt Edges

 

Fonts:

ShelleyVolante BT

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

Open blank 600x400 canvas

ANL_FF #0c7312

Apply mask

Custom Selection:

 

FF with a gradientmade with #fefcf6 and #ece8d3_angle 0_repeats 0

Xenofex 2_Crumple:

 

Xenofex 2_Burnt Edges:

 

This is our "paper"

Select All_Float_De-Float

Selections_Modify_Contract 2

ANL Apply Grunge Brush of choice (I added jsut a touch on the top left corner)

Select none

Merge brush layer to paper layer

C/P word art, re-sizing and placing on paper

Merge word art and paper together

Pick Tool_Rotate slightly

C/P element 21, placing below and to the top left of the paper

C/P element 49, placing between element 21 and the paper

C/P element41, re-size and place to the bottom right above paper

C/P element 33, placing above and to the left bottom of paper

C/P element 17, placing to the right of the paper

C/P tube placing as shown

Sharpen each layer

DS paper and elements_0_0_75_15_Black

DS tube_10_10_35_15_Black

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_ShelleyVolante BT_72_Black

DS_2_5_100_5_#bfdac1

Save!!

 
 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

No Scraps Forum "Christmas Wishes"

Christmas Wishes

 
 
 

This tutorial was written by me on December 01, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

 

Supplies:

"Elf Santa" tube by Robin Pushay - tube/license currently available at ADI

Forum Masks 16 and 21 from Moonbeam and Spiderwebs

Snow animation of choice

Gold Gradient of choice

 

Filters:

Funhouse_Patchwork

Mehdi_Weaver

Xero_Fritillary

 

Fonts:

KBJellyBean

CrazyCrazy

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

Open blank 600x250 canvas

ANL_FF#610828

ANL_FF with Gold Gradient_angle 0_repeats 0

Apply Mask 21

ANL_FF #36000e

Apply Mask 21 again

Blend Mode_Overlay

Highlight original mask layer

Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 44

C/P tube

Place to the far right

Duplicate

On original tube layer_Adjust_Blur_Motion Blur_270_100

Repeat twice more

Duplicate_Mirror_Flip_Merge Down to the original motion blur layer

Funhouse_Patchwork_15

Mehdi_Weaver_150-300_170

Effects_Edge Effects_Enhance

Apply Mask 16

Xero_Fritillary_5_30_10_10

Add Noise_Random_20

Blend Mode_Luminance (L)

Rectangle Pre-Set Shape Tool_stroke 0_fill #610828

Draw a fairly wide rectangle across width of tag, slightly down from center, and going past edges of canvas

Convert to raster

Effects_Distortion Effects_Wave:

Amplitudes: 0 and 5

Wavelengths: 5 and 35

Repeat Checked

Select All_Float_De-Float

Selections_Modify_Select Selection Borders_Both Sides_2

ANL_FF selection with the Gold gradient

Add Noise_Uniform 44

DS_0_0_100_5_Black

Text Tool_KBJellyBean_60_#36000e

Type "CHRISTMAS WISHES"

Use nodes to adjust it to fit canvas

Convert to raster

Effects_Distortion Effects_Wave:

Amplitudes: 0 and 5

Wavelengths: 5 and 35

Repeat Checked

Place wording in solid wave area

 

Highlight top tube

Adjust_Sharpen

DS_10_10_35_15_Black

ANL to top of canvas

Select All

FF #36000e

Contract 2

FF Gold gradient

Contact 1

Delete

FF #36000e

Contract 2

Delete

Select none

Sharpen More

DS_0_0_100_10_Black

Crop to 600x250

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_CrazyCrazy _28_#f5dfe5

 

ANIMATING

 

Close all layers EXCEPT masks and background

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As NEw Animation

CTRL+L until you have the same number of frames as your snow animation (mine had 20)

CTRL+A

Open Snow Animation of choice

CTRL+A

CTRL+C

Click on top of tag back

CTRL+E, then click inside frame to place snow

PSP

Close all open layers

Open all closed layers

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As New Animation

CTRL+C

Be sure the "Propogate Paste" button is clicked in the AS toolbar

Click on tag back

Roll mouse ball to enlarge slightly (I find this makes it easier to paste the frame layer)

CTRL+E

Click in tag back to set frame layer (if you do not move the mouse, this layer will automatically be centered when you click CTRL+E)

View Animation

If happy, save!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FTU "Christmas Blocks"


 

Christmas Blocks

 




 

This tutorial was written by me on November 30, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

 

Supplies:


Misfits Winter Template 2 by Toxic Desirez - Right Tool Bar_Templates_Holiday Temps (this is a direct download link) 

My "Merry Christmas" Word Art HERE

 

Filters:

Filters Unlimited 2.0_Paper Texture

Eye Candy 400_HSB Noise and Gradient Glow

 

Fonts:

ChockABlockNF

ChopinScript

Perolet

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

 

When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,

then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,

close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

 

 

Background_C/P El56 and El57

Re-size and place in the top right as shown

Right Rectangle_paper 5

Left Rectangle_paper 5

Blue Rectangle_paper 12

Filters Unlimited 2.0_Paper Textures_Recycling Paper_128_87

Left Circle_paper 4

Right Circle_paper 4

Oval_paper 15

Filters Unlimited 2.0_Paper Textures_Recycling Paper_128_87

Pink Rectangle_FF #cb0f0b

Effects_Texture Effects_Texture_Apply texture of choice (sorry, can't remember where I got the one I used)

C/P the following elements, duplicating, mirroring, flipping, sharpening, placing as shown:

El18

El23

El28

El31

El49

El61

El66

El67

El68

El74

El79

C/P Word Art

Rotate slightly

Change color to #c00000

EC 4000_HSB Noise_25_30_40_0_10.08_10.08_Smooth Lumps_Seamless Tile 1

Sharpen

~*~ The following steps for the wording is going by what I used for this tag. You may have to adjust the instructions to fit your wording. My words are shown in ( ) ~*~

Text Tool_ ChockABlockNF_72_Black

Type your main word in lower case letters ("beverly")

Do Not Convert

Change the color the first letter and every other after that to #16c211

Change the other letters to #c00000

Convert to Raster

Magic Wand_Select the area outside the Block wording

Selections_Modify_Expand_2

Invert

ANL below wording

FF White

Add Noise_Uniform 74

Highlight colored wording layer
DS_0_0_100_5_Black

Repeat DS

Merge down to the white noise layer

Text Tool_Perolet_30_#c00000

Type first part of your saying ("HorsePlay's Pasture"))

Convert to raster

Duplicate

On original_EC 4000_GG_3_25_100_White

Add Noise_Uniform 75

DS_0_0_65_15_Black

Text Tool_ChopinScript_72_White

Type last part of wording ("Designs")

DS_0_0_100_5_Black

Repeat DS

Merge duplicate word layer down to GG wording layer

Repeat this DS on each template layer and each element layer

Save!!!

 

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FTU Animated "Winter Window"


Winter Window

 

This tutorial was written by me on November 29, 2016 using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

Supplies:

"Birthday Girl5" (currently a free tube) tube by Eugene Rzhevskii - tube/license available at PicsForDesign

"Winter" FTU scrap kit by WaterLO Project - this kit is part of the Waterlo Project - Singing Vivaldi



Snow animation of choice

 

Filters:

None

 

Fonts:

Symphony Script - personal use

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

 

First, we need to remove the background from our animation:

Open animation in AS

Select All
Copy

PSP
Paste As new Image

Effects_Transparency_Elimante White

Now we have to put some White back into the image, LOL

Selection Tool_Point To Point

Select parts of image that needs to be White, being fairly precise around the pages, hats, and fluff balls (mine looked like this:)

 

ANL below animations

FF selected area White

Select none

Duplicate White layer so there is one for each original animation layer

Merge 1 White layer with 1 animated layer

Save as a psp file

(Alternatively, and the way I did it: After FF the White selected area, select none. Close all but the top animated layer

Copy Merged

AS

Paste As New Animation

PSP

Close top animated layer Open next one down

AS

Paste After Current Frame

Repeat until all frames have been carried over

View animation to be sure it looks right)

 

TAG

 

Open White 600x600 canvas

C/P element (11)

Free Rotate_Right 90

Resize so it fits nicely on tag

Magic Wand

Click inside frame

Expand by 5

ANL below frame

C/P paper (pap) into selection

Select none

C/P ONE layer of your cleaned animation, erasing the colored music notes that are in the open

Selection Tool_Rectangle

Select a portion of the top of the frame:

 

Promote Selection To Layer

Select none

Move promoted frame part to the middle of the frame

Adjust the position of the animation so it looks nice thru the window

Merge animation down to the (pap) layer

 

C/P (42), duplicating, re-sizing, mirroring, and placing below frame as shown

C/P (8) placing at middle top of frame

C/P (41) placing under bow

Duplicate_Mirror_place under bow

C/P (23)

Free Rotate Right 90

Re-size and place under between (41) and the bow

Duplicate_Mirror_place as shown

C/P (5) placing as shown

C/P (31)

Free Rotate_Right 90

Place at bottom of pillow stack

C/P (3)

Place re-size and place under frame in the top left corner

Duplicate

Mirror

Move beside the previous icicle layer

Repeat across frame

Merge icicle layers together

C/P tube

DS frame pieces, elements, and tube_10_10_34_15_Black

ANL to bottom of tag

Select All

C/P pap (7) into selection

Select none

Apply mask

Duplicate

Merge Down

Duplicate

Flip

Free Rotate_Right 90

Position so it shows nicely around back of tag

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_ Symphony Script - personal use_100_ #ff0000

DS_0_0_100_5_Black

 

 

ANIMATING

 

Copy merged (pap) layer

AS

Paste As New Animation

Duplicate to 10 layers

Select All

Open your saved, cleaned animation file in AS

Select All

Copy

Highlight the last frame

Paste After Current Frame

Repeat

Delete frames 11 and 12 (my snow animation only has 10 frames)

Select ALL

Copy

Click on Merged (pap) image

Paste Into Selected Frame aligning this with the animation already on your image

Click left mouse when you have it lined up

Click on top of snow animation

Select All

Copy

Click on top of Merged (pap) image

Paste Into Selected Frame

PSP

Close all layers EXCEPT White background, masks, merged (pap) layers

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As New Animation

Duplicate to 10 frames

Select All

Copy animated merged pap image

Paste Into Select Frame on the background image, aligning the merged pap layer edges

PSP

Open all closed layers and close all open layers (leave White background closed)

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As New Animation

Copy

AS Toolbar_Click "Propagate Paste" button (looks like 3 pages of paper)

Click on top of tag back image

Paste Into Selected Frame

View Animation

If happy, save!!

 

 

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

No Scraps Animated "Yin Yang"


Yin Yang

 
 
This tutorial was written by me on November 28, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX.

 

Supplies:

"Angel V Devil" tube by Robin Pushay - tube/license currently available at ADI


 

Filters:

Xero_Fritillary

 

Fonts:

Loki Cola

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

Installing yin yang shape in PSPX:

Open shape in psp

Effects_Export_Shapes

Give your shape a name (I like to name it the original file name plus the creator if there's room)

Click OK

Now go to your Preset Shape Tool and find your shape

 

Open blank 600x600 canvas

PreSet Shape Tool_Yin Yang_Stroke 5 Black_Fill Null

Draw out a yin Yang shape almost as big as your canvas

Objects_Align In Center Of Canvas

Convert to raster

Magic Wand_Select inside the right shape area

ANL below shape

FF #77b6bb

C/P tube placing so face is inside selection

Selections_Invert_Delete_Select none

Blend Mode for tube layer_Luminance (L)

Opacity_40

Magic Wand_Select inside Left shape area

Highlight layer below shape

FF #851a2a

C/P tube placing so face is inside selection

Selections_Invert_Delete_Select none

Blend Mode for tube layer_Luminance (L)

Opacity_40

Highlight shape_DS_0_0_100_15_Black

Duplicate colored shape layer 3 times

Top Color Layer_Add Noise_Gaussian_33

Middle Color Layer_Add Noise_Gaussian 36

Bottom Color Layer_Add Noise_Gaussian 39

Close middle and bottom layers for now

Highlight original color layer

Adjust_Blur_Gaussian 15

Xero_Fritillary_5_30_10_20

Effects_Edge Effects_Enhance

Image_Mirror

C/P tube

DS_0_0_50_25_Black

Add Wording of choice

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_Loki Cola_stroke 1 #77b6bb _fill Black

DS_2_5_50_5_Black

 

Animating:

 

Copy Merged

AS

Paste As A New Animation

PSP

Close top color noise layer

Open Middle color noise layer

Copy Merged

AS
Paste After Current Frame

PSP

Close middle color noise layer

Open bottom color noise layer

Copy Merged

AS
Paste After Current Frame

View Animation

If happy, save!

Word Art - Christmas

Click on image, then right click and save the full size png
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

No Scraps Forum "Sweet As Candy"


Sweet As Candy

 

 
 


 

This tutorial was written by me on November 28, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

 

Supplies:

"Candy Cane" tubeby Monika Jasnauskaite - tube/license currently available at ADI

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister_Copies_Tiling (angle) and Feedback (linear)

Simple_Pizza Slice Mirror

 

Fonts:

Raavi

RaptureHeavenly

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

Open blank 600x250 canvas

C/P tube

Mura's Meister_Copies_Feedback (linear) changing Shift X to 100 and Shift Y to 29

Duplicate

Mirror

Merge these feedback layers together

Adust_Blur-Motion Blur_265_100

Effects_Edge Effects_Enhance

Repeat Enhance

Effects_Texture Effects_Weave_1_15_1_Both boxes White

Duplicate

Simple_Pizza Slice Mirror

Blend Mode_Multiply

C/P tube

DS_0_0_65_45_Black

Text Tool_Raavi_12_White

Type "SWEET AS CANDY" or wording of choice

Convert to raster

Mura's Meister_Copies_Tiling (angle)_Change Tile Gap to 10

Move between the feedback layers

ANL to top

FF Black

Select All_Contract 2_Delete_Select none

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_RaptureHeavenly_72_#9cb228

Add Noise_Gaussian 50

DS_2_5_50_5_Black

Save!!!

 

The example below has snow falling in it. To do this, open your snow animation of choice in psp. Lower the opacity of each layer to 30 (you may have to adjust this for your animation)

Save as a psp file...making sure to change the name so you do not save over the original animation file

Open it in AS

In PSP, close all except the 2 feedback and the wording layers

Copy Merged

AS

Paste As New Animation

Duplicate until you have the same number of frames as your animation

Click on animation

CTRL+A

CTRL+C

Click on tag

CTRL+A

CTRL+E

Click in tag to place snow

PSP

Close all open layers and open all closed layers

Copy Merged

AS

Paste As New Animation

Be sure the Propagate Paste button (looks like 3 pages of paper) iin the AS toolbar is clicked

CTRL+C

Click on top of tag

CTRL+E

Click in tag (if you do not move the mouse this layer will automatically be centered)

View Animation

If happy, save!!
 

Friday, November 25, 2016

PTU "Merry Christmas"

Merry Christmas

 
 

This tutorial was written by me on November 25, 2016 using my own ideas.

Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.

 

Supplies:

"Santa's Grotto" PTU scrap kit by Alicat Art currently available at ADI



Word Art by me below or saying of choice

 

 

Click image, then right click and save the full size png

 

Filters:

None

 

Fonts:

ChockABlockNF

 

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

 

When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original,

then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL,

close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none

 

ANL to bottom of palette

FF #004000

Apply mask

C/P element 20 (20)

C/P Sparklie 2 (20) placing to the left

Duplicate_Mirror_Flip_Place to the right

Left Stripe_FF #008000

Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 50

Middle Stripe_FF #ff0000

Repeat Noise

Right Stripe_ FF #008000

Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 50

C/P Wonderful Winter 1 (18)

Rotate Left 90

Place over middle stripe as shown

Circle Right_paper  5 (5)

Circle Left_paper 6 (6)

Rectangle_ FF #008000

Star_Close/delete

Tonight Background_Close/Delete

Tonight_Close/Delete

Waiting For_Close/Delete

Credits_Close/Delete

C/P the following elements, re-sizing, duplicating, mirroring, placing as shown:

1

4

10

Mix 20 (29)

Santa's Baby Reindeer 1 (2)

Xmas Tree 1

DS all elements_0_0_50_25_Black

DS template layers_0_0_50_10_Black

Add Word Art/Saying of choice

Manual Color Correction Tool_Manual Target Color checked_Source: Black_Target: #c00000

Rotate Left 15

DS_0_0_50_10_Black

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name (use lower case letters )_ ChockABlockNF_72_ #c00000

Change every other letter to #16c211

Use nodes to stretch it up and out a bit so it fits as shown

Convert to raster

Magic Wand_Select inside each letter and in the blank area inside blocks

Selections_Modify_Expand 2

ANL below name

FF White

Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 50

Select none

DS original name layer_0_0_100_5_Black

Repeat DS

Save!!!