Saturday, September 28, 2013

No Scraps Forum Set - Franky

Franky



This tutorial was written by me on September 28, 2013, 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.
Please leave some love when downloading supplies. The artists/creators work hard to make/share their work with us, so let's be appreciative. Please use all correct copyright/license information and follow all TOU’s. Let’s give credit where credit is due.
As always, tutorials are only a guideline. If you don't have the exact supplies, use ones you have or ones you choose.



Supplies:

“Frank” tube by KiwiFire Storm – tube/license available at TPP
Template 144 by Spawn
Mura’s Meister_Cloud
Artistic_Dry Brush
Balder Olrik_Harmonizer2
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow
Tronds II_Ghost
Toadies_Blur Em!
DSB Flux_Blast
Font_ Blood Of Dracula


Abbreviations:
EC = Eye Candy
GG = Gradient Glow
DS = Drop Shadow
C/P = Copy and Paste
FF = Flood Fill
ANL = Add New Layer
AS = Animation Shop




When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original, then on each layer...select all/float/de-float or use magic wand to select, ANL, do steps required in tutorial, and close/delete the original layer.



ANL above Foreground Rectangle
Mura’s Meister_Cloud:




ANL_FF #1e1b4e
Blend Mode_Hard Light_Opacity 60
Duplicate
Top layer_Tronds II_Ghost_Default
2nd layer_Tronds II_Ghost_change control light to 152
Close layer 2 for now


Magic wand_Select the Foreground rectangle_Invert_Delete_Keep Selected

C/P tube close up and position so eyes are showing in selection_Delete (selection should still be inverted)_Select none
Artistic_Dry Brush_Default
Balder Olrik_Harmonizer2_Default
Opacity_17
Duplicate
Effects_Artistic effects_Brush Strokes:





ANL above Background Squares layer
FF #1e1b4e
Highlight Background Squares layer_Select all_Float_De-float_Invert
Highlight FF layer_Delete_Select none
EC 4000_GG_3_25_100_#edf7fc

Choose 2 colors from tube_I chose #1e1b4e and #edf7fc
Gradient_Foreground/Background:




ANL above Foreground Squares_ Select all_Float_De-float_Invert
Highlight Foreground Squares layer_Select all_Float_De-float_Invert
Highlight FF layer_Delete_Select none
Add noise_Uniform_50

Merge these 2 layers together
Duplicate
On duplicate_ DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Highlight original_Toadies_Blur Em!_Default
Opacity_30

Highlight Background Rectangle layer_select with magic wand
ANL_FF #1e1b4e_Select none
Repeat GG
Repeat DS

Select border with magic wand_ ANL_FF #1e1b4e_Select none
Repeat GG
Repeat DS 3 times
 
C/P tube_re-size_move below border and place as shown
Sharpen
Duplicate
On original_Adjust_Blur_Gaussian_15
DSB Flux_Blast:



Effects_Edge Effects_Enhance

Add all correct copyright/license information

Shift+D to duplicate (will use this copy for avatar shortly)

On original tag canvas:
Name_Blood Of Dracula_72_#1e1b4e
Convert to raster
Repeat GG
DS_0_0_100_30_Black

AVATAR:

Working with duplicate of tag, re-size_all layers checked_85% twice
Crop tool set to 150x150
Select area you want for your avatar
Crop
ANL_FF #1e1b4e
Select all_Contract 1_Delete_Select none

Repeat GG
Repeat DS 3 times

If you have any of the tube on the avatar, add all correct copyright/license information

Name_Blood Of Dracula_72_#1e1b4e
In text box, highlight all but first letter_Change size to 48
Convert to raster
Repeat GG
DS_0_0_100_30_Black

If you want the avi animated, repeat the animating steps below.
If not, simply save!!!


Animating:

Copy merged
Go to AS_Paste as new image

Back to PSP_close Copy of background and open 2nd background layer
Copy merged
AS_paste after frame

Highlight layer 1_Frame Properties_75
Highlight layer2_Frame Properties_5
Duplicate frame2

Save!!!



Here's another example using the awesome art of Elias Chatzoudis





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