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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Beauties of Ireland - a ptu, animated tut


You will need:
Tube - I've used the very lovely tube, Angry Leprechaun, by Danny Lee which can be purchased at S&Co HERE.
Scrap Kit - A stunning & huge kit by Bibi's Collection to match it, also called Angry Leprechaun HERE
Filters - Eye Candy 3.1 Drop Shadow & Eye Candy 4000 Jiggle.
Font - Duet  
Template - My Leprechaun template created for this tut HERE. Here is a preview of it.


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Tutorial abbreviations: 
s/sa/fl/defl/ = Selections/Select All/Float/Defloat
c/p = copy & paste
d/s = drop shadow
f/f = flood fill
A/S = Animation Shop
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In this tutorial, don't add a d/s to any layer or element unless the step tells you to.

1. Open my template and delete the rainbow layer and the credits.  For the purpose of this tut, delete 16 - 20 as well. Add a new layer above the bg layer and select all.  Open elem 67 and paste into selection, select none.  R/s it just a teensy bit, 98%, to make sure you don't have a sharp edge on your tag.  Don't add a d/s to this layer.

2. Highlight layer 13 in your layers palette , open paper 12 and r/s it 35%  C/p it as a new layer.  Grab your mover tool and rotate it to the right to line up with layer 13.  Repeat this same step with layers 5 & 7 using paper 11.  And repeat once again with layers 11 & 12 with paper 14.  Add a d/s of 2, 3, 75 to all of these layers and delete the original template layers.  Highlight layer 15 and repeat this d/s, merge it down with layer 14.  Leave layers 9 & 10 for now.

3. Highlight layer 1, s/sa/fl/defl. Open your closeup tube and mirror, c/p as a new layer positioning it so the face is in the selected circle. Invert and tap delete. Repeat this on layer 2 after your mirror your closeup again.  With my tube, I chose not to change the colors of the layer circles, or use any blend mode changes on my tube.  As with any tutorial, you do what pleases you the most for your tag.  Add a d/s to layers 2 & 4 of direction 335, distance and blur 3, opacity 60.

4. Open your tube and r/s as needed. C/p as a new layer and leave in the center, but move her down so she's standing on the grass. Add a d/s of direction 335, distance and blur 10, opacity 31.

5. Now let's place some of these fantastic elements about. Start at the top of your layer palette and....
:::Open elem 5 and r/s 60%. C/p as a new layer moving it to the bottom of your tag, and down your layer palette to just above the mask layer. No d/s
:::Open elem 96 and r/s 50%. C/p and move a bit to the right edge of the previous element. No d/s on this layer.
:::Open elem 9, mirror and r/s 25%. C/p as a new layer just below your tube layer and position it on the bottom left of the tag. Add an eyecandy d/s of direction 5, distance and blur 10, opacity 24.
:::Open elem 34 and r/s 50%. C/p as a new layer in front of the treasure chest, repeat the d/s.
:::Open elem 40 and r/s 35%. C/p moving it up just a bit to the top of the square center.
:::Open elem 147 and r/s 75%. C/p as a new layer and move it to the upper right so it covers the template layer 9. Don't delete 9, just put the umbrella over it.
:::Open elem 3 and r/s 50%. C/p it moving it to the bottom right side of the tag.  Try to avoid covering the close up tube's eyes if you can.  Repeat the same d/s
:::Open elem 63 and r/s 25%. C/p below the treasure chest layer and move it up on the far right side in front of the previously placed element. Repeat the same d/s
:::Open elem 136 and r/s 50%. C/p as a new layer and move to the left so it covers layer 10.  Delete layer 10 and don't add a d/s to this layer.
:::Open elem 49 and r/s 35%. C/p as a new layer above layer 14 in your palette.  Position it so that it covers the bottom of the square. No d/s here.
:::Open elem 59 and r/s 45%. C/p as a new layer above the umbrella layer.  Move it up till the strings touch either side of the top of layer 14. Duplicate, on the original layer add a d/s of direction 266, distance and blur 10, opacity 60.  Merge the copy layer down.
:::Open elem 180 and r/s 30%. C/p as a new layer moving it under the grass layer on the right side.  Repeat the same heavy d/s as before as the bottom of it is covered.
:::Open elem 55 and r/s 50%. C/p as a new layer just below your tube layer.
:::Open elem 71 and r/s 50%. C/p as a new layer and add a d/s of Add an eyecandy d/s of direction 266, distance and blur 10, opacity 24.

6. Crop and/or r/s as needed, add your artist's copyright information and your name, delete the white bg layer and you're done if you don't choose to animate your tag!   But if you want the waterfall, leave the white bg layer there and continue.....

::::: TO ANIMATE :::::

7. Open elem 54 and r/s 75%. C/p as a new layer just above the umbrella layer, moving it slightly to the left till it's right on the edge of layer 15. Duplicate this layer 4X, for a total of 5 waterfall layers.  Rename the top waterfall layer "TOP" and lower the opacity of it to 50. Rename the rest 1, 2, 3, & 4, with one being the furthest down in your layers palette.  Hide layers 2, 3, & 4. 

8. Highlight layer #1 and use Eye Candy 4000's jiggle effect on it with the following setting:


Whatever number you have in random seed is fine. Now...
:::Hide #1, and un-hide #2 and highlight it. Repeat the Jiggle effect but tap on the random seed button to change it's number.
:::Hide #2, and un-hide #3 and highlight it. Repeat the Jiggle effect but tap on the random seed button again.
:::Hide #3, and un-hide #4 and highlight it. Repeat the Jiggle effect but tap on the random seed button.
:::With #4 still un-hidden, copy merged.

9. Open Animation Shop (A/S) and paste as a new animation.
:::Move back to PSP and hide #4, and un-hide #3, copy merged again.
:::Move back to AS and paste after current frame.
:::Move back to PSP and hide #3, and un-hide #2, copy merged.
:::Move back to AS and paste after current frame.
:::Move back to PSP and hide #2, and un-hide #1, copy merged.
:::Move back to AS and paste after current frame.

10. In AS, Edit and select all of your frames, tap 'Animation' and then frame properties. Change the number to 21, which slows down the animation.  Tap the 'view animation' button to see your gently flowing waterfall and save your tag as a gif. file


I've got a bit of exciting news to share with you all today.  A new forum has opened up for the tagging community, and I'm pleased to say I'm one of the moderators for it.
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