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Black 'n' White Peacock
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:54:21 pm »

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions. 
I am assuming you have some knowledge of how PSP and Animation Shop work.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice.  Iím using one by Mashi which is available from CDO
Font of choice.  I've used Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Graphics Plus - Peacock - VTR
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
DSB Flux - Bright Noise

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

2.  Flood fill with Medium Grey (#808080)

3.  Apply Graphics Plus - Peacock with the following settings:

You can play around with the top three numbers until you get a pattern you like :)

4.  Duplicate this layer twice, to give you a total of three.
On the first layer, using your Magic Wand, click a white area in your pattern.
Selections - Modify - Select Similar with the following settings:

Apply DSB flux with an Intensity of 30 and press Mix once.  Keep selected.
Highlight your next Peacock layer and apply DSB flux again, making sure to press Mix a couple of times.
Highlight your final Peacock layer and apply DSB flux again, pressing Mix a couple more times.
Selections - Select None.
Hide the top two Peacock layers.

5.  Highlight your top layer and create a Custom Selection using the following settings:

6.  Add a new Raster layer and flood fill it with Dark Grey (#202020).  Selections - Select None.

7.  On the same layer, apply - VTR with the following settings:

8.  Duplicate this layer.  Image - Flip.  Merge these two layers together.
Apply Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow with the following settings:

9.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move it into position and add a drop shadow of choice. 

10.  Add a new raster layer and move it above all your other layers.
Flood fill with white.
Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1.
Press Delete on your keyboard.
Selections - Select None.

11.  Add your name, copyright and any license numbers necessary.

Now onto the Animation
12.  Make sure you only have one Peacock layer open.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this as a new animation in Animation Shop.

10.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Peacock layer and open the next one layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

16.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that Peacock layer and open your final Peacock layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your second frame in Animation Shop.

17.  In Animation Shop, Edit - Select All.  Then go to Animation - Frame Properties and change the number to 15.
View your animation and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 08:22:36 pm by Sezy »

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