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Cloudy Fairies Tag
« on: February 19, 2012, 04:27:25 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, including applying masks.

Supplies needed:
2 tubes or images of choice.  I've used the art of Erin Ewer, available for purchase at My Tubed Art
Note regarding URL: As this tutorial was originally written in 2010, my tag has a different URL on it. 
Please use the newest URL if using Erin Ewer's art to create this tag.

Please do not use the same tubes without the appropriate license.
Scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Violet Hill by Bel Vidotti
Font of choice.  I've used Inspiration, a pay font
Mask WSL Mask 220 by Chelle
Template #83 by Designs By Ali.  As I can no longer find these templates online, I have attached it to this post

Plugins:
Eye Candy 4000 - HSB Noise

1.  Open your template and tubes in PSP. 

2.  On the template, press Shift-D to duplicate it and close out the original.  Delete the copyright layer.

4.  Add a new raster layer below the others and flood fill with white.

3.  Highlight the SHAPE 1 layer.  Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.  Copy paper of choice and paste as a new layer.  Selections - Invert and press delete.  Deselect.  Add drop shadow of choice (I used 2/2/50/5 then repeated with -2/-2/50/5).  Delete the original SHAPE 1 layer.

4.  You only need to follow this step if you are using tubes, and not images.  Highlight the CENTER FRAMES layer.  Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.  Copy paper of choice and paste as a new layer.  Also paste your tubes and position as desired.  Selections - Invert and press delete on the paper layer and the tube layers.  Deselect.  Delete the original CENTER FRAMES layer.

5.  Highlight the OUTER FRAMES layer.  Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.  Copy paper of choice and paste as a new layer.  Also paste your tubes and position as desired.  Selections - Invert and press delete on the paper layer and the tube layers.  Deselect.  Add drop shadow of choice (I used 2/2/50/5) to the frame and tube layers.  Delete the original OUTER FRAMES layer.

6.  I deleted the DOODLES layer and used doodles in the scrap kit I chose.  Up to you if you do the same, or follow the same steps as previously to replace the DOODLES layer.

7.  Paste another paper of choice above the white background layer.  Apply your mask to this new layer.  I duplicated it and mirrored and flipped it, moving the two mask layers slightly apart to cover my background better.  If you do this, make sure you merge the two mask layers together.

8.  Highlight your top layer and add your name.  I also added a gradient glow and drop shadow.  Add any embellishments you like.  Resize your tag as desired.

9.  Add copyright and license number (if necessary).

10.  Duplicate your mask layer twice for a total of three layers.

11.  On the first layer, apply HSB Noise with the following settings:



12.  Apply HSB Noise to the other two mask layers, hitting the random seed button.

13.  Close off the mask layers, leaving the top mask layer open.  Copy merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop.

14.  Close the top mask layer and open the second mask layer.  Copy merged and paste after the first frame.

15.  Close the second mask layer and open the third mask layer.  Copy merged and paste after the second frame.

16.  Select all frames and change the frame properties to 28.

17.  Optimise your animation and save as a gif.
And you're done :)

Another example created by a member from the My Tubed Art group:

I'd love to see the results from any of my tutorials - just email me at sezysairs@gmail.com

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