Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Got My Green! (Animated)

 Just gotta love this tube!  Being the Toon lover I am, I usually start off with my toon but I read this phrase on some wordart shares yesterday and this tube says it all.  Wanna try it? 

Supplies needed:

PSP and Animation Shop (Optional)
Tube of choice - I'm using Elias Chatzoudis - Purchase at Elias Art Shop . 
Also, Pinuptoons - Purchase at CDO . 
You must have a license to use these tubes.
 FTU Scrapkit O' Lucky by Chassity at Polka Dot Scraps -  grab it HERE 
Filters Used  - Xero - Porcelain
Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Color Booster
Mura Meister - Copies

Please don't forget to leave a lil love when downloading!
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowlege of PSP.
Click on any image to view at actual size.

Open a new canvas 600 px wide by 600 px high - Flood fill white.
Open frame 4 and paste as a new layer - Resize to 70%.
Grab your magic wand and click inside frame - Selections - Modify - Expand 2
Add a new raster layer - Pull it under the frame in your layer palette.
Open paper 2 - Paste into selection - Select none.
Effects - Filters Unlimited - Color Filters - Color Booster - Boost Factor=64
Add a new raster layer and move it under your paper layer.
 Select all - Flood Fill #a0d248 - Select None
Apply mask - Merge group- Duplicate mask - Flp - Merge down.
Activate frame layer - Open button 1 - Paste as a new layer - Resize to 50%
Apply Mura Meister Copies- Encircle with these settings:

Open Flower 4 - Paste as a new layer - Resize to 30% - Apply copies with same settings.
Open Button 2 - Resize to 11% - Apply copies with same settings.
Open Frame 3 - Paste as a new layer - Resize to 80% - Move down.
Grab your Freehand Selection Tool - Point to Point - Add (Shift) - Feather and Smoothing 0 - Anti Alias Ticked - Carefully select a square around the edge of frame - when you are back at the point where you started, double click and marching ants will appear. 
Add a new Raster layer - Move under Frame 3 layer - Flood fill with #427a17 - Select none.
Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Width 5 - Opacity 25 - Black - Light from left top ticked.
Activate white frame layer and carefully select the diving lines and delete one by one.  You can use your eraser tool also if that works better for you.
Your tag should look something like this now:

Add any elements you want to your tag now.  I used:

Hat 1 - Resized to 30%
Leaves 1 - Resized to 40% - Recolored - Hue 63 - Saturation - 146
Flower 5 - Resized to 43%
Button 2 - Resized to 20%
Ribbon 3 - Resized to 50 % - Duplicate- Flip - Mirror
Doodle 1 - Resized to 90% - Flip
Scatter 1 - Resize and Duplicate and Mirror as needed - Recoloring optional
Apply drop shadow to all layers except mask layer -  I used:
V& H=2 - Opacity 40 - Blur 4 - Black
Paste your tube as a new layer - Arange - Duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur-3.
Change blend mode to soft light.
Activate original tube layer and apply Porcelain filter with these settings:

Activate your text tool - Size 36 - Foreground Null - Background White - Anti-alias Sharp - Create on Vector - Type desired text.  Grab the nodes and stretch the text by width and height until it fills in the green box without overlapping white frame.  Objects - Align - Horizontal Center on Cavas.
Convert to raster layer and add same drop shadow as before.
If you are going to resize your tag, do it now.
Add appropriate copyright and name.
If you are not going to animate your tag, hide white background layer and save as a PNG.

On to animation.  Open Animation Shop.

Back in PSP locate the layer you want to animate.  I changed the hat to a clover to do the animation.
Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
Duplicate clover layer to a total of 3 layers.
Activate top clover layer - Apply Constellation with these settings:

Activate 2nd clover layer - Apply Constellation clicking twice on random seed.
Do the same for 3rd clover layer.
Close off visibility on clover layers 2 & 3.  Copy Merged and paste as a new image in A/S.
Back in PSP, close off visibility on clover layer 1 and open visibility on layer 2.
Copy Merged and paste after current layer in A/S.
Back in PSP, close off visibilty on clover layer 2 and open visibility on layer 3.
Copy Merged and paste after current layer in A/S.
View animation - If happy, save as a gif and you're done!

And of course my Toon!

I hope you enjoyed my tut... see ya back soon!

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