Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fade To Grey Forum Set (Animated)

This tutorial is animated but since blogger doesn't like animation please click HERE to see the finished animation

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of both PSP and Animation Shop. It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions
*You might want to get something to drink, settle in and remember to save OFTEN! This is quite a lengthy tutorial*

Tube and Closeup of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of Lady Mishka. This was purchased while she was still with PTE. You can now find her tubes at SATC. You MUST have a license to use the same tube*

Filters Needed:
*Mura Meister Copies*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your close up on your canvas as a new layer
Effects~Mura Meister Copies
Choose the WallPaper setting
I changed my Number to 15 but use what settings you like

3). Adjust
Motion Blur
Angle O
Strength 100

4). Adjust
Motion Blur
Angle 270
Strength 100

5). Adjust
Unsharp Mask
Radius 40
Strength 100
Clipping 5

6). Using your Selection Tool draw a rectangle around your Copies layer
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 6
Add a new Raster Layer and flood fill with a color from your tube
Do Not Deselect

7). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

8). Make your Copies layer active
Using your preset shape tool draw out a thin rectangle
Lower the Opacity to 50 or so
I added the text Fade To Grey to it

9). Copy and paste your tube above the thin rectangle layer
Add a drop shadow of choice

10). Add all copyright information and any license number you need

**Before you start to animate crop your tag to 650*250. That is the canvas size you started with but the Copies filter makes the background actually bigger when you copy and paste it into Animation Shop**

Lets Animate:
1). Copy and Paste your "Copies" layer in Animation Shop

2). Effects
Insert Image Effects
Fade To Grey
Effect Length 2.0
FPS 10.0
*Should be a total of 20 frames*

3) Select All
Click on the last frame
Paste After Current Frame
*all of the 2nd set of frames should be highlighted*
Reverse Frames
*Check your animation and tweek the frame speeds if you want*

4). Go back to PSP
Close off your "Copies" layer
Copy Merged
Paste into Animation Shop
Duplicate your Merged image until you have the same number of frames as your animation
*You should have 42 frames*
Ctrl A to select all the frames
Ctrl C to copy them
On your "Copies" animation press Ctrl A to select All
Ctrl E to Paste Into Selected Frame
Make sure your tube layer matches up with your "Copies" animation layer before you click on it to place it

5). Go back to PSP
Add your name to your tag
Copy and paste your name layer into Animation Shop
Follow the same steps as above to get it onto your tag

6). Check your animation to make sure you like it

7). Save and you are all done!

Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Use the steps in Step 6 from your banner to make the border for your avatar

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save as a JPG

Ok if you made it this far you are ALL DONE!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 5, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

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