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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Candy Girl



This is animated...click on tag to view animation!

This tutorial was written by me, Lori, on Feb. 20, 2010.
And it was written for those who should already have a basic knowledge of working with PSP. I used Paint Shop Pro XI
Do not copy this tutorial and post it through any group or claim it as your own. Please share a text link only. If you use this tutorial please send me a copy of the tag you made with it to my e-mail to the left. I'd LOVE to see the creations and post into my slide show! Thank You!
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.

Supplies needed
Tube(s) of choice, I used Elias Chatzoudis, you must purchase a license found here.
PTU Scrapkit by Tamsin McAtee Studios from her collection called "Sour Central" no longer available.
Template #131 by Beth and can be found here.
Font of choice
Plugins: Xero, Animaton Shop (Opitional)

Please remember to stop and save often.
Add drop shadow of choice as you go. Refer to my example as needed, merge layers down as needed to make things a little eaiser.

Let's Rock this Tutorial!!

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original. You will crop and/or resize later.

Open paper2, Copy and paste above Raster 1, set as an overlay. Go to Raster 1 and with your Change to target brush change the color to: #5898ca, set visiblity to 70.

Open paper1, copy and paste as a new layer, go to Selections-All-Modify-Contract by 10. Hit delete key on keyboard.

Open elements Glitters 1-4, copy and paste as new layers, arranging and resizing to fit to liking.

Open paper 1, copy and go to black circle and Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, paste paper1 into selection. Delete original layer.

Go to Candy Girl and with your color changing tool change the color to: #ba436c.

Add close up of tube of choice inside circle. Select-All-Float-Defloat-Invert, hit delete key on keyboard to erase any tubing outside of the circle. Go to Effects - Plugins - Xero -Porcelain with these settinggs: Softness: 50; Strength: 128; Brightness: 128; Red Channel: 0; Green Channel: 0; Blue Channel: 255.
Duplicate tube layer. On original layer, go to Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur with the blur radius set to 10. Set the visiablity to 30. On the duplicated layer, Set as an overlay with visiblity set to: 70.

Open candies 1-4. Copy and paste each as a new layer, resize and arrange inside each polygon in the polygon circle, alternating colors as you go. Duplicate as needed, to go around the circle. Delete original polygon circle. Merge each candie layer down to form one layer.
Open paper 2, copy and go to white circle and Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, paste paper2 into selection. Delete original layer.

Go to gray rect layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, flood fill with color #8ca285. Delete original layer.
Open the element sprinkles, copy and paste as new layer. Resize taking up most of the rectangle, go back to the rectangle, Select-All-Float-Defloat-Invert, hit delete key on keyboard to erase any sprinkles outside of the rectangle.
Go to red rect layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, paste paper1 into selection.
Go to white candy bg layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, paste paper1 into selection. Go to Selections-Modify-Contract by 2, hit delete key on keyborad. Arrange above candy layer. Delete original layer.
Go to candy layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat add new raster layer, paste paper2 into selection. Delete original layer. Paste tubing of choice to fit inside the word candy, go to the word candy layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat-Invert, hit delete key on keyboard to erase any tubing outside of the word candy. Set the visiblity to 45.
Add any other elements of choice.
Go to silver girl word art background, Copy and paste as new layer, Go to red girl word art, Copy and paste as new layer, making sure you are still on the red word art gp to Selections-All-Float-Defloat-Modify-Contract by 2. Go to the Silver girl word art and hit the delete key on the keyboard..
Add tube of choice, arrange and resize to liking. Crop and resize entire image to liking.
Add name , Copyright info, license and save!

Thanks for Rocking Out my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed! ~Lori

For Animation:
(I'm not the best at tutoring animation, so please bear with me here...lol)
Duplicate the Candy word frame layer so that you have 4 layers, go to Effects-Plugins-Alien Skin Xenofex 2-Constellation, using these settings: Star Size: 3.91; Star Variation: 60; Edge Star Density: 15; Overall Star Density: 7; Overdrive:100; Twinkle amount: 100; Twinkle Rotation: 75, make sure for the Background fill you have 'Keep Original Image' checked off. Random Speed: 1. Do this for each layer but changing the Random Speed for each one.
Duplicate the Girl word frame layer so that you have 4 layers, go to Effects-Plugins-Alien Skin Xenofex 2-Constellation, using these settings: Star Size: 3.91; Star Variation: 60; Edge Star Density: 1; Overall Star Density: 3; Overdrive:100; Twinkle amount: 100; Twinkle Rotation: 75, make sure for the Background fill you have 'Keep Original Image' checked off. Random Speed: 1. Do this for each layer but changing the Random Speed for each one.
Making sure all layers and only one layer of each of the words are visiable, save picture as: Image1, remember where you saved these at. Do this with each of the layers, changing the image name each time, Image2: Image3 and Image 4.
Go to Animation Shop and click on the Animation Wizard. Click on 'Same size as the first image frame', click next. Set the canvas color to ''Transparent'. Click next, click both 'centered in canvas' and 'with the canva color', Click next, repeat animation indefinitely and set length to 15. Click next, add image and add each Image of the animation, when done click next. Then click finish. Save animation.


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