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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

♥Beautiful Graduate PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on June 21st 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :


 Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Kayla by Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Photo Of Choice. (The photo I used is my personal photo)

Plugins Used :
Xero - Radiance (Optional)
Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow (Optional)

Elements  Used :
Ribbon
Flower
Butterfly 3
Frame 3

Lets Begin :

Start by opening a 800 X 650 white canvas. I used a white canvas again because of my animation shop likes to put a ugly glow around my signature, so to avoid that I used white as my canvas.) Don't worry we will crop it later.

Now open your Frame 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 45%. Use your move tool & position your frame to the left side of your canvas, leave enough room so that it is not touching the edge of your canvas, but you also want to leave enough room for the length of your name because you don't want it to touch the right end of your canvas.

Now activate your magic wand tool - click inside your frame 3 element - then go to Selections - click Modify then click Expand, set to 5 & click Ok.

Now make a new Raster Layer.

Open your picture of choice - Copy & paste it INTO SELECTION.

Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to Effects - Click Xero - Radiance -
Set your settings to your liking, the settings below are my own preference, you may use them if you would like:

Click Ok.



Go to your layers pallet & click on your frame layer -

Go to Adjust, click Sharpness then click Sharpen.
Now go to Effects - Click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow. Again the settings below are my own personal preference, you are welcome to use them if you would like :
 
Click Ok.

Now activate your Text Tool, set your Font, Size & Color -
I used :
Font : Cynthia Script ES
Size : 200 Pixels
Background Color : #8f2b70
Foreground Color : Nil

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, then type out the name you would like on your signature.

Then click Apply.

Position your name to your liking on your canvas.

Go to your layers pallet, right click on your name layer, then click Convert To Raster Layer.

Then go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow (again you can use your own settings or mine below)



Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - use the same settings you used on your frame element.
(We will come back to our name later)

In your layers pallet, click on the white background layer -
Open your Floral element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 85%.
Position it to the right end of your name.
Now sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - Right click on your Floral layer - then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.

Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Floral element if needed.
Now in your layers pallet, click on your top layer -
Open your Butterfly 3 element - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 30%.
 Position your Butterfly 3 element to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet & right click on your Butterfly 3 layer, then click Duplicate. Position your duplicated Butterfly 3 element to your liking.
Now duplicate this layer again until you have the desired amount of Butterflies you want on your Signature.
(I used a total of 5)

Open your Ribbon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%.
Position your Ribbon element so that the bow of your Ribbon is on the outside edge of your Frame.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now in your layers pallet, move your Ribbon layer down so it is directly under your name layer.

Now activate your Text Tool - set your font, size & color you would like to use for the phrase, saying or quote you would like to add.

Now add your copyright & or credit information.

Open your Animation Shop -
Go back to your PSP -

In your layers pallet click on your name layer -
Activate your magic wand, then click inside each letter of the name on your canvas. (Depending on what font you use, you may only have to click the first & second letter , if you are using a script font & the letters are connected, it will automatically select all the letters that are connected to the one you click on.) You want all of the letters in your name to have the "marching ants" around them.

Now go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise -
Set your settings to :
Uniform
30
Monochrome box is checked.
Click Ok.

Then go to Selections, click Select None.
Go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged.

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click on your grey work area, then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times.

Now you should see your name surrounded in the marching ants again and the noise you previously added is gone.
Now go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise
this time change the setting to 35 & click Ok.

Go to Selections - click Select None.

Go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged.

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click on your first frame you just put there - then click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Go back to your PSP -

Click your undo button 2 times -
Now you should see your letters selected again & the noise you added previously is gone.

Now go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise
This time change your setting to 40 & click Ok.

Go to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged .

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click in your 2nd frame you just put there, then click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Now view your animation to see if you are happy with it. (To view your animation go to the top of your Animation Shop on the right end of your tool bar, click the icon that looks like a film strip. It is the 2nd icon in from the right end.)

Once you are happy with your animation, you may want to re-size your signature.
In Animation Shop to re-size a design, press your Shift & s key to open your re-size menu.
The settings below are my own preference that I use to post a signature on my blog for a tutorial, you can adjust the number to suit where you will be using your signature.



 Then click Ok.

Now all that is left is to save your signature as a GIF file, (as it is now animated) & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

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Hiya Everyone! My name is Ronney, I have 3 wonderful teenagers, and have been married to my husband for 20 years. I LOVE to design signatures, tags & avatars, I design with PSP, and have been designing for over 2 1/2 years. I will be not only designing signatures, tags & avatars but will also be writing & posting tutorials as well. I will also be making some templates to share with you all as well. So I hope you enjoy and can use everything I have available on my blog :-) If you ever try any of my tutorials,please send me your completed designs and I would love to showcase it here on my blog!
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