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Thursday, June 30, 2011

♦Miss Independence Set PTU♦

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on June 30th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***



Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
3 Tubes Of Choice (From the SAME artist, Do not mix & match artists) - I used Elias Chatzoudis, I purchased my tubes when he was at MPT, but you can now purchase his work at PTE
Scrapkit - Independant Woman By Tamie @ Addictive Pleasures
Template Pbs-Template 118 By Punky Butts

Fonts Used :
English
Pixelette (For copyright/credit info)

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow
Xero - Fritillary
Xero - Radiance
Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation

Elements Used :
Sparkles
Ribbon2
Stars3
Beads5
Ribbonbow
Beads3
Ribbon
Bow4
Stars2
Fireworks
Stars
Streamer
P5
P3 (For avatar)

(Before you begin, grab yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of soda, this is some what of a long tutorial, because I put both the tag & the avatar tutorials in one post. :-)

Lets Begin :

Open your Pbs-Template 118
Go to Image - click Canvas Size, & change the size to 1000 X 850. (This way you will have enough room to add what you want, don't worry though you will crop off any unused canvas at the end.)

Now go to your layers pallet & delete your credit layer.

Now go to the bottom of your layers pallet & click on your background layer, activate your flood fill tool & fill in your layer with white. (#ffffff)
Now click on your Left Bottom Circle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - click Float - Selections - click Defloat -

Now make a new raster layer -
Activate your flood fill tool , set your background color to #a00000
Then flood fill your circle.
Go to Selections - click Select None.
Delete your original Left Bottom Circle.

On your new Left Bottom Circle - click on Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - you can use my settings below or your own-
Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation - you can use my settings or your own -
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Left Bottom Circle Frame layer then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow - Again you can use my settings or your own -


 Click Ok.

Now follow those same steps for your Right Bottom Circle layer.
Only this time, change your background color to #1f1f48.

In your layers pallet - click on your Rectangle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - click Float -Selections -click Defloat -
Make a new raster layer -
Set your Foreground color to #1f1f48
Set your Background color to #a00000
Once you have your colors set, click on your Foreground color box, then click on your Gradient tab - set your Angel to 40 - set your Repeats to 3 & click Linear. Click Ok.

Now flood fill your new raster layer
Go back to Selections - click Select None.

Now on your flood filled layer - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Fritillary- use the same settings as before -

Click Ok.
Now go to Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex2 - Constellation - use same settings as before -

Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your Rectangle Frame layer & apply a drop shadow. Use the same settings you used before.
Click Ok.

Now click on your Wordart Glitter Frame layer - Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, and apply the same settings as above.

Now click on your Wordart layer & apply the same drop shadow as above.

In your layers pallet, right click on your Wordart Glitter layer - then click Duplicate. Now right click on your duplicated Wordart Glitter layer & click Duplicate again.
Now starting from the bottom Wordart Glitter layer - rename those 3 layers. Glitter 1, Glitter 2, & Glitter 3.

Now click the eye next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers to hide them.
Now click on your Glitter 1 layer - Go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise, then click Add Noise from the slide out menu. 
Set to Uniform, 35, & make sure the monochrome box is checked. 
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Glitter 2 layer, also click the eye to unhide it. Then go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, this time only change the noise setting to 40. Click Ok.

Back to your layers pallet - click on your Glitter 3 layer & also click the eye next to the layer to unhide it. Go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise, this time change the noise setting to 45. Click Ok.

Now click the eyes next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers. (This way when it is time to animate you will be all set.)

Now in your layers pallet, click on your Right Top Circle layer - go to Selections - click Select All - Selections - Float - Selections - Defloat -
Make a new raster layer & set your background color to #1f1f48
Now flood fill your Right Top Circle.
Selections - click Select None.

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - Fritillary.
Use the exact same settings you used for your other circles.
Click Ok.

Delete your original Right Top Circle layer.

Open your Fireworks element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it to 85%. Use your move tool to position your fireworks inside your Top Right Circle area.

Click on your Right Top Circle Frame & apply a drop shadow.

In your layers pallet - click on your Top Left Circle layer - then go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat -
Make a new raster layer -
Set your background color to #a00000
Flood fill your Top Left Circle.
Selections & click Select None.
In your layers pallet - delete your original Left Circle layer.

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - Fritillary. Use the same settings as before.Click Ok
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - then click Constellation. Again use the same settings as before.
Click Ok.

Open your Fireworks element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 85%. Position it inside your Left Circle layer.

Now click on your Top Left Circle Frame layer, and apply a drop shadow.
In your layers pallet -
Open P5 - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Layers - click Load/Save Mask, then click Load Mask From Disk - locate that mask of your choice, & click Apply.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your mask layer & click Merge - then Merge Group.
Now right click on your merged mask layer , then click Duplicate.
Now right click on your Duplicated mask layer & click Merge , then click Merge Down.
This will darken your mask just a bit.

Now use your move tool & position your mask to the left side of your canvas.
Go back to your layers pallet, right click on your merged mask layer & click Duplicate.
Go to Image & click Mirror.
Adjust the position of your duplicated mask layer if needed using your move tool.

In your layers click on Rectangle layer -
Copy & paste your Fireworks element again, this time re-size it to 50%, then re-size it again to 80%. Use your move tool to position to the left end of your rectangle.

In your layers pallet - click on your Center Circle layer -
Go to Selections - click Select All - Float - Defloat -

Open your Stars element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size to 80%. Position within your circle.
Now go to Selections & click Invert. 
Then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.

Now keeping your circle selected -
Open your first tube of choice - copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it if needed, position it to one side of your circle.
Once happy with the placement, press your delete key 1 time.

Now open your second tube of choice - copy & paste it as a new layer - then re-size it if needed, then position it also in your circle on the opposite side as your first tube.
Press your delete key 1 time.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your top tube layer, then click Merge - then click Merge Down.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance. You can use my settings below or your own.
Click Ok.

Now open your main tube of choice -
Now copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it if needed.

Now position your tube to the right side of your template.
In your layers pallet - move your full tube layer below your wordart & wordart glitter frame layer.

On your canvas make sure that your tube is positioned so that the bottom of the tube is hidden by the wordart. If you have any remaining tube over hanging your wordart, just use your eraser to get rid of the showing parts.

Once your happy with the placement of your full tube, go to your layers pallet, right click on your full tube layer & click Duplicate.
On your duplicated tube layer go to Adjust, click Blur, then click Gaussian Blur, set to 5.00 & click Ok.
Now change your blend mode to Overlay.
 
In your layers pallet - click on your original full tube layer & apply a drop shadow. (Same settings that you have been using.)

Now open your Stars 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, Using your move tool position your stars2 element to the left side of your canvas. 
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance. 
Use the same settings you used for your two tubes.
Click Ok.

Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Stars2 layer - then click Duplicate.
  
Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Stars2 element.

Open your Bow4 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 25%. Position to your liking.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.
Apply a drop shadow.
Now in your layers pallet - right click on your Bow4 element & click Duplicate. Position to your liking.
Duplicate your Bow4 element a few more times & position them around your tag.

Open your Ribbon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 65%. Position it to the right lower side of your wordart.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpen , then click Sharpness. 

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Ribbon element - then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position if needed.

Open your Beads3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, re-size it to 50%. Position it to your liking. 
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Beads3 layer & click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
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Open your Ribbonbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 50%. Position to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet & right click on your Ribbonbow layer & click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror. Position to your liking.

Open your Beads5 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 65%. Position it to the left side of your wordart. In your layers pallet move your Beads5 layer below your wordart & wordart glitter frame layers.

Now right click on your Beads5 layer, then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.

Adjust the position of your duplicated Beads5 layer using your move tool if needed.

Open your Ribbon2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
Go to your layers pallet, right click on your Ribbon2 layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Adjust the position to your liking.

Open your Stars3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 75%. Position it to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Now in your layers pallet, right click on your Stars3 layer & duplicate it. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Stars3 element.
Now continue to duplicate & position until you have the desired amount of stars.

Open your Sparkles2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then position it to the bottom of your tag. 
Now go to your layers pallet & right click on your Sparkles2 layer, then click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Flip.
Now duplicate your Sparkles layer again & use your move tool to position them to the middle of your tag.

Now add your copyright & credit information.
I used :

Font : Pixelette
Size : 13 Pixels
Color : #1f1f48

Then add your name.
I used :

Font : English
Size : 80 Pixels
Color : #a00000

Once you apply your name, go to your layers pallet, right click on your name layer & then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow. You can use my settings below or your own.
Click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to your name .

Activate your crop tool & crop your tag to remove any unused canvas.

Once your happy with your tag, it is time to animate.

Open your Animation Shop

Go back to your PSP

In your layers pallet - click on your Glitter 1 layer. (Make sure the eyes next to your Glitter 2 & Glitter 3 layers are closed.)

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

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

Go back to your PSP -
Click the eye next to your Glitter 2 layer to unhide it, also click on your Glitter 2 layer to activate it, & then click the eye next to your Glitter 1 layer to close it.

Go to Edit, click Copy Special, then click Copy Merged.
Go to Animation Shop
Right click in your Frame 1 (the one you just put there) click Paste, then click After Current Frame.

Go back to PSP-
Click your eye next to your Glitter 3 layer - then click the eye next to your Glitter 2 layer. Also click ON your Glitter 3 layer to activate it. 
Go to Edit, click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged.

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

Now view your animation to make sure you are happy with it.

Then you will want to re-size your tag.
(To re-size your tag in animation shop, use your Shift & S keys on your keyboard & that will open your re-size menu.)
Now all that is left to do with your tag is to save it as a gif file!

How To Make The Avatar 

(Go back to your psp)

Open a new 150x150 transparent canvas.

Go to Selections - click Select All
Open your P3 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Selections - click Invert, then on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.

Keeping your canvas selected - 
Open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it if needed. Position your tube to your liking. 
Once happy with the placement of your tube press your delete key 1 time.
Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Adjust, click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur, set it to 5.00 & click Ok.

Now change your Blend Mode to Overlay.

In your layers pallet, click on your original tube layer & apply a drop shadow.

In your layers pallet - click on the very last layer
Go to Selections - click Select All - Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract. Set to 6 & click Ok.
Now make a new raster layer
Set your background color to #1f1f48, now with your flood fill tool click inside your marching ants.
Go to Selections - click Select None.
Now move your new border layer to the very top of your layers pallet.

Now make another new raster layer - go to Selections & click Select All, then Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 3 & click Ok.

Now set your background color to #a00000
Using your flood fill tool & click inside your marching ants.
Go to Selections & click Select None.
In your layers pallet make sure your second border is above your first border.

On your top border go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Alien Skin Xenofex2 - then from the slide out menu click Constellation.

Click Ok.

Now add your copyright information. Remember to make it readable.
I used :
Font - Pixelette
Size : 12 Pixels
Color :#1f1f48

Then I applied a gradient glow. Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow.
 
Click Ok.

Now add your name.
I used :
Font: English
Size : 40 Pixels
Color : #1f1f48

Then I applied the same gradient glow that I used for my copyright information.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
Same settings as before .

Click Ok.

Once you are happy with the placement of everything, go to your layers pallet, right click on any layer & click Merge - then click Merge Visible.

Now go to Adjust, click Sharpen, then click Sharpness.

All that is left is to save your avatar as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

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