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Thursday, July 7, 2011

♦Emolicious Forum Set PTU♦

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 6th 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
Tube of choice - I used the adorable work of Half Pints @ MPT
Scrapkit - Emolicious Treats By Gina's Gems Scraps @ Butterfly Blush Designs
Animation of choice - I got mine from Missy @ Divine Intentionz (Once you unzip the file, look for the animation called "glitterbug_bymissy) Make sure you leave a thank-you to Missy as well :-)

Plugins Used :
Xero - Radiance
Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow

Fonts Used :
For name : Skjend Hans Gotisk
For copyright - Pixelette

Elements Used :
Paper 15
Star 1 & 2
Sparkles 1
Alpha Beads 1 & 3
Candle 1 & 2
Fluffy Bow 1
Heart String 1
Emo Bunny 1 & 2
Button Flower 1 & 2

Lets Begin :
We are going to make the banner first -
So open a new 650 X 250 transparent canvas -
Go to Selections - click Select All - 
Open Paper 15 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then go to Selections & click Invert.
Now on your keyboard press your delete key 1 time.
Now back to Selections - click Select None.

Open your tube of choice - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. (Re-size if you need to)
Position it to the right side of your canvas. 
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your tube layer- then click Duplicate. Now go to Adjust, click Blur - Gaussian Blur - set to 3 & click Ok.
Now go to the top of your layers pallet & change the Blend Mode to Screen. 
Then lower the opacity to around 70.

Now in your layers pallet - click on your original tube layer - change the Blend Mode to Luminance (L) Now lower the Opacity on your original tube layer to around 68.

Now copy & paste your tube again, this time position it to the left of your canvas, making the body viewable instead of the top off like we did on the right side.
Now go to your layers pallet & duplicate this tube layer -
Go to Adjust, click Blur - then click Gaussian Blur - set to 3 & click Ok.
Now change the Blend Mode to Screen
Then lower the opacity to around 70.

Now on your original tube layer change the Blend Mode to Luminance (L) and lower the Opacity to around 68.

Copy & paste your tube of choice again, this time position it in the middle of your canvas.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance.
You can use my settings below or your own -


Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow -
Again you can use my settings or your own -

Click Ok.

Open your Button Flower 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%. Position it to the bottom left of your canvas.
Go to Adjust, click Sharpness, then click Sharpen.
Now apply a drop shadow. (Use the same settings you did on your tube)
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Button Flower 1, then click Duplicate.
Use your move tool to position your duplicated Button Flower 1 element. Continue to duplicate your Button Flower 1 layer until you have a total of 7. Position each one using your move tool across the bottom of your canvas leaving a bit of room in between each one.

Now open your Button Flower 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%. Position it to the lower left corner of your canvas in between the first two Button Flower 1 elements.
Sharpen & apply a Drop Shadow.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Button Flower 2 layer & then click Duplicate, position it using your move tool between your 3rd & 4th Button Flower 1 elements. 
Continue to duplicate until you have a total of 7 Button Flower 2 elements.

Now open your Emo Bunny element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%. Use your move tool to position your Emo Bunny to the left lower corner of your canvas.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance. Use the exact same settings you used on your center tube.
Now apply a drop shadow. (use same settings as before)
In your layers pallet - move your Emo Bunny layer down so that it is below ALL of your Button Flower 1 & 2 layers.

Now open your Emo Bunny 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 20%. Position it to the right lower corner of your canvas - 
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - Radiance (use same settings as before)
Now apply a drop shadow.
(Make sure your Emo Bunny 1 layer is also below all of your Button Flower 1 & 2 layers)

Open your Star 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 10%, then re-size it again to 80%. Using your move tool position your Star 1 element to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Star 1 layer & click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Star 1 element if needed.

Open your Star 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 10%, then re-size it again to 80%. 
Using your move tool position your Star 2 element to your liking.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Star 2 layer & click Duplicate. Then go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Star 2 element if needed.

Open your Alpha Beads 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 80%.
Using your move tool position your Alpha Beads 1 element to the lower part of your canvas, just above your Button Flowers elements.
Now go to Effects - click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
(Again you can use my settings or your own)



Click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow - using the same settings that you have used thus far.

Open your Alpha Beads 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 30%.
Position it to the right side of your canvas.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Alpha Beads 3 layer & click Duplicate.
Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Alpha Beads 3 element to the left side of your canvas.

Open your Fluffy Bow 1 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 20% then re-size it again to 65%. 
Now position it to the left side of your canvas & place it on top of your Alpha Beads 3 element.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Fluffy Bow 1 layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your Duplicated Fluffy Bow 1 element if needed.

Open your Candle 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas ,then re-size it to 30%. Using your move tool position your Candle 1 element to the right of your tube. 
Go to your layers pallet - move your Candle 1 layer down until it is directly above your main center tube layer.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Candle 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 30%.
Now position your Candle2 element to the left side of your center tube.
In your layers pallet - make sure your Candle 2 layer is directly above your Candle 1 layer.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Heart String 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then position it to the right side of your tube. (Do not re-size)
Now sharpen & then apply a drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Heart String 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Heart String 1 element if needed.

Now activate your Crop tool - then go to the top right side of your psp. Click the button for "Merged Opaque" 
(the screen shot below shows the location of the button "Merged Opaque"

Then press your enter key .

Now activate your move tool -

Open your Sparkles 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 50%. Position your Sparkles 1 element to the left side of your canvas.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sparkles 1 layer & click Duplicate.
Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Sparkles 1 element to the center of your canvas.
Go to your layers pallet again - right click on your duplicated Sparkles 1 layer & click Duplicate.
Now use your move tool again & position your 2nd duplicated Sparkles 1 element to the right side of your canvas.

Now you will want to add your name & copyright information.
I used :
Font : Skjend Hans Gotisk
Size : 50 Pixels
Background Color : #ffffff
Foreground Color : set to nul

Once you have your name placed where you want it, go to your layers pallet - right click on your name layer & click Convert To Raster Layer.
Then go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow
(You can use my settings below or your own)



Click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to your name. (Using the same settings you have been using)

Now add your copyright information -
I used :
Font : Pixelette
Size : 13 Pixels
Background Color : #ffffff
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Once I placed my copyright information I Converted To Raster Layer -
Then went to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow


Click Ok.
(This helps keep your copyright/credit information readable)

Now we are going to make our borders -

Go to your layers pallet - click on the very bottom layer in your layers pallet -
Go to Selections - then click Select All - then go to Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 8 & click Ok.
Go back to Selections & click Invert -
Now make a new raster layer -
Activate your Flood Fill tool, set your Background Color to #ffffff
Now using your Flood Fill tool, click in between the two marching ants lines.
Go to Selections - click Select None.
Now in your layers pallet - move your border layer up so that it is the top layer in your layers pallet.


Go back to your layers pallet - click on the very last layer in your pallet again -
Go to Selections - click Select All - go to Selections again & click Modify, then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 4 & click Ok.
Go back to Selections & click Invert -
Make a new raster layer
Set your Foreground color to #7af500
Now using your Flood Fill tool, click in between the 2 marching ants lines.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now in your layers pallet - move your second border layer to the top above your first border layer.

Now click on your very top border layer - the one you colored #7af500
Go to Adjust, click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise
Set to Uniform ,  35 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked.
Then click Ok.
Now time to animate -
Open your Animation Shop
Then open your animation of choice.
See how many frames are in that animation. If you are using the same one that I am there is 16 frames.
(To view how many frames your animation has, look in the lower right corner of your animation shop & it will tell you how many frames are open.)
Now click on your first frame of your animation -
Now press your Cntrl & A keys & this will select ALL of the 16 frames.

Go back to your PSP

Now in your layers pallet - close off  (click the eye next to each layer) all the layers that are above your 2 merged 2 layers. (The ones that you lowered the opacity on)
 Once all of those layers are hidden click on one of the layers that are not hidden, go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged -

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click in the grey word area - then click Paste As New Animation -
Now you need to make an equal amount of frames that your animation has. So again if you are using the same animation I am , you will need to make your background image into 16 frames.
Using your keyboard, press your Ctrl key & then tap your L key until you have 16 frames. Again watch your lower right corner of your animation shop & it will tell you how many frames you have.

Once you have 16 frames of your background to your banner - click on the 1st frame - then press your Ctrl key again & tap your A key to select ALL of the frames.

Now go to your animation that you opened earlier -
(make sure that all of the layers are still selected) 
Right click in the 1st frame - then click Copy

Now go to your banner background frames - make sure that they are ALL still selected -
Right click in the 1st frame - then click Paste - then click Into Selected Frame.
Now without clicking move your mouse until you see a portion of the animation show up on your background.
Once you can see a portion of your animation - move your mouse to the location you want your animation.
Once you are happy with the placement, then left click on your mouse to place your animation.

(I placed my animation twice so that it covered the width of my banner)
So to do that, just right click on your 1st frame of your banner background again, then click Paste - then click Into Selected Frame - wait for the animation to show, then position it to your liking, then left click to place it.
Now view your animation to make sure you are happy with it.
(To view your animation go to the top of your animation shop, on the right side & click the icon that looks like a mini film strip.)

Now go back to your PSP -
Now unhide all the layers that you hid earlier, & then hide all the layers that were visible the first time. 

Now click on one of the visible layers - go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged -

Go back to Animation Shop -
Right click in the grey work area - then click Paste As New Animation -

Now you will see the top part of your banner with all of the elements & your main tube. -
Now you will need to make it the equal amount of frames, so for this animation it is 16. So press & hold your Ctrl key then tap your L key until you have a total of 16 frames.

Once you have 16 frames, click on the 1st frame - then press your Ctrl key then tap your A key to Select All.
Now keeping all 16 frames selected - right click in the 1st frame & click Copy.

Then go to the frames that have your background of your banner & the animation on it -
Right click in the 1st frame - then click Paste - then click Into Selected Frame.
Now do NOT click yet, make sure that the top part of your banner lines up with the bottom part. So move your mouse slightly if needed to make sure everything is aligned.

Once happy with the placement - left click & this will place the top part of your banner with your background & animation.

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

Once you are happy, go to File - click Save As - then save as a GIF File.

How To Make The Avatar :

In your PSP

Open a new 125 X 175 transparent canvas -
Go to Selections - click Select All

Now open your Paper 15 - Copy & Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, then re-size it to 50%. 
Go to Selections - click Invert - Then on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.
Now go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now on your paper layer - go to Selections - click Select All - then Selections again & click Float - then Selections again & click Defloat -
Now open your tube of choice - I used the same tube I used for my banner - 
Copy & paste your tube as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%.
Position your tube using your move tool to your liking.

Once happy with the placement of your tube - go to Selections & click Invert - then on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.
Now go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then click Radiance -
(You can use my settings below or your own)

Click Ok.

Now apply a drop shadow. (Use the same settings you used on your banner)

Now in your layers pallet - click on the very last (bottom) layer in your pallet -
Go to Selections - click Select All - then go to Selections again & click Modify - then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 4 & click Ok.

Now go back to Selections & click Invert -
Now make a new raster layer -
Activate your Flood Fill tool - set your background color to #ffffff
Now click inside the 2 marching ants lines.
Go to Selections - then click Select None.

Now in your layers pallet - move your new border layer to the very top of your layers pallet -

Still in your layers pallet - click on the very last layer in your layers pallet again -
Go to Selections  - Click Select All - then go to Selections again & click Modify - then from the slide out menu click Contract - set to 2 & click Ok.
Now go back to Selections & click Invert -
Then make a new raster layer -
Activate your Flood Fill tool -
Set your Foreground color to #7af500
Now click inside the 2 marching ants lines again.
Then go to Selections & click Select None -
Now in your layers pallet - move your second border layer up so that it is above your first border layer.

Now go to Adjust , click Add/Remove Noise - then from the slide out menu click Add Noise -
Set to Uniform , 35 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.

Now activate your text tool - set your font, size & color -
I used :
Font : Skjend Hans Gotisk
Size : 50 Pixels
Background Color : #ffffff
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Type out your name then click Apply.

Then position your name to your liking.
Once happy with placement - go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Then got o Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - then from the slide out menu click Gradient Glow
(Again you can use your own settings or mine below)



Click Ok.
Now apply a slight drop shadow to your name.

Now add your copyright information
I used :
Font : Pixelette
Size : 12 Pixels
Color : #ffffff

Then I also applied the same gradient glow to my copyright layer to help make it more readable. As that is VERY important!

Once you are happy with the placement of everything, go to your layers pallet - right click on ANY layer - then click Merge - then from the slide out menu click Merge Visible.

Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen from the slide out menu -

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





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