Pink Light

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on February 16th 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Champagne & Limousines
DSB Flux – Blast & Bubble
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Template 3 by Rosey from CreativeMisfitsCreations

I used the awesome artwork of Ismael Rac
You will need a license from Xeracx to use his work
Please do not use Ismael’s work without purchasing a license first

Note: For this tutorial we will be using the Manual Color Correction tool, you can find a mini tut on finding & using this Here

Let’s Start
Open Rosey’s template 3, press shift + d to duplicate and close the original
Delete Raster 12, the credits
Resize if you prefer itty bitty tags like me

Activate Raster 3
Using your Manual Color Correction (MCC) tool recolor this layer to a color form your tube
Duplicate this layer
On the original, Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 10
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Blast
Direction: Left / Percentage (%): 10
Now repeat the Blast but change the direction to Right

Duplicate this layer, working on the copy
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Bubbles

Lower the opacity of this layer to about 60
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate Raster 4 and recolor the same as Raster 3

Activate Raster 2
Effects, Texture Effects, Weave
Gap Size: 1 / Width: 3 / Opacity: 1 / Both colors set to white / Fill Gaps: Checked
Now add a drop shadow of choice to this layer I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black
Now repeat the drop shadow changing the V&H to -2

Activate Copy of Raster 10
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Recolor to a color from your tube
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 5 pixels
Selections, Promote Selection to layer
Ensure you are now on the promoted layer
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete on your keyboard once
Selections, None

Still on the promoted layer
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 100
Repeat the same 2 drop shadows you used on Raster 2
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate Copy of Raster 11
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Recolor to a color from your tube
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Selections, None

Making sure you are on the promoted layer
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50
Repeat the same 2 drop shadows you used your previous layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate Raster 5
Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds
Width: 2 / Opacity: 15 / Color: A light color from your tube / Both check boxes checked

Activate Raster6 and duplicate 3 times
Rename the layers 1, 2, 3 & 4, with 1 being the original
Hide layers 2, 3 & 4
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Replace / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the first dot (top left)
Using your MCC recolor to a color from your tube/image
Click your magic wand in dot 2 (top right)
Recolor to a different color from your tube/image
Click your magic wand in dot 3 (bottom right)
Recolor to a different color from your tube/image
Click your magic wand in dot 4 (bottom left)
Recolor to a different color from your tube/image
Selections, None

Copy and paste this layer as a new image
Position so you can see both this new image and your main tag image

Hide layer 1 and unhide and actve layer 2
Click your magic wand inside dot 1
Recolor to the color you used for dot 4
Click your magic wand inside dot 2
Recolor to the color you used for dot 1
You want to move each color along by a dot each time

Repeat the whole process for layers 3 & 4
You should have each color in a different dot on each layer
Here’s a screen shot of the 4 layers together so you can see how my dots look

Rehide layers, 2, 3 & 4

Activate Raster 8
Recolor to suit your dots, I went with a very very light pink
Now add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 1 / Opactiy: 50 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed
Position in the center of the tag
If your tube has a solid edge at the bottom (like mine)
Grab your selection tool
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the bottom of your tube

Selections, Modify, Feather by 25 pixels
Now press delete on your keyboard to give your tube a soft edge
Selections, None
Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube I used:
V: -4 / H: 10 / Opacity: 35 / Blur: 7 / Color: Black

Select your text tool and choose your font
Foreground set to null, background to a color of choice from your image
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add you name
Position where it looks best
When happy convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
For the glow colors choose 2 complimenting colors from your dots

Add a dro pshadow of choice I used:
V&H: 4 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Crop away any excess canvas
Ensure layers 2, 3 & 4 are all hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open up Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP
Hide layer 1 and unhide layer 2
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Back to PSP
Hide layer 2 and unhide layer 3
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Back to PSP
Hide layer 3 and unhide layer 4
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Staying in AS
Edit, Select All
Animation, Frame Properties – set this to 25
Save as a gif file
All Done Smile

Another sample using the art of Garrett Blair, who is licensed through CDO

Tutorial registered with TWinc

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