Goodbye

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on March 24th 2011
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 X2 but this will work in any version
Tube of your choice
Font of your choice
Mura’s – Copies
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Xenofex 2 – Constellation & Little Fluffy Clouds
*Optional* Eye Candy 5:Impact – Perspective Shadow

I used the awesome artwork of Amy Brown
This tube was an exclusive for members of the CILM Platinum Club so is not for sale
You can however purchase the rest of Amy’s art at cdo

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550×250
Choose two colours from your tube – a dark and light colour
Set your foreground to the dark colour, background to the light colour
Change your foreground to a fore/back gradient
You want the light colour in the middle of your gradient

Flood fill your canvas with the gradient
Add a new raster layer
Effects, Plugins, Xenofex 2 – Little Fluffy Clouds

Change the blend mode on your cloud layer to Luminace (Legacy)
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Rename Background

Grab your selection tool and choose custom selection
These are the settings you need:

Add a new raster layer

Floodfill the selected area with your dark colour
Selections, None

Effects, Plugins, Muras – Copies
Choose the [Preset Menu] [*=seamless] At this point you will need to hit reset a few times to get the ‘look’ you want
Depending on the layout of the lines
Duplicate the lines and either Mirror or flip or both 🙂
When happy, if you duplicated, activate the top copy
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Change the blend mode to Screen or one of your choice

Rename Orig Lines
Duplicate your Orig Lines 3 times giving you 4 layers

Working on Copy (3) of Orig Lines
Effects, Plugins, Xenofex 2 – Constellation

Hide this layer and activate Copy (2) of Orig Lines
Repeat the constellation BUT hit Random Seed
Hide this layer and activate Copy of Orig Lines
Repeat the constellation BUT hit Random Seed

Activate your Orig Lines layer
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Invert

Activate Copy of Orig Lines and press delete
Repeat for the 2 copies (you can leave them hidden)
Selections, None

What you are trying to get is sparkles ONLY inside the lines not outside as xenofex will have put them
You can now delete your Orig Lines layer

Activate your top layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position where happy
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used Eye Candy 5: Impact – Perspective Shadow

Add a new raster layer, above your tube layer
Flood fill with black
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixel and press delete
Selections, None

Grab your text tool and choose a font – I used Kon Tiki Enchanted JF
Set your foreground to null and your background to a light colour
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Using the nodes around your text, change the size, placement and angle of text (if required)
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Choose a dark colour from your image

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
Vertical – 0 / Horizontal – 2 / Opacity – 47 / Blur – 8 / Colour Black

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

Ensuring that Copy (1) of Orig Lines and Copy (2) of Orig Lines are both hidden
Edit, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation
Back to PSP

Hide Copy of Orig Lines and unhide Copy (1) of Orig Lines
Edit, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame
Back to PSP

Hide Copy (1) of Orig Lines and unhide Copy (2) of Orig Lines
Edit, Copy Merged
Over to AS
You should now have 3 frames in AS
View Animation

Save as a .gif file

All Done 🙂

Another sample using the beautiful work of Lorenzo Sperlonga, this tube was an exclusive tube for members of the CDO Diamond Club for February

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