Spirit Of Autumn

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 5th 2016
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Image & Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Encine Script, Reef & Amber Light
RR_MaskSet68 (1 & 4) by Rachel
Animation 150 by Simone
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

I used the awesome artwork of Rossana Castellino
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Rossana’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your image as a new layer – Image 1
Duplicate and rename the copy – Image 2
Working on Image 2
Adjust, Blur. Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to 69

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize your tube so it’s the same size as in the image
I had to resize to 561 pixels wide, all layers unchecked
Don’t worry if it’s not spot on, as long as it’s close enough
Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube – I used:
V: 0 / H: -3 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Crop your canvas to 400 x 400
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – rename M1
Duplicate and rename the copy M2
Hide the original 3 layers (Image 1, Image 2 and Tube)

Working on M2
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet68_Mask1 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Duplicate and on the copy change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to 60

Activate M1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet68_Mask4
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Adjust, Hue & Saturation, Colorize
H: 147 / S: 0

Resize by 90%, all layers Checked
On the top layer – Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen
Image, Canvas Size, increase to 400 x 400, central placement selected
Activate the white background and re-flood fill

Activate M1 and duplicate
On the copy, apply the same Gaussian Blur as used previously

Activate the top layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Encine Script
Set your foreground and background to the same color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 1
Type out your text of choice – I wrote ‘Spirit of’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 80 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Copy of M2
Keep your text tool active and change your font – I used Reef
Turn your foreground off and set your background to the glow color off your previous text layer
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both still checked
Type out your text – I wrote ‘autumn’
Position under your previous text layer
When happy, convert to raster
Apply the same gradient glow as just used BUT change the glow color to the previous text color
Duplicate and on the original, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Reduce the opacity yo 38
On the copy, change the blend mode to Overlay

Still with your text tool, choose another font – I used Amber Light Font
Keep your foreground on null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
Add the same gradient glow as before, changing to color if needed
Duplicate and on the original, lower the opacity to 65
Add the same drop shadow as used before
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
At this point, hide the white background
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png

To Animate:
Unhide the white background
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Staying in AS
Open SimoneAni150.mpg
Edit, Select All
Animation, Resize
Pixel Size set to 350

Activate your tag and duplicate until you have the same number of frames as the animation – mine has 34
Activate SimoneAni150
Edit, Select All, Edit, Copy
Activate your tag
Edit, Select All, Edit, Paste into current frame
Position where it looks best
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

Another sample (not animated) using the art of Sheena Pike, who is also licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. Fonts used are Annamelia, Anke & Axelleria
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