Goodbye

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 13th 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 X8 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used SNF Ambriosia Bold & Licorice
Eye Candy 4000 – Bevel Boss, HSB Noise & Gradient Glow
RD_MaskSet113_Mask4 by Rachel
Time To Say Goodbye by Caritas Creationz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open 28 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Duplicate and on the original
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
Activate the copy and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 20 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black /Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open 39 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rainbow
Position along the top of the BG
Move below the BG layers, just above the white layer

Activate Copy of BG
Open 44
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Position so the bottom is level with the bottom edge of the BG layer

Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back 1
Open pp6, copy and paste into the selection
Keep Selected
Move Frame Back 1 below the Frame layer
Add another new raster layer – name it Frame Back 2
Open pp7, copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None
Change the blend mode on Frame Back 2 to Soft Light

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine as is
Position so the face is within the frame, I also mirrored my tube
Duplicate the tube and on the copy, apply the same Gaussain Blur as used before
On the original tube layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Reduce the opacity to 75
On the copy, change the blend mode to Overlay
Activate Frame Back 1
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Press delete on both tube layers
Selections, None
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow as before BUT change the opacity to 45

Open 29a and resize by 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position so the heart of the Ribbon is above and to the left of the frame
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Add the same drop shadow BUT change the opacity to 30
Erase the right tail of the ribbon that overlaps the frame
I selected the area to be deleted
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Open 30 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fern
Position so the center so where you erase the right tail of the ribbon
Add the same drop shadow

Open 47 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose
Image, Mirror
Position over the top part of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open 34 and resize to 100 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position over the Rose and Fern where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open 10 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Position on the right of the frame, following the curve
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open pp5 and resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_MaskSet113_Mask4 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 90%, all layers unchecked
Image, Mirror

Activate the Flowers layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used SNF Ambrosia Bold
Set your foreground to null, Background to a gold gradient of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your text, I wrote ‘Goodbye’
Position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster – rame Base Text
Duplicate and on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Bevel Boss
Choose the Curve with a lip preset
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Duplicate a further two times, rename 1, 2 and 3

Activate 3
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – HSB Noise
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Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Hide this layer

Activate 2 and apply the same HSB Noise, but press Random Seed once
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Hide this layer
Activate 1 and apply the same HSB Noise, but press Random Seed once
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Activate Base Text
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Licorice
Keep your foreground on null, background to a color of choice
All other settings the same
Add your name and position where it looks best
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: 40 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Hide the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
At this point you can save as a jpg/png

To Animate
Unhide the white background layer
Ensure layers 2 and 3 are both still hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

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

Back to PSP
Hide 2 and unhide 3
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame
Edit, Select All
Animation, Frame Properties – set this to 30
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

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