Misty Morning

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 17th 2018
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
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Unicorn Sparkles
Animation of Choice – I used Ani761 from pkg253 by Rebel Dezigns
Chaos Priestess portion of the CDO Awareness Collab 2018

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with white
Open El14 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Move down slightly so its more to the bottom of the canvas than the middle
Open Frame 2 and resize to 425 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the right
Position the right 2 sections of the frame are sitting on the grass
Erase the left end frame section, leaving just 2
Move the frame below the grass layer

Activate the white background layer
Open El01 and resize to 375 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wheel
Position so the top of the wheel is just above the top of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Now erase any of the wheel from below the grass and inside the frames

Open El05 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position on the right side of the wheel
Move below the wheel layer
Erase any leaves or flower you can see within the frames
Duplicate the Leaves layer
On the original, apply the same drop shadow as used on the wheel
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 70

Activate the Frame layer
Open El15 and resize to 235 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass 2
Position in the middle of the frame
Add the same drop shadow again

Open El16 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Position over the top of Grass 2
Add the same drop shadow again

Activate the Frame
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the two sections of the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back
Move below the Frame layer
Open a paper of choice and copy and paste into the selection – I used Paper4
Selections, None
Duplicate and on the copy change the blend mode to Screen
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open another paper of choice and resize to 550 pixels, I used Paper2
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Open El09 – Layers, Merge, Merge All (Flatten)
On your Mask layer – Layers, New Mask Layer, Frame Image
Find ScrapCP_CDO-JuneCollab2018-El09 in the drop down menu
Souce luminance and Invert mask data: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Erase any bits you don’t want, when happy duplicate
On the copy, change the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the opacity to 60

Activate Frame Back
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Press delete on Copy of Mask, Mask and white background layers
Selections, None

Activate the Flowers layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 45%, all layers unchecked
Position your tube where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

Activate the Grass layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Unicorn Sparkles
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy with size and placement, convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow

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

To Animate
Activate Frame Back
Layers, View, Current Only
Unhide Copy of Frame Back
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open up Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation
Open your animation of choice

Duplicate your tag so it has the same number of frames as the animation
Edit, Select All
On the animation – Edit, Select All, Copy
Onto the tag – Edit, Paste into selected frames
Position where it looks best
I copied my animation twice so it covered the whole frame back

Back to PSP
Layers, View, All
Hide Frame Back and Copy of Frame Back
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS – Edit, Paste as a new animation
Duplicate so it has the same number of frames as your animated tag back
Edit, Select All, Copy
Onto your animated tag back – Edit, Select All, Paste into seelcted Frame
Line it up so it frames the tag back
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

 

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