Guardians Of The Oceans



This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 7th 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
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Anchor and Banana Milkshake Script
Toadies – What Are You
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
VM – Extravaganza – Transmission
Eye Candy 4000 – Corona & Gradient Glow
Animation of Choice – I used Ani367 by Simone

I used the awesome artwork of Jeremias Colmenares
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Jeremias’ work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 200 and flood fill with white
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 3.00
Set your foreground to black, background set to null
Hold your shift key and draw a square, not quite as tall as the canvas

Keep as a vector
Image, Free Rotate, Left 45 degrees
Pull the edges of the canvas out so you can see the nodes around your shape
Now drag one of the corners in, until the shape it the same height as the canvas

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
You might have to redo a couple of times until you get it right
Once you have it the right size, convert to raster and rename Frame 1

Duplicate and on the copy – rename Frame 1 Toadies
Move this below Frame 1
Set your foreground and background to black
Effects, Plugins, Toadies – What Are You?
Set both values to 20

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Main Tube
Position the part you want within Frame 1
Activate Frame 1 and 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 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate Main Tube and press delete
Keep Selected

Selections, Invert
Add a new raster layer – rename it Frame 1 Back
Flood fill with a complimentary color of choice
Selections, None
Move the Frame 1 Back layer below the Main Tube layer

Activate your white background layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename BG Tube
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wallpaper *Rotate at the default settings
This should cover the canvas, if it doesn’t repeat the Copies again
Crop you canvas to 600 x 200

With your BG Tube active
Duplicate this layer, rename the copy BG Tube 2
On BG Tube – Effects, Art Media Effects, Brush Strokes

On BG Tube 2 – Effects, Plugins, VM Extravaganza – Transmission

Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 67

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Base Tube
Position on one side of your center frame
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 80
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Overlay, keep the opacity at 80

Activate Frame 1 and slect your magic wand again with the same settings
Click on the side where you tube isn’t
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Activate Base Tube and press delete
Activate Copy of Base Tube and press delete
Selections, None

Activate Frame 1
Add a new raster layer – name it Edge Frame
Flood fill with Black
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 3 pixels
Press delete
Selections, None
Duplicate and on the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
Activate the copy – Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate Frame 1 again
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Anchor
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type your text of choice – I wrote ‘GUARDIAN OF THE OCEANS’
Position along the base of the tag and when happy convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Corona

Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Duplicate and on the copy, change the blend mode to Screen

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Position where it looks best

If you are NOT going to animate skip this next step (where it says Back to PSP)
Hide the Edge Frame
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Staying in AS
Open your animation of choice – I used SimoneAni367
Edit, Select All
Animation, Rotate, 90 Left
Animation, Resize, set this to 200 pixels high
On your tag duplicate until you have the same amoutn of frames as the animation

On the Animation – Edit, Select All, Copy
On the Tag – Edit, Select All, Paste into selected Frame
I pasted mine 3 times, in different places

Back to PSP
Select your Text tool again and choose another font – I used Banana Milkshake Script
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
COnvert to raster and duplicate
On the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 1
On the copy – Layers, Merge, Merge Down

If you are NOT animating, you can save as a jpg/png at this point
If animating
Layers, View, Current Only
Unhide Edge Frame too
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS – Edit, Paste as a new animation
Edit, Propogate Paste
On yor name image – Edit, Copy
On your main tag – Edit, Select All
Edit, Paste into selected frame
Line the Edge Frame up where it should be
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

 

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