Night Out

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 4th 2019
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 Magelove
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RR_MaskSet_4_2 by Rachel
Animation PKG 2 – Ani5 and Animation PKG 50 – Ani149 by RebelDezigns
IB EliasChatzoudis October2019 BT by Kizzed By Kelz

I used the awesome artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Elias’ work without purchasing a license first.
This is the Bonus Tube from Elias for October 2019, so is only available until October 31st 2019

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with white
Open Paper (10) and resize to 550 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet_4_2 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open Elements (24)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Stars
Move down slightly so it’s a little lover than the mask

Open Frames (3) and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename 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 Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer – rename Frame Fill
Open Papers (8) and resize by 50%
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None
Move Frame Fill below the Frame layer

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine at 100%
Position so the focal point is within the Frame
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay
On the original, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 8 / Opacity: 46 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Wordart (2)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tube Lines
Position so the lines are over parts of the tube
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Open Elements (28)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Piano
Position so just part is visible inside the frame, at the bottom of the tube
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Tube layer BUT change the H to 2
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Activate Frame Fill – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Now press delete on Tube, Copy of Tube, Tube Lines and Piano layers
Selections, None
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow as used on the Piano

Open Frames (2) and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Star 1
Position along the left upper side of the Frame
Duplicate and resize to copy by 75%, rename Star 2
Position on lower right side of the Frame

Open Papers (7) and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Star 1 Fill
Move below the Star layers
Position the paper so it fills Star 1
Activate your Magic Wand (same settings as before)
Activate Star 1 and click inside it
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert – Activate Star 1 Fill and press delete
Selections, None
Repeat this step for Star 2 using a different part of the paper

Ensure Star 2 Fill is directly above Star 1 Fill on your layer palette
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Star Fill
Ensure Star 2 is directly above Star 1 on your layer palette
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Star
Add the same drop shadow as used earlier to your Star layer

Activate the Star layer
Open Elements (18)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Music Lights
Position where it looks best
Grab your Magic Wand again (same settings)
Select the Music Notes
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
Selections, None
Rename the Promoted Selection – Music Notes
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Add the same drop shadow

Open Wordart (1)
Grab your Magic Wand (same settings)
Select the blue text on the wordart
Add a new raster layer
Open Papers (7) again, Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None
Apply the same Inner Bevel and drop shadow
Resize by 60%, all layer checked
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Now Paste as a new layer onto your main tag
Position where it looks best
Duplicate and on the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3

Open Elements (5)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clouds
Position along the base of the Frame where it looks best

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Magelove
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, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Duplicate and on the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
On the copy – add the same drop shadow changing the color if required
I set mine to #276Dd84

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
Activate Star Fill layer
Layers, View, Current Only
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new Animation

Staying in AS
Open your animation(s) of choice
I used: RebelDezignsAnimation PKG 2 – Ani 5 and RebelDezignsAnimation PKG 50 – Ani 149
Duplicate your Star Fill so it has the same number of frames as your animation(s)
Edit, Select All
On your animation – Edit, Select All, Copy
On your Star layer – Edit, Paste into Selected Frame
Position so the animation is on top of the Star Fill
Repeat for your second star
I used a different animation, but you can use the same one

Back to PSP
With your Star Fill still the active layer – Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Now press delete on the following layers:
Frame, Piano (if it’s inside the selected area), Tube Line, Copy of Tube, Tube, Frame Fill, Stars, Mask and White Background
Selections, None
Layers, View, All
Hide the Star Fill layer
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 Star Fill layer
Edit, Select All, Copy
On your Star Fill layer – Edit, Select All, Paste into Selected Frames
Line it up so it’s int he right place
Save as a gif file
All Done

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