Thursday, May 30, 2013

Majestic Beauty

***Majestic Beauty By JackieBeth, written on September 19, 2010***
***save as you go along***
***add drop shadows and resize/recolor when you see fit***

Items Needed

Paint Shop Pro/version PSPX was used to create this tutorial
Animation Shop
image of choice
Artist I Used: Jon Rattenbury
you MUST purchase a license at the PSP Project HERE to use his work
font of choice/font used in this tutorial: "Whisper"
filter Xero/Porcelain
filter Xero/Radiance
filter Eye Candy 5 Nature/Smoke


open a blank transparent canvas size 375 by 500

copy and paste image of choice to your canvas
crop entire canvas to size

apply filter Xero/Porcelain: change blue to 0

selections/select all/float/defloat/modify/contract/15 pixels
on layer palette right click
select promote selection to layer
selections/select none

effects/art media effects/brush strokes
select default from drop down menu
click ok

duplicate background layer
apply filter Xero/Radiance: default settings
change blend mode to soft light
merge down

now select your freehand selection tool
select a part of the image you wish to animate
(i am selecting the horizon)
once you have the portion selected..
on layer palette promote selection to layer
selections/select none

duplicate sky promoted layer twice
select the top layer
apply filter Eye Candy 5 Nature/Smoke
(Basic Tab Selected)
smoke type: wispy
smoke direction: 108
column length: 306.96
puff size: 600
expansion: 100
waver: 87
roughness: 0
overall opacity: 39
start from bottom checked
click ok
for the second layer click random seed once

hide second and third promoted layer
copy merged
paste in animation shop as new animation
do the same for the second and third sky layers too
change frame properties to 50

apply all proper credits

add names/phrases as you wish

help? comments? suggestions? questions? email me at

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