Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Puddled


***Puddled By JackieBeth, written on July 28, 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
4-7 tube/image of choice (same artist)
Artist I Used: Ismael Rac
you MUST purchase a license at his store HERE to use his work
font of choice/font used in this tutorial: "Love Letters"
filter Xero/Radiance
filter Xero/Fritillary
filter Redfield/Water Ripples

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open a blank transparent canvas size 550 by 250

copy and paste tube of choice to canvas
place to right side of canvas
apply filter Xero/Porcelain: change blue to 0

flood fill raster 1 with color of choice from tube
apply filter Xero/Fritillary: change variation to 15
duplicate background

select top background layer
apply filter Redfield/Water Ripples
default settings

apply filter Xero/Radiance: default settings
change blend mode to soft light

select bottom background layer
duplicate
adjust/blur/motion blur angle 200, strength 100
lower opacity to 50
hide tube layer
merge visible
unhide tube layer
crop entire canvas to size

select your preset shape tool, set at star
line width set at 5
background color null
foreground color black
draw out a medium sized star
place between the boarder of the canvas and the tube
objects/align/vertical center canvas
convert to raster layer

with magic wand tool click in center of your star
selections/modify/expand/2 pixels
select your background layer
right click on your layer palette and promote selection to layer
selections/select none
apply filter Xero/Radiance: default settings

now in psp hide all layers except your star layer and your fill star layer
open your other tubes by the same artist you have chosen
copy and paste them all to your canvas between your star layer and the star fill layer
hide each tube
unhide the first one
select your star fill layer
selections/select all/float/defloat
selections/invert
select the unhidden tube
place the body part you want shown in the star center
press delete on your keyboard
do that for the remaining images you have
after you have each image in the star as preferred crop entire canvas to size

now unhide all your layers
decide which star shape images the order will be in
label them from top bottom 1, 2, 3 etc...

copy your first star image
paste as a new animation in animation shop
back in psp copy your first star image
paste after current frame in animation shop
repeat that until you have done for all your images
make sure your first image is the first and last frame in animation shop
in animation shop
select your first frame
effects/image transition
effect select star wipe
transition length 1.0 seconds
frames per second 9
click customize

star shape
number of points 5
inner radius 50
star rotation
initial rotation 5
rotation speed 4

do the same for all the images

go to psp now
hide all layers except your background layer and your star fill layer
copy merged
paste in animation shop
duplicate so it matches the number of frames your animation has

right click on the first background frame
pressing shift down select the last
then select the same for your animation
right click and copy into current frame
paste animation where the star fill is

in psp hide your background and star fill layer
make visible everything else
copy merged

in animation shop paste as new animation
duplicate same number as background with animation frames
select all frames, copy then paste onto background animation

apply all proper credits

add names/phrases as you wish

help? comments? suggestions? questions? email me at jbeth1986@yahoo.com

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