Sunday, March 10, 2013

Feel The Music


 Feel The Music

Please click on TAG to see in full size.
Supplies needed to complete this tutorial.
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10
Animation Shop 3
Plugin : Eye Candy 4000 and  Xenofex 2: Constellation.
Font used: Will & Grace
Tube of choice, I'm using Jose A Cano from SATC
Scrap Kit "I wanna Rock You" by Disturbed Scraps at SATC
Animations: Music Notes 1 & 2 and Music Bar by me Simone
Mask:  Mask 85 SophisticatSimone HERE

 Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
Open Mask 85SophisticatSimone.

Open paper DS - IWR - Paper08 in PSP. Duplicate layer and close original.
Resize paper by 80%. Right click on layer in Palette window and promote Background to layer.

Go to Layers/New Mask Layer/From Image.
Find Mask 85 in drop down box and select.
Click : Create mask from "Source luminance" and make sure there is NO check mark beside "Invert mask data"
Click OK.

In layers palette, right click and merge group.
Duplicate layer as many times as you like to get the look you want.
I duplicated it twice and merged layers.
Now duplicate again. On duplicated layer, re-size by 85%.
Go to Effects/ Xenofex 2/ Constellation.
Star Size: 3.98
Size Variation: 93
Edge Star Density: 13
Overall Star Density: 3
Overdrive: 99
Twinkly Amount: 75
Rotation: 45
Check: Keep original image.
Merge down. Duplicate and merge down again.

Re-size Canvas to 690 x 690.

Open DS - IWR - 056. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 50%. Add drop shadow.
H=2
V=2
Opacity=75
Blur=5
Color=Black

Open DS - IWR - 042. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 70%. Add same drop shadow.
See my tag for reference to position.

Open DS - IWR - 046. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and duplicate.
Merge down and leave it in it's current position.

Open DS - IWR - 027. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40% and position behind the keyboard.
Duplicate and mirror. Move this flower back to the left and a bit higher then the 1st flower.
Duplicate 1st flower again and position even higher. You should have 3 flowers, staggered top to bottom.
Add a drop shadow to each and merge each one down to form one layer.
Now duplicate that layer and mirror. Move it slightly higher. It should be on the right side of the tag.
Back to original. Duplicate and rotate to the left by 14 degrees and position as you like.
These should all be behind the keyboard layer.

Open DS - IWR - 004. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 80%. Add different drop shadow.
H=2
V=2
Opacity=43
Blur=4
Color=Black

Go to Selections/ Select All.
Go to Edit/ Copy Merged.
Go to Animation Shop and right click and paste as a new animation.
Holding down the Ctrl key, tap the letter "L" until you have a total of 10 frames.
You can count as you tap or you can look at the bottom right hand area of AS and you will see the frame number increasing.

Open SimoneAni344-MusicNotes.
Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit/Copy.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is depressed (turned on).
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit/ Paste into Selected Frames.
Position in upper left hand side of tag.
Back in PSP
Reminder: Save your tag
Merge all visible.

Open DS - IWR - 040 (Music Pod) Add same drop shadow.
Copy and go to AS. Paste as a new animation.
Holding down the Ctrl key, tap the letter "L" until you have a total of 10 frames.
Open SimoneAni346-MusicNotes.
Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit/Copy.

Activate the music pod.
Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit/ Paste into Selected Frames.
Try your best to fit just right. I did make it so it would fit nice and snug in there.
Click into place. Play animation. If you like, go to edit, select all.
Edit/Copy.

Activate your tag. Make sure all frames are selected.
Go to Edit/Paste/Paste in selected frames.
Move it to the right side off the tag.
Click in place.

Let's go back to PSP.
Let's continue building our tag.
Open DS - IWR - 037.  Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 60%. Add same drop shadow.
Position at lower left hand side of tag. (Speaker)

Open DS - IWR - 058. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40%. Add same drop shadow.
Position on top of the speaker. (Bottle of liquor)

Open DS - IWR - 028. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40%. Add same drop shadow as before.
Move to upper left hand side of tag. Position on edge of target element. (Bow)

Open DS - IWR - 079. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40%.
Position on top of the speaker. (Gem) Duplicate and mirror. Position bottom right hand side of tag.
Drop shadow the 1st gem and with the gem that is on lower right hand side add this drop shadow:
H=-1
V=-2
Opacity=73
Blur=4
Color=Black

DS - IWR - 035. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 60%. Add original drop shadow. (Triple speaker)
Position at bottom of tag, slightly to the left.

Open DS - IWR - 029. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40%. Add same drop shadow. (Skull bow)
Position on the top center speaker.

Open DS - IWR - 024. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 45%. Add same drop shadow. (Butterfly)
Position at top left hand corner of tag. Check my tag for reference. Duplicate this layer and mirror. Position to the right of tag at middle.

Open DS - IWR - 031.  Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 37%. Add same drop shadow. (Black shoes)
Position at bottom, duplicate and move just a bit to the right.

Open DS - IWR - 019. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 30%. Add same drop shadow. (Pink glitter heart)
Position at bottom, between and in front of the two speakers. Duplicate and move to middle right side of tag. See my tag for reference.

Open DS - IWR - 059. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and re-size by 40%. (Parental Advisory Tag)  Add new drop shadow.
H=-1
V=-2
Opacity=73
Blur=4
Color=Black
Move your gem above this sign.

Open your tube. If you're using the same one as me, I re-sized by 60%.
Drag below all your layers to just above the keyboard. Make sure the bubbles aren't over your tubes face LOL.
Duplicate. On one layer add this drop shadow:
H=-1
V=-2
Opacity=73
Blur=4
Color=Black
On the other layer add this drop shadow:
Merge down.

Open DS - IWR - 004 (again). Using your selection tool, set to Magic Wand, Point to point, feather=0.
Now select the bubble with the double note. Just click all around.
Copy and paste onto your tag.
Re-size by 80%. Duplicate and merge down. Duplicate again.
Using your shift key, keep your finger on it and with your mouse click on your tag and move your bubble note to just over the speaker.
Activate the other note and once again using the shift key and your mouse, move that bubble note to the top of your tag near butterfly.

Add your copyright information on your tag. Somewhere it won't interfere with anything.
If you merged all your bottom layers earlier, all you need to do now is x out that layer.
Now go to Selections/Select All.
Go to Edit/Copy Merged and paste into AS

IF you didn't merge all your bottom layers earlier, do the following.
Merge all layers down till you get to your tube. Include your tube in the merged layer.
Copy and paste in AS as a new animation.
Go to Edit/Copy.

Make sure your tag is activated. Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit and paste/Paste into selected frames.
Position carefully.
Now I've included another little musical note. Just repeat the steps and paste in lower left hand corner near the speakers.

Now for the Name animation.
Back in PSP.
I used Will and Grace font.
Activate your Text Tool.
Set size to 150. Background color to black. Stroke width: 0 Kerning :  -75.
Click on your tag and  Type name out. Upper case, (1st letter of your name) hit space bar, and type using all lower case for remainder of your name.
Don't click Enter yet.
Using your mouse, highlight all the letters in your name except the 1st letter (Yes, do this in the text box).
Click on your color palette and change your background color to a color from your tag. With letters still highlighted, change text size to 90.
Now you can click enter.
Position approximately where you want your name to start on the tag.
Convert to raster layer.

Using your selection tool. Set to rectangle. Feather 0.
Surround all the lower case letters and promote selection to layer.
Activate the name layer again and hit delete. Now deselect.
Using mover tool positon lower case letters at the upper edge of your Upper case letter.
Merge down.

Go to Effect and add this drop shadow:
V=1  H=0   Opacity=37   Blur=2    Color=black

Go to Adjust and add noise, Gaussian, 70
Go to Effect, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow,
Under Color Tab, select FAT
Under Basic Tab, enter 3, 25, 100 click OK
Go to Effect and add this drop shadow:
V=3  H=3   Opacity=78   Blur=5    Color=black

Copy and paste as a New Animation in AS

Back in PSP, go to Edit and undo until you get to the 1st drop shadow.
Repeat the above, but change the noise 71.

Copy name and right click on the name in AS and paste AFTER current frame.
Go to Edit/Select All.
Go to Edit/Copy.
Activate your tag, make sure all your frames are selected.
Go to Edit/Paste/Paste into selected frames.

Play your animation.
Hope you like it.

Select your crop tool. Select Options, choose surround the opaque area.
Double click your tag.
You can now save it either with transparent background or add a white background.
To add bg, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone

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Tutorial writen by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday, March 10, 2013.


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