Saturday, April 27, 2013

DARK MEMORIES

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Filters Unlimited
Font used: Tube of choice: I'm using Manon by Marc Duval from SATC
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Dark Love Memories" by Disturbed Scraps from SATC
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 Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open paper 003 and duplicate. Close original. Re-size by 85%. Promote background to layer.
This will be our working tag.
Go to effects, plugins, Filters Unlimited (ICNET filters), Edges, Square, Square Edge 16.
Apply.

Open paper 006, shift D to duplicate. Close original. Re-size by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer on your 1st paper.
Leave in center of tag.
Duplicate and move this copy a little to the left and a little to the bottom. Don't pass the mask border.
Add small drop shadows to each.

Copy and paste the arch, element (043) as a new layer, re-size by 70%, dpi 72 and smart size checked and move to the right side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste the leaf, element (035) as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Using your mover tool position leaf in the upper left hand corner of tag.
Will readjust once our frame is on. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste the pocket watch, element (018) as a new layer. Using your mover tool position clock in the lower left hand corner of tag.
We will readjust once our frame is on. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste the post card, element (010) as a new layer. Leave it in the center. Duplicate layer.
On original layer, set blend mode to : Soft Light
On duplicate layer, set blend mode to : Soft Light

Copy and paste the frame, element (046) as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Leave this layer in the center. Duplicate.
Leave original as it. On duplicate layer change blend mode to : Hard light.
Duplicate this layer and change blend mode to : Multiply
Add drop shadow to the very bottom frame only.

In layers palette activate the top post card layer.
Now copy and paste element (040) as a new layer and position to the left a little and using your selection rectangle remove extra leaves from bottom of frame.
Using  your lasso tool, feather set to zero. Select a portion of those leaves and promote to new layer.
Go to Selections, select none.
Using your mover tool, move to the left upper edge of your frame. Make sure this layer in above your frame layer.
You can rotate right or left if you want or you can mirror and flip and reposition so it's in the upper left hand side of tag.
Play around and see what you like best.
Add drop shadow to each layer.

Copy and paste element (005) as a new layer and mirror and flip.
Add drop shadow.

Grab your magic wand, feather set to 0, tolerance set to 15 and click inside your frame layer (the bottom one).
Go to Selections, Modify, Expand by 12.

Now copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Using your mover tool position your tube inside the frame.
Go to Selections, invert and delete extra from your tube layer.
Now duplicate this layer.
Go to selections and invert. Click on leaf layer and hit delete, click on all elements you don't want showing up within your frame.
Don't delete any of the paper layers or the post card layer.
Go to selections and select NONE.

Now on original tube layer, set blend mode to : Overlay
On duplicate tube layer, set blend mode to : Luminance (L) and decrease opacity to 59.

Copy and paste element (062) as a new layer and move below both tube layer. Using mover tool, position to the right upper hand side of frame/tag.

Activate your top tube layer.
Now copy and paste element (066) as a new layer and position the text in the upper right hand corner of frame. Using selection tool, remove any text outside the frame.

Activate your top frame layer in layers palette.
Copy and paste element (067) as a new layer.
Duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste element (058) as a new layer and move to the left side of frame.
In layers palette, double click on this layer and the "Layers Properties" box will pop up.
Put a check mark beside "highlight in layers palette" and then select a color of choice.
Double click in the color box and you can choose the one  you one.
Click ok.

Close properties box.

Copy and paste the books, element (009) as a new layer and bring low in front of frame.
Duplicate layer and change blend mode to : Multiply

Copy and paste ribbon element (052) as a new layer and re-size by 75%.
Position low on tag and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste poppy flower element (031) as a new layer. Re-size by 25%.
Move down low in front of pocket watch. Make sure this layer is behind the ribbon.
Duplicate your flower and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees.
Move this layer above the ribbon and position slightly to the left.
Duplicate layer and move to the left side of tag on the frame about midway.
Add drop shadow to each flower.

In layers palette activate the bottom most flower layer.
Now copy and paste element (069) as a new layer and move to the right of the tag.
Copy and paste element (068) as a new layer and move to the right of the tag.
Copy and paste violin element (059) as a new layer and move to the right side of frame, over it.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste flower element (033) as a new layer. Re-size and position on books near the bottom of violin. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste the mirror element (021) as a new layer and mirror and flip.
Position to the left side of frame. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste shoes element (05) as a new layer. Duplicate and move slightly forward.
Add drop shadow to each.

Copy and paste element (022) as a new layer. Position so it looks draped over the frame.
Grab your selection tool set to : point to point, feather 0.
Click all around the top portion (the area you want to remove) and hit delete on your keyboard.

Add drop shadow to the necklace.

Copy and paste big silver ball element (003) as a new layer and position at the bottom of tag in front of books. Duplicate and re-size, move to the left a little bit. Add drop shadow to each.

Copy and paste element (002) as a new layer and re-size. Move to the right side of tag, next to poppy flower. Add drop shadow.

One by one, X-out all layers, all the way down to the high lighted layer, which is the double lantern. Skip the lantern layer. Click on the next layer below it and right click and select merge visible.
Now X-out that bottom layer and the lantern layer. UN-hide all your other layers and then merge visible. You should have 3 layers now.

You can add your copyright layer now and merge it down to the top layer.

Activate your middle layer, the lantern layer.
Grab your magic wand, tolerance set to 12, feather set to 0 and match mode set to RGB Value and Mode set to Add (shift). Now click on the brightest part of the light on both lanterns.
Now go to Selections, modify and expand by 5.
Now go to Selections, modify, feather, by 15.

Now go to Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Brightness/Contrast and enter the following:
B=6  C=0

Select all, and go to Edit and copy merged.

Go to Animation Shop, right click and paste as a new animation.
Come back to PSP.
Go to Edit and undo select all.
Go to Edit and undo Brightness and contrast.

Now repeat Brightness and contrast but change to:
B=12  C=0

Select all, and go to Edit and copy merged.

Go to Animation Shop, right click on frame 1 and paste after selected frame.
Come back to PSP.
Go to Edit and undo select all.
Go to Edit and undo Brightness and contrast.

Now repeat Brightness and contrast but change to:
B=18  C=0

Select all, and go to Edit and copy merged.

Go to Animation Shop, right click on the frame 2 and paste after selected frame.Come back to PSP.

Do it all again, with a Brightness of 24. Paste after frame 3 in AS.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit and copy.
Click on Frame 4. Go to Edit and paste after selected frame.
Go to Animation, select Reverse frames.

Go to View, and click on Animation.

You can add your name and save.
See Animating Your Name tutorial HERE

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
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Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Saturday, April 27,  2013.

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