Saturday, April 30, 2011

COUNTRY QUEEN


COUNTRY QUEEN


©SassynSimple Tutorials
Date Written: Dec 27, 2010

PROGRAMS NEEDED
Paintshop or Corel Program
PLUGINS: Xenoflex 2 Constellations
ANIMATION SHOP

ITEMS YOU NEED

TUBE: Of your choice I used Ismael Rac
I have a license for this tube
From AMI which is closed now
But you can buy His tubes HERE
KIT: Soxsational Scraps FTU Stina HERE
MASK: WEESCOTTLASS wsl_mask3 HERE
FONT: Of your choice I used Kristen ITC

READ BELOW BEFORE STARTING
Settings may differ slightly depending on your version.
Close original after you copy it unless I state otherwise.
Sharpen all re-sized items 1 time.
RE-SIZE only one layer unless other wise stated.
Refer to my image for placement of items.
Left click and right click refers to mouse buttons.

Now Lets Start

1. Select your Tube and WSL_Mask 3 minimize them for now for now

2. Open a new transparent image 500x500
Do not fill

3. Layers palette right click raster 1 add new layer
Selections/select all
Keep selected

4. Select paper 5 from the Kit Edit/copy
Edit/paste into selection on your image
Selections/select none

5. Layers/new mask Layer/from image
Select WSL_mask 3 in window
Settings below
Click OK


6. Layers palette/right click black/white mask
Delete
Would you like this mask merged into layer below YES
Layers palette/right click top mask/ merge/merge group


7. Still on Mask layer Under your selections tab..
A. select all
B. select float
C. Select defloat.
D modify expand 4
Keep Selected

8. In foreground color use #5d6ca4
Or use dropper tool to get color from your tube
Select raster 1 flood fill the selection hit mouse button 3 times
Selections/select none

9. Layers palette right click/ merge/merge visible

10. Select Frame 2 from the kit Edit/copy
Edit/paste as new layer into your image
Re-size 75%

11. Effects/3D/drop shadow
(settings below)

12. Select magic wand (settings below)
Click inside the frame window
Selections/modify expand 9
Keep selected

13. Layers palette right click bottom layer
Add new raster layer
Select paper 12 from Kit Edit/copy
Edit/paste into selection
Selections/select none

14. Select your tube Edit/copy
Edit/paste as new layer into your image
Re-size as needed I re-sized 60%
Apply same drop shadow
Center in frame

15. Select ribbon 4 from the kit Edit/copy
Edit/paste as new layer into your image
Re-size 60%
Apply same drop shadow
Move to bottom of frame
If any of your tube is showing below ribbon
use eraser to remove it

16. Select hanging heart 1 from kit edit/copy
Edit/paste as new layer into your image
Re-size it 70%
Apply same drop shadow
Move to left side of frame
Keep it on the mask

17. Still on hanging heart
Layers palette right click/duplicate 1 time
Image/mirror duplicate
Right click in layers palette/merge/merge down

18. Select rose 1 from the kit Edit/copy
Edit/paste as new layer into your image
Re-size it 70%
Apply same drop shadow
Move it to left side of frame bottom should touch hearts bottom

19. Still on rose layer
Layers palette/right click duplicate 1 time
Image/mirror duplicate

20. Apply your text now I use vector so i can size my text
If you want the effect I have I used Kristen ITC Font
You simply go to selections select/all, float, defloat
Selections/modify/expand 1
Add a new layer below your text layer
Flood fill selection with white
Repeat modify/expand 1
Add a new raster layer below white text layer
Flood fill with black
Add drop shadow

21. Go back to original colored text layer
Merged/merged down original into white layer
Then merge merged layer down into black text layer

22. Add a new raster layer apply your copyrights
And your watermark

23. You can save as jpeg or go on to animation

ANNIMATION
Open your animation shop minimize for now

1. Click on your merged hanging heart layer raster 4
Layers palette/right click duplicate 1 time

2. Effects/plugins/Xenoflex 2 constellations
(settings below)
In layers palette click eye and close this layer

3. Click on original hanging heart (raster 4)
Apply Xenoflex constellation again
But hit random seed button 1 time

4. Edit/copy/copy merged
Take it to Animation shop
Right click any where paste as new animation

5. Back in PSP close hanging heart raster 4 layer
Open duplicate copy of raster 4 (top)
Edit/copy/copy merged

6. Take it to animation shop/paste/paste after current frame

7. Now save your animation
If you need Optimaztion settings for saving click here

Thanks for trying my tutorial I hope you enjoyed it.

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I would like to thank my testers at Sassy n Simple for testing this tutorial
and helping make it mistake free

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