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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Simple Beauty (FTU) using Stargazer Musings Scraps

This tutorial was written entirely by me, using PSP9, any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.
This tutorial should work with any version of PSP.
This tutorial is written with the belief that you have a working knowledge of PSP, but is also suitable for Advanced beginners.

Materials you will need:

Scrap Kit of choice, Purple Elegance I used  by Stargazer Musings.
Tube of choice, I used the art of ©Fumiko Barrows which requires a license which may be purchased at DSI.
Mask of choice, I used , gemsmask32 and you may get it here.
Font of choice, I used Lovely Audrey BG.

Gradient Glow

Animation shop if you choose to animate.

Let's begin.

Open a new image, 750x750
Choose a paper from your kit, and apply your mask, invert transparency if desired(I did), then merge group.
Pick a frame and copy and paste as a new layer into your tag and add a gradient glow or a drop shadow. 
Paste a layer of your tube beneath the frame layer add a drop shadow. Duplicate the tube and move above the frame layer.
Using your erase tool erase bits of the tube around the frame on both tube layers.
You may also use your clone tool to soften and hard edges of your tube.(I softened the small part of my tubes hair that was cut off straight).
Place a ribbon element around your frame layer as desired and embellish with flowers from your kit re-sized 30.
You may add a drop layer to each layer. Use your erase tool to Blend the layers together well.
Now using a hanging heart element you may "hang" it off your frame by using the erase tool and layering above and below the frame layer.
Re-size a dragon fly element 30 and add a drop shadow and gradient glow as desired, and place on your tag.
Repeat this process with the butterfly elements. You may use your deform tool to position.
Now re-size, add your copyright and name.
If you choose not to animate you have completed my tutorial.


If you choose to animate you need to duplicate each of the butterfly layers three times. 
You should pinch or punch the duplicate layers of each between 15 & 25 depending on how you'd like your result.
Copy the original layer of your first butterfly into AS as a new animation then paste after current frame each duplicate layer of that butterfly.
Repeat this with the second butterfly making two new animations (one for each butterfly).
In animation shop chose the first of three frames of your first butterfly click on effects, then insert image effects, then Pinch.
Choose the customize, then choose horizontal, and canvas color, click OK. Adjust the frames per second to suit you and the Effect length as well. 
(I used 2.4 for effect length and 1 for Frames per second).
Repeat this with the third of original frame you placed. 
On the Original second frame repeat the steps, but rather than pinch you want to compress. 
So you will have three frames pinch, then three frames compress then three frames pinch for a total of nine frames. Save this as an AS animation (.mng) file.
Repeat the steps with the second butterfly.
Choose one of the butterflies and select all then click animations and reverse frames. Re-save in the reverse.
Go back to PSP and copy Merged your tag, paste as a new animation in animation shop. Click ctrl-L eight times until you have 9 frames.
Make sure you have propagate and paste clicked then select all(ctrl-A). 
Click on your first butterfly Select all, then copy go back to your tag frames Make sure you have all selected and paste into the current frame (ctrl-E).
Repeat this with the second butterfly.
Check your animation, and adjust the frame speed as desired (I used 15).

Thank you for trying out my tutorial.


Kaci's Kits & Kadoodles

Hi, I'm Kaci. Nope not that Kaci, the other one. I am still fairly new to PSPing compared to some and I love it!! I want to continue to learn so I can get better and continue making my own scrap kits. I love to make new friends so stop by and visit my little corner over here.

I'm still learning to blog too, so be patient while I figure this out, and I'm learning to do blog layouts, lol. I'm happy to have a few followers and look forward to more.

I've recently ventured into Digital scrap-booking store ownership with friends, so feel free to check out the links on the page.

I also love to knit, crochet (not really good at that just yet), read, cook, bake and learn new things. Most of what I post will probably be PSP related, but Iwill occasionally vent here too. Please leave a comment let me know what you think or if you want me to try something for a freebie.

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