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3.06.2013

Irish Eyes are Smiling Tutorial

Irish Eyes are Smiling
 
***Unfortunately I have to have a background on the tag so that the animation doesnt destroy the tag, and distort it horribly. If anyone knows a way around this oh please do tell! 10 years in Paint Shop Pro and still dont know a way around this, which is why I hardly ever make animated tags unless they are forum tags!!! ***
 

 
This tutorial is for those that have a working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written by me on March 6, 2013 and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I use PSP 9, but any version should work. I do not allow my tutorials to be translated and please do not claim them as your own. If you would like to share the tutorial please send a link to my blog.  Thank you! 
Things Needed:
Tube/Image of choice: I am using tubes from the very talented Zindy Nielsen which you can buy from here store HERE  Please do not use her tubes without purchasing tubes and obtaining a license.
Kit of choice: I am using Irish Wishes by CBJ aka Jo (her kits are now only sold at Zindy's Store) you can find Irish wishes HERE or you can purchase the Kit and Tube combo HERE
Plugins: none
Masks/Templates: None
Font, Animation, or other items needed:  Animation of your choosing, I used one of Simones of Scrappy Bit of Fun awesome (and free) animations which you can find HERE and there are tons of wonderful animations as well as tutorials
Let’s Begin:

1)      Open a new image 600 x 600 transparent – I will refer to this as our working image

2)      Open CBJ_IW_Frm1.png and resize by 50% and again by 75%

3)      Copy this frame and paste as a new layer on our working image

4)      Click inside the frame using your magic wand (make sure all crevices are selected as well)

5)      Selections- modify-expand by 2

6)      Open paper of your choice at this time and paste as a new layer on our working image

7)      I used CBJ_IrishWishesP4.jpg

8)      Open CBJ_IW_Leaves2.png and resize by 50% twice

9)      Paste as a new layer on our working image

10)   Place to the bottom right of our frame

11)   Duplicate this layer

12)   Image—Mirror

13)   Now place so that the two leaves images touch

14)   Merge—Merge Down

15)   Add a nice drop shadow to your leaves  (I used 2,2,100,5,black)

16)   Open CBJ_IW_Blossom.png  and resize by 50% twice

17)   Now copy and paste as a new layer on our working image

18)   Position to your liking on the right side

19)   Duplicate

20)   Image—Flip

21)   Image—Mirror

22)   And place to your liking on the bottom left of the frame among the leaves

23)   Open a bow of choice and resize by 50% twice and copy

24)   Paste as a new layer on our working image and move it to bottom center of our frame

25)   Open CBJ_IW_FlowerGlit2.png

26)   Resize by 25% and again by 75%

27)   Copy and paste as a new layer on our working image

28)   Place at the top of the frame

29)   Repeat steps 25-28 with CBJ_IW_FlowerGlit.png

30)   Open CBJ_IW_Pebble2.png

31)   Resize by 25%

32)   And paste in the middle of our bow on our working image

33)   Open CBJ_IW_Scatter.png and resize by 50% and paste as a new layer on our working image

34)   Place to your liking and duplicate if you so desire and go to image—flip  and move and place to your liking

35)   Open your tube at this time and place to your liking resizing if necessary

36)   Once happy go to merge visible.

37)   Now add your text and copyrights at this time

38)   If you are happy with your tag at this time save it as a .jpg 

If you want to add animation to your tag please continue on:

Okay so the easiest way I know how to explain this might confuse some and if you need help please don’t hesitate to write to me and ask and I will gladly help!

39)   Open your animation in animation shop

40)   Also open up our tag in psp (the one you saved as a png)

41)   Okay so you need to look at your animation and see how many frames it has

42)   I used Simones animation #282 and it has 21 frames

43)   So at this time I am going to duplicate my tag until it also has 21 frames

44)   Once you have your tag layers set to 21 frames –edit—select all

45)   Repeat this with our animation frame

46)   Now go to edit—copy while you have your animation highlighted

47)   Now go to your tag in animation shop and make it the active in animation shop

48)   Edit—Paste into selection

49)   Now carefully place your animation where you want it to be on your tag (you might have to resize your animation to fit your tag)

50)   Once you place your animation within in your tag it will be placed within all your layers

51)   Now go to view—animation  if happy with your tag now you will want to save once again 

I would love to see your results! Also like I said if you have any questions please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Hugs,

 

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