Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Cupid

Sweet Cupid

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
January 18,2011
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
The art of Keith Garvey
You can purchase his artwork at

Tube & closeup of choice.
Scrap of choice.
I’m using one by Artmama
Called Sweet Temptation
It is part of the collab
available at Stargazer Scraps

Open a 650x650 new image.
Open up your tube & scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
Paste as a new layer onto your
new image.

Click inside the frame with your
magic wand. Hold shift down
to keep multiple areas selected.
Selections modify expand 15

Paste paper of choice as new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move paper under frame layer.

Paste your tube closeup between
paper & frame layers. Press delete.
Select none.
Apply Xero Porcelain to the closeup layer

Add a drop shadow to both the
frame & closeup layers
2,2,50,5 Black

Open a wordart of choice.
Resize 50%
Paste along the bottom of the frame.

Open a bird element.
Resize 70%
Paste by the wordart & frame.

Open a heart hanging element.
Click inside it with the magic wand.
Selections modify expand by 10

Paste your tube as new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move tube under the heart.
Select none.
Resize both layers 88%

Paste as a new layer onto
the tag. Arrange so that it appears to
hang from the bottom of the frame.

Open a tree element.
Resize 70%
Paste on the bottom layer
& arrange so that the tree appears
above the top of the frame.

Paste your full tube.
Resize 85%
Add a drop shadow to it.

Resize all layers 82%
Merge visible all but hanging heart layer.
Add copyright info to tag.

To Animate:

On the hanging heart layer,
Image rotate free rotate
right 15
Copy merged paste into
Animation Shop as new animation

Back in PSP,
Undo rotate
Copy merged into AS
Paste after current frame

Back in PSP,
Rotate free rotate the heart
left 15
Paste after the last frame.

Still in AS,
Select all ~ Copy ~
Paste after the last frame
This should give you a total of
6 frames

Animation ~ Frame Properties
Set this to 30

Save as gif.

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