Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tube Hoarding Suspect

Tube Hoarding Suspect

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
January 6, 2011
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
The art of Elias Chatzoudis
You can purchase his artwork
at MPT

Tube & closeup of choice.
No Scraps Needed
Paint shop pro
Animation shop
Eye Candy4000 Gradient Glow

Open up your paint shop.
Open a large new image.
On the new image, paste your
tube closeup as new layer.
Take a screenshot of it.
To do this, press the print screen button
on your keyboard.

Then back in paint shop, paste
new image. This should be your screenshot.
Resize 50% & minimize.

Open a large image 700x700.
Select your rectangle preset shape.
Draw out a large rectangle.
Object align in center.
Convert to raster.

Click inside the rectangle with magicwand.
Paste your screenshot of psp as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Select none.

At the top of the large rectangle,
in the center, draw out a smaller rectangle.
Convert to raster.

Choose a color from your main tube.
Choose a font of choice size 24 & type out
NEWSFLASH in the smaller rectangle.
Enlarge it only slightly.Convert to raster
Move to the center of the rectangle.

Take your second tube ( officer ) &
paste on either side of the tag.
Add a drop shadow
2,2,50,5 Black.

Type out a warning along the
lines of tube hoarder and not to
give access to financial means.
You can see the preview to get more
of an idea.

I did this along the bottom part of the tag
below the "suspect" picture.
Apply Eye Candy4000 Gradient Glow
Fat Glow width 3
Add a drop shadow

Above the white background layer,
add new raster layer & fill
with color of choice.
Apply Kristin mask 8
Merge group
Resize the mask layer 105

Resize all layers 77%
If you don't wish to animate then
merge all layers together.
Add copyright info & name.
Save as jpeg or png.

If you do wish to animate,
then continue below.
Merge as many layers together as possible
BUT make sure you leave the small
rectangle & NEWSFLASH layes unmerged.

Copy merged & paste in Animaion shop (AS )
as a new animation.
Now go back to PSP.
Hide the NEWSFLASH layer
Repeat as above but paste after
current frame. Repeat this 2 more times.
You want the 4 frames to be like this
That way the newsflash blinks on & off.

Select all view animation
If happy with the way the NEWSFLASH blinks
on & off then save tag animation in AS.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

1 comment:

  1. This is soo awesome!!! Thank you soo much Sarah :D