Monday, 26 January 2015

Animated Name Sig

supplies needed:

PSP any version
Animation Shop (AS)
Kingthings Pique n Meex font HERE
A smallish animation of choice, 
one with not too many frames is good to start with
HERE is the one I used in the above example

Tutorial written by Mizteeque on 26th Jan 2015
Written in psp9 but any version should work
I have seen this tutorial done several times, several different ways
this is the way I do it,

OK lets begin!!

Open animation shop
Open your chosen animation 
ctrl & A to select all frames, copy

Open psp
paste animation as new image

Open blank canvas 600 x 350
floodfill white
Text Tool
Kingthings Pique n Meex font, size 140, background colour black

type your name
convert to raster
Select all, float, defloat

Floodfill tool
In your materials palette, set your foreground to pattern
click the thumbnail image and choose your animation image from the dropdown menu
angle 0, scale 100

floodfill your name
new raster layer

back to your animation image
in your layer palette, click the eye to close off the top layer

now go back to your materials palette
choose the animation image again
you must choose the animation not current pattern or it wont change

floodfill your name
new raster layer
still keep it selected

back to animation image
close off the middle layer

back to your materials palette
choose your animation again

If using a different animation with more frames (layers) 
repeat the above steps as many times as necessary to ensure you 
floodfill your name with each layer from the animation (I hope that makes sense)

after the last layer has been filled

new raster layer
expand by 2
floodfill with a metallic gradient of your choice
contract by 3
hit delete on your keyboard
dropshadow your gold outline 2,2,50,8, black

ok now to actually animate it

There are several ways of getting your tag into animation shop
with just a few frames this is how I do it

My example only has 3 frames
so I close off the top two floodfilled layers

copy merged
Paste as new animation in AS

back in psp
close bottom frame, 
open middle frame,

copy merged, 
paste after current frame in AS

back in psp
close middle frame,
open top frame

copy merged
paste after current frame in AS

save as gif and thats it your done!!

Here are a few more samples made with different animations

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Pretty in Pink

Supplies needed:

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Acid Lullaby
Scrapkit - Taggers Inn Forum exclusive A Touch of Pink or scrapkit of choice
Font of choice - I am using Angelface
Filter - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient glow (optional)


Note:  c/p = copy and paste as new layer
d/s = Dropshadow

Open blank canvas 750 x 250

preset shapes - rectangle, line width 10, foreground colour black
background colour set to null.
Hold shift while you draw out a square on your canvas
convert to raster
duplicate twice, position next to each other so you have a 
3 box frame, merge visible
re position so its in the middle of your canvas

Open paper of choice, copy 
magic wand, click inside the 3 squares
expand by 2,
paste paper as new layer,
selections invert, 
hit delete on your keyboard
drag paper layer below your frame

open tube
c/p as new layer 
position in middle square
erase any excess tube showing outside the frame
change blend mode to luminance (legacy)

c/p tube again, 
mirror and resize to your liking, position in the left square
erase any excess as before
change blend mode to hard light

repeat above steps
this time change the blend mode to burn

add d/s to your frame

image, rotate, left 3

c/p element 38
resize by 40
image, mirror, 
position on left between the two frame layers so 
the leaves are poking out a bit
duplicate, image, mirror
image, flip

make top layer active
c/p element 16
rotate left 60
position bottom right of frame

c/p element 12
resize by 15
position to cover end of previous element

c/p element 9
resize by 40
rotate left 60
position under pink flowery element

d/s all elements

Add name, Angelface font, size 48, pink,
I added a white gradient glow to it, d/s
add copyright information
merge visible
save as png

Thats it your done!!

Tutorial written by Mizteeque on 10th Jan 2015
Written in psp9 but any version should work
any similarity to other works is purely coincidental and unintentional

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Dark Elf forum set

This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 6th January 2015
written in psp9 but any version should work
Any resemblance to any other works is purely coincidental and unintentional

Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice I used the stunning artwork of  No Flutter
My Supplies HERE
Font of choice - I used Nightmare5
Filters:  Distort & Eye Candy 4 - Gradient Glow (both can be found HERE)
Muras Meister - Copies
OK lets begin!!

Note:  c/p = copy and paste as new layer
d/s = dropshadow 2,5,50, 8 black

Open blank canvas 750 x 250

c/p tube
muras - copies, wallpaper rotate, default settings

effects, distort, wave, default settings

adjust, blur, motion blur
angle 45, strength 100

on duplicate
effects, distortion effects, wave
following settings

using your freehand selection tool
make a random selection zig zagging across your tag
like my screenshot below

selections, invert
hit delete on your keyboard
Keep selected

c/p tube again a few times
and arrange inside the selection to your liking
then hit delete on each tube layer

Merge tube layers together
change blend mode to difference

hide bottom layer
merge visible 
unhide bottom layer

on shape layer
effects, eye candy 4, gradient glow
black halo, glow width 5

repeat gradient glow
but this time use Fat white settings
glow width 3

make bottom layer active
preset shapes, rectangle, using a fore/back gradient
made from two colours from your tag, draw out a 
rectangle from one side of your tag to the other
convert to raster, 
effects,, jeans, amount 62, width 7
change blend mode to overlay
Tag should now look something like this

make shape layer active
c/p some greenery as new layer, move to left
duplicate, image mirror & flip
change blend modes to what looks to you
I used multiply on one and luminance (legacy) on the other

c/p sparkles as new layer, move to left
duplicate, image, mirror

c/p tube as new layer

New raster layer
floodfill with gradient we used earlier
select all, contract by 2
hit delete

You can leave the border as is or change the blend mode
to something you like, or add noise, its entirely upto you.

add copyright & name
merge all flatten

Save as jpg.

For Avatar

Selection tool, custom selection
top & left 0, bottom & right 200

selections, edit selection
move to a part of your tag you like
edit selection
copy merged

paste as new image
add border as we did for the tag
add name and cr
merge all flatten
save as jpg

Thats it your done!!