Sunday, 1 January 2017

Sunlight



Tube of choice - I am using the beautiful artwork of Zindy
which can be purchased from her store HERE
(note: I neglected to save a copy of my own tag, the example above was made by one of my forum members)
Nature Image HERE
Font of choice
PSP & Animation Shop

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This tutorial was written by Mizteeque on 28th October 2016 and assumes a working knowledge of psp
Written using psp9 but other versions should work just as well
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental
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Note:  This tutorial is an animated one. 
If you do not wish to animate then please follow the instructions in blue


Open nature image

Promote background layer to raster
duplicate layer 4 times 

Rename layers from bottom to top 1 - 5

hide layers 2, 3, 4 & 5

On layer 1
effects, illumination effects, Sunburst
color, white
brightness 100
horizontal 3
vertical 12
Rays - density 50, Brightness 50
circles brightness 100

Hide layer 1, 
On layer 2
Sunburst
brightness 76
horizontal 10
vertical 18
Rays - density 26, Brightness 17
circles brightness 75

Hide layer 2
On layer 3
Sunburst
brightness 61
horizontal 18
vertical 24
Rays - density 20, Brightness 17
circles brightness 50

Hide layer 3
On layer 4
Sunburst
brightness 50
horizontal 8
vertical 18
Rays - density 20, Brightness 17
circles brightness 40

Hide layer 4
On layer 5
Sunburst
brightness 42
horizontal 2
vertical 11
Rays - density 20, Brightness 10
circles brightness 40

Hide layers 2 - 5 again
copy merged

Open animation shop
paste as new animation

In PSP, Hide layer 1, open layer 2, copy merged

In AS, Paste after current frame 
make frame 1 active
effects, insert image transition

Choose Fade from drop down box
Animation frame - checked on both sides of preview pane
transition length - 0.5 secs
frames per second - 11 fps

Back to PSP, hide layer 2, open layer 3, copy merged

In AS, make last frame active (7), paste after current frame, 
Make frame 7 active, insert image transition again

Back to PSP, hide layer 3, open layer 4, copy merged

In AS, make last frame (13) active, paste after current frame,
Make rame 13 active, insert image transition again

Back to PSP, hidge layer 4, open layer 5, copy merged

In AS, make last frame (19) active, paste after current frame
Make layer 19 active, insert image transition again

Now goto Edit, select all, or hit crtl & A on your keyboard
copy
Now make frame 25 active, paste after current frame
Animation, reverse frames

Back in PSP

paste your tube as new layer
resize so it fits nicely in the middle of the track
I colorized mine to suit the tag
dropshadow

Add your name, copyright and license information

create new raster layer
floodfill with colour of choice
select all, contract by 3
hit delete on your keyboard
deselect


(if not animating then here is where you will merge all and save as jpg)

hide layers 1 - 5
copy merged

In AS, paste as new animation
duplicate to 50 frames
select all, copy

select all on your sunburst animation, paste into selected frames
dont move your mouse, just click and it should paste it exactly 
where you need it to

Save as gif

Another example from one of my forum members Deeva



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