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Monday, June 1, 2009

Dear Diary Tutorial By Sher (Animated)




This tutorial was written By Me On May 29, 2009
Any similarities is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial you must have some basic knowledge of psp and animation shop.
I am using the beautiful work of Scott Blair
In order to use his tubes you must have a license, you can get everything you need Here
The FTU Scrap kit I'm using was made by Bea , you can get it Here
The Template I'm using is template 6 , made by Mirella, you can get it Here
Filter used is Tramages ~Pool shadow~you can get it Here
Remember this is just a guide for a cute tutorial you can use any tubes
or scrap kits you wish and still have a cute tag!

Ok Lets go!
1.Open the template up in psp
Copy and close the original.
Delete the copyright and then click on background layer go to image and
resize canvas to 700x700, and flood fill this layer white.
2. Select raster 2 in the layer pallet ~go to selections
select all~float~defloat~open a paper of choice and copy and paste as a new layer
modify~smooth by 10~invert~hit delete on your keyboard~select none.
Rename this layer rectangle layer 1
duplicate 2 times name them rectangle 2 and rectangle 3
delete the original template layer.
3. Select Raster 3 in layer pallet, give this layer a nice drop shadow
and rename this layer rectangle frame.
4. Select Raster 4 in the layer pallet~go to selections
select all~float~defloat~open a paper of choice and copy and paste as a new layer
selections~modify~smooth by 10~invert~hit delete on keyboard~select none
Rename this layer strip layer 1
duplicate it 2 times name them strip layer 2 and strip layer 3
delete the original template layer.
5. Select Raster 5 in the layer pallet. Give this layer a nice drop shadow
and rename this layer
strip frame.
6. Select Raster 6 in the layer pallet ~ select all~float~defloat~
Open paper of choice ~copy ~resize 50% and paste as a new layer~position this where
needed~selections~modify~smooth by 10~invert~hit delete on keyboard~
select none~rename this layer circle 1
duplicate this layer 2 times and name layers circle 2 and circle 3
delete the original template layer.
7 .Select copy of vector 1 in the layer pallet~give this layer a nice drop shadow
rename this layer circle frame.
8. Select layer 7~select all~float~defloat~ flood fill with color of choice , I used #eeccd7
select none and rename this layer Frame fill Layer
9. Select copy of Vector 1in layer pallet~Give this layer a nice
drop shadow and rename this layer frame Layer.
10. Add your tube of choice and position it , see my tag for placement.
Give her a slight drop shadow and sharpen slightly.
11. Click on you frame fill layer and write out the desired text
you wish to use. resize and position inside the frame
This is what I wrote:
Dear Diary
I'm the Luckiest
Girl in the World!
In the Mornings
when I have my hair
all up in curlers and
coffee in my hand
He still Loves Me.
Whenever I'm
In his Arms
I feel Like
I'm in Heaven!

12. Add whatever elements you wish from scrap kit.
adding your drop shadows to each one.
If you don't plan on animating this tag
You can resize all layers to 500x500
Add your Name and Copyrights and merge all layers
and your done!

Now for the animations~ Congratulations if you decide to go on!
1 . Select rectangle 1 layer go to effects ~plugins~ tramages~pool shadow use these settings
40-40-40-40-40-4-128-128 ~click ok
Select Rectangle 2 same effect using these settings
30-30-30-30-30-30-128-128~click ok
Select Rectangle 3~same effect~ settings
15-15-15-15-15-15-128-128 ~click ok
2. Select strip layer 1 ~go to effects~same effects as before
settings 40-40-40-40-40-40-128-128~click ok
Select strip layer 2 ~same effects~
settings 60-60-60-60-60-60-128-128~click ok
Select strip layer 3~go to effects~same effects~
setting 30-30-30-30-30-30-128-128~click ok
3. Select circle1 layer~go to effects~same effects ~
settings 20-20-20-20-20-20-128-128`click ok
select circle 2 layer~go to effects~same effects
settings 35-35-35-35-35-35-128-128~click ok
Select circle 3 layer~go to effects~same effects
Settings 55-55-55-55-55-55-128-128~click ok

4. Close off Circle layers 2 &3 strip layers 2 & 3 and
rectangle layers 2&3
Edit~ copy special~Copy Merge
take to animation shop and paste as a new layer
Back to psp
close off circle layer 1 , strip layer 1 and rectangle layer 1
open circle layer 2, strip layer 2 , and rectangle layer 2
Edit~copy special~copy merge
take to animation shop and paste after current frame
Close off circle layer 2, strip layer 2, and rectangle layer 2
open circle layer 3, strip layer 3 , and rectangle layer 3
Edit ~copy special~copy merge
take to animation shop and paste after current frame
go to edit~select all~frame properties~ add 25 as your desired speed.
view your 3 frame animation
If you like what you have created save as a gif and your done.
I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial !
Thanks
Sher






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