Tainted Love

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Things Needed For This Tutorial
  • Paint Shop Pro (This is done using 9), but should be able to be done in newer versions.
  • Animation Shop....Optional.
  • A tube of your choice,I am using Irina Grank,which you can purchase here, do not use unless you have a license to do so.
  • Plugins....Eye Candy 5/Impact...Gradient Glow and VM Natural...Sparkle....You can find them Here 
  • Scrap kit "Tainted Love" by Yarrow of Fall3n Angel Scrapz ...This is a PTU kit that can be purchased at Digital Chaos or you may use one of your choice.
Please Note..All Settings remain the same unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started.....
1.  Place a plugins in your plugins folder in your PSP....then open PSP.

2.  Open your tube of choice....Minimize it now.

3.  Open a frame of your choice from the kit....Duplicate (Shift + D) once and close out original.

4.  Image/Canvas Size ...Width & Height at 650...this should give us plenty of room to work with.  You can crop and resize later.

5.  Ad a new layer and send it to the bottom.  Flood fill it with white...or color of your choice.

6.  Open a paper of your choice from the kit...I used "Paper 9".  Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag...above the bottom layer.

7.  Image/Resize at 65% ....all layers unchecked (Smart Size)....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate at 8 degrees to the right.

8.  Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy - Impact/Gradient Glow with the following settings...

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9.  Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow....Vertical & Horizontal 0, Opacity 55, Blur 10, Shadow on new layer - unchecked.

10. Open another paper of your choice from the kit...I used "Paper 8".  Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag...above the paper you just added.

11. Image/Resize at 65% ....all layers unchecked (Smart Size)....apply same drop shadow.

12. Open another paper of your choice from the kit...I used "Paper 4".  Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag...above the paper you just added.

13. Image/Resize at 65% ....all layers unchecked (Smart Size)....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate at 6 degrees to the left.

14. Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy - Impact/Gradient Glow ...same settings, apply same drop shadow.

15. Open a glitter of your choice from the kit...I used "Gitter 1".  Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag...above the paper you just added.

16. Layers/Duplicate....Image/Flip.  Move this new layer above the frame layer...place it how you like.

17. Open a paper heart of your choice from the kit...I used "Paper Heart 2".  Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the tag...above the frame layer.

I made it so my glitter layer was above the paper heart...that way the glitter can spill over the heart.  See my tag for placement.... 

18. Make your paper heart the active layer and Image/Rotate/Free Rotate at 3 degrees to the left.

19. Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy - Impact/Gradient Glow ...same settings, apply same drop shadow.

20. Now you may add any other elements you like to your tag....Then go to Layers/Merge/Merge all Flatten.

21. Add your tube, use drop shadow of your choice.  Add the proper copyright info....add you name.  Crop off any white you do not want around your tag.

22. Now if you do not wish to animate your tag....you are done.  To save your image go to File/Export and export the JPEG Optimizer and Optimize at anywhere between 15 and 20 or whichever setting you prefer :)

23. But, if you would like to animate your tag like I did above.  Follow these next few steps.

24. Make your bottom layer active...this should be a merged layer.  Layers/Duplicate it 2 times....so that you have total of 3 merged layers.

25. On your active layer....Effects/Plugins/VM Natural - Sparkle ...just change the max size to 55...leave all other settings the same.

26. In layers pallet...hide this layer and make the next layer down active.  Repeat plugin, but change the max size to 60...leave all other settings the same. 

27. In layers pallet...hide this layer and make the bottom layer active.  Repeat plugin, but change the max size to 65...leave all other settings the same.

So open Animation shop. The easiest way to open it is while in PSP click on File > Jasc Software Products > Launch Animation Shop. There are different ways to get your images into Animation Shop, and if there is one you prefer, then go right ahead. Or you can follow this way.

28. Layers/Merge/Merge Visible...Edit/Copy.  In Animation shop...Edit/Paste as new animation.

29. Back to PSP...Edit/Undo...Hide bottom layer...and unhide the layer just above it.  Layers/Merge/Merge Visible...Edit/Copy.  Back to AS...Edit/Paste after current frame.

30. Repeat the steps with the last layer...Once you have all 3 layers into Animation Shop.

Select all of the frames (CTRL + A) then press ALT + ENTER.  Type in the speed you want or leave it at 10.  It will change the speed for all of the frames.

Save .....and we are done.

That's it...Your all done.  If you are using it for a Tag you may want to resize....I like to use 65%.  Now if you are using it for a header, no need to resize.

You are done!! Hope your results were great ones :)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  As much as I did writing it.  Any similarities to other tutorials are Entirely coincidental.  Please do not translate or Script this tutorial.  Please do not Claim any of it as your own."

Also, If you are a tutorial writer and you would like to use the PSP Selections, Masks, Brushes, Tubes, Templates or anything else that I create myself please email me at:

ziggyfan00@sbcglobal.net

I do allow this, but I would like to be notified first and I also require a link back to my tutorials homepage:

http://amzdesignsntutorials.4t.com/

I put alot of time in creating my selections and other things and while I'm happy to share them, I would like to be credited for them...I'm sure all my fellow tutorial writers can understand how I feel about this :)

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