Oh...Guess what...Miss Gizzy inspired me to dust off my animating shoes. Just cause her animations are always sick ;P
Tube called Tattooed Gothic from Screaming Demon. Get her at SATC
Kit called Beautiful Gothic 2 Dark Waters by Addictive Pleasures. You can get it at her store Here.
Eye Candy 4000 (Glass and Gradient Glow)(Font Only)
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II (Pool Shadow)
Okay let's give it a go shall we?
Open up Paper 1. I resized my tag at this point so I wouldn't have to do it later. Resize the paper to 550 pixels.
Use your lasso tool to select just the water in your background. Selections, Load Save Selection, Save selection to disk. Just name it something you can remember. Deselect. (If you want to do the animation work now you can but I get everything in place first)
C/P Moon.Resize by 40%. I used manual color correction to change the moon to a white shade. Position over the moon on your background. (If you like the size of the moon just skip this step but I wanted my moon a big larger.)
C/P Swag. Resize by 50%. Move into upper left corner. Duplicate and mirror.
C/P Vine. Use your deform tool to stretch the vine horizontally to it covers the edge of your swag elements.
C/P Leaves. Resize by 50%. Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3. Position along the top of your tag.
C/P Tube. (I resized my by 65% but as you know it does depend on your tube)
Add dropshadow. I used -2,2,38,5
C/P Statue. Manual color correct. I used a darker gray color (If you use black you will not be able to see the details)
C/P Candles. resize by 30%.
C/P Cross. Resize by 20%
C/P Flower 4. Color correct to a dark purple color. Resize by 30%. Duplicate and position around the bottom of your cross and candles.
C/P Candles 2. Resize by 30%
C/P bowl. Resize by 30%
C/P Tree. Resize by 30% 2x. Position over your bowl.Duplicate, Mirror, and Position. Merge layer down. Use your eraser tool to erase any bits that hang over.
C/P Skull. Resize by 30%.
Add copyright and watermark.
If you don't wanna animate Skip to the last few steps for the text effects I used.
And for the animation...
Select your background layer. Duplicate 4 times for a total of 5. Selections your bottom layer.
Selections, Load Selections we made earlier.
Apply Pool Shadow with these settings...DO NOT SELECT!!
Click on your next background layer and repeat only change BOTH diagonal settings to 50. KEEP SELECTED!!
Click on your next background layer (this should be the middle one)and repeat only change BOTH diagonal settings to 60. KEEP SELECTED!!
Click on your next background layer and repeat only change BOTH diagonal settings to 70. KEEP SELECTED!!
Click on your next background layer (this should be the top layer)and repeat only change BOTH diagonal settings to 80. Deselect.
Close the top 4 layers and copy merged. Paste into animation shop.
Now close the bottom layer and open layer 2. Copy Merged and pasted AFTER current frame.
Now close the 2nd layer and open layer 3. Copy Merged and pasted AFTER current frame.
Now close the 3rd layer and open layer 4. Copy Merged and pasted AFTER current frame.
Now close the 4th layer and open layer 5. Copy Merged and pasted AFTER current frame.
Edit, Select All. Then go to Animation, Frame properties and change to 20.
Back in PSP. Type out your name.
Add Eye Candy 4000 Glass...
Then Gradient Glow...
Add the same drop shadow as before. I changed the opacity on my name to about 80 but depending on your color you don't have to.
Edit Copy (do NOT copy merged you only want to copy your name layer)
Back in Animation shop paste as a new layer. Be sure Propagate paste is selected. Drag your name to the FIRST frame of your taggie (If you add it to any other frame it will blink)
And voila. I hope you enjoyed this tut and I would love to see results for this one :P