12 September 2011

Whatz A Ghoul To Do

This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.  This tutorial is my own creation. Do not repost my tutorials on any website, but it is okay for you to share the link.

What you will need:

Paint Shop Pro - I used PSP XII but any version will work just as well.

Animation Shop
Four Tubes of choice or just the one tube. I used the fabulous artwork of Ismael Rac. You can purchase them Here.  You will need to purchase a license to use his artwork.  Please dont use it without one.

Font of choice - I used Talon it is a PTU font. You can purchase it Here

Filters Used: - Alien Skin 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow, Filters Unlimited - Crescent Moon - Warm Cloth & Alien Skin - Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

Scrap kit of choice - I used the fabulous kit by Hungry Hill called Whatz A Ghoul To Do which can be purchased from Here.

Mask of choice.

Lets Get Started:

First off open a template with a transparent background of 500 X 500.

Open up Paper 11 and minimise. Slect your floodfill tool and now go to your materials palette and select your foreground colour. Select your patern tab along the top of the window and select the paper-11 which should appear at the top of the list.  Highlight the bottom layer in the layers palette and flood fill with your paper.

Apply your mask to this layer. Go to Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - in the drop down box on the top left, select your mask of choice.  I used dmsk0670 a favourite of mine. (I am not sure where I got this mask from but if it is yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit for it). Merge the layer group by going to Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

This is what you should have so far.

Open your frame, I chose to use frame-2, copy and paste to your tag template. Resize by 80%
Select your Ellipse tool and change the foreground colour to a colour that will compliment your frame. I used #ad1e20 and set the line to be width 2.00 and used Grey Accent (Corel_06_032 a Corel supplied gradient) as my background gradient that wasnt too strong as the fill colour.  Draw out your circle so that it fills the inside of your frame and move underneath the frame layer. Convert to Raster Layer by going to Layers - Convert to Raster Layer or right mouse clicking on the circle in your layers palette. Move it so that is is directly under the frame.

Once you have your layer under your frame, recolour the background to a colour to match your tag.  Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colourise.  

Once you have coloured your circle/background layer, go to Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2 - Crescent Moon - Warm Cloth - Default Settings - Okay.

Copy your frame layer 3 more times and apply Constellation to only 3 of them Leaving the top layer without any effects to it Apply a drop shadow to this layer. (This is only necessary if you are going to animate your tag)

Add your shadow boxes to your tag and reduce in size by 60%  Grab your selection tool and have your settings as below.

Grab your tube you are going to use in the top shadow box.  Highlight the inside of the top box and paste your tube and position where you want it to be. 

Go to Selection - Invert - Delete - Selections - Select None. Apply Blend Mode - Multiply to your tube.  Do the same to each of the other shadow boxes and use a different tube or body part for the box.  Apply the same blend mode and Merge them together.

Paste other elements to your tag and position where they look the most effective.

Now paste your tube to your tag under the frame, add a drop shadow to your tube. Remove any tube that is outside of the frame so that it appears as though the tube is stepping out of the frame.  You can either do this by using your selection tool very carefully or by duplicating your tube and removing the excess tube on the top layer.  

Once you have your tube as you like it add the copyright and your name to your tag.  Hide all the constellation layers and the mask and background layers. Merge visible. This will leave you with the basic tag we wish to animate.  Unhide the other layers.

Merge your background layer with your mask and the circle so that you have what I have below.  Duplicate this so that you have 3 of them in  your layers palette.

Duplicate the tube/element layers so that you have three copies of it and position the layers above the background layers and merge each layer so that you have only three layers in your layers palette.

Now save your tag as a PSD file if you want to animate it or as a PNG if you want to only have a stationary tag.

Close your tag and open Animation Shop.

Open your tag in Animation shop and select all three layers. Ctrl + A = Select All.

Go to Animation - Frame Properties -  Display Time 50.

Save your tag as a gif file.

You are now finished making your tag.

I hope you enjoyed doing my tutorial.

This tutorial was written on 12 September 2011.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

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