January 27, 2010

Irish Theme by Tish

Irish Theme by Tish

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 1-27-10 with all rights reserved. Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.

This tut is written using a PTU kit created by Tish of Skrapping Magic called Irish Theme by Tish which you can find here. It was written using PSP9, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

Needed supplies: Here
And Animation Shop

Open new image 500 by 500, flood fill with white; select all, add new raster layer. Select the paper of your choice. I used tish_irish_tartan_one. Copy/paste into selection, select none. Highlight paper layer and apply the mask included in the supplies, merge down.

Open a tube to be used as your focus tube or use the one I’ve included in supplies. If you use the tube by 6Aika6 or deviantart, remember to put the copyright information which is listed on the tube somewhere on your finished tag. Place the tube somewhere on the left side of the background.

Open tish_irish_shamrock, resize down to three different sizes. Place them here and there on your tag, putting some under the tube layer and some on top. Add tish_irish_message_tag as a new layer and resize and rotate it a bit to the right as I’ve done. You can move some of the shamrocks on top or below this layer also. Add tish_irish_shamrock_bow as a new layer and resize and rotate a little to the right and place it on top of the message tag. Before merging add a nice drop shadow on the different layers of elements that you used. Once you are happy with the way your tag looks, merge all visible.

Add your text using a chunkier font. I used Soothsayer. Text tool setting should be direction: vertical/left, Stroke width: 4. Kerning: -100, but this is dependent on the font you use. Once you place your text, rotate it until it fits nicely on the message tag. Convert to raster. Add more shamrocks as a new layer and resized very small to fit by your text. Drop shadow your shamrocks and merge them onto one layer. They should be the top layer of your tag now.

Highlight your text layer, select all/float/defloat; duplicate twice. You should now have five layers. Highlight layer 2, adjust/add noise with this setting: random/noise 25%, monochrome checked. Click ok. Highlight third layer, add noise changing only 25% to 31%; then highlight the fourth layer only changing 31% to 37%. Select none.

Now we will copy it into Animation Shop. Close layers 3 and 4. Copy merged and paste as new animation in AS. Close layer 2 and open layer 3, copy merged and paste After Current Frame. Close layer 3 and open layer 5, copy merged and paste in AS After Current Frame. Save as a .gif and you’re done.

Thanks for trying the tut and I hope you enjoyed it. 

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