This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 2-16-10 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 Hippiedaze called Rainbow Rockz which can be purchased at Scrappetizing here. It was written using PSP9, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.
The tube I used is ftu www.popeyewong.com. General permission artist that allows you to tube any image on his site or he also offers images already tubed. I have supplied it here or you can use your own tube.
Tag will be animated with Animation Shop
Open new image 500 by 500, flood fill with white. Using your present shapes tool, draw a rectangle (any color) 415 by 175, convert to raster. Select all, float, defloat, modify/expand 1. Flood fill with a paper of your choice. Selection/modify/select selection borders, inside is ticked, anti-alias is checked, border width 6. Change background color on your material palette to gradient, scroll to default gradient aspectrum, style – linear, angle – 45, repeats – 1. Right click to flood fill the border, keep selected. Effects/3D effects/inner bevel. My settings are bevel 2, width 8, smoothness 25, depth 4, ambience 14, shininess 16, angle 315, intensity 50, elevation 34. Add drop shadow, select none.
Open element 47 and resize by 50%. Copy/paste element 47 as a new layer. Move it over your rectangle. Resize if necessary with your deform tool. Add a drop shadow using these settings. Horizontal/vertical 1, opacity 84, blur 0, color white. Open element 43, resize by 50%. Using the deform tool, rotate and position as shown. Erase the part of the rock pass that is over the corner of the rectangle to make it look like it is hanging over the corner. Merge visible.
Copy/paste element53 as new layer. Position it as shown in the sample image.
Copy/paste the tube and position it, add drop shadow. Now add as many accent elements from the kit as you want to. Don’t forget to add a drop shadow on each one.
Add copyright information and your watermark on a new layer. Drag this layer down to above the bottom layer. Merge down.
Add your text. I used the aspectrum gradient for the foreground and a color from the image for the background color. Once you have your text how you want it, add a drop shadow.
Close off the bottom two layers of your image. Highlight the top layer, merge visible.
You can open all layers and should have only 3 now. Highlight the middle layer with the record. Copy and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation. In AS click on Effects/insert image effects. Animation frame should be ticked. Effect length 1.5, frames per second 6 fps, Effect – Rotate. Click on customize, Maximum angle 360, canvas color should be ticked. Click OK…OK. The animated record should now have 10 frames.
Back in PSP highlight the bottom layer. Copy and paste into AS as a new animation. Duplicate selection as many times so that your new animation has ten layers. If you end up with too many, just delete the extra ones. Now copy the top layer from PSP to AS as a new animation and duplicate it until you have 10 frames.
In AS highlight the bottom layer of your image. Edit/select all. Highlight the record animation. Edit/select all. Now hold the left click button and drag the first frame of the record animation onto the first frame of your background image, making sure you position it correctly before you let go of the mouse button. Now highlight the top layer of the image, Edit/select all. Drag the first frame onto the first frame of the record/background layer, position and release the mouse button.
Save as a .gif and you’re done!
Thank you for trying this tut. I hope you enjoyed it.