Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

Supplies needed

Tube of choice
Font of choice (I used Al HairBrained)
Brushes of choice
Animation Shop
Supplies - here

I'm not sure who the bows belong to, if they are yours, please email me and I will either give you credit, or remove if you'd prefer. Thx.

I used the beautiful art of Suzanne Woolcott. You must purchase a licence to use her art which can be done here

Lets begin!

1. Open a new canvas 600x600 and fill white.

2. Add a new raster layer and fill with a colour from your tube. Layers, new mask layer, from image. Look for my mask and hit ok. Delete the mask in the layers palette and answer yes to the question asked. Ungroup layers. Image, resize by 90%

3. Add a new raster layer and fill with another colour from your tube. Layers, new mask layer, from image, look for the same mask and hit ok. Delete the mask in the layers palette and answer yes to the question asked. Ungroup layers. Image, resize by 80%

4. Effects, texture effects, weave, gap size - 2, width - 5, opacity - 3, fill gaps checked and change colour to one from your tube, I used the same colour as the other masked layer for mine.

5. Add a new raster layer and use some brushes of choice. Alternate the colours, and try to keep them inside the circle, like mine.

6. Copy and paste my shelf as a new layer and move it down slightly. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and add a drop shadow. Copy and paste the word art and place at the top of the circle.

7. Copy and paste the frame as a new layer and place to one side of your tube. Duplicate and resize by 80%, move this one to the other side of your tube. Click inside the centre of the frame with your magic wand, selections, expand by 10, copy and paste your tube again as a new layer and place into position. ( I used a different image from Suzanne Woolcott, but your tube looks good too)Move it under the frame layer, selections, invert, hit delete on your keyboard, selections, select none. Make the frame active, layers, merge down. Repeat for the other frame.

8. Copy and paste one of the bows as a new layer, resize and colourise to suit. Place it above the frame, duplicate and resize again as necessary.

9. Add your copyright information, watermark and name. If you dont want to animate, you can now save it as a .jpeg.

10. With the smaller frame active, duplicate it twice. On the original, image, rotate, free rotate, right by 5 degrees. On copy 1 of the frame layer, image, rotate, free rotate, left by 5 degrees. Hide the bow layer for now and make the 3 frame layers meet at the screw part. See the example below. Unhide your bow layer

Example

11. Hide to 2 rotated frame layers now, all other layers should be unhidden. Copy merged and paste into animation shop as a new animation. Back in PSP, unhide one of the rotated layers and hide the unrotated one, copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame. Double click on the first frame to make it active, edit, copy, double click on frame 2, paste after current frame. Back in PSP, unhide the last rotated frame, and hide the one we just used, paste into animation shop after current frame. Edit, select all, frame properties, change these to around 20, or whatever works best for you, save as a gif and your all done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial


This tutorial was written by me, weescotslass on 1st September 2007, any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely coincidental.

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