Astro Gal

 
 
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This is a Very Easy Tutorial that Even People Who are Relatively New to PSP should be Able to Do with Not Much Difficulty,
This Tutorial was Written by Myself, any Similarity to any other Tutorial is Purely by Chance,
This is a Non Profit Tutorial Written Entirely for Your Pleasure, Please Do Not Spoil it for Other People by Making Profit From this, Thankyou
 
Supplies Needed :~
 
PSP and Animation Shop
 
Xenofex2 ~ Constellation ( This is only to Add Sparkle to the Star Sign Name, So If You Do Not Wish to Add Sparkle to the Name You Do Not Require this Plugin)
 
Tube of Choice I Used the Fab Artwork of Elias Chatzoudis www.elias-design.gr, Please Only Use if Purchased from MPT.
 
Fonts ~ Astro (This is used for the Star Sign) and AardvarkBold (For Star Sign Name)
 
Bow of Choice I used one from Scrappy Expressions (Im Afraid I Cannot Share this with You).
 
Ribbon & Brush~ Found through a Yahoo group, If these Are Yours Please Contact Me So I Can take it Down or Give Full Credit, Thankyou
 
Mask ~ Becky_Mask 042
 
Supplies HERE ( Includes Both Fonts, Mask, Ribbon, Brush )
 
Right Lets Get Started :~
 
1. Place the Mask and Brush Into Your Files, Open Your Supplies in PSP, and Open a 600x600 Transparent Canvas, FloodFill White.
 
2. Add a New Raster Layer, Flood Fill Black, Go to Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disk, Find the Becky_042 Mask, Source Luminance Checked, Fit to Layer, Invert Transparency Unticked, Ok, Merge Group, Resize By 75%.
 
3. Repeat the Above Step, But Instead of Flood Filling With Black, Choose a Contrasting Colour From Your Tube, Go to Image, Flip, Merge the 2 Mask Layers Together, and Lower the Opacity to About 70%
 
4. We are Going to Create the StarSign Now with the Astro Font, the Following Letters Create the Following Star Sign ( Please Remember to Have Your Caps Lock On) ~
 
Aries ~ A, Taurus ~ B, Gemini ~ C, Cancer ~ D, Leo ~ E, Virgo ~ F
Libra ~ G, Scorpio ~ H, Sagittarius ~ I, Capricorn ~ J, Aquarius ~ K, Pisces ~ L
 
5. Using Your Text Tool, Background Black, Foreground the Same Colour of Your Choice You Used in Step 3, Stroke Width Set on 4.0, Vector, Type out the Letter of Your Star Sign, You Will Need to Do this Quite Large, so Play Around with the Size till its to Your Suiting, Go to Objects, Align, Centre in Canvas, Convert to Raster Layer.
 
6. Add a Drop Shadow, With the Settings of Vertical 2, Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5.00, Colour Black.
 
7. Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel, With the Settings of Bevel 2, Width 5, Smoothness 20, Depth 3, Ambience 10, Shininess 20, Colour White, Angle 313, Intensity 30, Elevation 50, ok.
 
8. Using Your Magic Wand Tool, Tolerance set on 10, Click Inside the Black Area of Your Symbol, Add a New Raster Layer, Click Onto Your Paint Brush Tool And Locate the Stars I have Included in the Supplies (Or One of Your Choice), Foreground the Same Colour You Used for the Outside of Your Symbol, Add Some Stars to Your Liking, When Happy With How it Looks Select None, and Lower the Opacity to your Liking (I Lowered mine to about 70%).
 
9. Using Your Text Tool, AardvarkBold Font, Background Black, Foreground the Same Colour of Your Choice You Used in Step 3, Stroke Width Set on 3.0, Vector, Type out the Name of Your Star Sign, You Will Need to Do this Quite Large, so Play Around With the Size Till its to Your Suiting, Move to the Bottom of Your Star Sign Symbol, Go to Objects, Align, Horz Centre in Canvas, Convert to Raster Layer, Add the Same Drop Shadow as in Step 6.
 
10. Copy and Paste the Ribbons, Place them on the Top Right of Your Star Sign Symbol, Resize by 75%, I also Colorized the Ribbon to Match the Tag, to do this go to Adjust, Hue and Saturation, and Alter the Shade to Your Liking, Add the Same Drop Shadow as in Step 6.
 
11. Copy and Paste the Bow Of Your Choice, Place at the Top of Your Ribbon, Resize to Your Liking, and Colorize the Bow As You Did in the Step Above, and add the Same Drop Shadow as Above.
 
12. Copy and Paste Your Tube of Choice In Front of the Star Sign Symbol, and Place so its Sitting or Lying Down On the Name of Your Star Sign, Add the Same Drop Shadow as Before.
 
13. Add the Artists Copyright and License Number if Applicable, Your Watermark, and Whatever Name You Wish On Your Tag.
 
14. Crop Off Any Excess and Resize to Your Liking.
 
15. If You Do Not Wish to Animate Your Tag Save at This Point and Your All Done, Hope You Enjoyed This Tutorial, If You Do Wish to Animate Continue On.
 
Onto the Animation ~
 
16. Using Your Magic Wand Tool, Tolerance set on 5, Click Inside the Black Areas of Your Star Sign Name, Go to Effects, Xenofex, Constellation, Use the Settings of ~
 
Star Size 2, Size Variation 1, Edge Star Density 1, Overall Star Density 1, Overdrive 100, Twinkle Amount 55, Twinkle Rotation 45, Keep Original Image Ticked, Random Seed 1
 
17. Click Ok, and Deselect, Copy Merge and Go into Animation Shop, Paste as a New Animation in Your Animation Shop, Go Back to PSP.
 
18. Press Undo Twice and add the Same Settings as Above But Hit the Random Seed Button, Deselect, Into Animation Shop, Press Ctrl L.
 
19. Repeat the Above Step Again, Hitting the Random Seed Once Again, Again go Into Animation Shop and Press Ctrl L.
 
20. Preview Your Animation, and If to Your Liking Save Your Tag, and Voila Your All Done.
 
I Hope You Enjoyed this Tutorial, Hugs Ann xx
 
 
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