Fantasy Forum Set

Written by Mindy Mae




Things you will need...

CM Template 2 by Missy for Creative Misfits

Plugins you will need...

Alien Skin 5: Impact / Gradient Glow
Tramage / Tow the Line
Mura's Meister / Copies

** Art by Ismael Rac **

I purchased this tube while he was still at MPT, but now you may buy a license to use this work at XeracX

Remember tutorials are just a guideline and creativity is always a must when doing PSP, so make it your own!!!

The Main Tag

1. Open the template

2. Delete the watermark layer

3. Go to Image / Canvas Size / 700 x 700 centered

4. Flood fill the background layer with white

5. Open your tube

6. Pick a foreground (light) and background (dark) color from your tube

7. Minimize your tube

8. Click on the layer called rectangle

9. Go to Selections / Select All

10. Go to Selections / Float

11. Go to Selections / Defloat

12. Flood fill the selection with your other color

13. Go to Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin 5: Impact / Gradient Glow / use the following settings

Basic Tab
Outside Glow
Mask Selection checked
Glow Radius 20.52
Soften Corners 35
Overall Opacity 100
Distortion Amount 30
Distortion Lump Size 100
Smoothness 100
Use a dark and light color from your palette
Color your dark color
Random Seed 1

14. Click on the layer called dotted rectangles

15. Go to Selections / Select All

16. Go to Selections / Float

17. Go to Selections / Defloat

18. Flood fill the selection with your color

19. Go to Selections / Select None

20. Duplicate this layer 3 times

21. Rename the 4 layers 25 dot, 50 dot, 75 dot and 100 dot

22. Click on the layer called 100 dot

23. Go to Adjust / Add/Remove Noise / Add Noise / use the following settings

Uniform
Noise 100%
Monochrome checked

24. Click on the layer called 75 dot

25. Go to Adjust / Add/Remove Noise / Add Noise / change % to 75

26. Click on the layer called 50 dot

27. Go to Adjust / Add/Remove Noise / Add Noise / change % to 50

28. Click on the layer called 25 dot

29. Go to Adjust / Add/Remove Noise / Add Noise / change % to 25

30. Close off 3 of these layers until we need them later
(I closed off 50, 75 and 100)

31. Click on the layer called small rectangle1

32. Go to Selections / Select All

33. Go to Selections / Float

34. Go to Selections / Defloat

35. Flood fill the selection with your other color

36. Add your tube

37. Place your tube in the box where you would like it

38. Go to Selections / Invert

39. Delete

40. Go to Selections / Select None

41. Duplicate

42. Go to Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur / 3

43. Change layer opacity to Screen

44. Go to Effects / Plugins / Tramage / Tow the Line / use the following settings

Control 0 - 80
Control 1 - 55
Control 2 - 40
Control 3 - 10

45. Click on the layer called small rectangle3

46. Do Steps 32 to 44 again

47. Click on the layer called rotated rectangle

48. Go to Selections / Select All

49. Go to Selections / Float

50. Go to Selections / Defloat

51. Flood fill the selection with your other color

52. Go to Selections / Select None

53. Add your text

54. Go to Objects / Align / Center in Canvas

55. Go to Effects / Plugins / Mura's Meister / Copies / use the following settings



56. Click on the layer called rotated rectangle again

57. Go to Selections / Select All

58. Go to Selections / Float

59. Go to Selections / Defloat

60. Go to Selections / Invert

61. Click on your text layer again

62. Delete

63. Go to Selections / Select None

64. Go to Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin 5: Impact / Gradient Glow / use the same settings as before

65. Add your tube

66. Add your watermark and copyright information

67. Add your name

68. Add any other embellishments you would like

69. Crop out an unnecessary blank areas

70. Save As / name it whateveryouwant

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Do not merge anything... save this as a PSP file with all the layers as is, you will need them later!!!

Animating the Main Tag

1.Open Animation Shop

2. Make sure that your 50, 75 and 100 layers are closed in your main tag

3. Copy merge in PSP

4. Paste as a New Animation in AS

5. Close your 25 layers and open your 50 layers

6. Make sure that your 25,75 and 100 layers are closed in your main tag

7. Copy merge in PSP

8. Paste After Current Selection in AS

9. Close your 50 layers and open your 75 layers

10. Make sure that your 25, 50 and 100 layers are closed in your main tag

11. Copy merge in PSP

12. Paste After Current Selection in AS

13. Close your 75 layers and open your 100 layers

14. Make sure that your 25, 50 and 75 layers are closed in your main tag

15. Copy merge in PSP

16. Paste After Current Selection in AS

17. Click on View Animation to make sure it works

**Note**
I wanted to slow mine down some... you can do whatever you like here

18. Go to Edit / Select All

19. Go to Animation / Frame Properties / Set the speed wherever you like

** Remember, the bigger the number, the slower it goes **

Now that we are done, we are going to save

20. Go to File / Optimization Wizard

21. Next / OK / Next / Next / Next / Finish

When you have your tag finished, save and you are done!!!

The Avatar

1. Open a new transparent image 125 x 125

2. Find an area of your main tag to use as the background and select it

3. Copy Merged

4. Click on your avatar

5. Go to Selections / Select All

6. Paste into selection

8. Add your watermark and copyright information

9. Add your name

When you have your tag finished, save and you are done!!!

This tutorial is completely my creation and any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental, unless otherwise stated above.

Any problems or questions, please email the Management

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