Soothe Your Soul

Soothe Your Soul header pic

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro X and Animation Shop 3.11
© April 2020 - Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All rights reserved.


You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

insanyteetubes_vectorgirl78_17.psp
creation.tine_masque295.jpg (from Espace Tine - Masks)
yp-text-let-music-soothe.jpg
yp-text-your-soul.jpg


The above can be downloaded here
Supplies

Download and extract to a file on your computer
Open supplies in PSP and minimise


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Drag this arrow with you to mark your place in the tutorial
Drag and Drop Script from Dynamic Drive



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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Maximise tube insanyteetubes_vectorgirl178_17.psp
Select three colours from it
I picked #EE2F4F PINK, #5FB344 GREEN and #AF509E PURPLE
Minimise tube

colour swatch

STEP 2

Open a new canvas 816 x 616 pixels, transparent background

new canvas

STEP 3

In the Materials Palette load Foreground with #000000 BLACK and Background with #FFFFFF WHITE

Flood Fill layer with Foreground colour #000000 BLACK

STEP 4

Selections >> Select All

Selections >> Modify >> Contract
Number of pixels = 4

Flood fill selection with Background colour #FFFFFF WHITE

STEP 5

Selections >> Select All

Selections >> Modify >> Contract
Number of pixels = 4

Flood fill selection with Foreground colour #000000 BLACK

In the Materials Palette load Foreground with #EE2F4F PINK
Flood Fill layer with Foreground colour

STEP 6

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image

Select creation.tine_masque295 from the dropdown list



Layers >> Merge >> Group

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset mask

Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance

In the Layer Palette, change name of Group - Raster 2 to Pink and make invisible.

layer palette pink

STEP 7

Layers >> New Raster Layer

In the Materials Palette load Foreground with #5FB344 GREEN
Flood Fill layer with Foreground colour

STEP 8

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image

Select creation.tine_masque295 from the dropdown list



Layers >> Merge >> Group

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset mask

Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance

In the Layer Palette, change name of Group - Raster 2 to Green and make invisible

layer palette green

STEP 9

Layers >> New Raster Layer

In the Materials Palette load Foreground with #AF509E PURPLE
Flood Fill layer with Foreground colour

STEP 9

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image

Select creation.tine_masque295 from the dropdown list



Layers >> Merge >> Group

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset mask

Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance

In the Layer Palette, change name of Group - Raster 2 to Purple.

layer palette purple

Selections >> Select None

STEP 10

Maximise insanyteetubes_vectorgirl78_17.psp
Edit >> copy
Minimise original
Edit >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Mirror

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset tube

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow

STEP 11

The vector girl tube should still be on the clipboard

Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Image >> Resize 55%
Resize All Layers UNCHECKED

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset tube

STEP 12

In the Tool Palette select the Selection Tool (S) with the following settings:

selection tool settings

Place cursor at coordinates X:230,y:200
Holding down left button on mouse, drag down until coordinates read x:430, y:400 and release.

Selections >> Invert

Edit >> Clear
Selections >> Select None

In the Layer Palette, for Raster 3 change Blend Mode to Luminance Legacy (L) and reduce Opacity to 57%
Layers >> Properties

layer properties


THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE NOW

progress shot


STEP 13

Maximise yp-text-let-music-soothe.jpg
Edit >> Copy
Minimise original
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 14

Maximise yp-text-your-soul.jpg
Edit >> Copy
Minimise original
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 15

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Add your name and/or watermark


NOW TO ANIMATE


STEP 16

In the Layer Palette make Purple and Green layers invisible
Make Pink layer visible

layer palette

STEP 17

Edit >> Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop (AS)

Edit >> Paste as New Animation

Return to PSP

STEP 18

In the Layer Palette, make Pink layer invisible and Green layer visible

layer palette

Edit >> Copy Merged

Over to AS

Edit >> Paste >> After Currrent Frame

Return to PSP

STEP 19

In the Layer Palette, make Green layer invisible and Purple layer visible

layer palette

Edit >> Copy Merged

Over to AS

Edit >> Paste >> After Currrent Frame


THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE NOW

frames


STEP 20

Edit >> Select All
Animation >> Frame Properties
Change the display time to 100

STEP 21

Animation >> Animation Properties

Set Canvas Color to "Opaque" #000000 BLACK

Click on the Looping tag
Make sure "Repeat the animation indefinitely" is CHECKED

STEP 21

Resize Animation if desired

I saved mine to 700 x 525 pixels

Animation >> Resize Annimation

animation resize

STEP 22

View >> Animation

If you're happy with it, save as a gif

File >> Save As

When the "Save As" dialogue box opens, fill in the details and save as a gif

For the next 3 dialogue boxes click NEXT
On the final dialogue box click FINISH



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

If you have any questions or would like to show me your result
EMAIL ME

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