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Monday, November 22, 2010

This tut was originally written in psp 8 but has been rewritten in psp X3, but can be done in other versions too. I used the art of Melissa Dawn. You must have a license to use her art.

Globe, Base, or a Globe Kit HERE 
(this file has been remade to convert all files to psd and remove duplicates)
Tube of your choice
(something that would look good inside a globe)
VM Natural plugin
Font of your choice
Animation Shop

Open a new 500 x 500 transparent workspace.

Open up your tube, globe, base or globe kit tubes and minimize. Activate the globe (or globe kit) tube, copy and paste as a new layer onto your workspace. Rename layer to globe.

Activate your tube and shift d to make a copy and close the original.

Click on the window bar of the tube and drag it till it's over the window with your globe. Zoom out till the tube is small enough that it looks like it would fit inside the globe. If the tube is smaller then the globe you can zoom in to make it a little bigger.

On the tools options bar, take note of the number that it says you zoomed out (or in) to on your tube. Zoom back in (or out) on your tube till it's at 100% again.

Press shift s to resize and in the pixel dimensions section put in that number from the tools options bar. Resample bicubic.

Copy the tube, and paste as a new layer on your workspace. Using your mover tool, move the tube into position. Rename layer tube.

Activate your base tube (skip this step if you used a globe kit), copy and paste as a new layer onto your workspace. Use the mover tool to move the base to where it looks like the globe is resting inside it. Rename layer base.

Move the tube again if needed and drag the tube layer below the globe layer in the layer palette.

Your layer palette should now look like this. Keep in mind if you used a globe kit you will not have a base layer.

Activate your base layer and apply a drop shadow, Horizontal 2, Vertical 2, opacity 50, blur 5. You may now add a small drop shadow to your tube if you'd like.

Activate your globe layer. Click outside the globe with your magic wand. Activate your tube layer and hit delete to remove anything that might be sticking outside the globe.

Activate your base layer again. Click on your text tool, select your font. Create as vector. Size will depend upon your text and select a darker color from your tube for your foreground and lighter color for your background.

Click on your workspace and type in your text. Move it into position and convert to raster. You may now add any text effects or just the same drop shadow we gave the base. Rename this layer text.

Add a new raster layer and add your watermark and copyright information.

Use your crop tool to crop off any excess workspace. Make sure you don't crop off any drop shadows or parts of your name/tag. 

Activate your tube layer. Duplicate it twice for a total of 3 tube layers. Rename them tube 1, tube 2, tube 3. 

Your layer palette should now look like this.

Activate the 1st tube layer and go to Effects, plugins, vm natural, sparkle. We're only going to apply the sparkle to the tube so that it looks like the sparkles are inside the globe and not outside. Use these settings below.

Activate the 2nd tube layer, go back to your sparkle plugin and change the random seed number to something different. Repeat with the 3rd tube layer and again a different random seed number. The random seed numbers you choose are not set in stone so feel free to play around with them to get the effect you like best.

Hide the 2nd and 3rd tube layers and click on any layer but your tube layers. Press ctrl shift c to copy merged 
and ctrl v paste as a new animation in AS. Go back to PSP. Hide the 1st tube layer and unhide your 2nd tube 
layer. Copy merged again and paste AFTER current frame. Now hide the 2nd tube layer and unhide the 3rd and repeat with the copy merged and paste after the second frame in AS.

Go to Animation and click on Animation Properties. Click on the colored box on the first tab and change the color to white. 

Go to file, save as (or press F12) and enter in the name for your tag and the folder you want to save it in. Click save. A new window will pops up. Just keep clicking next until your tag is saved. Congrats, you're all done!

Tutorial ©2006 Queina. All rights reserved. Any simularities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental.


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