Hi again...This is a two stage
tutorial... first were going to make the tag
below.. on the second part were going to make the
heart bling.. On this first part I will show you
how to use the Heart Bling BEFORE I show you HOW
to make it.. You might have some of your own
blings you've made or someone shared with you..
Here is your
I have included the Angel tube,
Brush files, the heart bling & the font.
Unzip these files into a working
tut folder that you made.. makes it easier you
always know where your supplies goes that way.
The plugin Xenofex 2 is used
also in this tutorial, you can find it
Put the two brush files (
extensions .pspbrush and .pspscript) into your
mypspfiles/brush folder in MyDocs. It takes 2
files to make a PSP 8 or 9 brush to work.. In PSP
7 a brush is only ONE .jbr file . I got this brush
Lyndie's Site, she has some FANTASTIC
brushes.. I'd load up if I were you..
Open your angel tube and click Shift + D on the
keyboard to duplicate the angel window.. Close the
original tube. Next add a new raster layer and
drag below the angel layer.
A good habit as I've said before is to always name
your layers, it will be less confusing if you do.
On this new raster layer you just made and drug
below the angel.. use your fill tool
and fill with
white. Highlight the White bkg layer and ADD a new
layer, name it Brush. Having put the two brush
files into your brush folder.. click on your brush
This below is the drop down preview window for all
your brushes.. Scroll to find the right brush,
they are in alphabetical order
Always make sure you've got the
layer your wanting to affect.. selected or
highlighted on the layer palette. you want the
Brush layer to be highlighted.. so you can 'stamp'
the brush. the brush layer is on top of the white
bkg layer and below the angel layer.. the sample
pic below the right layer isn't highlighted..
forgot what I was doing.. but I had switched
layers.. YOU have the BRUSH layer highlighted. ok?
Always WATCH that.
You can apply the brush anyway you want.. you can
see how I did mine. I used #7098D4, for the brush
color. Once you get it like you want.. merge/merge
down.. the brush and the white bkg layer.. so you
just have a merged bkg layer.
You should have two layers
now...white background ( I renamed it ) and the
Angel layer, right click on the angel layer and
duplicate it two times... where you have 3 layers
of the angel.
As shown below..
Choose your selection tool now... set on Freehand/
Point to Point selection type..0 feather
And carefully go around the
edges of the angel where you want the sparkles..
Any other time you wouldn't have to do this..
you'd want the sparkles all the way around.. but
on this project I don't want sparkles on her legs,
head and dress. Just the wings. If you don't know
how to use the point to point selection.. I have
another tutorial showing you how to do that..
check it out.
After you have the selection on
the wings... go to EFFECTS/ Plugins/ Alien Skin
Xenofex 2/ Constellation.
Use these settings on the TOP Angel layer.
X out or hide the top Angel layer and highlight
the next layer down.. and go to the Xenofex 2
This time though.. use same settings BUT his the
RANDOM SEED button...
X out or hide that angel layer.. and highlight the
bottom Angel layer.. the original one.. and apply
the Xenofex 2 on it also.. same settings HIT the
RANDOM SEED button again...
Below shows how I duplicated the White Bkg layer 2
times.. so I have 3 layers of the angel.. and 3
layers of the white bkg...
Drag an angel layer down on top of a white bkg
layer.... so from top to bottom you will have
Angel.. white bkg... Angel.. white bkg.. Angel...
Your layer palette SHOULD look just like this
Right click or highlight on EACH
angel layer and merge/merge down. You should have
3 merged layers on your layer palette now
If you have too much white
around the sides.. you can use your crop tool
BE CAREFUL NOT
to crop any of the brush design off.. That looks
BAD and a big NO NO on a finished graphic or tag..
Now is time to SAVE AS your three merged
layers now. Save as a .pspimage format. Open the
Angel you just saved, in PSP's Animation shop.
Below I will show you how to add a bling to it..
The angel's 3 layers are now 3 frames in
animation...click Ctrl + A , this selects all the
frames. Open your heart bling you made or
snagged or the one I had in the supplies zip. It
has three frames also. Ctrl + A to select all the
Click on the first frame of the bling and drag to
the first frame of the angel... DON'T let go of
your mouse till you get it RIGHT WHERE you WANT
it... if you let go there is NO moving it.. You
can UNDO each of the actions of each graphic but
cant move it once its set. SEE below.
Now if you want you can save you NEW animation..
go to File/SAVE AS a .GIF.. I wanted to put my
name on it.. SO I selected all the frames on the
new angel animation.. just in case they weren't
selected.. and clicked Shift + X on the key
board.. that EXPORTS back to PSP.
It will automatically take you to PSP as shown
below.. you have 3 frames on the layer palette..
ADD a new RASTER Layer on top... Type the name you
want to use... pick the colors.. font.. etc..
The sample below shows that I used Vertical
spacing on my text.
When you click the Text tool
I set the
Direction on Vertical and left.. click on the lil
arrow next to the Directions window.. you also
have to adjust your Kerning to a minus number to
bring your letters closer together... don't forget
that. This is different setting depending on what
font you use.. Mine the kerning was set on -261
with the Hole Hearted TTF I put in the supplies
I typed my name.. applied an inner bevel using the
Then applies a Drop shadow using these settings
Now on your layer palette you
have the top added Text layer.. you just typed the
text on.. then the 3 bottom frames.. you need to
DUPLICATE the Text layer 2 times.. you should have
3 layers of text and the 3 frame layers.. Drag a
Text layer down on top of a frame layer.. you
should have Text layer on top of EACH frame.. then
merge/merge down.. you end up with 3 frame layers
again... click the X in right corner like your
closing the graphic
When this lil window pops up.. click NO
The next window.. you click YES and it will
automatically take you back to animation shop with
your new animation.. with the name on it.. SAVE AS
a GIF... save it with a new name.. that way
you keep the original animation without TEXT on
Click below to go to the bling tutorial.