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Saturday, January 4, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers


April Showers Bring May Flowers
written on 3/31/13



Supplies:
Tube of your choice. I am using a tube by Pinup Toons. You can purchase this image at www.cdoestore.com

Kit is Whispers of Spring and it is by Joanne My Scrappy Life … This kit was created as a monthly challenge at Creative Chicks. You can get this kit athttp://the-creativechicks.blogspot.ca/

Come check out Creative Chicks. We are a fun forum with lots to do and a great place to make new friends! You can find us at http://www.the-creativechicks.com/

Mask of your choice. I am using one by Vix. You can get her masks at www.freewebs.com/vixpsp

Font of your choice.

Cloud of your choice. I am using one by Rainbow Coffi which you can get at PSP Playground. The membership is free there but you do have to be a member to download her tubes and any of the others.http://www.psp-playground.com/index.php

Lets Begin:
Open MSL element 12 and shift +d to duplicate.
Close the original.
Make your canvas large enough to give you room to work with.
You can resize when you are done.
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame.
Go to selections modify and expand by 9.
Open paper 1 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Drag under the frame.
Go to selections invert and hit delete.
Selections select none.
Open your cloud.
Shift +d to duplicate and close the original.
Remove the watermark. Rainbow Coffi does not require that her watermark be on any tags. You can if you want but she does not require it.
Copy the cloud.
Back to your tag paste as a new layer above your background paper but below the frame.
I did not resize the cloud which means it pokes out both sides of the frame which is what I want.
Open element 19 and copy and paste as a new layer below your cloud.
Position in your frame however you want and then using your eraser remove any bits hanging out the edges of the frame and clean it up.
Now we are going to make it rain. This might get a bit intense but if you just follow along you should be ok.
If you dont want to animate your tag you can skip this part.
Make your frame layer active and select the inside again and go to selections modify and expand by 9.
Add a new raster layer and drag to just under your cloud layer.
Flood fill with color #83b1cb
Selections select none.
Duplicate your blue layer you just created 2x so you have a total of 3.
Hide the top 2 and we are going to start from the bottom layer.
Go to adjust add/remove noise and add noise at Random – Monochrome 20%.
Then adjust motion blur and angle 169 strength 19
Change the property of this layer to screen.
Now we are going to repeat the above steps for the other 2 layers but change the numbers some.
So next layer noise at 25% and strength of the motion blur at 22.
Last layer noise at 30% and strength of the motion blur at 24.
Make sure all layers the property is set to screen
Add a slight drop shadow to the frame.
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.
Move to the left of your frame.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 25.
Copy and paste as a new layer.
Resize to match the size of your tube. Now I wanted to make mine look like the tube was holding it so that is how I judged my size.
Once you get it right then go to image rotate and rotate to the right 15 degrees.
Move over and place so it looks like it is in your tubes hands.
Duplicate and drag the duplicate under your tube.
Make the top umbrella active and use your eraser and erase the bits covering the tube.
Add the same drop shadow to the umbrella as you did the tube.
Open element 21 and resize by 50%.
Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the right side of the frame.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 22 and resize by 40% and copy and paste as a new layer and place on your umbrella.
Add a drop shadow.
Open element 30 and resize by 40%.
Copy and paste as a new layer and imge flip horizontal(image mirror) and move to the right side top of the frame.
Add a drop shadow.
Using a font of your choice. I wrote the script “April Showers Bring May Flowers” in the middle of the frame.
Open paper 2 and copy and paste as a new layer and drag to the bottom.
Apply your mask.
Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and lets get ready to put it together to animate.
First merge all the layers that are from the cloud up including the cloud.
Now merge your mask layer, your original paper background layer in the frame and the sparkle layer.
Crop your tag.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white.
Drag to the bottom.
Ok now if you look at your layer palette you should have these layers.
The top merged stuff, the 3 rain layers, the bottom merged stuff and the white layer.
Make sure the top 2 rain layers are hidden and go to edit copy merged.
Open animation shop and paste as a new animation.
Back to psp ..
hide the bottom rain layer and unhide the middle one.
Copy merged and in animation shop paste after current frame.
View your animation.
If you are happy resize and optimize.
Save.



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