My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

Quick Links

These are the Quick Links to my most used supplies =]

Alien Skin
Squirlz Water Reflections
Animation Shop

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Magic and Love

For this tutorial I have used the Amethyst kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE
Vix Mask #184, a link to which is in my quick links
Tube is *Cecelia* and by MediEvils Addiction and included in the kit
Font: A Charming font found HERE
Eye Candy 5 Impact Trial found in my quick links
Animation Shop trial which can be found in my quick links.

  • Open your color swatch.
  • Open 800x800 transparent canvas and flood fill withe the darkest purple from the swatch.
  • Apply Vix Mask and Merge Group.
  • Drop Shadow 4, 4, 100, 4, black.
  • Open paper #1 and place under mask layer.
  • Using your freehand selection tool on a zero feather, highlight around the outside of the mask
  • Invert Selection and hit delete on your keyboard. Excess paper should be gone now.
  • Open flowers of choice and arrange around the bottom right of the heart as you would wish, applying drop shadows for depth,
  • Open Cecelia poser and place under the flowers. also off to the right. Add drop shadow
  • Open Glass heart 2 and place under posers hand as ih she was carrying it. Add drop shadow.
  • Add All wording and copyrights.
  • For my text I added a gradient glow from eye candy 5 Impact. I used Dark Aura with a radius of 5. You can play around with this for the effect you would like.
  • OK here is where it gets intresting.....
  • Hide all layers BUT your mask layer (Make sure the background paper #1 is hidden as well.
  • Add noise by going to Adjust> Add/remove noise>Add Noise. I used random and I started at a setting of 10.
  • Open Animation Shop
  • Paste as a new animation (it will be large but we will fix that in a bit.
  • Back to PSP
  • Undo Add Noise (Edit>Undo)
  • Now I want you to add noise again in the same manner as before but change your setting to 20
  • Paste AFTER current frame in Animation Shop
  • Back to PSP and undo and readd again with a setting of 30.
  • Back in PSP again you can hide your MASK layer and Keep all other layers hidden except for the paper#1
  • Copy Merged
  • PASTE into Animation Shop as a NEW ANIMATION
  • Ctrl=Shft+L Two (2) times so you have a total of 3 frames.
  • ON your mask layer in Animation Shop Click inside any of the frames and then hit CTRL+A this will select all
  • Crtl+ C to COPY
  • Over to the paper 1 frames, click inside and hit Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E to paste.Chick again to drop this where you want it lined up.
  • (you should now have 3 frames total with your background as well as your mask in each one.
  • Back to PSP
  • Make sure MASK layer and Background paper#1 are both hidden
  • Everything else should be visible.
  • Paste into Animation Shop with a total of 3 frames (Ctrl+Shft+L tei (2) times)
  • Click inside any of the frames and then hit CTRL+A this will select all
  • Crtl+ C to COPY
  • On your Mask/paper layer click inside and hit Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E to paste. Click again to drop this where you want it lined up.
  • Resize animation to suit your needs by Animation>Resize Animation
  • RUN your animation
  • Save.