A pirates Life
Written by Destiny on Feb 16, 2008
All Rights ® retained to same


apiratelifetut_finished_destiny.gif (202kb)

 

Materials you will need for this tutorial
SuppliesPlug-Ins
Mask: tyleress_mask 9ScreenWorks (Close Knit)
Pirates Life TubesXero (Tweaker)
JackSparrow~mistyEVanderlee: Snowflakes
Font: AndantinoJFPhoto Effex (Scan Lines)
Supplies Here   (Tubes & Mask)

This tutorial was written by me on Feb 16, 2008 and any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not claim it as your own. This tutorial was written by me using PSP X2 and I retain all rights to same.
Your results, however, are not and are yours to do with as you will.
I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any questions please E-Mail me.
All materials and tubes used are copyrighted to their respective owners and credit will be given if known.
If there is something I have used and it is yours, please let me know so I can give you credit or take it down.
You can download a free trial of PSP here
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Note: I could not find the Photo Effex plugin site on-line.
The previous link http://photoeffex.com takes you to a different site.
I have uploaded the plugin to my site for download.

Unrar files into a folder that you can easily access.
open the supplied images in psp
Put mask in your mask folder.
Open font for use in psp.
Install plugins into your plugins folder.

apl_divider.jpg (14.4kb)

Ok, let's get started.
Remember to save often.
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  1. open image A Pirates Life
    duplicate
    close original
    promote background to layer


  2. New Layer flood fill with #526764


  3. Layers: load/save mask
    find tyleress_mask9
    Settings: fit to layer
          source luminance
          hide all mask
          load
    mask layer » delete » merge group


  4. selections: select all float defloat
    make layer 1 (background image) the active layer
    selections: invert
    hit delete
    delete your mask layer


  5. Keep your image selected
    select all » float » defloat
    selections contract 2
    keep selected


  6. Apply effects:
    • 1st: screen works » close knit » default setting

    • 2nd: apply filter: photo effex scan lines
      5 1 50 25 5 -115 verticle toggle checked


    • photoeffex_sc.jpg (47.8kb)

    • 3rd: Distortion effect: wind strength: 25 » from left
    • 4th: Xero: tweaker 18 0 18


    tweaker.jpg (38.9kb)

  7. Effects: 3d effects: inner bevel
    settings: bevel: 5 width: 2 smoothness: 0 depth: 3 Ambience: 0 Shininess:0
    Angle: 319 intensity: 42 elevation: 35 color: white


  8. innerbevel.jpg (41.6kb)

  9. effects: 3d effects » drop shadow » settings: 2 0 63 5

  10. deselect


  11. Selection Tool: Select » rectangle: » select area around top two bars
    promote to layer
    Go back to mask layer and hit delete
    on promoted selection layer change opacity to 72
    merge down


  12. Copy layer 1 of tube provided (image of woman) to your working image
    apply as new layer
    resize 90% all layers unchecked
    place your tube add same drop shadow as before


  13. Back to image provided choose the ship layer(raster 2)
    copy paste as new layer on your working image.
    Place at left bottom (see my tag for reference)
    Settings: luminance(L) » opacity: 75


  14. Back to image provided, copy the bird layer
    paste as new layer on your working image
    place above the 2 bars at top, duplicate merge down.
    duplicate again and place at other end of top bars


  15. Make active Tube: JackSparrow~mistyE
    edit » copy » paste as new layer » resize 40%
    place as on example
    Settings: luminance(L) opacity: 26


  16. Edit copy the text; (A pirates Life) place over the partial text already on the main image
  17. Copy, paste artist credit, place on rectangle, bottom left
  18. Brimg ship layer to top
  19. add your name, watermark, etc

If you do not want to add the rain animtion merge all and save as jpg

If you want to add the rain animtion:

  • close bottom 2 layers » merge visible » close

  • open bottom 2 layers » merge down

apl_divider.jpg (14.4kb)

Now we are going to add our rain animation

  • choose your selection tool
    shape ellipse starting in the center ,(317, 170) hold down the shift key

    creating_rain1.jpg (33.4kb)

    choose as much of the oblong image on your background that you can
  • duplicate image 2x
  • you should have 3 copies of your background layer


  • close the top 2
  • Activate the bottom layer » keep selected » new layer


  • effects: vanderlee: snowflakes amt 132 min size 0 max size 11 hardness 100 transparency 0 basic snow random seed 1


  • adjust » blur » motion blur » angle 169 blur 16
  • merge down


  • Keep selected
    select copy of raster 1
    new layer
    repeat above except change random seed


  • Select next layer and repeat as above. Change random seed


  • creatingrain.jpg (47.6kb)
  • deselect

  • All 3 of your bottom layers should be open
  • select your merged layer
  • duplicate twice so you have three layers

    merging_layers.jpg (26.3kb)

  • close the top two layers of merged layers
  • close the top two layers of your background
  • select the bottom layer and choose merge visible
  • close this layer
  • now select the second layer of your merged and background layers
  • make sure the bottom and top layers are closed
  • merge visible
  • close this layer
  • choose the top layer of your merged image and background layer
  • on background layer choose merge visible
  • You should have 3 merged layers
  • open all three layers
  • save as psp animation shop


  • open your saved image in animation shop
  • edit select: select all
  • animtion frame properties: 19
  • save as gif optimized


If you want to resize your image, please do it in animation shop

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions please e-mail me or leave a message in the forum.

Thank you, Destiny



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