Monday, 8 December 2008

Jumping Dolphin - Tutorial

Jumping Dolphin - Tutorial & Freebie Frame


Hi All

Hope your having a great day

well to get straight into things

I have made a new Frame as a freebie

If you like my creations please share a preview and a link to my blog

do not share any other way thank you

drop shadow on frame is for preview purposes

Also here is the promised tutorial for the Jumping Dolphin
I've given it a try at writing out quickly what is needed to be done to add

shimmer and sparkle but I'm still learning this myself and haven't really thought

how to write it for tutorials. So I apologise up front if it's confusing.


So here are the results of my tags one without shimmer and sparkle

and one with shimmer and sparkle

Here is the tutorial

Thanks for trying

have a great day

Hugs Michelle


Jumping Dolphin


This tutorial was written by Michelle Mills on 08th December 2008.

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

I claim all rights to this tutorial.

Your results of this tutorial you are free to do with as you wish.

Please respect the TOU of the owner of the scrap kit. 

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint shop Pro.  

The results of this tutorial were done in Paint shop Pro Ultimate x2. 

Hugs Michelle  


I try to give credit where credit is due however due to the amount of graphics and tubes I receive I do not always know who has created them. If they are yours or you know who’s they are and you want credit please let me know or if they are yours and you wish me to remove them a polite note is all it takes.

Supplies provided here

Frame can be gotten here

Only supply not provided is photo I took you will need an ocean scene

Ok first let’s make our frame

Open all images in psp

Open a new 600x600 transparent image

Flood fill the image with a dark blue I have used #38496d

Layer>new mask>from image and from drop down list select your mask invert mask data ticked

Merge group and add new raster

Select all and copy and paste into selection your ocean scene. Move the ocean scene layer beneath the mask layer

Copy and paste as new layer the seas tube add as many as you like to make lots of waves see my image

Make sure your mask layer is the top layer and merge all

Open your frame Using magic wand click inside your frame, add new raster layer and make sure is your active layer, then select your merged ocean scene and copy and paste into selection

Save now.

Open a new 850x850 transparent image and copy and paste as new layer your ocean scene background

Using your Pick tool with perspective now shift and left mouse to move the left corner up and then do the same with the bottom left corner down and till frame has skewed.  Do this to the point that makes you happy and add a drop shadow

I used V&H 3, opacity 50, blur 5

See image below on blank frame


Now open your dolphin tube and copy and paste as new layer

Image>resize image to 80% and place near front of frame in the wave area

Add drop shadow as before

Now copy and paste a new layer more seas tubes to make waves around the tail of dolphin and spilling over the frame see image for placement

You will need to had a few waves under the frame layer as well or will not look right but basically play till you get what you like.

Image resize add your watermark and copyright information. Don’t forget to sharpen once.

Let’s add the sparkle and noise

Adding Sparkle and noise animation I’ve never written tutorials for this before so here goes

Once you have saved your tag as a Jpg Duplicate it 3 times

Find the waves you want to outline I have outlined around the tail and some of the waves whites

Using freehand tool with point to point mark out areas you want to add sparkle

See image below for idea


Do this for all areas where you wish to add noise

When all marked out adjust>add noise on your very top layer at 30

Highlight middle layer add noise 20

Bottom layer add noise 10

Select none now add sparkle on each layer

Starting with size 30 sparkle add a couple on top layer, middle layer and bottom layer

Add size 20 sparkle on top layer, middle layer, and bottom layer

And then finally add size 10 sparkle on top layer, middle layer and bottom layer

Make sure they are random then

Save as psp animation shop

Open animation shop and find your image you just saved

When it opens will have ready all you need to do is check settings in the optimisation window

Animated gif file checked, replace current animation optimized version, click next and then in customise

Colours 255 colours, optimized median cut checked, error diffusion checked,

Click on partial transparency

Convert pixel less than 1, blend with this colour white

Change frame speed to what you want and save

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and thank you for trying

Hugs Michelle

1 comment:

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