Thursday, January 20, 2011

MY FIRST AWARD!!!!! OH YEA!!!!!









WOW! I cannot believe that I actually recieved an award! I NEVER thought this would happen, but I am so proud that I received it! Thank you Nae! You are the best sister anyone can ask for and thank you so much for getting me into PSP! Her tut blog is "Afternoon Delight" and she has tons of very creative and BEAUTIFUL tuts there!!! Thank you guys for checking out my blog and keeping this wonderful hobby of mine exciting and fun!




Now on with the award.




My Blog has Attitude Award
In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi's with Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that make you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs. Lastly you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi's With Attitude! Blog.




If you have been awarded the "I got Attitude! Blog Award" and you have followed all the steps please email dwacblog@live.com to claim your Gift Certificate. Include your full name and your blog name. Only one Gift Certificate per person & blog please. Gift Certificates will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt on a business day via a reply to the email received.




Here are the 3 things that make me different from everyone else...




1. I am a rape SURVIVOR. This is something that I was a shamed of of a long time, but now I am certain it happen for a reason. So that I can sympathize with other victims and help them through their troubled times. When I finally opened up about it, other doors opened up for me. I have already helped a few individuals , and to see them smile and heal makes what I went through worth it. Cause if it hadnt happen to me, I would not be able to fully understand what they went through and be able to help. Women are made from rubber, you can throw us down, but we bounce right back up! You can't keep a good woman down! PSP has been such a blessing because I can focus and channel emotions and it truely has been a therapy for me!




2. I am graduating in May 2011 with my Bachelor's of Science in Human Services (a mix between Social Work and Psychology) from University of Tennessee in Martin.




3. I am married to an INCREDIBLE man and my best friend of 7 years, Aaron. Who's love and support has helped me to keep living and made me alive!




I would like to nominate for this award the following 5 blogs::




Maree (aka Falcon) @ **Stardust and Dreams Tutorials**
Bev @ Horseplay's Pasture
Elizabeth @ Jorgie's Place
Vanessa @ Leather and Lace Tuts

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love Potion-FTU Tut



Supplies
I am using Jasc Paint Pro Shop 9 (PSP) and Jasc Animation Shop 3 (A.S.).
One of my favorite artist to use is Scarlet Gothica, and this just happens to be one of her tubes :) She is primarily pay-to-use, but she does have some free-to-use tubes out there. This is one of them; however, I do not have permission to give them to you myself, but you can join "Dragon's Lair Tubes" (which is a yahoo group). They have permission to distribute them, and you can get Scarlet Gothica plus TONS of other artists as well.
This scrapkit I am using is one by "PokaDotScraps" called "Vampire Diaries" and you can get it here.
The mask I am using is by "Laurie Made Me Scraps". She has ALOT of very fancy and artistic masks on her blog and you can get them here.
The effects I am going to use is AlienSkin EyeCandy 5: Nature Ripples and Smoke.
Also to make things alittle easier for you I am also giving you a template of this tag. That way all you have to do is add your tube and animation!!! :) You can get that here.
Tutorial
The first thing you need to do after you download the template is select what tube you want to use and insert it into the tag. To do this use the lasco selection tool, select the frame raster, and paste your tube as a new image. Go to selections and invert, then delete. This will get rid of any excess tube from around the outside of the frame. Now add your tube again, but this time don't select the frame (you want this raster to be on top of the fram to give it a 3d effect). Now with your freehand selection tool trace around the bottom part of the tube, so when you delete the selection only the top half of the tube is still sticking out. This will make her look like the bottom half of her is inside the frame, and the top is outside the frame. This effect will give you a 3D look ;) .
Add your copyright and name.

Ok here is the fun part!!!! We get to make the love potion brew! Using the free selection tool trace inside the glass so the the top of the liquid is selected.

(I have included these screen shots in the floder with the template incase you need to get a larger and closer look)

Now go to your effects and select AlienSkin EyeCandy 5:Nature Ripples.
and your settings should be as the following:

(Make sure that "Create Outside of Selection" is NOT selected)
Now got to AlienSkin EyeCandy 5: Nature Smoke and do the following:



Now select Ok

Ok.. you are now ready to start the actual animation!

Copy Merged your image (ctrl+shift+C).
Go to your A.S.
edit->paste as a new animation

go back to PSP
undo the last 2 effects, but this time when you go to redo them select "Random Speed" and it will slightly alter the effect (when you do this a couple of times that is how you get the flow for your animation).
After you have redone the effects Copy Merged (ctrl+shift+C).

Go to A.S.
and hit Ctrl+L to insert the new frame :)

now go back to PSP and undo and redo the effects (selection random speed each time), Then go to A.S. and insert the new frame. Do this 5-7 times till you get your desired look.

Now in A.S. after you have all your frames added, go to Edit-Select All. Then go to Animation, then Frame Properties. You want to change this amount to 15. This will slow down how fast your animation is going to provide a more wispy steam then a fast one... Now you can animate!

I hope you have enjoyed this! Feel free to email me your creation or leave me a comment!

THANKS!!!!