♥ Supplies Used ♥
Tube of choice is from Mrs.HomerLynn, called “Snow Bunny”, which you can find here. It is a FTU tube.
Font of Choice: I used Candy Script. Which you can get it hereand Bell MT for my license tag.
Scrap Kits: (FTU) “Suzy Snowflake” by Pixels&Co, which you can find here.
Template: I’m using Template 1 by Sylvie, which you can find here. She is third from the bottom.
Mask: “Mask 4” by True Taggin’ Love, which you can get here.
♥ Plugins used ♥
DSB Flux Bright Noise
Eye Candy 4000 Impact Brushed Metal
Eye Candy 4000 Impact Bevel
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Lokas 3D Shadow
FYI: I save after each layer is added AND I rename my layers as I go. In this way, I never lose a section due to loss of electric/computer memory and I know where I am if I do.
I also flip my white background after I add and situate every layer. This is so my rotations and drop shadows go on perfect. You can a tutorial describing this here.
♥ Let’s begin! ♥
Open the template and delete the copyright information, pink kiss off text and the black kiss off text.
I want a little more room to work with so I’m going to enlarge my canvas size like so: Image > Canvas Size > 751 x 631 >Ok. This will up your size form 651x531, giving you a bit more room to work with. Then, Flood fill your background layer with white to complete the look.
Find your black diamond layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > resize by 91% > invert > delete > select none. Delete the black diamond layer.
Open ad_paper 3, find the pink circle layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > resize by 35% > invert > delete > select none. Delete pink circle layer.
Open gB_paper multi-snowflake, find the thin black rectangle layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > resize by 75% > invert > delete > select none. Delete black rectangle layer.
Open ck_paper fuchsia, find the pink rectangle layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > resize by 20% > invert > delete > select none. Delete pink rectangle layer.
(Note: I added texture to mine by playing around with several plugins by Eye Candy. See what you can come up with when using any of these.)
Open RobynMeierotto_dots paper, find the grey rectangle layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > invert > delete > select none. Delete grey rectangle layer.
Open sc_paper 2, find the black circle layer and: Selections > float > defloat > add paper > re-size by 15% > invert > delete > select none. Delete black circle layer.
Open An_paper 1, and pull the darkest colour out of it with your colour picker.
Find the dotted circle layer and add a layer above it to flood fill with the chosen colour. Then: Selections > float > defloat > invert > highlight new coloured layer > delete > select none. Merge both dotted circle layers together and add a PSP tight, dark drop shadow.
Using the same paper, re-size by 25%, add your mask and then add above “linear layer”. Re-size again by 81% and position. Delete linear layer.
Once completed, I used the colour #eddd87 to change all of the glitter layers. After I did that, I used DSB Flux Bright Noise > Mixed > 65 to give them a glow.
Open dbd_bow, re-size by 23% and add to your canvas, above your diamond layer.
Open cs_suzysnowflake_stitches4 and re-size by 65% and move into position.
I then drop shadowed my template layers. I merged my entire template layers together, except: snowflake, bow, tube, diamond glitter back and mask.
Duplicate your tube layer and hide your bottom layer. Zoom in on your image before proceeding with the next step.
Using a circle eraser on size 7 and with a hardness of 17, slowly and carefully erase all of the face around the lips as best as you can. It does not have to be perfect—just neatly done. Grab a bigger eraser and remove the rest of the face.
Duplicate these lips three times, for a total of four lip layers. One each of the three upper layers, add DSB Flux Bright Noise in the following order: lips 2: 25; Lips 3: 35 and lips 4: 45.
Crop, add your name and copyright prior to AS3.
♥ Let’s Animate! ♥
Now that we have our lip layers and name with copyright added it’s time to animate!
Hide lip layers 3 & 4 but leave two open. Highlight the top layer in your layers box and copy merged.
Add this as a new animation in AS3.
Go back to PSP and hide layers 2&4 but open 3. Do the same in AS3 as above, but after your last image input.
Go back to PSP and hide layers 2&3 but open 3. Do the same in AS3 as above, but after your last image input.
Once you have all of your images in AS3, do Edit > Select All > File > Optimization Wizard and add your settings.
Save, upload to Photobucket and you’re done!