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Post by Janet on Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:18 am


You will need a small diamond tube
A piccie of your choice, I'm using a white rose
Re-size if needed

Open a new image 450 x 325 White
Add a new layer
Click on your preset shapes tool and find the Diamond shape
On material pallette,
set your Foreground to Null

Background to colour of choice.
Draw your Diamond, Add an Inner Bevel. These settings

Add a drop shadow, These settings

Should look like this

Copy / Paste your Diamond as a new layer.
Re-size if needed
Duplicate this layer and move diamond with mover tool
Keep duplicating and moving till you have this

Hide Background layer (white)
Merge visable other layers
Turn white background back on and highlight

Click on Lasso tool, these settings

Draw point to point in centre of diamond

Layers / new raster layer
On your piccie, right click / copy
On Canvas, Right click, paste into selection
Ajust / Brightness and contrast, these settings

Selections / select none

Layers / new raster layer
Add your text in font of your choice
Hide your Background layer and merge visable all other layers
Rename this diamonds
Duplicate this layer 3 times
Hide the 3 copies and highlight the original diamonds

Click on your Tube tool and find a sparkle
I'm using TJ White set at a scale of 27
Add the sparkle to the four points of diamond
Hide that layer, unhide and highlight 'copy of diamond
Add the sparkle to the No. 2 position

Do the same with other layers, putting sparkle in right place
Highlight Background layer and duplicate it 3 times
Hide all layers except Background and Diamonds

Layers / Merge / Merge visable
Hide that layer
Unhide and highlight copy of background and copy of diamond
Merge visable
Do the same with other layers
You should now have 4 merged layers
Unhide all layers and save to a folder as a psp image

Open Animation Shop
File / Open, Find folder with your saved image
Click on it and click open
Click on your first frame, and hold Ctrl down and hit 'A' on keyboard to highlight all
Animation / Frame properties, change the speed to 20
View / Animation, If your happy
Crop if needed and save as a Gif file

Heres another using a different colour, font and adding more diamonds.

This tutorial was written by ©Janet on 28th Dec 2005.
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