Tutorial ©Jascie December 2, 2005

Image ©Stock Xchang www.sxc.hu

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Things you will need:

Paint Shop Pro

Animation Shop

Image of choice

Font of choice

Lyrics, Poems or Stories of choice

Plugin Filter DSB Flux - Bright Noise

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Save your filter to your PSP plugins folder.

Open a new transparent image 500 wide x 350 high, go edit - select all.

Open your image of choice(A colored image works best), go edit - copy.

Now paste this into selection in your new image.

Deselect.

Rename this layer Image.

Using your selections tool, draw out a rectangle across the whole width of your image close to the bottom.

Go selections - promote selection to layer.

Go adjust - blur - gaussian blur set at 10.

Rename this layer Blur.

Activate your Image layer, add a new raster layer, then go selections - modify - expand by 2.

Flood fill the selection with a color from your image.

Rename this Color.

Now activate the Image layer once again.

Select your text tool with settings:

vector, stroke set at 0 and a color from your image

Add the lyrics of a song or words of a poem.

Move into position so it doesnt cover up the main part of the image.

Use the vector nodes to stretch or minimize it so that it is a few pixels within the top, bottom and sides of your image.

Now add a drop shadow to your text with these settings:

V & H 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5

In your layers palette set the blend mode to soft light.

Rename this layer either Song or Poem.

Activate the Blur layer add any watermarks and copyrights need using the settings:

vector, stroke set at 0 and a color from your image.

Place below your blurred rectangle, add the same drop shadow as before.

Rename this layer WM.

Go image - add borders with these settings:

the same color as your Color layer, symetrical checked and size 4.

Now its time to add your main text using theses settings:

vector, stroke set at 0 and a color from your image.

Place inside your blurred rectangle.

Add the same drop shadow as before.

Rename this layer Text.

Duplicate this layer, go adjust - blur - gaussian blur with the same settings as before.

Rename this layer Blurred Text 1.

Duplicate this layer twice renaming them Blurred Text 2 and Blurred Text 3.

Activate Blurred Text 1, go effects - plugins - DSB Flux - Bright Noise and use these settings:

Intensity - 80 and Mix

Now repeat on the other two layers with these settings:

Blurred Text 2: Intensity - 90 and Mix

Blurred Text 3: Intensity - 100 and Mix

Hide these two layers.

Go image resize, making sure all layers is checked resize to your desire.

Activate your Image layer, right click and copy merged.

Open Animation Shop and paste as a new animation into your canvas.

Back in your PSP, hide Blurred Text 1 and unhide Blurred Text 2, right click copy merged.

In AS right click the image and paste - paste after current frame.

Back in your PSP, hide Blurred Text 2 and unhide Blurred Text 3, right click copy merged.

In AS right click the image and paste - paste after current frame.

Now Save it!

Ta Da! You're Done!

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