Mellie Bean Tutorial
This is an advanced level tutorial. For this tutorial, you will need several things. Paint Shop Pro (I am using version X), and a good working knowledge of how to operate it, and masks and templates, as well as working with your layer palette, and animations. You will also need this scrapkit made by talented Monti. The tube that I used is by the artist Sebastien Serrano and can be used by purchasing it from CDO along with a license. You'll need this template by Millie's PSP, it is sweet tooth 01 in the pack. You'll need animation shop. You'll need a font of choice. I'm using Fabulous 50's and it can be found here. Lastly, you'll need my glitter tile, right click to save to your computer.
Let's begin. Open the template in PSP; shift + D to copy, and close the original image. For now, hide, the layers that contain the text, there should be 3 and they should be the top 3 layers in your palette. Scroll to the bottom layer and unhide the white background layer, for now. Now, click on layer 5, the darker brown, and press ctrl + A, then ctrl + F to float it, flood fill with paper 4. Deselect and add drop shadow of choice. Now, select layer 4 and do the same thing as before, only fill with paper 3 this time. Now select layer 1 and do the same thing, only fill it with paper 2. Next click on layer 3, using your dropper tool, select a color from the tube that you'd like to use. I chose #f77388 do the same as before and flood with that color, do the identical color to layer 7 as well. Deselect and add drop shadows to each layer. Select layer 2, and do the same, only flood fill with black, deselect and add drop shadow. Select layer 8, select all and flood with paper 5, go to selections>modify>contract type in 5, click okay, and add a new layer, fill with black color and go to selections>modify>contract and type in 2, click ok and flood fill with color #ece8bb. Deselect this layer, add drop shadow. Click on layer 6 and repeat the identical steps as with layer 8.
Time to start adding our elements! Click the beige layer that you added over layer 8, ctrl + A, ctrl + F and open element 3, the milkshake and copy/paste as a new layer; position the shake as desired in the layer and go to selections>invert and tap delete on the keyboard. Deselect and add drop shadow. Now, do the same thing for the new layer that you added over layer 6, copy/paste element 6 as a new layer and resize to 60%. Don't forget to add your drop shadow to your layers each time :)
Now, select layer 7 in your palette, ctrl + A, ctrl + F to float it, copy/paste element 19 as a new layer, and place inside floating section as desired, selections>invert and hit delete on the keyboard. Deselect and drop shadow this layer. Go back to layer 2, the black layer, ctrl + A, ctrl + F; selections>modify>contract type in 5 and click ok, flood fill with paper 6. Don't deselect it yet, copy element 10 and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position over floating section, selections>invert and hit delete on the keyboard. Deselect and add drop shadow to this layer. Now, go back to layer 5, ctrl + A, ctrl + F, selections>modify>contract and type in 5, click ok; copy/paste the largest of the tube image as a new layer and place into position as desired over the selection area; selections>invert and hit delete on the keyboard. Deselect and add drop shadow. Add your main tube image as a new layer, add drop shadow. Add any remaining elements to the area that you'd like. I added the skate last minute, to the bottom left of the canvas :)
Now, add your name, your copyright information and anything else you'd like. Go back to layer 3, the untouched layer ;) drag it between layers 4 and 5; ctrl + A, ctrl + F, open my pink glitter image in PSP and flood fill this layer. Deselect, and go to layers>merge visible. Copy your image and paste as a new image in animation shop. Go back to PSP and unmerge the layers, then undo deselect, and undo flood fill. Now, flood fill with the pink glitter fill again, only this time change the angle to 45°. Deselect, merge visible, copy/paste AFTER CURRENT FRAME in animation shop. Go back to PSP once again, and undo merge, undo deselect and undo flood fill, once again flood fill with the pink glitter but change to 140° angle. Deselect, merge visible and paste after current again in animation shop. Save your image. Done!
Thank you for doing this tutorial. I'm glad you stopped by. I hope to have more tutorials in the near future, so keep checking back. :)