Making Glitter Tiles

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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to make glitter tiles.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I used Paint Shop Pro 8, but the steps used may also be done in Version 7.04.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Open a New, transparent image, size = 100 x 100.

2.  Choose the paint can tool, and flood-fill the tile with a color or gradient of your choice.  I chose a gradient and set the gradient to  Angle= 50, Repeats = 0.

(Alternate)  You can also select a square area from an image, and crop it to that selection (Image > Crop to selection).  But then you will need to make the square a tiling image by clicking Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiles.  Click on Corners, Bidirectional, Transition = 10. 

3.  Once your tile is ready, In the layer palette, right-click on the layer and Choose Duplicate.

4.  Duplicate the layer one more time so that now you have 3 layers of the same thing.

5.  The top layer in the Layer Palette should be highlighted now.  In the top menu, click Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise.  Apply these settings:  Uniform & 20%.

6.   In the Layer Palette, click on the middle layer to highlight the middle layer now.  In the top menu, click Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise.  Apply these settings:  Uniform & 25%.

7.  In the Layer Palette, click on the bottom layer to highlight it now.  In top menu, click Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise.  Apply these settings:  Uniform & 30%.

NOTE:  to make the glittering more obvious, you might want to try 20%, 30%, and 40%.

8.  Now SAVE the file with all three layers still there (DO NOT merge).  Save the file as .psp format.

9.  Open up Animation Shop.  (In PSP click File > JASC software Products > Launch Animation Shop.

10.  In Animation Shop, open up the tile.psp file that you just saved.

11.  In the top menu, click Edit > Select All.

12.  Right-click on one of the tile frames and choose Frame Properties.  Set the Display time to 10.

13.  Now save the tile in Animation Shop.  It will save as a .gif format.

 
 



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