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Friday, 30 September 2011

FTU Tutorial - Spider Girl

This tutorial was written by me on 25th September 2011.
It's a simple animation I wrote to help my friend Muriel learn animation.

*Supplies*
Tube by Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a license to use his art.
You can buy his tube at Elias Art Shop 
Plugins
dsb flux - Spider Web - this a FTU plugin google it and you'll find a download.
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File - New - New Image 600 x 215
Pick 2 colors from your tube I used
Forground #c75f9e
Background #11161b
Angle 45
Repeats 3
Floodfill your canvas with the gradient
Layers - duplicate.
Copy & paste your close up tube as a new layer.
Position to the right.
Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirrior
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
Change the blend mode to Luminance(Legacy)
Lower the opacity to 54%
Preset Shape Tool - Rectangle
Draw out a rectangle 600x115
(easy way open new canvas sized 600 x 115 floodfill white then copy & paste onto tag)
place near the bottom of the tag.
Layers - Duplicate - Image - Image flip.
Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
Change the blend mode to overlay - lower the opacity to 70
Selections - select all - float - defloat - selections - invert
Back on your duplicate background layer press the small delete key.
Move back to the top layer
Paste your main tube as a new layer.
Layers - duplicate - adjust - blur - gaussian blur 3.
change the blend mode of the blured layer to overly.
New Raster Layer
Selections - select all
floodfill with black - selections - modify - contract 5
floodfille with #d555aa - selections - modify - contract 2
Press the small delete key.
You should now have a frame surrounding your tag.
Selections - select none.
Selections - select all - Image - crop selection
Add your copyright and name.
If you don't want to animate save as jpeg.
Animation
Open up Animation Shop
Back in PSP On your background layer
Effects - dsb flux - Spider Web
Edit - Copy Merged - paste as a new layer in Animation Shop.
Back in PSP
Edit - Undo Spider Web
Effects - Spider Web - same settings as before but change the number of Rays to 20
Edit - Copy Merged - Move to Animations Shop and Edit - Paste - After Current Frame.
Back in PSP
Edit - Undo Spider Web
Effects - Spider Web - same settings as before but change the number of Rays to 22
Edit - Copy Merged - Move to Animations Shop and Edit - Paste - After Current Frame.
View Animation and if happy save as gif
Avatar
125 x 175 copy merge tag as a new layer
Position so what you like is showing
Selections - select all
Floodfill black - selections - modify contract by 4
floodfil with #d555aa - selections - modify - contract by 2
Press the small delete key
Selections - select none.
Layers - merge - merge all flatten
Add your copyright and Name or Initial.
Save as jpeg

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