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Thursday, 15 March 2012

FTU Tutorial - Gothic Easter


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*Supplies*
Tube by SeleneVargo PicsForDesign
Fonts Impact - Babalu - pixelfont of choice for copyright.
*Plugins*
Eyecandy4000 - Gradient Glow
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Let the fun begin
New Canvas 620 x 200.
Make a gradient out of 2 colors from your tube.
I used - Foreground#b3020c
Background #3f7cad
Floodfill your canvas with the gradient.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer - duplicate a few times & position where you like.
Screenshot of how I placed my tubes.

When your happy with your tube placement, hide the background layer & merge visible.
Unhide the background layer & change the blend mode of the tubes layer to luminance legacy.

Copy & Paste Vix_Texture5 as a new layer.
Change the belnd mode to Screen - lower the opacity to 80%.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.

With Font Impact size 24 type out GOTHIC EASTER
Move to the left (see my tag for refrence)
Duplicate - move to the right.
Layers - Merge - Merge the two word art layers together.
Dropshadow Vertical 3 - Horizontal -3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 5 - Color #000000.
Lower the opacity to 50% - Or play around with opacities & blend modes whatever you think looks best.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.

Copy the canvas & paste as a new layer minamise for now (well be using this for the avatar)

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer - position where you think it looks best.
Selections - Select All - Floadt - Defloat - Selections - Modify - Expand 3.
New Raster Layer floodfill with #ffffff - Selections - Select None.
Layers - Arrange move down.

Make sure your on the top layer of your tag.
New Raster Later floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Select all - Selections - Modify - Contract by 5
Press the small delete key on your keyboard (or use your eraser tool)
Selections - Select None

New Raster Later floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Select all - Selections - Modify - Contract by 3
Press the small delete key on your keyboard (or use your eraser tool)
Selections - Select None
Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds

Add your copyright.

If your not going to animate - Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
Save as JPEG

Animation.
Copy & paste background into Animation Shop.
There are 8 frames in the animation I used so I duplicated the background 8 times.
(quick way of doing this is hold ctrl & press L - keep pressing L until you have the correct amount of frames)
Edit - Select All

On Missy_burstanimation - Edit - Select All - Copy
Back to your canvas - Edit - Paste - Into Seleted Frames - move until you have it where you think you want it - then click on the canvas.
I wanted the animation on both sides of my tubes - if you'd like to do this - click on Missy_burstanimation
Make sure all the layers are seleted - Animation - Mirror - Edit - Select All - Copy.
Back to your canvas - Edit - Paste - Into Seleted Frames - move until you have it where you think you want it.
Then click on the canvas.

Animation - View.
If you like how it looks move on to the next step - if not just undo & try again until you have something you like.

Back in PSP close off the background of your tag.
Edit - Copy - Copy Merged - Paste into Animation Shop.
Duplicated so you have 8 frames.
Edit - Select All - Copy.
Make sure all the layers with the animation are selected - Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frames.

Save as gif.

Duplicate it & close off the original (only if you want to save a blank copy)
Edit - Select All
Back in PSP type out your name - I used Babalu & added a gradient glow.

Copy & paste into Animation Shop - duplicate so you have 8 frames.
Edit - Select All - Copy
On your tag - Edit - Paste - Into Selected Frames - move to where you think it looks best.
Save as gif

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Avatar
120 x 150 canvas.
Back to the canvas we left aside earlier.
Copy & paste it as a new layer - move around until you have something you like showing in the avatar
Copy & paste your tube as a new layer (follow the same steps as before to add the white boarder)
Make sure your on the top layer of your tag.
New Raster Later floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Select all - Selections - Modify - Contract by 4
Press the small delete key on your keyboard (or use your eraser tool)
Selections - Select None

New Raster Later floodfill with #ffffff
Selections - Select all - Selections - Modify - Contract by 2
Press the small delete key on your keyboard (or use your eraser tool)
Selections - Select None
Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds

Add copyright save as JPEG

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