Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Cats

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This tutorial was written by Sharon on August 7, 2011
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Sun here

Colored Roses here

The tube I used is by Judy Mastrangelo, you will need a license to use which you can purchase from PTE here

Open a new transparent canvas 700x700, we will resize later
Floodfill with white

New raster layer
Floodfill with a pattern or gradient

New raster layer
Activate your tubes tool and look for a grass or lawn tube
Place the grass around the bottom part of your tag
Now select the dandelion tube and place a few around on the grass
Select the grass blade tube, change the step size to 50 or smaller
Place a few around

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed

Paste sun as a new layer
Resize to 25%
Position upper left corner
Add drop shadow

Paste a rose as a new layer
Resize to 40%
Add drop shadow
Position near the bottom left
Resize to 85%

Paste another rose as a new layer
Resize to 45%
Position with the others
Move this layer to between the first 2 rose layers

Repeat with a 3rd rose as above

Merge all your rose layers
Rotate left 60
Move layer to below the grass layer
I resized it to 85%

Activate the tube layer

Using your freehand selection tool, set mode on Replace, feather 0
Select around the lower half of the tail
Click inside your selection & it will draw tight around the tail
Copy the selection
CTRL X to Cut
Paste as a new layer two times rename layers to Tail 1 & 2
Move one of the tails back into place.  
Rotate the other one left 15 and put back into position

Repeat this on the head of the white cat
Dont forget to rename your layers

Add your name & text

Resize all layers to 75%

Add your © info

Hide 1 head & 1 tail
Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

Undo your merge
Unhide your layers
Hide the other layers of the head & tail
Merge visible
Copy & paste after current into animation shop

I set my frame properties at 60

Save as gif & you're all done!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

I would love to post your © compliant result, just email it to me with the tut name in the subject line


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