Thursday, August 4, 2011

Swinging Heart

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This tutorial was written by Sharon on August 4, 2011
For more info read my TOU

Materials Needed
Scrapkit Rose by Vyabs here

Graphics Plus Cross Shadow

The tube is used is by Keith Garvey, you will need a license to use which you can purchase from PTE here

Open a new transparent canvas, 800x400, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color or pattern
Apply Graphic Plus Cross Shadaw, default settings

Paste frame 6 as a new layer
Resize to 75%
Move to the right side
Using your magic wand click inside the frame
Expand 5
Floodfill with a black pattern or color
I had to use my paint brush to fill it entirely
Add a bevel, I used bevel #3 width 3
Effects>Edge Effects>Enhance
Apply graphic plus cross shadow, default settings
Do Not Deselect!

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Invert your selection

Paste Rosestraw 1 as a new layer
Resize to 55%
Position on left side of frame
Rotate left 10
Move to below the frame layer
Add drop shadow

Paste rose as a new layer
Resize to 35%
Move to lower left of frame
Add drop shadow

Paste bow 2 as a new layer
Resize to 40%
Position in upper right corner of frame
Rotate right 10
Add drop shadow
Duplicate & mirror
Position on upper left corner of frame

Paste dangling heart 2 as a new layer
Resize to 80%
Position as shown on my tag
Duplicate 2 times
Rotate one right 30
Rotate the other one left 30
Rename these layers to left, right, middle

New raster layer
Floodfill with a gold pattern
Select all
Contract 5
Effects>Edge Effects>Enhance

Resize all layers to 65%

Add your name & © info

Activate the left heart
Nudge up until the chain ends are hidden by the border
Repeat with the right heart

Hide the left & right hearts
Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide the middle heart and unhide the left one
Merge visible
Copy & paste after current in animation shop

Copy frame 1 and paste after frame #2

Undo your merge
Hide the left heart & unhide the right one
Merge visible
Copy & paste after current in animation shop

You should have 4 frames

Set frame properties at 90

Save as a gif and you're all done!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

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


Result by Dixie

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