Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Luv My Cat

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This tutorial was written by Sharon on Oct 15, 2011
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Paw Prints
Right click to save

Xero Fritillary
Eyecandy 4 HSB Noise

The tube I used May Flowers is by Ash Evans, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

Open new transparent canvas 600x225
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Apply xero fritillary using default settings, change top & bottom #'s to 12

Activate your shapes tool set on rectangle.  Null foreground, background same as your floodfill
Draw a rectangle starting at x300 y100 ending at x600 y110
Effects>Distortion Effects>Wave>Default Settings
Apply inner bevel with these settings, bevel #2, width 31, smoothness 35, depth 3, ambience 0, shininess 30, angle 315, intensity 50, elevation 30
Add drop shadow
Duplicate & flip
Merge down
Duplicate & mirror
Merge down

Duplicate 2 times
Rename these layers to animation 1, 2 & 3
Activate animation 1
Apply eyecandy hsb noise using default settings

Repeat on animations 2 & 3 clicking on the random seed button each time

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Add drop shadow
Resize to 50%
Position left side
Change opacity to 50
Duplicate & mirror

Hide all layers except:
Your main tube layer
Animation 1
Merge visible

Activate your selection tool
Click on customize
Top 50, left 225, right 375, bottom 200
Paste as new image
Add your intinial & © info

Back to your main tag

Undo your merge
Unhide the 2 side cats

Paste paws as a new layer
Select all>float>defloat
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Resize to 85%
Position lower right side
Add drop shadow

Add your text

Add your name & your © info

Make sure animations 2 & 3 are hidden

Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide animation 1 & unhide animation 2
Merge visible
Copy & paste after current in animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide animation 2 & unhide animation 3
Merge visible
Copy & paste after current in animation shop

I left the frame properties on the default of 10

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


Result by Lori

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