Monday, April 16, 2012

Girls & Butterflies

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on Apr 16, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
You'll need a butterfly if your tube doesn't have one
Take a look through your scrapkits for one

Mura Meister Copies
Eyecandy Texture Swirl
Graphics Plus Cross Shadow
DSB Flux Bright Noise
Eyecandy Texture Noise

The tube I used Girl 1 (14-2) is by Jamie Kidd, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of the font I used is Fiolex Girls
I used size 48 for my text & 60 for my name

Open new transparent canvas 930x375, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color from your tube

Paste your butterfly as a new layer
Resize as needed (I resized mine to 25%)
Add drop shadow
Duplicate & resize to 75%
Hide your original butterfly layer for now

Apply mura meister copies
Wallpaper, change # to 200
Duplicate, mirror, flip & merge down

Apply eyecandy texture swirl
Settings>features, medium, no twist
Duplicate, mirror & merge down

Change layer properties to overlay
Apply graphics plus cross shadow changing the 2 bottom #'s to 80

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Position on one side
Add drop shadow

Paste your close up tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Position on opposite side of your main tube
Add drop shadow

Unhide your butterfly layer
Move to top
Duplicate & hide the duplicated layer

Move to near the upper left side of your right tube
Duplicate & resize to 75%
Repeat until you have 4 butterflies
Merge all 4
Duplicate & mirror
Merge down
Duplicate 2 times

Apply dsb flux bright noise intensity 60, mix checked
Repeat on other 2 layers changing intensity to 65 & 70
Rename these layers to animation 1, 2 & 3

Unhide your butterfly layer
Duplicate 2 times
Apply eycandy texture nose
Settings>tie dye
Repeat on other 2 layers clicking on the random seed button each time
Rename these layers to animation 4, 5 & 6

Resize all layers to 70%

Add your text, name & © info


Hide your middle & bottom animation layers
Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide your top animation layers & unhide the middle ones
Merge & paste after current in animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide your middle animation layers & unhide the bottom ones
Merge visible & paste after current in animation shop

View your animation

Save as gif & you're all done!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

Your comments are very much appreciated either here on this post or on the chat box.  I've made it easy for you to post on this tut by turning off the requirement of having to type in a confirmation code

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

You'll find my email blinkie on your left


Result by Kaye W

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