Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mermaids At My Window

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on Apr 26, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Forum Template # 66 by me here

Plugins AB 22
DC Special Nylon
Eyecandy Texture Noise

The tubes I used are by EliasChatzoudis, you can purchase these tubes from PTE here

The name of the font I used is Selfish
I used size 60 & 72

Open your template, shift D to duplicate.  Close original
Delete the credit layer

Activate your bg layer
Floodfill with a rainbow gradient
Apply ab 22 cross ways using default settings

Activate your lace layer
Change layer properties to dodge
Duplicate 2 times
Apply eyecandy texture noise
Settings>tie dye
Repeat on other 2 layers clicking the random seed button each time

Floodfill your window bg with a color from your tube
Apply dc special nylon using default settings

Activate your window layer
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with your gradient
On your window layer select all>float>defloat
On your floodfill layer invert your selection>delete & deselect
Merge down & add drop shadow

Paste your mermaids as new layers
Resize as needed and add drop shadow
Position in the lower corners

Paste your close up tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Add drop shadow
Position to one side of the window
Duplicate & mirror
Merge down

Floodfill your border with your gradient
Add an inner bevel & drop shadow

Resize all layers to 70%

Add your text, name & © info


Hide animation 2 & 3
Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

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

Undo your merge
Hide animation 2 & unhide #3
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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